A funding agreement was signed between the Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), and Cameroon represented by the Minister of Economy, Planning, and Regional Development Alamine Ousmane Mey. In this agreement sealed two days ago in Yaounde, KOICA made a pledge of 3.6 billion FCFA to help in the provision of basic amenities to some Cameroonians in dire need.
The supply of water in four councils of the country, Matomb, Ebebda, Massock and Koutaba will be stepped up with the non-refundable grant “We are very proud to see that Korea again has pledged a grant of 3.6 billion FCFA for four of our councils to implement infrastructure which will facilitate access to potable water.
“This will go in line with our global target to see that populations at the grassroot level have access to essential services in education, health, water and electricity” Alamine Ousmane Mey said.
The Minister of Water and Energy Resources, Gaston Eloundou on his part, had also made some declarations of how improved the supply of electricity and water will be in the months ahead “Last year we received 6 new transformers, this year we are waiting for about 10 new transformers. That is going to improve the quality of electricity in our country” he stated.
Minister Gaston Eloundou pointed out that there is a strong link between water and energy, highlighting the fact that without energy water cannot be produced. “If you start to have a solution in energy production, you are sure that water will follow” the Minister clarified.
The explanations given by the government officials suggest that, by next year the water and electricity nightmare in some neighborhoods of towns across Cameroon, will soon be a thing of the past.
Written by Pavel Joseph Nyuysuliy – Journalist