CORRUPTION: CAR AND CHAD ABANDON THE PORT OF DOUALA
The port of Douala, which lost 50% of its revenue a few months ago, disbursed 4 billion to clear the wrecks that have been hanging there for 50 years.
” After they will send bandits along the Douala-Bangui corridor and Douala-Ndjamena ripping off the carriers. ” Explains an anonymous source operating in interstate transport in Cameroon.
All 78,000 trucks in operation between the port of Douala, the northern part of Cameroon and the Chadian capital, reveals that corruption on the Douala-N’Djamena corridor costs carriers about 175 billion CFA francs a year.
At the end of fiscal year 2017, the report was made on the fall in the net profit of the port, a net profit of 455.5 million CFA francs, against 940.5 million FCFA in 2016 as announced by the company in a statement that sanctioned the Board of Directors held May 24, 2018.
50% of Chad’s imports no longer pass through Cameroon, the same for the CAR that abandons the Port of Douala because of corruption for Sudan and Benin. They denounce the red tape that discourages importers.
The Congo and the Central African Republic have reinforced the transit following the agreement signed on May 30 between the Congolese Minister of Transport, Civil Aviation and Merchant Marine, Fidèle Dimou, and that of the Central African, Théodore Jousso. The purpose of this agreement is to facilitate and promote the transit of goods between the two countries. This from the autonomous port of Pointe-Noire, through the Congo-Océan Railway, the road corridor via the national roads 1 and 2, as well as by boat, from the Congo River.
50% of Chad’s imports today pass through the ports of Cotonou and Sudan.
The government has released 866 million a few years ago for the Cameroon-CAR border market in Garoua Boulai, the project leaders. In 2017 the project was consumed at 187%, it is today abandoned in the scrub.