Thousands of people on the Bamenda-Babadjou road network that links the Western and Northwestern regions of Cameroon were stranded for several hours last week, after a section of the 35-kilometer dilapidated network collapsed due to heavy rainfall. Further subsiding also hampered the flow of regional produce.
A road in Bambili in the Northwest region collapsed after heavy rains, trapping two vehicles. Travelers who were leaving Bamenda had to wait for several hours until a section of the damaged road was partially repaired.
“We have decided to carve the section of the road into four. We have already mobilized national [road construction] companies to carry on with the works,” Public Works Minister Emmanuel Nganou Djoumessi told tntribune.com.