Following the complete interruption of traffic on the all-important Douala-Yaounde highway, economic activities have considerably been affected. Cameroon is strategically located within the Central African sub-region and is a reception point for land locked countries including Chad, CAR, Congo and Gabon where most of the imported goods come through and are channelled to these countries.
The closure of traffic is not only a major blow to Cameroon’s economy but has also affected the entire Sub Saharan region that almost entirely depends on Cameroon. The presence of hundreds of heavy duty vehicles parked on both sides of the motorway after the bridge collapsed, paints a true picture of the huge traffic on the Yaounde-Douala highway.
The Ministry of Public Works and other CPDM corrupt private agencies in charge of road maintenance are all struggling to find a quick solution to the situation created by poor leadership and mediocrity in the Biya Francophone Beti-Ewondo regime.