Women’s AFCON 2016: Cameroon to transport Ghanaian and Malian delegations with buses that have cracked windscreens.
The 40 Portuguese manufactured buses designed to facilitate movements in the cities of Yaoundé and Limbe and to transport teams and officials of the 2016 Women’s African Cup of Nations are still not available. The Minister of Transport of Transport, Edgard Alain Mebo Ngo’o has been running away from the media recently following his costly declaration on the Eseka train disaster.
However, the CPDM government now says the Portuguese consortium Eximtrans Irmos Mota that won the contract to deliver the buses has demonstrated its inability to honor the agreement it signed on the 30th of August 2016 with the Minister of Transport, Edgard Alain Mebe Ngo’o.
The bullying minister had announced pompously that 40 initial buses out of a total of 150 were expected in the country in October. Of these 40 buses revealed Minister Mebo Ngo’o, 25 were to serve Yaoundé, 5 in the city of Limbe and 10 high-class buses were to be used for the transportation of female football teams and their various delegations.
With Minister Mebo Ngo’o now on the run, the Organizing Committee of the Women’s AFCON has opted to use some old Chinese buses, some of which assigned to the Ghanaian and Malian delegations have cracked windscreens. In addition, 13 coaster buses with 29 seats have also been requisitioned for this female Africa Cup of Nations. Eximtrans has reportedly announced the delivery of the luxury buses on the 10th of December.
Soter Tarh Agbaw-Ebai with files from Rita Akana and CIN