Emergency Humanitarian Assistance: Government Eases Work For Aid Agencies

The centre that was commissioned in Bamenda on June 3, 2019 by the Minister of Territorial Administration, Paul Atanga Nji, is to ensure traceability in aid delivery

In order to promote greater accountability in the distribution of humanitarian assistance in the country, the Prime Minister, Head of Government on November 22, 2018 created the Centre for the Coordination of Emergency Humanitarian Assistance in the North West and South West Regions. The North West field office of the centre and officials were commissioned on June 3, 2019 in Bamenda by the Minister of Territorial Administration, Paul Atanga Nji.

The office is located in the former premises of the North West Governor’s office at Upstation. It is a two-room structure comprising an office and conference hall equipped with computers and a brand new pickup vehicle. Its activities will be coordinated by the Secretary General in the North West Governor’s office, Lanyuy Harry Ngwanyi, under the supervision of Governor Adolphe Lele L’Afrique.

According to the PM’s edict creating the centre, it is placed at the national level under the Minister in charge of Territorial Administration, MINAT. There is a coordinating unit in MINAT and regional offices in Bamenda and Buea in the South West Region. The centre is responsible for coordinating all activities related to the provision of assistance to victims of the crisis in the North West and South West Regions, especially Internally-displaced People, IDPs. Also included are injured, maimed, handicapped, orphaned and victims of destruction of property, host communities and Cameroonian refugees.

The objective is to ensure synergy of activities by various stakeholders identified at central and regional levels. Similarly, it is responsible for organizing meetings and coordinating the activities of various national and international stakeholders involved in the implementation of the humanitarian assistance plan. It will also monitor and evaluate the humanitarian assistance plan, as well as carry out other du ties assigned to it within the framework of its powers.

At the level of divisions and subdivisions, the activities of the centre will be coordinated by Senior Divisional Officers, SDOs and Divisional Officers, DOs, respectively. Speaking at the commissioning ceremony, Minister Paul Atan...



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