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SDF Chairman John Fru Ndi in another Protest

By Bakah Derick
John Fru Ndi the Chairman of Cameroon’s most populous opposition party The Social Democratic Front SDF last August 22 staged a protest on the gateway to Bamenda. According to the Chairman, he was protesting in Matazem following the bad state of the road between Bafoussam and Bamenda that blocked traffic flow for almost a day. After visiting the bad area between Babajou and Mbouda, the  SDF Chairman returned to the Matezem toll gate to order all toll gate ticket sellers out of the place and to stop selling tickets until the road is repaired and before he arrived the toll gate was locked.
SDF Chairman in Matazem. Photo by Ojong Stephen 

The SDF party head argued that it is unlawful to collect money from road users when the roads very bad as is the case now.
John Fru Ndi’s protest comes after travel agency owners in Bamenda met in a crisis meeting with the Regional Governor Adolph Lele L’afrique on the day the traffic was blocked by the bad roads and said they were not going to pay toll gate charges anymore. They had earlier threatened to stop transportation until the road was repaired but pleas by the governor ended with the refusal to pay the toll gate charges.
State of the road. Photo by Ojong Stephen 

Since the August 22, 2015 protest by the chairman, the collections of toll gate charges have been stopped while efforts are underway to get the very bad road passable.

It is the second protest in less than two weeks for the Chairman with the first being against the non respect of land tenure laws by Fokou enterprise ongoing in Mile Four Nkwen. 

Travelling from any part of Cameroon to Bamenda has remained a major challenge. 


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