Female Africa Cup of Nations: Prime Minister Philemon Yang calls on construction companies to speed up work and respect deadline
Prime Minister, Head of Government, Philemon Yang, who is also the Chairman of the Organising Committee for the Female and Male African Cup of Nations tournaments in 2016 and 2019 respectively, has called on enterprises carrying out rehabilitation and construction of the Yaounde Omnisport Stadium and the three training playgrounds (Military Stadium and Annex 1 and 2 stadiums in Yaounde), to speed up work, taking into account the deadline given by the Confederation of African Football (CAF). Mr. Yang handed down the instructions yesterday at the Yaounde Sports Complex during a working session that followed his inspection tour to the project sites.
The Prime Minister, who was flanked by the Minister of State, Minister of Tourism, Bello Bouba Maïgari, Sports and Physical Education Minister, Bidoung Mkpatt, amongst other cabinet ministers, instructed that security of the project sites and materials should be ensured. He also ordered government to hasten up the treatment of files and payment of the enterprises concerned stating that files must be treated within 48 hours. As far as AFCON villages are concerned, the PM urged the Local Organising Committee to, amongst other things, involve traditional rulers and elite for effective promotion of Cameroon’s image.
“Do everything possible to ensure that we have the AFCON in good condition”, he said reminding the enterprises that they are partners of Cameroon who should not afford to disappoint the country. After the inspection visit, the Prime Minister expressed satisfaction with the progress of work which stands at overall 66 per cent for the Omnisport stadium and 53 per cent for the training grounds.