LO has been working in prelude to effective construction work billed for next month.

Stakeholders of the Kumba-Mamfe road development project have been challenged to ensure permanent dialogue, share of information and work towards removing all barriers for a successful completion of the project on time. The Senior Divisional Officer for Meme, Koulbout Aman David, made the call recently during the official launching of the employment component of the Kumba-Mamfe road development project.

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The Meme boss appreciated the Director of the International Labour Office in Cameroon for what he termed the serious and relevant contribution that their institution is bringing in the implementation of the “youth employment” sector of the heralded project. He said the assistance given by the International Labour Organization (ILO) within the framework of the
project is going to make the youths to put up some smiling faces.

The ceremony brought together stakeholders from the Ministry of Public Works, administrative personnel, youths from Kumba III, Konye, Nguti and Upper Bayang, leaders of youth groups and members of the civil society. The Director of the ILO DWCT for Central Africa and country office for Angola, Cameroon and Sao Tome/Principle, Tomas DA VERA CRUZ, disclosed that, the government of Cameroon is fully engaged in the formulation and implementation of a long-term development vision. The vision which projects the image of the country up to 2035, aspires to make Cameroon a democratic emerging state, united in its geographical, linguistic and cultural diversity.

The Kumba –Mamfe road development project jointly funded by the government of Cameroon, the Africa Development Bank (ADB) and the Central Africa States Development Bank, offers an excellent opportunity for the government and ADB, to apply their new approach and commitment, to make employment, particularly youth employment a central concern of their development agenda.

Worthy of note is the fact that, the Kumba-Mamfe road development project is composed of the tarring of the road between Kumba and Mamfe, the implementation of activities on social aspects and some institutional support activities in the transport sector. Especially the construction of markets, schools, health centers, forestry and wildlife posts, and bridges in Bakebe and Konye.


Source : Cameroon Tribune