Computer Assembly Unit In Cameroon To Go Operational

 

Portuguese group Prologica, would soon set up a computer assembly factory in Cameroon after discussions with government.

This project would be carried out in partnership with the African Institute of Computer Science, IAI. It will also have an assembling capacity of 6,000 computers. The factory is expected to create 10,000 jobs with a production covering the entire Central African market.

With the recent growth in technology, the project will also help Cameroon in its quest for emergence by 2035.Founded in 1984; Prologica is one of the main players in the information technology market in Portugal.

Chadian, Nigerian Companies Win Road Contracts In Cameroon

Sner and Atidolf, Chadian and Nigerian engineering firms respectively, have been awarded two road construction contracts worth FCFA 53.7 billion by the Cameroonian government.

The contract for the construction of the Soa-Esse-Awae road, in the Centre Region, worth FCFA 34.3 billion, was awarded to the Nigeria Company Atidolf.

The Chadian company Sner was given the contract for the construction of Maroua-Bogo road, in the Far North Region worth FCFA 19.4 billion.

These companies have 24 months to deliver the projects.

Bretton Woods Approves 70 Billion For Maternal Health

In order to improve the health services of mother and child in Cameroon, Bretton Woods Institution administrators recently approved FCFA 70 billion funds to finance the project.

According to a World Bank communiqué, the fund includes a loan of FCFA 55 billion from the International Development Association, IDA, the concessional one-stop shop of the World Bank; and a donation of about FCFA 14.8 billion provided by the Fiduciary Fund of the Global Financing Facility, GFF.

The first phase of the project will cover 36 Districts of Northern Cameroon; targeting women, adolescents and children under five, as well as the displaced population and refugees affected by insecurity in the area. The project focuses on two components, which are enhancing the provision of health services and institution building to improve the results of the health system.

Camrail Increases Employees’ Salaries

 

According to a press release recently published by Cameroon railway, Camrail, the salaries of its employees will witness a four percent increase rate and another two percent in 2017.
The information was made public after 60 interns and other temporary workers signed their employment contracts to join the workforce of the railroad company.
Before signing the contracts, officials of the national rail carrier assured the new recruits that they will be trained on better ways to handle the equipment of the company.
The companies, which boast of over 2,100 employees, pledged to continuously work to ameliorate the working conditions of its workers.

Lafarge-Holcim To Construct Cement Factory In Nomayos

 

The government of Cameroon and the Lafarge group has signed an investment agreement for the construction of a cement factory in Nomayos on the outskirt of Yaounde.
The agreement will help resurrect the project which was announced some five years ago. The foundation stone for the construction of the cement factory was laid in September, 2011 in Nomayos, a few days after the start of construction works on the Dangote Cement factory in Douala, which started operating in 2015.
Commenting on the delay of the cement factory, Pierre Moukoko Mbonjo, Chairman of CIMENCAM said “the industrial procedures, which are time-consuming and the discussion with the State on tax and administrative issues delayed the project. The most important thing is the signing of this agreement with the government, which will enable us to finally start works. The Project will be completed in 2018”.

Controversy Sparks Following Mbia’s Omission In Broos’ 23 Man Squad

The decision by Cameroon Coach, Hugo Broos’s decision to leave sideline  the teams Captain Stephane Mbia from his 23 man squad against a friendly match with France and the African Nations Cup qualifiers against Mauritanian is currently generating debate in soccer circles in the country and beyond.

Stephane Mbia
Mbia

Stephane Mbia’s omission from the shortlisted players follows his been benched in the second leg AFCON qualifiers game against South Africa against the backdrop that he made disparaging comments about his younger teammates.

Mbia’s comment was not taken lightly by Cameroon’s Sports Minister, Bidoung Mpwatt, as he was reportedly called to order.

Nevertheless, Hugo Broos in an interview with the Federation explained that Mbia was suspended for picking up a red card in the friendly match against Nigeria. Besides, the Lions’ skipper has been retained by his Chinese club for a game on May 29.

Apart  from Mbia,  also left out of the squad are Sebastien Bassong, Matip Marvin, Landry N’guemo and others who played against South Africa.

Njie Clinton who has been off the field of play due to injury for three months as a result of a torn knee ligament keeping him away during the game against South Africa in both legs has been called to the team.

Cameroon coach Hugo Broos in his third outing since he took over as Cameroon coach has given some home based players a chance to show their worth; Djetei Mohammed of Union of Douala, Aaron Mbimbe of Cotonsport of Garoua and Joseph Jonathan Ngwem of Unisport.

A preview at the list of called players reveals that Broos is putting in place a compact defense and attack for his team.

Cameroon is set to play a friendly against France on May 30 and against Mauritania on June 3.

Dangote Donates $10m To Boko Haram Victims

 

Nigerian business tycoon and Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, has pledged to donate $10m (£7m) to assist families affected by Boko Haram’s insurgency.

Boko Haram Victims

Dangote announced the donation while visiting refugee camps in Borno state with its governor Kashim Shettima on Monday May 9, 2016. Welcoming the donation, Mr Shettima said: “Our people are in dire straits and there is only so much that we can do with our limited resources.”

The business tycoon said his main priority was to help curb malnutrition and hunger in the camps, and to then create education and job opportunities for people.

“This is not the first time I am coming here and it will not be the last,” Mr Dangote said, adding that he had previously donated about $6m to tackle the humanitarian crisis in Borno and two other north-eastern states affected by the insurgency

The pledged donation is one of the biggest supports by a businessman towards easing a humanitarian crisis which has left more than two million people homeless.

However, some Nigerian businessmen have been accused of failing to fulfill pledges made to the government in the previous years.

An official told the BBC that unlike others, Mr Dangote had kept previous promises.

A leaked World Bank report estimates that about 30% of 3.2 million private homes have been destroyed in the state, which has been worst-affected by the insurgency in north-eastern Nigeria.

Meantime, the Nigerian government has urged people to return to areas recaptured from the militant Islamist group

A prominent Nigerian cleric Bishop Mike Bamidele said churches have also been destroyed, and called on the government to help rebuild them.