9:38 pm - Thursday December 14, 2017

CDC Gets 18 Tractors from Government

In order to boost the agricultural production of the Cameroon Development Corporation (CDC), the government of Cameroon through the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development donated Eighteen Sonalika Tractors of 75 Horse Power to the Corporation.

The donation ceremony which took place at the Senior Staff (SS) Club Bota- Limbe on Friday May 12, 2017 was presided over by the Minister for Agriculture and Rural Development, Henri Eyebe Ayissi. The Minister also used the occasion to launch the 2017 national Seeds and Seedlings Distribution Season which aims at supporting the youths in agricultural activities. According to the Minister, the “CDC plays a pivotal role in the Development of Cameroon since it is the second largest employer after the state”.

On his part, the General Manager of the CDC, Mr Franklin Ngoni Njie thanked the government for providing tractors to the CDC. He pointed out some of the difficulties faced by the Corporation such as the falling prices of crops in the international market and heavy debt owed by the CDC inter alia. The GM said “the donation of these eighteen tractors is added to an earlier consignment of eighteen tractors that the government gave to the CDC two years ago which falls within the framework of the ongoing restructuring of the corporation”. Mr Franklin Njie said these tractors will positively impact on CDC’s production and productivity. He added that under the control and supervision of the Board of Directors, they shall take necessary measures to stabilize the finances of the Corporation and make CDC economically sustainable.

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