Bui-Donga Drivers Back to the Road After Crisis Meeting

 

Drivers plying the Kumbo-Nkambe road have resumed work after a sit down strike to protest against constant harassment by elements of the Gendarmerie Brigade Routiere Peloton stationed at Nkar between, Kumbo and Ndu.

The Nkar Routiere control post was also burn down by unknown individuals during the standoff between the drivers and the routieres.

I took the intervention of Bui SDO, Nzeke Theophile in a crisis meeting with the drivers, security officials and senior gendarme officials from Yaoundé on Tuesday October 18, 2014, to calm tempers. He called on them to acquire legal documents and advised them to pay, collect and sign their documents to avoid future problem with the Routieres.

The hundred of drivers who turn out for the meeting complained of constant extortion by element of the routiere that confiscate and misplace their documents. The drivers lead by the divisional president of the Drivers Union, Tata Donald questioned why the drivers are complaining only of the Routiere on that stretch of road and called for the Routiere control to be taken off the road.

The Routiere on their part claimed that most of the documents used by the drivers were fake, especially their insurance policies, road worthiness certificate and some of their vehicle registration certificate.

The sit down strike by the drivers caused untold suffering to passengers on that stretch of road who had to result to using commercial bikes popularly known as ‘achaba’

By Tangwa Lawrence in Kumbo.

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