30, August 2016
The visiting Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Helen Clark has re-pledged her organisation’s support to Cameroon in its youth empowerment programmes and moves at attaining the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Helen Clark reaffirmed this on Monday 29th August 2016 as she began a two-day working visit in Cameroon.
The UNDP boss arrived Yaounde from Nairobi, Kenya and was received by Cameroon’s Minister of External Relations, Lejeune Mbella Mbella. Other officials of the UNDP branch in Cameroon were also on hand to welcome her like the UNDP Country Representative, Najat Rochdi.
During an audience with Minister Lejeune Mbella Mbella, Helen Clark expressed her organisation’s solidarity with the internally displaced persons and refugees following the Boko Haram attacks. The tete-a-tete was also forum for both diplomats to evaluate cooperation ties between Cameroon and the UNDP.
At the end of the UNDP scribe promised to continue supporting development efforts in the country. Over at the Prime Minister’s Office in an audience with Head of Government, Philemon Yang, Helen Clark not only pledged to support the empowerment of the youth but also recommended a holistic approach to economic growth, while encouraging inclusive growth in the country.
This 30th August 2016, the UNDP Administrator left Yaounde for Maroua in the Far North Region, to meet with the internally displaced persons and visit UNDP projects in the region.
Culled from CRTV