The Minister of Public Works, Emmanuel Nganou Djoumessi, accompanied by the Secretary of State in charge of roads, Louis Max Ayina, will today, Tuesday, May 16, lead an unending convoy of State fund predators to Santa in the North West Region to launch reconstruction works on the 35km Babadjou-Bamenda stretch of roads, which has become a death trap in recent months.
The political razzmatazz that will accompany the ceremony in Santa will even be greater than the job which the Minister is expected to deliver to the people of the North West Region.
Political song birds will sing praises to President Paul Biya, for having decided in his magnanimity, to reconstruct the stretch of road, which has claimed the lives of many Cameroonians, since it deterioration.
CPDM militants clad in their paraphernalia will outnumber the equipment pool of the contractor who is expected to execute the project and motions of supports will pour to Yaounde like the tar that is expected to be used on the road.
Despite the huge Government mobilisation and the anticipated high sounding speeches that will be delivered at the ceremonial ground, the Babadjou-Bamenda stretch of road is in fact being financed by the World Bank to the tune of 60 billion, 700 million and not the Government of Cameroon.
During his stay in the North West Region, Minister Nganou Djoumessi will also launch the 5km run-around track of the Bamenda entrance cliff and the 12km urban section of the city.
Other projects to be carried out in the city include the construction of a weighing station, two rest areas, a toll station, markets, mini potable water system and the tarring of 50km of secondary roads to open up farming areas.
The Minister and members of his delegation are also expected to visit some road construction sites, including the construction of the Babessi and Ndop-Kumbo section of the Ring Road.
This may be one area Nganou Djumessi may encounter problems, given that, it is close to three decades since the Government led by President Paul Biya pledged to personally supervise the construction of the road.
Like other promises that are made by the Biya Government, the ring road is still at it promised stage, despite having ruled for over three decades.
Meanwhile, the Minister would round-off his visit with an enlarge meeting with all the stakeholders of the Ministry of Public Works and related services.