25, July 2016
As the security situation caused by the Boko Haram insurgency improves, the Israeli government is bracing up to invest in the domains of agriculture, technology and infrastructure in a bid to revamp the economy of the Far North Region.
Israeli Ambassador to Cameroon, His Excellency Ran Gidor, discussed this and other related issues with the Speaker of the National Assembly, Hon. Cavaye Yeguie Djibril, during an audience in the latter’s cabinet on July 22, 2016. Speaking to the press later, H.E. Ran Gidor said the discussions enabled him to get the Speaker’s opinion on the pressing needs of the people of the Far North Region.
“He drew my attention to specific issues such as the lack of potable water and the need to attract Israeli investments in the domain of drip irrigation,” the diplomat disclosed. He pledged the concentration of Israeli efforts and resources in developing the Far North Region. In effect, he explained, agreements with some United Nations Organisation agencies will be finalised in the coming weeks for the first results to emerge, probably in two months.