City Mayor Announces Dual Carriage Road For Bamenda II


City Mayor Announces Dual Carriage Road  For Bamenda II

By Peter Tasi

The City Mayor of Bamenda, Paul  Achobong   has  announced the  construction of a  dual carriage  road in  Bamenda II subdivision.

The mayor made the announcement during a recent visit to streets that would be  tarred within the  context of a World  Bank  project.

The contract was awarded to Satom Company which abandoned the project due to the crisis.  This time around,  the Bamenda City Council has awarded the project to Edge Construction Company.

According  to   the city mayor,  “with the commencement of this road project, we are going to employ close to 500 youths, brick layers, carpenters, iron benders, surveyors and technicians and I can assure that a good number of young people in this municipality are going to have gainful employment.”

Mayor  Achobong however reiterated that the road project will be very beneficial to the population of Bamenda socially and economically.

The Senior  Divisional Officer, SDO  for Mezam, Simon Emile Mooh stated that the main intention of the project is to bring back modernism beginning with the urban town before going to the rural areas.

“The population who are affected by this road project have already been paid since 2017 by the government,” The Prefect reiterated.

The mapping of the 30 meters wide double carriage road will see some houses, makeshift stores, fences, storey buildings, garages to be demolished. The demolition was supposed to have started   on February 4.

The stretches of road under the World Bank project are from: Welcome to Bamenda through the New Road, Amour Mezam, Finance Junction to Miss Ngeng Junction, Veterinary Junction, City Chemist, Food Market, Metta Quarter and Ayaba Street.