Basile Atangana Kouna, Cameroon’s Minister of Water and Energy, has informed the Cameroon Water Utilities Corporation that the Biya regime will not renew the concession contract for the supply of drinking water in urban and rural areas, signed with the State of Cameroon, the Cameroon Water utilities corporation (Camwater) and Cameroon Water (CDE).
In a statement addressed to the management of Camwater, Minister Basile Atangana Kouna said the decision not to prolong the agreement was taken by the hierarchy of the state. Founded in December 2007 by a group of Moroccan companies, Cameroon Water (CDE) is a Cameroonian company, responsible for the leasing of public service, drinking water supply in urban and rural areas.
Cameroon Intelligence Report understands some 105 locations are served by CDE. Signed in December 2007, the contract binding the government of Cameroon, CDE and Camwater, went operational on the 2nd of May 2008. It has lasted for 10 years and will expire in 2018. On February the 8th, 2016, the general manager of the Camwater was sacked. Cameroon has been rocked by untimely cuts and lack of drinking water in large cities. In the villages, drinking water is completely unavailable.
By Ebong Kingsley