4, September 2017
The Francophone dominated force known as the National Gendarmerie has revealed that a total of 116 people were killed in the month of August 2017 on the main roads in Cameroon. A spokesperson for the French Cameroun security apparatus, Colonel Tchinda Henri noted on Sunday via Canal Press program on Canal 2 International tv that 90% of these accidents were due to a human causes and 10% is related to environmental issues.
Cameroon Concord News gathered from the televised presentation that human causes were mainly the imprudence of the road users with recklessness manifested by speeding, dangerous overtaking, poor parking of vehicles and driver fatigue.
Colonel Tchinda Henri did not blame the poor state of the roads including the complete absence of traffic police and proper driving schools in the country but in a typical ruling CPDM pattern, presented a plan adopted by the Gendarmerie Nationale to limit road traffic accidents during this back-to-school period. This is what the policing services do every year and expect different results.
By Eyong Johnson with files from CIN