(Business in Cameroon) - Water distribution in Yaoundé, the Cameroonian capital, was disrupted over the past week. Households were only able to get clean water every two days, or even every three days depending on the neighborhood.
State-owned Camwater says these disruptions are caused by the instability of the power grid that led to the shutdown of the Akomnyada production plant, the top water supplier in the capital.
In a statement signed on May 21, 2019, the Minister of Energy and Water points out that the impact is much more serious to the extent that teams from Eneo, the water department, National Electricity Transmission Company (Sonatrel) and Camwater were quickly deployed to the site.
Despite this major mobilization of teams, the distribution of drinking water in the Cameroonian capital was again interrupted late in the evening of 23 May 2019, in some neighborhoods, and early in the morning of 24 May 2019, in others.
The Akomnyada plant provides the Cameroonian capital with a maximum volume of 150,000 cubic meters of water every day, compared to only 50,000 cubic meters for the Mefou station.