The Cameroonian government has created a center to manage emergency telecommunications. The facility, called the National Emergency Telecommunications Network (RNTU), is in Yaoundé, Ekounou district.
It will help centralize and expedite all emergency communications of administrations in the event of natural disasters, fire, health emergencies, or terrorist attacks. "The emergency telecommunications network is a critical, sensitive, and very important infrastructure for our country," explains the Minister of Posts and Telecommunications, Minette Libom Likeng.
During a site visit yesterday, the official said the RNTU is "a key tool for civil protection both for the Minat (Ministry of Territorial Administration, ed), and security forces.” She recalls that this project reflects "the ambition of the Head of State to bridge the gap of electronic communications for the entities in charge of managing critical situations." The RNTU will have data centers in the 10 regions of the country.