6:50 pm - Tuesday July 23, 2019

He Who Brings Water Brings Life

“Water is life! The CDC has brought life through water to the Maumu community

These words from the Maumu Water Management Committee President, Abang Godlove, set the tone for the official handing over of seven taps and the newly renovated water catchment to the Maumu village by the Cameroon Development Corporation (CDC).

The ceremony which held at the Maumu Community Hall brought together villagers, elites and the CDC team. “In 1961, the CDC built a catchment for the village but over time the catchment could not meet up with the population growth. This led to severe water shortage in the community. The community then sought the help of the CDC and the corporation stepped in as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) action”, says the Chief of Maumu, HRH William Liteke. He went on to say he was elated with the CDC’s prompt response to solve the problem of water shortage in his village. He promised that the village will take proper care of the taps and the catchment point.

According to the Director of Technical Services (DTS) of the CDC, Mr. Tapea Mbile, “the water project involved the expansion of the catchment, construction of underground transport line of 2.3 km and the building of seven taps”.

The General Manager of the CDC was represented by his Technical Adviser on Administrative and Legal matters, Mr. Otto Lyonga. He reassured the population of the corporation’s support in their developmental projects.

The event which was spiced by performances of cultural dance groups culminated with the symbolic cutting of the ribbon on one of the seven taps, followed by a brief working session between the traditional ruler, the Water Management Committee and the CDC team. A common meal was offered by the CDC to seal the relationship between both parties.

It should be recalled that Maumu village is located in Buea Sub division, Fako division of the South West Region. It is surrounded by Lysoka, Muea and Liongo villages.  The Maumu population is largely made up of non-indigenes. The ensuing population growth has transformed the village into an active farming community.

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