Roads leading to Gayama in Fogom subdivision of Menchum Division and Mbonso in Mbiame subdivision of Bui Division all in the North region have emerged as some of the most recent landmark achievements by GP-DERUDEP phase II and the Grassfield Participatory and Integrated Rural Development Project GP-IRDP. These projects featured outstanding amongst others during the evaluation of the projects for the said semester by the steering committee meeting in Bamenda Friday June 23, 2017 under the chairmanship of North West Governor Adolph LeleL’Afrique who doubles as President of GP-DERUDEP Steering Committee. 

While accessing the works done in the various basins of Santa, Tubah, Gayama Mboh Mbonso, representatives of the basins presented the state of projects realized so far. The in camera session Governor Lele Adolph told the press at the meeting that realization is close to 30percent. “It is true that the project is still facing some difficulties but recommendations have been given to the representatives of the various basins to redouble their efforts to accompany the projects there.” The governor observed.
The Steering Committee meeting attended for the first time by two new members Messrs Aal Focal Point at MINEPAT for the Islamic Development Bank IDB and the new regional delegate for agriculture and rural development Joachim Metoh Mbah the governor noted was of “utmost importance to the continued good performance of the project” as failure could “compromise the future of the project if not well handled.”
The audit report of projects accounts from January to December 2016 was presented and adopted scoring the managers lead by the Project Coordinator Muluh Gregory high for transparency in the management of the funds within the specified time frame. The meeting also went on to examine the progress report of project realized as at 31 May, 2017 at the time an Africa Development Bank ADB mission has just supervised the projects. According to the committee members the project is on a good footing with the possibility of achieving its goals to the satisfaction of the very demanding and exigent population of the North West Region.
Apart from the Potatoes farms in the Santa basin, Palm nurseries in the Widikum basin and irrigation in the Tubah basin, the Gayama road project in the Gayama basin as carved out by the project leads to the Gayama settlement area where hitherto could only be accessed by air. The 59km stretch of road from Esu Village in Menchum leads to one of the most enclave parts of Cameroon. On the other hand the Mbonso road covering about 35km touching Ndu and Nwa Subdivisions for the Mbonso basin are undoubtedly the outstanding success story of the project. With some funds available and staff recruited and presented to the committee, it is expected that many more projects will be realized in the selected areas. The finding for these projects stand at FCFA 50bn from IDB and ADB

Derick BAKAH

Derick BAKAH

Bakah Derick is a Broadcast Presenter and Multimedia specialist with focus on sharing with the rest of the world the daily happenings in the Northwest Region of Cameroon. You can contact us on +237 675460750 or debakah2004@gmail.com.

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