Cameroon’s lone National Oil Refinery Cooperation, SONARA has awarded a contract worth 56.236. 396 million Frs CFA (some $112000) to a Douala based company named Toys Center Sarl.
An award of contract notification dated September 19 2016, from the Director General of Sonara, Ibrahim Talba Malla, gave the supplying company two months to deliver the toys.
Though it is not precise which event Sonara would be hosting with toys worth some 56 million frs cfa, it is suspected that it is in preparation for end of year festivities.
As the publication of the tender went round social media, a heavy debate was sparked off on how a company in a country hit by unemployment, lack of energy and water and roads could be spending such an amount for toys.
“What has Sonara done for the city of Limbe where it is based? Cape Limbo cannot boast of roads, portable water and or a health facility erected by Sonara.
How many Anglophones are working with Sonara by the way,” fumed a chief of Limbe I subdivision who preferred not to be named.
Other compatriots argued that it was important to observe that petroleum companies have certain standards when it comes to the treatment of its workers.
Sonara was created on March 23, 1973 and now has a capital worth 23 billion frs cfa.