Gilbert Tsimi Evouna, Head of the Regional Council of the Central region, unveiled his plan to develop the region. Speaking during a talk show on the national radio, he said the council has a plan to buy civil engineering machinery to develop road infrastructure. A plot of land has already been acquired in Afanoyoa (in the southern suburbs of Yaoundé) to build a regional technical base.
“First of all, we need to make the traffic in the region more fluid. The road may be dirt, but it needs to be maintained and scraped every year,” he said. In addition to land traffic, the president of the Council wants to develop tourism. "We can tap into the potential of the Sanaga River in Monatele. We can make this river a wealth of the department by buying boats and building tourist sites. We can make life much more beautiful, even if we are in the countryside," Gilbert Tsimi Evouna said.
“We must also revive water traffic on the Nyong River. The Nyong was well navigable up to Mbalmayo. We can build a tourist camp in Ayos,” he added. To realize these projects, the president of the Regional Council relies on the budget of the institution. The budget was CFA3 billion in 2021, including CFA1.8 billion for investment. He also bets on the resources of the general decentralization allocation, which is more than CFA500 billion this year.