22, October 2016
Eseka train disaster: Government spokesman says Biya is following the situation closely from abroad 0
The Minister of Communication, Issa Tchiroma has told the Cameroon people that, President Biya has ordered the opening of an investigation into the terrible train accident that occurred on Friday, October 21, 2016 near Eseka.
In a statement presented in both English and French on state radio and television, Issa Tchiroma Bakary informed the nation of actions taken by the head of state from his holiday resort abroad. The statement reportedly crafted by a Biya acolyte in Yaounde stated that, the President of the Republic was following the situation closely and has given standing and appropriate instructions to Prime Minister Philemon Yang to hold a crisis meeting.
The government spokesman added that President Biya instructed the government to make available financial resources to the bereaved families and the wounded to enable them to deal with the situation. The Biya statement reassured the public that all necessary steps were being taken by the government to deal with the situation and urged the Cameroon people to show their usual solidarity in such circumstances.
By Sama Ernest in Yaounde