At MINDEF Visit, North West Governor ‘Weeps’ For Road Infrastructures In Bamenda


By Raymond Dingana

 The Chief Executive Officer of the North West Region, Adolph Lele L’afrique has ones again brought to the lamp light the poor situation of the road infrastructure in Bamenda, and the NWR as a whole. This was during the visit to Bamenda of a four man Security Delegation from the Ministries of Defense and Security led by the Minister Delegate at the Presidency in charge of Defense; Joseph Beti Assomo aimed at evaluating the security situation ahead of the Regional Election billed for 06 December and, end of year festivities among others:

“We have the problem of infrastructure, you have seen for yourself the poor state of the road between Matazem and Bamenda. You have toured the city and seen how our roads really look like and if it is the case at the main entrance, you can imagine the poor state states of the roads linking the other parts of the region, divisions and sub divisions,”he indicated.

He however said there is hope because the Ministry of Public Works has shared the work between Matazem and Bamenda and construction companies are already on site working.

[left]NW Governor, Lele L'afrique, Minister Beti Assomo,[right] At MINEPAT During Security Evaluation Metting.

Minister Beti Assomo’s visit to Bamenda also took him to the Military Hospital in Nkwen where he conveyed words of comfort from President Paul Biya to the wounded soldiers of the Anglophone crisis and also listened to them as they shared with him their difficulties even as they are bedridden for serving the nation.

Ministerial Team At Military Hospital Mile 3 Visiting Wounded Soldiers

After the visit, it was then time for the team from Yaounde to sit and talk with those in Bamenda in a security evaluation meeting at the MINEPAT conference room. As stated by Minister Beti Assomo, the defense and security forces are there to aid Government and Local authorities in their endeavors:

the defense and security forces are resolute to aid government and local authorities in their efforts to guarantee to all children of school going age the Right to Education and a better future so that, they can in building the Cameroon of tomorrow,  ” the minister said.

Minister Beti Assomo During The Meeting At Minepat

He further stated that, their mission to Bamenda demonstrates government determination in providing a definite and effective solution to the Anglophone crisis which he said is a torment to the people who only want to live in peace and in a prosperous environment.


Minister Assomo’s visit is coming at a time when many an Anglophone Cameroonian still pray for a peaceful solution of the crisis to be arrived at given that, the amount of blood that has been shared is what many say, they can no more bear., 


Photo Credit: Mba Bossis


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