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Thursday, 25 August 2005

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Prince Larry Ayamba

They were given 100.000 Frs each what and inslut from a shameless administration. This was the complain sent to the SDO by two of the families involved.

Victims of Man –Made Disaster at Mbonjo Limbe.

THE SENIOR DIVISIONAL OFFICER FAKO DIVISION.
S.W.P. CAMEROON

Sir,

A COMPLAIN ABOUT A MAN- MADE DISASTER THAT RENDERED TWO FAMILIES HOMELESS AT MBONJO- LIMBE.

We the victims of the man-made disaster of Saturday the 20th day of August 2005 in Mbonjo Limbe, hereby lodge this complain against the ‘Genie Militaire’ road constructors that destroyed our homes during the road maintenance along the Man O’War Bay Road.

A brief narration of the facts leading to the said disaster goes thus:

About a month ago, a landslide occurred on the hill of the road leading to Man O’ War Bay blocking the road completely. In the process of unblocking the said road, elements of the ‘Genie Militaire’ scooped the soil with the aid of a caterpillar, and after evacuating a few trips to a nearby swamp, decided to start dumping the rest of the soil into a ditch where a brook runs down the slope. This action blocked the flow of water through its natural course. The result was the trapped water swelled, mixed with mud and then aided by the torrential rains on that Saturday morning at about 9.00 am, washed off the mud towards the direction of the hitherto habitable neighbourhood, carrying on its way coconut trees and other tree trunks. The rushing mud and water that found its way through the two nearest compounds destroyed the houses, washed away valuable property, livestock, crops and documents. All calls by the desperate inhabitants for the Military engineers to halt work, fell in deaf ears. Instead, our pleas were met with threats from the soldiers, as the caterpillar was instead directed towards the desperate population, asking them to go and complain to the government.

It took the intervention of the Fako administration at about 2.00pm the same day, for the madness to be stopped, and the Divisional Officer for Limbe central Mr Mbiwan Nchafu who personally came to the scene and ask all the victims together with other families around to evacuate the area as it was no longer fit for human habitation. He promised to immediately discuss the matter with the senior Divisional Officer and the Government Delegate to the Limbe Urban Council for a solution to be sought. At his request, we handed to him on the spot, a list of property lost and persons affected, including names of other five families around.

Nothing happened until Monday the 22nd of August 05 when the victims gathered at the S.D.O’s office and after a crisis meeting held on the issue, the Limbe administration resolved to assist a total of seven families around the area with an equal sum of one hundred thousand francs (100.000 FRS) to each, as immediate assistance for feeding.

While we, the two homeless families named above, acknowledge the receipt of the said sum, and are grateful to the Limbe Urban Council for its effort at alleviating our plight and suffering. We the families of Late Pa Ben Oben Agbor and Pa Edgbe John Ebot with the average of fifteen members each, pray that the administration should review our case as we are completely homeless by the disaster, our homes and property having been either destroyed, washed away and or immense in mud.

The displaced persons\most of whom are of very tender ages require shelter, beddings, medicine, feeding, water, lighting, school needs and other basic means of livelihood.

N.B: We the victims attest that this area has never been marked by the authorities as the disaster zone, hence we have never been served with any notice to evacuate the area. These houses damaged by the military, were constructed more than 30 years ago, and have never witnessed any incident of flood, or any inconveniences of the sort, as the area is well drained.

Herein below is a comprehensive list of displaced persons property lost by the two families in question for your high appraisal.


NUMBER OF PERSONS DISPLACED IN LATE PA BEN OBEN’S HOUSE

1. Mme Cecilia Takor Agbor Widow with five children and grand children Profession: Business woman

- Gwendoline Ayuk Agbor Child - Single Teacher
- Elvis Ebotson Agbor Child - Single Commercial Agent
- Enaw Florence Child – 11yrs Pupil
- Etchu Regina Child – 13yrs Student
- Ngongho Marie Etchu Child – 15yrs
- Akem Joseph Grand Child – 14yrs Student
- Delvis Oben Grand Child – 12yrs Student
- Nkongho Yannick Grand Child – 9yrs Student
- Etchu Walters Married with 4 children Motor Mechanic
- Agnes Etchu Ayuk House wife Business woman
- Etchu Vanessa Bate Child – 7yrs Pupil
- Etchu Cecilia Child – 5yrs Pupil
- Etchu Daniel Child – 3yrs -
- Eta Betrand Child – 5yrs Pupil

PROPERTY DESTROYED IN LATE PA BEN OBEN AGBOR’S RESIDENCE.

