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Cameroon plans CFA14bn for extensive road upgrades and maintenance in 2024

Cameroon plans CFA14bn for extensive road upgrades and maintenance in 2024
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(Business in Cameroon) - The Cameroonian Ministry of Public Works (Mintp) announced the disbursement of CFA14 billion to develop and maintain 1,319 km of road in 2024. The resources will be managed by decentralized territorial collectivities (CTDs), we learned.

According to detailed plans disclosed by the ministry, regional councils will be allocated CFA2 billion, with each of the country's ten regions receiving CFA200 million. This fund is intended for works spanning a combined distance of 119 kilometers. Moreover, the country's 360 municipalities are set to receive CFA12 billion, aimed at maintaining 1,200 km of roadways throughout 2024.

The financial support from the Mintp represents a critical lifeline for the CTDs, addressing one of the most pressing challenges in Cameroon's road maintenance sector: funding shortages. Despite the substantial needs of this sector, historical funding has fallen short of requirements. For instance, in 2022 and 2023, a little over CFA40 billion was available for road maintenance in each fiscal year. However, the actual needs, as estimated by the Ministry of Public Works, stood at around CFA800bn for 2022 alone.

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