Edgard Alain Mebe Ngo, Minister for Transport was interrogated on Monday on the train disaster that happened on October the 21st, 2016 at Eseka which officially claimed the lives of 79 people and left 600 wounded.
Cameroon Intelligence Report was reliably informed that the Transport Minister spent several hours responding to tough questions in the Prime Minister’s office where the Commission of Inquiry established by the President and chaired by the head of government is currently located.
Our source at the Prime Minister’s office revealed that the Commission members asked Minister Mebe Ngo (seen here on photo when he was top in those days) to explain the role he played on the increasing number of wagons on the Intercity service 152.
Hours after the collapse of the Mányai bridge, near Matomb, on the Douala-Yaoundé highway, the transport minister said over state radio and television that he had “prescribed” to Camrail to take all measures to facilitate the movement of travelers between the two major cities .
After the occurrence of the tragedy and fearing the impact his decision could have on the CPDM government, Minister Edgard Alain Mebe Ngo denied his own words and placed the blame on the Cameroon Railway Company. The Minister was quoted as saying “I did not say what I said.”
The contradictions of the Minister of Transport have sparked controversy in public opinion which now demands that some few heads must roll. The findings of the inquiry are expected by November 24th. They will be delivered to the head of state who will decide to make them public or not.
By Eyong Johnson, Sama Ernest in Yaounde