PM Yang inspects Afcon facilities in Douala

The Prime Minister and Head of Government was in the economic capital on Tuesday to evaluate the progress of work…

The Prime Minister and Head of Government was in the economic capital on Tuesday to evaluate the progress of work done so far on the various infrastructure to host the continental showpiece in that region of the country.

The visit follows a similar exercise conducted last week in Garoua and comes just a few weeks to the arrival of a second inspection mission from the Confederation of African Football in Cameroon.

In his delegation, Philemon Yang was accompanied by, the Minister of Sports and Physical Education, the Minister of Public Works, the Minister of Housing and Urban Development, the Minister of Transport, the Minister of Tourism as well as the Governor of the Littoral region.

The delegation kicked off the tour early Tuesday morning at the Japoma multisports complex where a small committee met with the Turkish officials in charge of the works on the site.

Though the visit was not open to the press, gathered that the works at the site is slightly advanced at over 30%.

However, the stadium itself is at a completion rate of about 70%, the delegation was told as they spent about 45 minutes on the site before moving on to gthe Bepanda Omnisports stadium where tractors were at work, bulldozing the playground. It did not warrant much of the attention of the delegation who had just ten minutes to walk around the facility which rather needs rehabilitation.

Off the Prime Minister led the delegation to the Mbappé Leppe stadium in Akwa and the Bonamoussadi stadium which will all serve as training grounds for teams during the competition.Philemon Yang, also president of the Local Organising Committee of the 2016 and 2019 Afcon, also visited the Douala International Airport, at the Douala General Hospital and a newly built hotel in the Akwa district.

The evaluation visit was completed at 1 pm with an in camera evaluation meeting at the Tokoto board room of the Douala City Coiuncil (Cud).  This ended the Prime Minister’s two-day stay in the economic capital after presiding over the 9th edition of the Cameroon Business Forum on Monday March 12.

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