The Road Fund disbursed over XAF105 billion in 2020 to maintain roads, according to the Ministry of Public Works (MINTP). Specifically, the various road works it carried out were valued at XAF37.5 billion against XAF58 billion for works carried out by decentralized communities. For works carried out by the Ministry of Transport, XAF2 billion was disbursed against close to XAF7.5 billion for road works carried out by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development.
The maintenance of national and regional roads captured 57% of the amount. At the same time, 32% of that budget was allocated to communal roads, up from 13.5% the previous year. To explain such an important rise in the budget dedicated to communal roads, the MINTP says that 80.8% of the national road network is made up of communal roads.
Over the said period, the Road Fund received 1,155 invoices up by 247 compared with the number of invoices it received in 2019. However, it rejected 10% of those invoices, which is an improvement compared with the 16% rejection rate recorded the previous year. According to the MINTP, this improvement of the rejection rate is recorded because almost all of the actors involved in the road maintenance system now have a better understanding of the Road Fund procedures.