The African Development Bank (ADB) has declared it willingness to finance the tarring of the Kumbo-Nkambe stretch of the Bamenda Ring Road.
This information was made public by the Minister of Public Works, Emmanuel Nganou Djoumessi, Tuesday, May 16, in Santa, while launching reconstruction works on the 35km Babadjou-Bamenda road.
During the occasion, Minister Nganou Djoumessi said; “while promising that the remaining portions of the Ring Road will continue progressively, I want to assure the population of this Region that the African Development Bank (ABD) has already declared it willingness to finance the tarring of the Ring Road from Kumbo to Nkambe.”
If this portion of the road is effectively tarred, it will bail President Paul Biya out of his own lies to the Bamenda people concerning the road.
During one of his epicurean trips to the Northwest Region close to three decades ago, President Paul Biya promised the people of the Northwest Region that he was going to personally supervise the construction work on the Ring Road.
However, for close to three decades, the Northwest people have been living under a presidential lie as they watch day and night as their loved ones perish on the road, their farm produce rot on the way before they get to the market, while the people are subjected to exorbitant transport fares, yet they spend days on the road before reaching their destinations because the roads are impassable.
However, during political campaigns, some political hand clappers and the regime’s marionettes swim in the mud or dust to go and canvas for votes for a President that has mortgaged them for over 34 years.
In his welcome address, the Mayor of Santa, Moses Khan, said the road will spur economic development between the West and the Northwest Regions and thanked the Minister for compensating those whose crops and houses have been earmarked for destruction, because of the rehabilitation work on the road project.
Meanwhile, the World Bank Country Director, Elizabeth Huybens, maintained that the Babadjou-Bamenda road construction is part of the transport sector development project approved by the World Bank Board of Directors in October 2016, to the tune of $206.7 million.