With already nearly CFAF 24 billion used since 2017 for works related to the “C2D Regional Capitals” project, of which CFAF 23.4 billion allocated to the construction of 28 kilometres of roads and 0.6 billion granted for the acquisition of commercial facilities, the City of Garoua keeps transforming everyday. The Minister of Housing and Urban Development, Célestine Ketcha Courtès, on a working visit in the City on 4 March 2023 pointed out the same.
One of the most emblematic realizations is undoubtedly the Yalwa market sanitation works, as well as the development of Parc Boisé, which are fully comppleted. On this occasion, Parc Boisé served as acceptance ceremony venue of the works for both projects. The Minister, Célestine Ketcha Courtès, who was pleased with the quality of the works, nevertheless prescribed some readjustments. It should be noted that, this park, which has a great economic potential, and is well equipped with adapted infrastructures (restaurant, playgrounds, green space), will undoubtedly become one of the most popular locations for the inhabitants of the city. Similarly, the paving of lane A of Yelwa market have helped to improve users traffic flow. Well managed, the market which now has a great potential in terms of space, is expected to generate significant financial resources to the City Council. The Minister of Housing and Urban Development also visited other projects being completed, like the fish and livestock market, as well as the Year 2000 Garden.
The Minister’s attention was also caught by other road projects underway as part of MINHDU’s PIB, AfFCON and PLANUT projects. These are works on access roads to the Ribadou Hotel, as well as the Montelplaza – Independance Square stretch, with a progress rate of 98%. She instructed the acceleration of finishing works on Gashiga road and requested street lights installation at “Carrefour 8”. Furthermore, the Minister revealed that the City of Garoua will host the next edition festivities of the World Habitat Day in October.