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North West: PPRD Steering Committee chair evaluates projects

The chairman of the steering committee of the Presidential Plan for the Reconstruction and Development, PPRD, of the North West and South West regions, Balungeli Confiance Ebune has evaluated projects carried out under the plan in the North West region.

Speaking in Bamenda, Tuesday, March 28, 2023, the steering committee chairman saluted the resilience of the local population and called on the authorities to take the projects to zones considered red zones.

Balungeli Confiance disclosed that the PPRD is gaining more attention from potential sponsors for the last two years.

With an initial start-up budget of FCFA 10 billion from the government of Cameroon, Balungeli Confiance disclosed that the plan has received an additional budget of 2.8 billion from the Japanese and support has also come in from the Islamic Development Bank Bank, SABC, GICAM amongst others.

In the divisions of the North West region, the Presidential Plan has reconstructed and equip women empowerment centres, organise socio cultural activities, support to media houses, rehabilitation of schools, health centres amongst others.

Coordinated on ground by the United Nations Development Program, UNDP, the PPRD has touched all the divisions of the North West region.

Balungeli Confiance Ebune used the occasion to call on young persons to join forces of the nation for the development of the region.

Earlier in his welcome address, the City Mayor of Bamenda, Paul Achombong said the visit confirms the progress government is making to resolve the crisis. He launched an appeal for those still in the bushes to drop their weapons and join the reconstruction of the region.

"Reconstruction is prove that normalization is around", he said.

The Presidential Plan for the Reconstruction and Development of the North West and South West regions was put in place on April 3, 2020 by the President of the Republic and for three years, beneficiaries have attested to it's effectiveness and vision to build better.

By Nji Nelson Chefor

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