Security threats halted development projects in Galim in 2023, Council Authorities say

By Stephen TADAHA

GALIM, Cameroon (CNA) – Security threats in the localities of Bamenyam, Bamendjing, Bati, and Bagam in Galim Subdivision of the West Region have negatively impacted development projects in the area in 2023, council authorities said.

Development projects funded by the public investment budget were only 60.61% executed, despite an increase of FCFA 10.6 million in the budget compared to 2022.

This information was disclosed during the council’s ordinary session held at the council premises on Wednesday, May 22, under the supervision of David Dador Dibango, Senior Divisional Officer for Bamboutos. The session, chaired by Mayor Tsouongang Elie Saker and attended by all 23 councilors, included several deliberations, one of which authorized the Mayor to obtain a loan for constructing a modern council building.

‘Despite the security threats, notable achievements include the rehabilitation of the bridge at Haussa Quarter, the rehabilitation of Mbeve II, Menfoung, and several other secondary roads,
and the construction and equipping of two classrooms, including the Headteacher’s office,’ Saker said.

To overcome these security challenges, the population was urged to intensify collaboration with security forces to advance the locality’s development.

The area, which borders the crisis-hit North West Region, has suffered from separatist incursions, including an attack that resulted in the deaths of nine people at the Bamenyam market square.

Additionally, road infrastructure problems have been a significant challenge for the population, who primarily depend on agriculture for subsistence. However, local authorities have been progressively improving the roads.

Source: Cameroon News Agency