North West elites hand over 75 million to Bamenda Main Market fire victims

By Nchendzengang Tatah

The elites from the North West, along with other supporters, have raised 75.6 million FCFA for the victims of the Bamenda Main Market fire incident, as reported by The Observer.

On June 7, a committee responsible for distributing the resources equally among the victims was established in Bamenda. This committee includes the City Mayor of Bamenda, the Traders’ Association President, the CBC Executive President, representatives from the Governor’s office, the Archbishop of Bamenda, and the PCC Moderator.

Starting June 11, victims can collect their support at OPSECS. Minister Delegate at the Ministry of External Relations in charge of the Commonwealth, Felix Mbayu expressed his empathy for the victims, stating, ‘When we heard about the fire incident, we felt your pain.’

He acknowledged the market’s significance as a source of livelihood for the victims and as the commercial center of the entire region.

The representatives of the victims conveyed deep gratitude for the assistance recei
ved. They urged the City Mayor to prioritize the reconstruction of the market.

City Mayor Paul Achombong revealed that an extraordinary Council session would soon be convened to discuss and begin the reconstruction process.

Official reports indicate that 292 shops were destroyed, affecting 439 traders during the fire incident in February 2024.

Source: Cameroon News Agency