Southern Cameroons Crisis costs Fako tourism industry 15 billion FCFA 0

Hotels and restaurants in the Fako State that are usually sold-out during this festive period are barely running at 1% since the beginning of the Southern Cameroons crisis.

The French Cameroun Ministry of Tourism recently reported that the tourism sector in the Fako constituency has lost 15 Billion CFA francs due to the socio-political crisis.

This is explained by the fact that tourism structures like hotels and restaurants are experiencing a drastic drop in patronage. Typically, more than 300,000 tourists visit Fako annually. But with the crisis, the figure has barely reached 2,000.

The situation is true for the entire Southern Cameroons tourism industry with employers forced to put their staff on technical leave.

By Fru James, CCN