National Coordinator, Fai Yengo Francis sizes up work progress during a working visit in Bamenda on November 24 and 25, 2020.
« Doubting Thomases should have it that the National Disarmament, Demobilisation and Reintegration Committee (DDR) is moving forward. In about two weeks, the DDR Multi purpose Centre in Bamenda will go operational. This is evidence that the Head of State promises and delivers ». That is how the National Coordinator of the National Disarmament, Demobilisation and Reintegration Committee, Fai Yengo Francis concluded his outing at the construction site of the Bamenda multipurpose center on November, 24,2020.
On-the-spot, the National Coordinator evaluated work progress and it emerged that the Center is about 80 per cent good for use and ex-combatants may take up residence in a few weeks. The complex whose completion and equipment is expected to cost about FCFA 2 billion in the neighbourhood of the Mankon Airport, Bamenda II Subdivision features some 12 dormitories with a capacity of 80 each. Conceived and realized to give dignity to all fighters who drop guns and engage on the path of reintergration in society, the DDR multipurpose center inspires hope with facilities that promote pedagogy and vocational competences. The Regional Coordinator of the Bamenda center, Gabsa Sixtus indicated that the lot at the center includes six workshops, six residences, modern sports complex, an infirnerie to handle health concerns, a church for spiritual emphasis, modern toilets, a refectory and a security fence.
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