The Minister of Territorial Administration, Paul Atanga Nji had taken President Paul Biya’s message of hope to the thousands of refugees who have entered Cameroon following the situation in neighbouring Central African Republic.
The MinAT boss was in the East region at the weekend to assess the security situation there.
Paul Atanga Nji first met with the refugees whom he handed over basic necessities, and hygienic kits from the head of state comprising of metrasses, blankets, vegetable oil, bags of rice, buckets just to name but these.
He reassured them that their stay in the country shall be safe while praying for better days ahead in the country of residence.
“The President of the Republic has asked me to instruct the Governor and his entourage to see into your safety and well-being during your stay here” Atanga Nji told reporters.
Amongst the refugees were 150 chinese citizens who equally benefitted from the largesse of the Head of State.
The security situation in Central African Republic is gradually affecting Cameroon.
Over 1200 heavy duty trucks are stranded along the Cameroon – CAR corridor, and commercial activities too are not doing well.
The Minister of Territorial Administration, Paul Atanga Nji, during his stay chaired an important security meeting to that effect, during which he prescribed vigilance and pro-activeness of the administration and local authorities.
“I want to salute the frank collaboration between the local administrative authorities, religious leaders and population that has helped in securing the fragile areas of the East region, the Head of State is happy and has asked me to come and congratulate you,” the MinAT boss declared.
Before leaving the East region, Minister Paul Atanga Nji, visited the Governor’s residence that is under construction and praised the work done so far.