25, June 2016
A group of Cameroon government officials driving in a convoy from Japoma via Bille in Douala killed a 5 year old child on Friday the 24th of June. The high powered CPDM delegation that included the Ministers of Youth, Sports and Physical Education traveled to Douala, the economic capital to assess work that was supposed to have been going on at the Douala-Japoma Sports Complex.
The forum that held at the Littoral Governor’s office situated at the Bonanjo district was told that work on the Japoma complex to be used during the Africa Cup of Nation 2019 had not started. Cameroon Concord News got intelligence that the natives were still waiting for their compensation package which usually comes with the expropriation of land.
The members of government were accompanied to Japoma by Mireille Bisseck, the Regional Delegate of Communication in the Littoral and Seraphin Magloire Fouda, who led the mission to plead with the people of Japoma. On their way back, the CPDM caravan killed a 5 year old boy and none of the heavy jeeps in the convoy stopped. The child was pronounced death and police have still not opened any investigation.
Ebong Kingsley (Cameroon Concord News Group)