(Business in Cameroon) - Garoua, the regional capital of Cameroon’s northern region, is currently running a daily deficit of 4,500m3 of drinking water, the water minister Gaston Eloundou Essomba said during a recent site visit.
According to Camwater, the public company that supplies drinking water in the country, the production deficit is due to the cessation of some boreholes that allowed water to be collected and distributed in the city. Of 18 boreholes, only 10 are still operational.
Whilst demand is 18,000 m3 a day, facilities now only deliver 13,500 m3 at full production. To cut this deficit, the government announced the installation of about 500 boreholes in the northern region this year.