First victims of Cameroon’s highway construction compensated for land loss

The super highway linking Cameroon’s two largest cities will displace numerous residents along the route. Last week, the first of these residents were compensated for the loss of their land. The highway is being financed by a loan from the Chinese bank Eximbank China. Construction on the highway has commenced.

Business in Cameroon reports: “12 families came to meet Roger Moses Eyene Nlom, Governor of the Central Region, for their compensation last Monday June 17.

213 million Francs CFA ($424,000), the money divided according to the size, degree of development and value of land in question. Cheques distributed last Monday ranged between 53,000 ($105) to 114.19 million FCFA ($227,000).”

For more information visit Business in Cameroon or AllAfrica.

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