(Business in Cameroon) - On September 20, the ministry of public works (MINTP) officially handed over maritime surveillance equipment to authorities of the Douala port. This is to reinforce the port's operational capacity.
Louis Max Ayina Ohandja, state secretary in charge of roads at MINTP, and Cyrus Ngo'o, managing director of the Douala port, signed the official documents sealing the deal.
Before the equipment was handed to the port's authorities, Shey Jones, chairman of the management board of the port, welcomed the government’s purchase of the “Emergence” speedboat and three semi-rigid dinghies, qualifying it as extremely opportune. A transaction which was backed by the International Monetary Fund (IMF). “This equipment comes at a time executive management initiated an inclusive strategy to make the Douala port more competitive and efficient,” Shey Jones declared.
Cyrus Ngo'o, on his part, indicated that the speedboat arrived at the Douala port on May 7, 2017 and, it is being used since. It facilitates movements of chief captains from the coast to incoming or outgoing boats while at the same time making more productive the port which handles around 10-12 tons of freight per year.