The Ministry of Public Works (Mintp) is organizing these days a training on the techniques of stabilization of these unpaved roads.
Cameroon's road network is landlocked. Indeed, of the country's 122,000 kilometres of roads, 93.6% of the national road network is unpaved and only 35% of the road heritage is in good condition. The lack of maintenance of these dirt roads makes it difficult to access some localities. Communal roads represent more than 80% of the national road network.
Municipal magistrates, regional councillors and just over 300 staff from the central and decentralized services of the Ministry of Public Works (Mintp) are being trained these days on the implementation of the road sustainability strategy. A strategy that is based on the techniques of litho-stabilization of available local materials and the use of stabilizer products, we learned from the Mintp. This training session will end on December 16th.
With a lifespan of at least five years, "the resources allocated to allow the improvement of the said network (dirt roads editor's note) or to maintain its good condition to users, are always reduced in relation to the needs necessary to achieve it. It is also permanently essential this network at an appreciable level of service, and at optimized cost, to facilitate trade and promote strong and sustainable economic growth, both nationally and locally," Donat Takuete, Mintp's Director General of Technical Studies, told Cameroon Tribune.