Cameroon’s Minister of Housing and Urban Development (Minduh), Célestine Kectha Courtès, announced last June 8 the installation of CCTV on the Yaoundé-Nsimalen highway.
The system, which is already operational, is a means for the government to monitor and combat incivism on this road, particularly in the rural section, which is open to traffic. “This road section will be under close surveillance by security professionals,” the Minister tweeted.
Since the highway's rural section was commissioned, many acts of incivism have been reported on it. In September 2022, an interministerial delegation visited the site to assess the situation. "The freeway is not a playground, and certainly not a place to learn how to drive,” warned Séraphin Magloire Fouda, Secretary General of the Prime Minister's Office, who led the delegation. The authorities noticed that the 11-kilometer road section was being used for sports activities, some motorists were driving in the wrong direction, intersections were not being respected, and there were multiple recorded incidents of aggression.