The Federal Republic of Germany has decided to suspend the financing of micro-development projects in Cameroon for the years 2016 and 2017. According to a press release from the German Embassy, applications will be accepted only after the Bundesregierung (German administration) resumes funding for micro-development projects. No justification was given for this suspension but a sister publication; Cameroun-info.net reported that the suspension is linked to a problem of restructuring.
In the framework of bilateral technical cooperation, the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Cameroon has a fund to finance micro-development projects. Funded projects should aim to cover the basic needs of the most disadvantaged sections of the population. Particular attention is also paid to the consideration of the concept of gender in each funded project. Because of the large number of applications; the financing of projects is limited to a maximum amount of 10,000 Euros (6.5 million FCFA).
The micro projects submitted to the embassy for funding mainly target the construction and equipment of schools and health centers, agriculture, livestock, fisheries, rural electrification. In other words, this suspension does not concern bilateral cooperation in itself.
Culled from CIN