(Business in Cameroon) - MTN Cameroon and Intertoll Africa Limited, subsidiary of the South African group, Group Five, announce their partnership to modernize toll gates in Cameroon.
Themba Mosai (photo), CEO of Group Five limited, explains that this partnership between the two companies will be the first of that type which is aimed at decreasing travel times and safeguarding toll gate fee collection by dematerializing the payments, which can now be done via mobile phones. The CEO adds that thanks to that project, Cameroon will be at the forefront of technological innovation in the world, and in Africa in particular, as far as mobility is concerned.
Let’s note that since 2009, Cameroon has decided to build 14 automatic tollgates and the consortium formed by Group Five Limited (specialized in the construction of infrastructures) and its subsidiary Intertoll Africa Limited were invited, along with two other consortiums, in May 2018 to submit their final offers.
The two other consortiums are Razel-Bec-Société Egis Projects and Vinci Highway-Sogea Satom- Vinci Concessions.
It is also worth reminding that the consortium Razel-Bec-Société Egis Projects had the highest points (94.7/100) following the restricted call to tender launched on August 25, 2017. Vinci Highway-Sogea Satom- Vinci Concessions came second with 86.5/100 while Group Five- Intertoll Africa Limited was third with 80.5 out of 100 possible marks.
Though the government has not yet made an official statement on the issue, a source close to the case thinks that the current Mtn Cameroon-Intertoll Africa limited partnership is a sign that the infrastructure giant has won at least one lot of the project to build 14 automatic tolls on some Cameroonian roads.