Yaoundé - 28 May 2022 -
Public management

Cameroon disburses XAF2.4 bln for labor-intensive programs in 8 communes

Cameroon disburses XAF2.4 bln for labor-intensive programs in 8 communes
  • Comments   -   Wednesday, 22 December 2021 13:22

(Business in Cameroon) - On December 16, 2021, in Yaoundé, Minister of Economy Alamine Ousmane Mey signed funding agreements worth XAF2.4 bln overall with eight communes in Cameroon. The said communes are namely Beka, Mamfé, Tinto, Bamenda 2, Ebebda, Nghan-Ha, Doumé and Nkongsamba 3. Thanks to those contracts, the beneficiaries will implement High labor-intensive (HIMO) public work programs.

According to the government, the works will mainly consist of the rehabilitation of paved roads, the construction of classrooms and social houses using local materials, and urban sanitation programs. The government estimates that about 1750 jobs will be created in beneficiary communes. 

The HIMO approach provides for the use of local materials and workforce for the implementation of projects. For Médard Kouatchou, head of the HIMO unit at the Ministry of Economy, because of its specificity, the HIMO approach helps beneficiary regions keep 70 to 80% of budgeted funds.  

Given its advantage, the government plans to boost the recourse to the HIMO approach to fight rampant unemployment in Cameroon. Specifically, public authorities plan to create about 100,000 jobs in the country between 2020 and 2025 in the framework of the national integrated program for the development of decentralized territorial units. 


The international air traffic in Cameroon fell by 62.04% from 868,788 to 357,564 passengers between 2019 and 2020. Domestic traffic also followed the same...
Emile Parfait Simb, the promoter of Global Investment Trading (better known as Liyeplimal), which specializes in cryptocurrency investments, was arrested...
The Cameroonian government announced, via its Ministry of public work, (Mintp) that it has finally completed the fundraising for the construction of 14...
The British consulting firm Euro Petroleum Consultants (EPC), which specializes in petroleum and petrochemical projects, has just signed a "Project...

Mags frontpage

Business in Cameroon n110: April 2022

Covid-19, war in Europe: Some Cameroonian firms will suffer

Albert Zeufack: “Today, the most important market is in Asia”

Investir au Cameroun n120: Avril 2022

Covid-19, guerre en Europe : des entreprises camerounaises vont souffrir

Albert Zeufack: « Le marché le plus important aujourd’hui, c’est l’Asie »