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The Limbe Electoral District of the Social Democratic Front, SDF party, is strongly opposed to the purchase of a 70 million Frs CFA car for the Government Delegate to the Limbe City Council.
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In a press statement issued on August 26 2016, the Chairman of the SDF in Limbe, in reaction to a call for tender published in a local newspaper, said the move is 'unconscionable, immoral and plainly wrong.'
Godden Zama argues that the petroleum producing city has pressing issues that affect the municipality such as the lack of roads, classrooms for learning, portable drinking water, street lighting and the council’s plans were not in tandem with what the people need and untimely.
Below is full press statement.
PRESS STATEMENT ON THE DECISION OF THE CITY COUNCIL TO ALLOCATE 70.000.000 Frs CFA FOR A NEW SERVICE CAR FOR THE GOVERNMENT DELEGATE.
We have read with much disdain the Open National Tender No.017/0NIT/GD-LCC/LCCTB/16 of 24TH August 2016 for the Supply of a service vehicle for the government delegate. The Estimated cost of the tender stands at 70.000.000 frs CFA for the service car.
It is our opinion that at a time when most Cameroonians are facing extreme financial hardship and struggling to get the necessary finances needed for their children to go back to school the Limbe City Council is allocating a preposterous 70.000.000 frs CFA to purchase a single vehicle for the government delegate.
For most Cameroonians this is unconscionable, immoral and plainly wrong.
We think it is untimely, misinformed, and extortionate for tax payer’s money to be spent like this when we have pressing issues affecting the municipality such as the lack of roads, classrooms for learning, portable drinking water, street lighting etc.
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What makes it even worst is that the council is telling the people of limbe to fasten their belts due to their inability to finance portable drinking water schemes in the communities. They a mulling the idea of privatizing public taps because as they say they have no money to spend on essential and critical social projects of that nature but they can afford to splash out 70.000.000frs of tax payer money on a single car. God save Cameroon.
Considering that the estimated cost of this tender is 1/5th of the budget of the subdivisional councils in Limbe and almost equal to their annual subvention from the city council it calls into question the rationale for elected mayors in limbe and other Cities throughout the country were appointed government delegates pull all the strings.
The impropriety of this tender makes us to question what happened to virtues such as modesty that this nation was built on. It is our fervent desire that this Tender be withdrawn and put in the trash can because that is where it belongs.
Ndenge Godden ZAMALimbe SDF Electoral District Chairman.