Deuk and Kon-Yambetta still disconnected, three years after ferry breakdown

Mobility from Deuk to Kon-Yambetta and vice versa in the Mbam and Inoubou division of the Centre region remains a veritable misery faced by the populations of these two localities.

The lone ferry that used to transport people, their goods, vehicles, motorcycles, and other materials is still unrepaired since it got bad on 19th June 2020, disconnecting the two localities.

Transportation is now done with the use of canoes powered by engines.

Apart from this issue, Deuk is also confronted by poor road networks. Most of its roads are seasonal and hectic to access during the rainy season.

“The nightmare is that of the roads. We suffer a lot. I can’t count how many times I have fallen from a bike. You understand what it means to live in an area without passable roads.” Mamouda Ibrahim, a native of Deuk recounted.

Electricity in Deuk is as well regarded as a luxury good, including pipe-borne water.

The newly installed D.O of Deuk, OKONG Louis-Phillippe has been challenged to work with the population, traditional leaders, and security forces to give the locality security and a new facelift.

“You must ensure the security of this people by working in collaboration with the traditional rulers, natives, and security forces for peace and security to prevail. Make sure the territory is safe from all sorts of criminal bands.” Addressed, Absolom Monono Woloa SDO for Mbam and Inoubou Division.

The Senior Civil administrator also urged the incoming D.O not to allow politicians to distract him from executing his duties justly. Instead, he should rally with the population, traditional leaders, administrative authorities, and security forces to get Deuk out of underdevelopment.

” When we have a lot to do, it is not necessary to walk on the path of darkness but light. This locality needs one thing, development. Dining with politicians will only send Deuk to the core of the earth.” The SDO added.

Deuk came into existence in 1992 and is one of the nine sub-divisions making up the Mbam and Inoubou Division. Agriculture is the principal activity but unfortunately, the farmers go through hell, to evacuate the farm produce to markets in and out of Deuk.

Source: Cameroon News Agency