Monthly Archives: November 2013

Visit of Paul Biya to Douala: Circulation paralyzed

Head of state Paul Biya is in Douala, economic capital of Cameroon. His coming to the littoral region to lay the foundation stone for the construction of a second bridge over river Wouri and inauguration of the Logbaba central gas plant has paralyzed circulation, halted studies and shops closed.
Most schools will remain closed for these two days, while businesses closed.
Some if not all administrative offices are experiencing a hold-up since officials will be engaged in the visit of the president.
Economic activities will be grounded and the country will lose billions due to a single visit. It is an unofficial public holiday till Monday
Presidential guards are littered everywhere and persons need to watch what they say or do.
The question is, does Cameroon need a second bridge and if yes, must it be beside the old one.
What the government has failed to tell Cameroonians is that very soon the old bridge will collapse and therefore the second bridge would be used as alternative. The 60 year-old bridge over river Wouri is fast degrading and experts say its life span has expired.

 Biya Reflecting on Second Bridge Project.

Biya Reflecting on Second Bridge Project.

The second bridge would cost 120 billion fcfa and is funded by French Development Agency, AFD; C2D; African development bank, ADB; European Union, EU and the Cameroon government.
The bridge would have as length some 850metres, 35metres as width.
“In 60 years, Cameroon is now thinking of a second bridge’’, Anicet Ekane of MANIDEM political party lamented. He said the country is supposed to be thinking of the building the fifth bridge.
Mr Biya would also preside over the inauguration ceremony of Cameroons first onshore central gas plant at Logbaba.
The gas plant to be officially recognized this Friday November 15, cost some 75 billion fcfa, while the government expects over 100 billion as revenue.
The gas plant shall distribute gas to over 18 industries especially the three brewery companies in Cameroon.
Created in 2012, the gas plant that has 13km underground pipeline is constructed by Rodeo inn collaboration with SNH.
However what the government has failed to do is the compensation of victims evacuated from the site. The victims have cried foul play and have called for fair and prompt compensation.

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”Python Swallows Girl in Hotel”Buea Goes wild

The dust is yet to settle on the incident at ETA PALACE Hotel saturday in Buea after local threw stones destroying window panes and almost ransacking the hotel.
Thousands of inhabitants stormed the premises of the hotel demanding to see the alledge python which had swallowed a girl in one of the rooms in the hotel.
Policce threw tear gas and fired life bullets in the air to disperse the curious crowd.Scores of persons were wounded,others fainted while some loosed their fingers.
The rumour that a man who slept with a girl in one of the rooms at ETA PALACE reportedly transformed into a Python and swallowed her sent many wild.
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The Divisionnal Officer for Buea Wukam Paul and other dignitories went round three times into the rooms of the hotel together with journalist but found nothing.
Management of the hotel maintained that all were runours.AGBOR Smith,the manager says it is a sabotage by their competitors.
While news circulated that it was a police official who transfomred into a python,videos circulated on facebook and phones showing fake images of a snake swallowing a girl.
There are indications that many of the images were obtained from website.
Many persons have been arrested in connection with the incident,while investigationns have been opened.

Can Biya’s Net Catch Prof.Maurice Kamto

The fire brand supporter of Cameroon’s rejuvination, Prof.Maurice Kamto may soon fall in Paul Biya’s dragnet,It has been reported that president of Cameroon Rennaissance Movement political party,prof.Maurice Kamto was interrogated Thursday at the Delegation for National Security in Yaounde.

Prof.Kamto,soon to hear from Biya?

Prof.Kamto,soon to hear from Biya?


The reasons for questioning Maurice Kamto has not been given ,but observers say it may be linked to a recent outing he made after the 2013 Municipal and Legislative elections.

Prof.Maurice Kamtos CRM/MRC party was part of the elections for the first time and went back home with a seat in the parliament occupied by veteran SOUOB LAZARE in Wouri East constituency.

Kamto,former member of Biyas regime and one of peace broker on the Bakassi penisular is a potential threat to peace in Etoudi,and observers belief,Biya is looking for means to put him aside.But the question is Can Biya easily indict him?
a suivre…