Thursday, January 16, 2020

Chantiers de Douala, Buea and Limbé: the comfort of Célestine Ketcha Courtès


In his dynamism and determination to always fulfill 100% the missions entrusted to him by President Paul Biya, through the Prime Minister, Head of Government, Joseph Dion Ngute, in particular the improvement of urban mobility, Mrs. Célestine Ketcha Courtès, Minister of Housing and Urban Development (Minhdu), has undertaken since last Saturday, January 11, 2020, a series of visits to the various construction sites of urban roads in the course of start-up, construction and finishing, as well as access roads to stadiums in the main cities of Yaoundé, Douala, Buea and Limbé, selected to house the CHAN, in April 2020, and the CAN 2021.

After the big media zoom recorded on Saturday, January 11, on the asphalting project of the mythical main road, Lycée Bilingue d'Essos - Nkolmesseng - Tradex Breeder, 6.8 km, with World Bank funding up to 11,717 billion FCFA, in the arrondissement of Yaoundé 5ème, the patron saint of housing and urban development in Cameroon, Célestine Ketcha Courtès, accompanied by her closest technical collaborators, successively visited on January 13 and 14 2020, on the other priority projects of urban roads and access roads to stadiums, the cities of Douala in the Littoral region, Buea and Limbé in the Southwest region, selected to house the CHAN in April 2020 and CAN 2021, which will be played in Cameroon. 

of the Republic, HE Paul Biya, ordered the release of 4 billion FCFA for urban road works, and 1 billion for soil stabilization Logbessou area. It is in the dynamics of acceleration and delivery of these works that the Minister, Célestine Ketcha Courtès, visited the emergency maintenance works of the urban roads of the economic capital city, that is to say a total of 20 ways for a linear of 19 km with the development of crossroads. In addition to the rehabilitation projects of the other 30 km of additional roads in the three-year emergency plan to accelerate economic growth (PLANUT), which are progressing at 75%. Before falling on the evaluation of the construction works of the 4, 8 km of access roads to Japoma's sports infrastructure, i.e. the construction of 6000 parking lots on 24ha of land, to serve CHAN 2020 and CAN 2021, with an overall execution rate of 90%, thanks to the determination of Comar and Yenigun companies, mobilized on these different projects. With delivery deadlines set for February 15, 2020, the Minister, Célestine Ketcha Courtès, took advantage of this during the debriefing meeting which closed this visit to the Littoral, to pass on to these late service providers, to the administrative authorities of the region. , to the urban community, to local elected representatives, to the technical services of Minhdu, and to the populations, the very high instructions of President Paul Biya, who demands without reserve, the delivery of all these sites, within the contractual deadlines. i.e. the construction of 6000 parking lots on 24ha of land, to serve CHAN 2020 and CAN 2021, with an overall execution rate of 90%, thanks to the determination of the companies Comar and Yenigun, mobilized on these different sites. With delivery deadlines set for February 15, 2020, the Minister, Célestine Ketcha Courtès, took advantage of this during the debriefing meeting which closed this visit to the Littoral, to pass on to these late service providers, to the administrative authorities of the region. , to the urban community, to local elected representatives, to the technical services of Minhdu, and to the populations, the very high instructions of President Paul Biya, who demands without reserve, the delivery of all these sites, within the contractual deadlines. i.e. the construction of 6000 parking lots on 24ha of land, to serve CHAN 2020 and CAN 2021, with an overall execution rate of 90%, thanks to the determination of the companies Comar and Yenigun, mobilized on these different sites. With delivery deadlines set for February 15, 2020, the Minister, Célestine Ketcha Courtès, took advantage of this during the debriefing meeting which closed this visit to the Littoral, to pass on to these late service providers, to the administrative authorities of the region. , to the urban community, to local elected representatives, to the technical services of Minhdu, and to the populations, the very high instructions of President Paul Biya, who demands without reserve, the delivery of all these sites, within the contractual deadlines. with an overall execution rate of 90%, thanks to the determination of the Comar and Yenigun companies, mobilized on these different sites. With delivery deadlines set for February 15, 2020, the Minister, Célestine Ketcha Courtès, took advantage of this during the debriefing meeting which closed this visit to the Littoral, to pass on to these late service providers, to the administrative authorities of the region. , to the urban community, to local elected representatives, to the technical services of Minhdu, and to the populations, the very high instructions of President Paul Biya, who demands without reserve, the delivery of all these sites, within the contractual deadlines. with an overall execution rate of 90%, thanks to the determination of the Comar and Yenigun companies, mobilized on these different sites. With delivery deadlines set for February 15, 2020, the Minister, Célestine Ketcha Courtès, took advantage of this during the debriefing meeting which closed this visit to the Littoral, to pass on to these late service providers, to the administrative authorities of the region. , to the urban community, to local elected representatives, to the technical services of Minhdu, and to the populations, the very high instructions of President Paul Biya, who demands without reserve, the delivery of all these sites, within the contractual deadlines. 

The finishes in Buea and Limbé The very first work mission of Célestine Ketcha Courtès, in the South-West region, since taking office at the head of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development, especially in the cities of Buea and de Limbé, allowed all the members of his delegation to have a better appreciation of the work done daily by the service providers, in the field, despite the extremely precarious security conditions. In the city of Buea for example, Cheflieu in the Southwest region, urban work sites, traffic routes, access routes to the Buéa town training stadium with the EDGE company, access routes at the Parlementarian and Mountain hotels, and the access roads to the Molyko sports stadium are being completed, and the companies mobilized on these urban development works, reassure about the respect of delivery dates, in the next few days. Especially since the city of Buea is selected to house the CHAN which will be played in Cameroon in April 2020.

It is the same sound of the bell in the city of Limbé, where Célestine Ketcha Courtès combed all the urban roads and the access roads to the Omnisport stadium of Limbé, also selected for the said competition of April 2020, which knows the problems of public lighting. The works are currently in full completion with the providers ESER, COMAR, BUNS, and MAG Sarl. Satisfied with these works which changed the physiognomy of their city, the populations do not wait any more than the day said, to celebrate the festival of African football. With each visit to the field, Minhdu has not failed in its tradition, which is that of raising awareness among local residents and organizing them in hygiene and sanitation committees, in order to keep their city clean and pleasant to live in. 

At the end of this important inspection visit, Célestine Ketcha Courtès congratulated the service providers for the satisfactory level of progress of the works, and nevertheless asked them to deliver all these sites within 15 days, with a maximum margin of 30 days for the last ones, in accordance with the very high prescriptions of the Head of State, who invested himself personally for a better organization of these competitions. Minister Ketcha Courtès has also promised to return as soon as possible to receive this work. 

Because the inspection visit of the African Football Confederation (Caf) is imminent. In the vision of the Head of State, Paul Biya, to further promote decent social housing for all his compatriots, Célestine Ketcha Courtès completed her mission of 03 days outside Yaoundé, by the visit of a witness building of "housing CENTRIQ ”in Douala. A private promoter, who also intends to contribute to the improvement of housing in Cameroon.


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