City Mayor Says Ghost Town Crippling B’da’s Economy
By Tasi Peter
The mayor mayor of Bamenda, Paul Achobang has lamented that separatist-imposed ghost towns are a major setback to the economic resilience of the North West regional capital.
Achobang made the observation recently. This was during a session of the Bamenda City Council, BCC to adopt the institution’s 2021 budget. The budget stands at over 4 billion FCFA.
“We have 52 weeks in a year and 52 Mondays, so this means the people have sat home doing nothing for 52 days in a year and for close to four years, it means they have sat home for close to 7months which is very bad,” the city mayor said.
With the budget, the city mayor said he intends to upgrade the city council’s tomato processing farm which witnessed its first fruit presented to the grand councillors.
The city council under the new team has recorded major strides in the maintenance of roads in the city and plans to do more come 2021.
With a vision of how the city would look like come 2021, the city mayor sounded confident that development will bring about normalcy back to its place in the region as well as with the coming of reconstruction project for the North West and South West regions.
The SDO for Mezam Simon Emile Mooh observed deliberations at the session.