By Zakah Mbako Josepher*
Prime Minister Philemon Yang who led a delegation that included Minister of Sports and Physical Education Bidoung Mpkatt, and Fecafoot President Tombi A Roko, to Buea and Limbe on July 18 for an on-the-spot inspection of construction works with respect to Cameroon’s hosting of the 2016 female African Nations Cup (AFCON) come November, expressed satisfaction at the steady progress of work.
It was in September 2014 that Cameroon won the bid to host this year’s female AFCON and the 2019 African Nations Cup.
|Molyko Buea Omnisport Stadium being rehabilitated|
The PM’s visit yesterday to Buea and Limbe was the second in a little over two months, aimed at ensuring that the construction and rehabilitation of earmarked stadia and hotels go as planned.
Construction works on the Buea Town Green and Molyko stadia, the Limbe Centenary stadium, Bota-Limbe Middle farm play ground, as well as the Limbe Omnisport stadium and its parking space are at advanced stages
Also, infrastructural improvements at state-owned hotels such as the Limbe Atlantic Beach Hotel,Buea Mountain Hotel and Parliamentarian Flats Hotel,Buea are now very visible.
|Prime Minister Yang at Molyko stadium|
After a working session with all stakeholders involved in the on-going AFCON projects,Premier Yang said most but not all of the works have been completed and urged for their completion according to specifications.
“If all goes well the tournament will take place in this country in the best of circumstances”, he remarked
At the Molyko Omnisport stadium under construction, the PM and his delegation were warmly welcomed by both Chinese and Cameroonian workers.
According to Mr. Guattenyan, a Chinese worker at the Molyko stadium, the brief visit of the PM was purposely to see how far work has gone and when its completion is due.
He said work at the stadium started last November and is 70% done gone and that in two month it should be complete
The Prime Minister congratulated the Chinese contractors on the progress of the work.
Mr. Ziyang Juxin, a Chinese worker/translator, said some 4.3 billion Fcfa was budgeted for the project including the housing and feeding of the Chinese workers.
*Zakah Mbako Josepher is a University of Buea Journalism student on internship