According to a recent information published on November 23, 2017 by the Ministry of Higher Education, the first consignment of the 500,000 computers promised by the French Cameroun dictator, President Paul Biya will arrive Cameroon on the 27th of December 2017.
The release that came from the communication department of the Ministry of Higher Education, also stated that the technical work of manufacturing the first 80 000 computers actually began on November 16, 2017 and will end on December 23rd before being transported to Yaounde.
The anti Anglophone Minister for Higher Education, Jacques Fame Ndongo pointed out that “The rest of the computers will be manufactured in five phases of 100, 100, 100, 100, 000, 60, 000 and 60, 000 computers over a five-month period.” The Fame Ndongo press release observed that the production of 100 000 computers will take “almost 45 days”. The ministry says that all the parts needed to make the first batch are ready. “It remains the assembly”.
The first batch of 80,000 computers will arrive in Yaoundé by flight, but the other 420,000 computers will be shipped to Cameroon by boat. From Hong Kong to Yaounde, this boat will take about 45 days.
As a reminder, it was in the framework of the “Special Youth Plan” prescribed by the Head of State, Paul Biya, on February 10, 2016, that the Minister of Higher Education, Jacques Fame Ndongo, proceeded and signed on July 27 2016 in Yaounde, with the Chinese company Sichuan Telecom Construction Engeneering Co. Ltd a convention called “e-national higher education”. The goal is to generalize the use of ICT among Cameroonian students. The computer scheme is now seen in Cameroon as a hoax.
By Rita Akana with files from Cameroon Info.Net