Minister Ernest Massena Ngalle Bibehe, met with actors of the transport sector on Tuesday 10 August 2021, following the deadly accidents which occurred in the Center region of Cameroon, on 4 and 5 August. The main objective was to give strict guidelines to transporters of persons and goods, as well as sanction recalcitrant individuals and travel agencies.
The Avenir de la Kadey and Solidarite travel agencies involved in the recent accidents, were immediately suspended indefinitely from all transport activities in Cameroon. Apart from the sanctions on the agencies, the withdrawal of the driver licenses of some three reckless drivers of the Tresor Voyages, General and Charter Express for a period of three to six months, was also made public.
Guidelines laid down for all road users included the durations for traveling to and from some major cities of the country. They are: Yaounde – Bafoussam (5 hours), Douala – Bafoussam (6 hours), Douala – Yaounde (5 hours) and Yaounde – Bertoua (6 hours). It was also indicated that for night journeys, two extra hours will be added.
More directives given by the minister require drivers to respect average speed limits, take the use of seatbelts seriously and reduce night journeys which are said to be the main cause of most accidents.