The localities of Lang, Kevel, Ngemse-bah in Oku are in alter alert following a severe land slide that occurred during the weekend after a heavy down pour. The disaster led to no dead but the sweeping away of farmlands and the destruction of two main bridges that serves the people of the three localities has slowed down economic activities in Prime Minister Philemon Yang’s home constituency.
The Mayor of Oku, Jerome Ngum Njio visited the affected areas and observed that some areas had been earmarked as high risk zone and the local population had earlier been warned not to construct nor cultivate around those areas. The mayor regretted that many Oku inhabitants still stubbornly carryout agricultural activities around the risk zone.
Mayor Jerome Ngum further insisted that inhabitants along the risk zone should relocate and that no cultivation or construction works will be permitted henceforth around the locality. The mayor did not say whether the CPDM government has plans to help the people of Oku to settle elsewhere but revealed that relocation was the first pre-emptive measure to avoid any loss of lives in the future.