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Limbe City Council Mayor clocks 100 days in office, Presents Balance Sheet so far

Mayor Paul Efome Ngale

Elected on March 4th, 2022 to replace the late Mayor Andrew Motanga,  Mayor Paul Efome Ngale has clocked 100 days in office. 100 days which has been faced with challenges and successes.

Speaking at a press conference to mark the event, the city Mayor reiterated that his mandate is set on "Building Peace, Building love, building trust, building our communities and building our city" with his vision centered on achieving the National Development Strategy for 2020-2030.

The city Mayor acknowledged that he assumed office having as a priority the payment of salaries of council workers.

"When I took office in March 2022, sincerely things were difficult for the LCC. I met a negative account and at double red as I love to tell you. On top of this, the workers had gone for some six months without salaries. This could be explained by the effects of the socio-political crisis that has been plaguing the North West and South West Regions and also due to the fire incident that ravaged SONARA installments in 2019 which prevented the City council from receiving much-needed funds for its running. Noting that SONARA alone accounted for over 65 percent of the revenues of the LCC.  The situation was a reality and threatened the smooth working environment at the Limbe City council as workers had gone for months without salaries", he said.
Talking about the completion of the new market project, Mayor Paul Efome Ngale stated that, his new administration exalted pressure on the implementing companies to rapidly finish works and hand over the new market to the council.

"The New Limbe Main Market project whose construction was triggered in August 2020 thanks to a loan from FEICOM, was supposed to see its first stage completed months back. This is a 2.2 billion Francs project that is destined to transform and modernize the commercial landscape of Limbe. But after my observations, I found unacceptable, the very slow pace of some contractors, and it caused the city council to lose much-needed revenue which could have been raised by the renting of the new market stores", he stated.

Talking about the Cholera attack in Limbe city in March 2022, the city Mayor said, "the South west fell under a serious health threat, CHOLERA. The cholera outbreak according to him was swift and ruthless as in a short period; many Limbe inhabitants were contaminated with some even losing their lives. Hospitals were overwhelmed with patients and sanitary equipment became insufficient.

Since knowledge is power, the Limbe City Council started by sensitizing the population on how to prevent the disease, how to cure it, and where to do that.

The mayor disclosed that he had made important donations to health establishments in Limbe to support their courageous efforts in combatting the epidemic.

After giving a rundown of the activities he has carried out so far during his first 100 days in office, the Mayor revealed that he plans to transform the Down Beach commercial area and build four blocks of toilets, pressurize contractors for the completion of the Limbe New Market Project, extend the street lighting system to localities where such an amenity are non-existent, promote sports and physical activities for youths such as football tournaments, revamp the famous Limbe Festival of Arts and Culture “LIMBE FESTAC” and a host of others.

Mayor Paul Efome Ngale is the youngest city Mayor in all 14 city councils of Cameroon.

By Tantan Patience

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