The Bamenda City board has postponed debates on the dilapidating road infrastructure in the city. 
The move to carry forward debates on the matter was reached Tuesday during the City Board session that was dedicated to handling issues connected to the administrative and management accounts of the City Council management led by the Government Delegate.
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Though the Press was barred from the session; journalists ordered out as always, doors and windows closed, the Protem Chairman of the session Senior Councilor Kaba Charles from Bameda III council responded to the press on matters of roads in the city saying “the works committee raised issues concerning roads and we almost called for an extra ordinary session to handle the road issues but the Government Delegate took a commitment that in the months ahead during the midway evaluation we are going to pay more attention to the road networks of the city of Bamenda. I sure hope that before the end of this year much should have been done concerning our road network.” 

Though this reporter will wait for several hours to talk to the government with no success, I was however able to gather that at least FCFA 1.6bn of the over FCFA2bn budgeted last year was realized. 

On the budget realization and the session the, the Protem Chairman explained “despite the sociopolitical situation within the town and the region as a whole, the council could still manage to collect over 50% of the intended revenue and much work was done around town but we thought that if this crisis were to come and pass the council could still do more because of the compare the revenue figures for last year and this year it shows that we had a 10% drop. This is understandable because of the series of Ghost towns and the rest of the issues surrounding the Anglophone crisis.”
The chairman who is also an opposition councilor (SDF) praised the council officials for achieving what they achieved despite the difficult moment.
The city board meeting comes at the time Bamenda roads have been reduced to undulating foot paths with an unprecedented growing number of pot holes. The bad roads, the lack of water, no constant electricity supply plus the self-imposed public holidays every Mondays by the population have all reduced Bamenda to a  city by name with a staggering economy and collapsing infrastructure.
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

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