By Chris Mbunwe
After inaugurating a new livestock market that went operational a month ago, the realisation of 15 bridges, taring of roads within the municipality and others, the Bamenda III Council has disclosed plans to construct Low cost houses to meet the acute shortage of houses.
Mayor Cletus Fonguh Tanwi made the announcement on Wednesday, May 4, during a Council session held at the Council town hall, Mile 4 Nkwen, to examine and adopt the 2022 administrative and management accounts. During that session, the Councillors and administration lauded the efforts of Mayor Cletus, who has been spearheading development projects, despite the difficulties caused by the current Anglophone Crisis.
The Mayor said he will not relent to extending water, which at moment is enjoyed by 2/3 of the population, to all of the municipality, including the continuation of electricity extension. He appealed to the population to visit and buy from the livestock market that holds every Thursday so that it can soon go daily.
Another giant project envisaged by the Council is to build a befitting town hall meanwhile, renovation of the present building is yet to start. The Nkwen District Hospital renovation shall be tackled as well.
According to Mayor Fonguh, the cleaning of Bamenda town, including Bamenda III, is the sole responsibility of the City Council that engaged HYSACAM. “But to rescue the population from dying, we are looking at ways of solving this problem, which is very disturbing,” Mayor Fonguh noted.
The Council has started registering veteran football teams for men above forty, ahead of the veteran tournament coming up this summer holidays. The Bamenda III Council adopted a budget of FCFA 715 million for 2022.