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Cameroon: Atanga Nji visits flood-hit littoral region to assess damage caused

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The Minister of Territorial Administration, Paul Atanga Nji is currently on an assessment mission of damage caused by the floods that hit the towns of Edea and Douala in the Littoral region of Cameroon last Friday August 21 following torrential rains.

It’s been three days since Edea and Douala woke up on the wrong side of the bed, with heavy rains that triggered floods in neighbourhoods of the two towns and the denizens are still counting their losses.

According to sources from the region, many have been left homeless and others lost a good number of their property including home appliances.

An internally displaced woman from the restive North West region of Cameroon is reported to have lost her child due to the floods.

In a bit to put a smile on the faces of the victims, the Head of State, Paul Biya dispatched the Minister of Territorial Administration, Paul Atanga Nji who this Monday distributed bed sheets, mattresses and some basic food necessities to the victims.

Paul Atanga Nji will equally evaluate the damage caused by the floods.

His visit comes a day after that of his counterpart of Housing and Urban Ministry, Celestine Ketcha Courtess to Douala, neighbouring town to Edea which equally witnessed the furry of the waters.

It is worth noting that the town of Douala remains under the threat of another flood as the coming rains promisses to be more intense than those of Friday.


Published on 05.05.2023

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