The Buea Council has taken measures to keep the municipality at bay of the COVID-19 that has killed at least three persons in Cameroon and over 100 persons tested positive.
The measures were taken on Thursday, March 26 during a crisis meeting at the Council attended by all heads of service and chaired by the Mayor David Mafani Namange.
At the end of the one-hour meeting, the Council adopted measures to continue sensitizing the population to keep respecting government measures put in place to avoid the spread of the COVID-19. The Council executive also pledged to reinforce the communication team that has been on the field to sensitise the population on proper hygiene measures to adopt.
To keep to proper hygiene, it was also agreed at the meeting that no food item will henceforth be displayed on markets in the municipality.
The emergency crisis meeting at the Council also looked at the rising phenomenon of illegal constructions in the municipality as well as the gradual return of bikes in town despite their ban.
As concerns illegal constructions on market footpaths, the mayor said they will be immediately demolished and matched actions to words by led a team immediately after the meeting to the Soppo market and other parts of town begin the demolition. He gave a seven-day notification to owners of buildings constructed on water ways to be demolished while stores without toilets were identified and marked for immediate regularization before the next field mission by the council team.
Mayor David Mafani Namange reminded the population of the municipality that bikes are banned from town and called on all to respect this measure in order to avoid urban disorder.