| 18-04-2017 23:46
The 60 km stretch of road will cost over FCFA 32,2 Billion
The dream of the population of Kumba (Meme), Ekondo-Titi and Mundemba (Ndian) to have a good road network will finally become reality beginning. Travellers sometimes spent three nights on the road from Kumba to Mundemba during the rainy season, let alone transport their farm produce to the market.
The SOROUBAT-CM, contracted to construct the road, has completed their base at Small-Ekombe, a village along the Kumba-Mbonge road. Their heavy duty equipment has been installed at the base with the promise to begin work last Monday 17 April.
The Senior Divisional Officer (SDO) for Meme Division, Ntou’ou Ndong Chamberlin, visited the site on April 11, 2017, and was assured by the head of the construction company, Anis Ben Aasson, that their equipment had arrived. He added that they were ready to start effective work on the road. Aasson went further to explain that the delay came from the Douala sea port where they spent time to get their equipment.
The SDO, on his part, thanked the Cameroon Government and the Head of State, President Paul Biya for the concern he has for the people of this part of the country and urged the SOROUBAT-CM to start work immediately ensuring that they maintained first the bad spots on the road from Kumba to Mbonge. This, he said, will ease the transportation of persons during these heavy rains. Chamberlin Ntou’ou Ndong pleaded with the contractors to make sure the road is well tarred and all the measurements taken into consideration.
The head of the construction company revealed that tarring the 60-kilometre road from Kumba to Ekondo Titi will cost FCFA 38,201,371,742 Billion and this will be financed by the Cameroon Government under the “Budget du plan d’Urgence Triennal” (PLANUT) and will last for 24 months.