CDC resumes operations on two sites after five years of inactivity.
The state-owned Agro-industrial company, Cameroon Development Corporation, CDC aims to restart operations at the Ombe and Pungo sites which had been shut down for five years.
To this effect, the General Manager of CDC, Franklin Ngoni Njie has launched two contracts for the acquisition of generators for the factories that will package the products for exports to the European market.
The said machines will supply the plants in periods of power shortage and the contractors must submit their bids by November latest.
By the end of 2022, the Debuncha palm oil plantation, located in the Municipality of Idenau at the foot of Mt Cameroon and on the Atlantic Ocean will resume its activities.
The site has been on standstill after armed groups deprived workers of access to the plantation.
In 2018, 12 out of 29 sites were at a complete standstill.
According to reports by GICAM, some sites have become camps for armed men who dislodge workers.
Due to this situation, 6,124 people lost their jobs but with a gradual resumption of work in the plantations, some employees have gradually found work and a salary.
Meanwhile, the Anglophone crisis has greatly disrupted the CDC’s operation.
In 2019 and 2020, the company generated a negative result of over 18billion according to the official data from the ministry of Finance and led to the decline in Economic activity.
Nevertheless, the resumption of the CDC’s operations is expected to bring a great relief.
*By Diffo Inese, Student Journalist on internship