Revisits Abandoned Bamenda Referral Hospital Project   

By Ignatius Nji with reports

The Bamenda Referral Hospital Project site has been deserted and the project itself abandoned while same projects in other regions have been completed and put to use. 

        The Member of Parliament, MP for Boyo, Hon.  Evaristus Njong  has revisited this subject and has begun pressing for the relaunch of works on this project. 

       According to the MP, it is time for promises to be translated into concrete actions.         

            The opposition MP made the call in an interview granted to reporters on the sidelines of the ongoing March session of Parliament.

        Said he “…..We have been talking about the contractor especially the feet dragging attitude. Other referral hospitals are already functioning but ours in Bamenda is at a standstill. The pretentious excuse is about insecurity. They are projects that are going on in Bamenda”.

   A parliamentary fact-finding mission is said to have visited the site in February 2021 and noticed that only 7 out of the 14 apartments have been raised above ground level.     Construction works for the referral hospital in the Nkwen Bamenda III subdivision were suspended in 2018.     

   The construction firm that was handling the project cited insecurity as his obstacle while the contract of  the 15 billion CFA francs project which            was expected to last for 18 months  had long elapsed.                           

 This was following the launch of the project in May 2017 by former Public Health Minister, Andre Mama Fouda. 10 billion FCFA was set aside for the building and 5 billion FCFA for equipment.

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