100 tons of rice (2040 bags) for the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) of the Northwest and Southwest regions of Cameroon, were handed to authorities on Friday 19 November 2021, by the Viettel International Group of Vietnam.
While receiving the gifts, on behalf of the government of Cameroon, the Minister of Territorial Administration Paul Atanga Nji, described it as timely, stressing that it should be distributed only to the target beneficiaries from the affected regions.
“The Head of State instructed that the relief package 100 tons of rice, should be distributed equitably, 50% Northwest and 50% Southwest, that it should go to all those who are needy. This way, it will touch all seven Divisions in the Northwest and the six Divisions in the Southwest. So I am pleased that I have executed the high instructions of President Paul Biya” – Atanga Nji
The Governors of the two regions also reacted with content “It is a relief for the IDPs of the Northwest region coming to add to what the government has already done so far, what the other partners are doing on a daily basis to help the population. We are now going to follow the instruction of the Minister to make sure the gift is distributed to the targeted population” Adolphe Lele L’Afrique, Governor of the Northwest region.
South West Governor Okalia Bilai, added that, “a hungry man is an angry man. It is a very good gesture because it will appease our population that is suffering. They will listen more to the administrative authorities, they will be grateful. The Minister of Territorial Administration said that the Head of State has them in their heart, that their situation is the main preoccupation”.
This aid is expected to help Internally Displaced Persons from the Northwest and Southwest regions, solve the problem of feeding, especially during this festive period of the year.