Britain to construct 5,300 social housing units in French Cameroon 0

President Paul Biya has received a British business delegation led by the UK High Commissioner to Cameroon, Brian Olley. The audience that held today Thursday in the Unity Palace was reportedly intensive and productive.

At the end of the meeting, the British top diplomat revealed that more than 5,300 social housing units will soon be built in Cameroon. High Commissioner Brian Olley added that the projects, amounting to 140 billion CFA francs will be realized in Douala, Yaounde and Kribi.

On combating the Nigerian Islamic sect, Boko Haram, Brian Olley announced that Britain would intensify its support for the Cameroonian defense forces, particularly in the area of military training, revealing that a post of military attaché would be created in April next year in its representation in Cameroon.

Ambassador Brian Olley also stated that more than 15 billion CFA francs had already been mobilized by the United Kingdom for the assistance to refugees and displaced persons who are victims of terrorism.

The UK ranks second on the list of Cameroonian donors with (US $ 88.2 million) behind France (US $ 167 million) Germany (US $ 87.4 million), the United States (US $ 40.7 million) and Japan (US $ 25.1 million).

By Chi Prudence Asong