(Business in Cameroon) - Gervais Bolenga, MD of Cameroon Water Utilities (Camwater), the public water utility, announces a “priority investment plan” to rehabilitate the company’s distribution infrastructures, now in poor condition.
According to him, the facilities are so deteriorated that some work 25% below their potential. “We need to upgrade the deteriorated production equipment and strengthen their maintenance and upkeep,” says Bolenga.
Camwater which formerly only produced water for households, has entered since April 2018 into the distribution segment, initially ensured by the private sector. But since then, consumers have been complaining about the quality distributed by the company. They report it to be yellowish or even blackish color.
In January 2019, the water ministry (Minee) said it still receives complaints regarding public water and sanitation services in particular. “I therefore invite you [his collaborators] to deepen your reflection in order to make proposals for improving the quality of the drinking water supply service, because as the saying goes, water is life,” Minister Gaston Eloundou Essomba instructed.