Friday, February fourteenth, the   UN says at least 22 people have been killed in a village in the Northwest region of Cameroon. Over half of those killed were children. No one has claimed responsibility for Friday’s incident but the opposition parties blame the killing on the government.

Baromètre - Concretise Water Supply Projects



It is often said that failing to plan is planning to fail. The question one would like to ask is whether this popular saying corresponds with water supply in Cameroon. 

The answer is a monosyllabic "no" considering that the country has a plethora of plans in form of projects for water supply in the country but is still failing in their implementation.

The lackadaisical manner with which such projects are being implemented, has pushed the population to think that the authorities that be had in effect, planned to fail. Several meetings have been organised and projects conceived in a bid to boost potable water supply in our major towns and their environs, but taps when they do exist continue to run dry. 

One of such meetings was organised in the capital, Yaounde yesterday by the Steering committee for contract reinforcement and Public service concession on water supply in urban and semi-urban areas.

Participants set out to assess some burning issues about water supply, notably the inconsistencies observed and the persistent cuts in potable water supply in the urban areas. 

In one of the interviews granted CT, the Minister of Water Resources and Energy blamed the situation on the economic crisis that hit the country in the 90s which made it impossible for the country to invest in the water sector. 

This state of affairs did not certainly stop the population from growing. And so, the demand for water escalated taking the country to where it is today. 

But as Minister Basile Atangana Kouna assures, hopes are high in the air to catch up with the lateness. In effect, several water supply projects have been conceived, the major one being the capturing and treatment of water from River Sanaga to boost supply in the city of Yaounde and its environs.

The multibillion project which will bring in 315,000 cubic metres of water is expected to begin in July and September this year to run for three years.

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