National Security: Eight New Police Stations For Y’de And D’la


The raising insecurity in Cameroon has pushed government to rethink its security priorities with the announcement of the urgent construction of eight new police stations in the metropolis of Douala and Yaoundé within the next 12 months, worth some 492.5 million FCFA from the special Emergency Fund created by the head of state in December 2012.

Through a restricted tender published on 21 July, the Minister of Public Contracts, Abba Sadou, asked competent technical services to submit proposals for geotechnical study, monitoring and control policy to build five modern police stations in Yaoundé and three others in Douala.

The total cost of the project is 492 500 000 000 FCFA with Yaounde to host five in Tsinga (53 million FCFA), Ekounou (53 million CFA francs), and Mokolo  and Odza (65.5 million CFA francs each). One other will be constructed in the locality of Mbamayo for a total coast of 303 million FCFA.

In Douala, the government will spend some  of 65.5 million FCFA each for the police station to be built at Camp Pondi and Bonanjo. Another, worth 58 million CFA francs, will be built Manoka Island off Douala.

The opening of tender files for the eight projects will take place at the Star Building on August 28, 2015 by the Special Commission for procurement under the three-year emergency plan in the presence of bidders or their representatives according to the official release by the Public Contract ministry.

President Paul Biya has announced on December 9, 2014, a new three-year Development Plan in diverse sectors as social housing, the development of small infrastructure, livestock, etc. The Three Year Development Plan to cost some 925 billion FCFA will span from 2015-2017.  Five commercial banks, four national and one international will accompany the government in the implementation of this plan.

Standard Bank Chartererd Cameroon will contribute to the tune of 300 billion, Cameroon's Atlantic Bank with 190 billion; the BGFIBank Cameroon 100 billion and Ecobank Cameroon to the tune of 35 billion. While the Madrid Deutsche Bank will chip in 300 billion.

By Abongwa Fozo