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Bamenda III Council: excessive speed, overloading, pollution, waste, attracts councilors attention at budgetary session

By Bakah Derick  Councilors of the Bamenda III Council have raised concerns over excessive speed and overloading mostly by commercial motorcycles within their municipality. The matter came to focus following a report by the social welfare committee indicating that two students recently die from an accident as their were heading to school on a motorcycle.  Cross section of the councilors in session  According to the report, not just was the motorcycle overloaded with four persons including the rider but was also on high speed. Speaking for the councilors, Kaba Charles pleaded with the Divisional Officer and the security officers within the municipality to check the issues raised.  Representing the Senior Divisional Officer (SDO) for Mezam at the session was the Divisional Officer (DO) for Bamenda III Subdivision Austin Ayuni Sakah who has promised to step up the work they have been doing to manage the difficult commercial motorcycle sector.   The councilors were

Bamenda Station hill: lack of road signs, another cause of accidents

By Afanwi Jolenta  The absence of road signs along the road leading to down town Bamenda via the station hill has been described by several road users as a major cause of the many road accidents along the stretch.   Accident along the station hill Talking to some inhabitants of the city have appealed to City Council authorities to install road signs from the governor's junction through the station hill, that will aid drivers plying that stretch of road. These pleas follow a recent ghastly accident that left at least one person seriously injured, in the early hours of Tuesday  October  4th, 2022. From the governor's junction, upstation Bamenda, driving downtown, there is a winding road stretch.  The road has trees planted on both sides and about five bends, with an escarpment on the left side of the road in one of the corners, when descending and at the right when ascending, popularly referred to as the c-bend. This point, has record