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March 07, 2008

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Neba Funiba

The Mfoundi elites callously and arrongantly posted their declarations on Cameroon Tribune meaning that the lion man gave the go-ahead. Well, thanks to these elites for seeing the obvious. Please, get the hell out of Southern Cameroon and make sure you cancel all Bakassi oil-sucking arrangements you have made because they shall not be honored.


SCameroonianians don't be fooled. See the story below and ask yourself when the roads from Limbe to Mamfe to Bamenda to Nkambe to Kumbo shall be tarred. How shall this AfDB loan be paid? Of course with oil money from Bakassi even though there are no roads from Cameroon to Bakassi. Visit the train Station in Kumba and you will see for yourself why this divorce is inevitable.


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AfDB and Cameroon Sign US $ 76.6 Million Transport Facilitation Project Loan
African Development Bank (Tunis)
February 22, 2008
http://allafrica.com/stories/200802221201.html

The African Development Bank (AfDB) Group and Cameroon signed an agreement for a loan of 48 million Units of Account (UA*), equivalent to US$ 76.57 million (FCFA 36 billion) to finance the Douala-Bangui and Douala Ndjamena road corridor, linking Cameroon, the Central African Republic (CAR) and Chad. The agreement was signed on Friday in Tunis by the Bank Group's Vice President in charge of Infrastructure, Private Sector and Regional Integration, Mandla Gantsho, and Cameroon's Minister of Economy, Planning and Regional Development, Louis Paul Motaze. The two main objectives of the loan from the African Development Fund (ADF), the concessional arm of the Bank Group, are to contribute to the growth of intra- and inter-regional trade in the Economic and Monetary Union of Central African States (CEMAC) zone as well as enhance the efficiency of the transport chain, including road infrastructure, railways and access along the Douala-Ndjamena and Douala-Bangui Corridors. "The Multinational Programme falls within NEPAD's framework that is aimed at creating commercially and economically viable corridors devoid of barriers, formalities and unnecessary road blocks that are the only principal causes of undue delays and high transaction costs along these corridors," Mr. Gantsho explained after the signing ceremony. He noted that the Bank is contributing US$ 174 million in loans and grants from its multinational window under the ADF-X for the road facilitation project estimated at US$ 410 million. The other agreements for loans and grants of UA 19 million to Chad, UA 27.8 million to the Central African Republic and UA 19 Million for CEMAC, will be signed in due course, he explained. For his part, the Minister commended the "crucial role played by the AfDB in the success of this heartwarming and important operation". "The Transport Facilitation and Transit Programme of the Douala-Bangui and Douala-Ndjamena corridor is part of a sub-regional strategic investment which will enable the Republic of Cameroun, a transit country in particular, and CEMAC member states to promote and facilitate regional integration by improving free movement of people and goods," Mr. Motaze explained. He also expressed the gratitude of his government to the European Union, the French Development Agency (ADF) and the World Bank for their contribution to the project. The project is expected to improve access to the port of Douala for Chad and CAR. It will also help reduce poverty and improve the population's living environment and conditions, especially women.


Neba Funiba, MSc, MA, MA/PhD, EDFP

Enow

Thanks Dibussi for putting this document in context. I missed the nuances the first time I read it in one of the French language newspapers.

Judy

The above declaration of the Nfoundi elite is a sad reminder of the entitlement which certain ethnic groups have to the detriment of others in Cameroon. It's clear from the ton of the letter that Cameroon is composed of the Nfoundi people and whatever is good for them is good for the rest of us.

Well in case the Nfoundi people have forgotten, there are 9 other provinces. Two or more of such letters may be an eye opener for non Nfoundi Cameroonians and finally rally them against the beti/Bulu/Fong/Eton etc and then we may have a repeat of what happened in Rhwanda. The letter makes it clear that whatever grievances Cameroonians have against thier incompetent government extends to the Nfoundi elite. However the last time I checked Cameroon has about 258(or more) ethnic groups and everyone has a legitimate and equal claim.

Its amazing that despite the political unrest in Cameroon and the civil war in Chad the ADB can still sign an agreement to release funds to the current leaders in these countries. Biya is extremely unpopular and does not represent the voice of the Cameroonian people. Therefore he has no legitimacy and should not further indebt Cameroonians. Upon his departure the new government should refuse to pay back these loans. There is a lot of data out there that shows how corrupt, poverty stricken and desperate Cameroonians are. There is evidence that illuminates the blatant abuse of human rights and disregard for the rule of law. Moreover, the democracy deficit is obvious. Y does the ADB and most of the Bretton Woods institutions turn a blind eye to the suffereing of the African population and continue loaning money to their corrupt and unpopular leaders? Shame on them.

paulo laurent

fact is cameroun as a nation doesnt exist
is only an imagination based ona fraud.

how can two countries who had 2 seperate independence days, who came to getther not as ONE NATION, but as a con-federation, ONLY BECAUSE OF THE ARROGANCE
OF ONE MANS , PRONOUNCEMENT( AHIJO AHMADU
OF THE ANNEXATIONA OF THE OTHER COUNTRY
IT BECAMES KNOWN AS ONE COUNTRY,
WHAT HAPPENS TO THE WISH AND WILL OF THE OTHER? OF COURSE THEY HAVE TO BE SILENCE BY WAY OF FORCE, AND THATS WHAT CAMEROUNS IS ALL ABOUT. NOT A COUNTRY BUT A COUNTRIES OF COUNTRY.

BRITISH SOUTHERN CAMEROONS AND FRENCH CAMEROUN. WHOSE DESTINY IS TO SEPEPRATE
EACH APART

Ma Mary

DID YOU KNOW that Ahidjo, De Gaulle, Biya and friends killed more Africans than Saddam Hussein killed Arabs and Persians?

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