Residents take Nachtigal dam grievances to World Bank
Communities living near the 420 MW Nachtigal dam construction on the Sanaga River, some 60km north of Yaoundé, have turned to the World Bank's inspection panel to complain about the project.
The management team at the country's leading refuse collection firm astutely took advantage of a strike by its employees in Yaoundé to pressure the state into settling its arrears as rubbish started to pile up in the streets of the capital.
Against the initial advice of the World Bank advice, public sector energy distributor Sonatrel has insisted on involving its own technicians in the project to set up an electricity interconnection between Cameroon and Chad. It is going to have to use outside consultants, however, to handle the financial side of the project.