During the oral assembly question on March 16, 2018, the housing minister Jean Claude Mbwentchou clarified the confusion about the town planning in Cameroon.
He explained that the government delegates and mayors were the ones in charge of town planning and management. The housing ministry’s role is just to support, regulate and provide technical and financial support, he continued.
In that regard, since 2010, the housing ministry provided about CFA3 billion for the elaboration of urban planning documents in about hundred territorial collectivities, Jean Claude Mbwentchou informed.
The minister also pointed the laws n°2004/003 of April 23, 2004, on urban development and the n °2004/017 and 018 of July 22, 2004, which allows the territorial decentralized units to manage their towns.