New senior divisional officer installed for Wouri, called to fight against urban disorder, insecurity and ensure the smooth functioning of the councils that fall within his jurisdiction.
The newly installed SDO for wouri, Mache Njouonwet Joseph Bertrand installed this Thursday by the governor of the littoral region Samuel Dieudonné Ivaha Diboua, has been urged by the population to to fight against urban disorder, insecurity and ensure the smooth functioning of the councils that fall within his authority.
According to the Governor for Littoral, top on the agenda for the newly installed SDO is to maintain hygiene and sanitation and wage war against clandestine health centers, criminality and corruption and nepotism.
The newly appointed SDO says “My plan is to maintain social peace and to ensure the socio-cultural and economic development of this important division”
Inhabitants say, insecurity and bad roads which have plagued the economic capital should be his priority.
“I think one of the main problems he should tackle as priority as the new SDO of Wouri is that of security” says an attendee of the installation ceremony. “Nowadays we are insecure in Douala as a whole. We have cases of frequent attacks around most neighbourhoods for example Bepanda, New Bell, Nkongo, and a host of others. Urban transportation is also a big problem here in Douala. For instance leaving from PK 11 to Bonaberi is hectic considering the traffic encountered on the way; a journey that would normally take about 25 minutes ends up consuming 2 hours. To this effect he should see to it that old roads are repaired and new roads created across the town” he adds.
The Governor says the new Senior Divisional Officer has come at the time when authorities in the Littoral region have taken the engagement to transform Douala into a modern metropolitan city.