The Corona Virus pandemic which has brought the world economy to its knees, continues to leave its toll on the Cameroonian population. To hedge this challenge, the Cameroon government outlined a number of measures, including, but not limited to: the compulsory wearing of masks in public places, the constant washing of hands, and the respect of social distancing.
At the Gendarmerie Brigade, Foumban.
Despite different measures put in place by government to tackle this global health emergency, the population still lacks adequate wherewithal to obtain all of what it takes to fight against this pandemic. It was in recognizance that the success of this drive didn’t only rest on the shoulders of government but depended on concerted efforts from diverse actors, that the Cameroon-based Civil Society Organisation (CSO), Center for Community Empowerment and Development (CCED), in partnership with World Youth Summit, South Africa — sponsored the manufacturing of hydro-alcoholic gels (a chemical solution of ethanol, hydrogen peroxide, glycerin, vinegar and distilled water). This was under the supervision of the Chief Laboratory Technician at the Foumban District Hospital.
The team at the Bamoun Palace.
The first consignment of the largesse (150 bottles of 125ml each) was distributed to different administrative offices in the city of Foumban. Some areas targeted were the Senior Divisional Officer’s office, the Town Hall, the Prosecutor’s office, the Police Station, the Special Police Station, the Territorial Gendarmerie Brigade, the Gazette du Noun, Palace of the Bamoun king, and the Pouakone, Momeka, and Community Radio Stations respectively.
Some bottles of hydro-alcoholic gels produced by the team.
“…As civil society leaders, it was our duty to support our community to the best of our abilities”, Kader Njoya, Founding President of CCED.
Having attained this height so far, the benefactors’ ambitions are — based on the available means — to continue their mission to other public places like: the central prison, health centers, and the entire population of Foumban before attacking other villages in Noun Division.