On top of the 1 Billion frs that President Paul Biya allocated to the Solidarity Fund upon its creation, another 1 Billion frs has been contributed by Cameroonian individuals and companies. So the fund has gathered about 2 billion frs, as we speak.
According to a Government representative, this is what the money is being used for:
-Taking charge of hotels in which passengers arriving in Cameroon have been confined,
-Poviding equipment for social housing and other sites requisitioned for the confinement of COVID19 patients, especially the Olembé site, with amenities such as refrigerators, televisions, cutlery and kitchen utensils, televisions with cable subscription, as well as a service for cleaning and laundry, installed on site.
-Employment of Qualified and competent staff to be in charge of monitoring confined patients
-Maintenance staff of requisitioned sites
-Provision of logistics for the transport of people tested positive from testing centers to containment centers or dedicated hospitals for people already developing symptoms,
-Management of teams of staff who are on the field to take part in the permanent monitoring of this pandemic,
-The acquisition of personal protection and sanitation equipment for the personnel mobilized for the massive tests,
-The development of care centers in health facilities,
-The development of special high-capacity care centers such as the Yaoundé military stadium under construction,
-The medical care of COVID19 patients, their hospitalization and the necessary equipment.
Reminder: COVID19 care is completely free in Cameroon and therefore paid for by the State.
As for the management of this Fund, a delegated authorizing officer and a manager of the said account have been formally appointed by the Government of the Republic.