(Business in Cameroon) - During the cabinet council held on March 1, 2018, in Yaoundé, the minister of Housing Jean Claude Mbwentchou accused Alliances Construction Cameroon of being the reason for the delays observed in the social housing project.
He was detailing the state of the project backed by Banque Atlantique and which was assigned to the Morrocan group’s subsidiary in 2014.
Jean Claude Mbwentchou pointed out “Alliances Construction Cameroun S.A.’s noncompliance with the requirements to submit its subcontractors to be approved ». The minister also informed that those subcontractors failed to do the works expected from them due to their low technical and financial abilities. “This is one of the main reasons for the delays observed and the difficulties to meet the delivery times”, he added.
According to the minister, it is crucial to mention that according to the MoU, the studies should cost CFA2 billion (pre-tax value) and the works CFA38 billion (pre-tax). The budget for technical inspection, supervision and development missions was not included.
« We had to launch a rationalization process to manage the budget and after tough negotiations with Alliances Construction Cameroun, we were able to set a budget for the said services”, Jean Claude Mbwentchou revealed. He also said that the services will cost CFA879,240,592 and will span over a period of 13 months.