22, June 2017
The Francophone Minister of Higher Education, Jacque Fame Ndongo has said that the production phase of the 500,000 computers promised to students by the Head of State, President Biya will begin soon in China. Jacques Fame Ndongo, who is now acting as a representative of the Chinese company, also revealed that the firm Sichuan telecom will first make available 30% of the 500,000 computers. The anti Anglophone cabinet minister has been under fire particularly from the French speaking student community over the delay recorded in the project.
This time around, the CPDM baron lied that Exim Bank China has eventually released the funding for the project and reassured the student community that it was now possible to launch the operational phase. Cameroon Concord News sources say the Biya regime is broke and things are falling apart.
In one of its dubious moves, the Biya Francophone Beti Ewondo regime signed an agreement with the Chinese company Sichuan Telecom Construction and Engineering Co LTD for the manufacture of computers and the construction of nine digital university development centers. Regarding the second point of this agreement, each of the eight state universities was expected to have a digital development center. Another center was supposed to be built at the interstate university of Cameroon and the Congo.
As for the delay in the project, Jacques Fame Ndongo indicated recently that it is linked to the complexity of many financial issues involved especially about the release of funds by the Chinese bank. On June 20, 2017 Qian Wen Feng, the Managing Director of Sichuan telecom construction and engineering Co.LtD was granted an audience by the 84 year old dictator. However, no date for the distribution of the first computers to the students has been made public.
By Rita Akana
Cameroon Concord News Group
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