- 7 ROOMS WOOD HOUSE INCLUDING TWO WOODEN KITCHENS
- 4 BEDS.
- 6 METRASES
- 3 CUPBOARD WADNROPES
- 3 FANS
- 1 DVD PLAYER (AMSTECH)
- TELEVISION 16 inches (SHARP)
- 1 SET SEMI OFFORSTRY CHAIRS
- DINNING TABLE INCLUDING SIX CHAIRS
- DRESSES (CLOTHES, SHOES, etc)
- KITCHEN UTENSILS (POTS, PLATES, etc)
- TEXTBOOKS AND UNIFORMS FOR CHILDREN ABOUT TO START SCHOOL
- 8 BASKETS OF DRFIED FISH
- 3 MOBILE PHONES
- 15 PIGS
- 150 FOWLS
- 25 GOATS

IDENTIFICATION DOCUMENTS

- DRIVING LICENCE
- BIRTH CERTIFICATE
- SITE PLAN
- LAND CERTIFICATE

CROPS

- 250 PLANTAINS
- 4 COCONUT TREES
- 3 MANGOE TREES
- 5 LEMON TREES
- 6 ORANGE TREES
- 5 APPLE TREES

NUMBER OF PERSONS DISPLACED IN MR. EGBE JOHN EBOT’S HOUSE

- MR. EGBE JOHN EBOT MARRIED WITH 8 CHILDREN AND GRAND CHILDREN MOTOR MECHANIC
- Mme. VERONICA EGBE MARRIED BUSINESS WOMAN
- EGBE VICTORINE SINGLE COMMERCIAL AGENT
- QUEENTA EGBE EBOT - STUDENT
- AYUK EGBE ANTHONY - MOTOR ELECTRICIAN
- EGBE ELVIS EGBE - STUDENT
- ASHU ELIAS - STUDENT
- AGBOR ELKARNAH - MOPTOR ELECTRICIAN
- TABE MIRABEL - STUDENT
- AGNES ARUN FORKANJI - STUDENT
- NDUMBE ALICE AYUK SINGLE APPLICANT
- PAUL MOTASE - APPLICANT
- MBI HILARY MARRIED WITH 2 CHILDREN MEDICAL LAB TECHNICIAN
- BESSEM MELVIS HOUSEWIFE BUSINESS
- ALVERTINE EGBE - PUPIL
- ETA BRENDA - PUPIL
- NSO DENIS NYENTI MARRIED WITH 2 KIDS DRIVER
- EKAH MARIE HOUSE WIFE HAIR DRESSER
- KELVIN EBOT - PUPIL
- KERISE NSO - PUPIL


PROPERTY DESTROYED IN MR. EGBE JOHN’S HOUSE

- 8 ROOMS PLANK HOUSE WITH TWO WOODEN KITCHENS
- 2 TELEVISION SETS, (SHARP 16 inches and SAMSUNG 20 inches)
- 2 COMPACT DISC AND 2 VCD DECKS
- 2 RADIO CASSETTES (ONE 12 BATTERIES AND ONE 10 BATTERIES SUNNY AND JVC RESPECTIVELY)
- TEXT BOOKS, EXERCISE BOOKS AND UNIFORMS FOR CHILDREN
- TWO PAIRS OF WOOL CARPETS AND THREE PLASTIC CARPETS
- 6 FAMILY SIZE BEDS AND TWO CHILDREN BEDS INCLUDING METRASES
- LAND CERTIFICATES, LAND TITLE, AND SITE PLAN
- FOUR MISSING IDENTITY CARDS, 3 LOST BIRTH CERTIFICATES AND OTHER IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS
- A KITCHEN WITH SMOKED FISH WORTH ABOUT 380.00FRS WAS BURRIED IN MUD
- KITCHEN UTENSILS (POTS, DISHES AND SPOONS)
- TWO CHAIN SAW
- ONE TOYOTA CARINA ENGINE, GEAR BOX AND SPANNERS
- 4 FANS, 2 CELL PHONES AND ONE LAP TOP COMPUTER
- TWO SET OF CHAIRS SEMI OFFORSTRY, ONE DINNING TABLE AND TWO CENTRE TABLE.
- TWO CUPBOARDS, TWO CUPBOARDS WARDROPE AND TV STAND.

CROPS AND ANIMALS

- 5 COCONUT TREES
- 6 APPLE TREES
- 100 PLANTAIN STEMS
- 20 PLUM TREES
- 10 ORANGE TREES
- 20 PIGS
- 400 LOCAL BIRDS
- 20 GOATS
- 150 COCO-YAMS STEMS

In the hope that our plight shall meet your prompt and considerate attention, accept, sir, on behalf of the affected people the expression of our most high esteem.

FOR THE FAMILIES,


Gwendoline Ayuk Agbor Queenta Egbe Ebot

CC.
- The Government Delegate of the Limbe Urban Council
- The Government of South West Province
- The Divisional Delegate of Urban Development & Housing for Fako
- The commissioner of Public Security Limbe
- His Excellency the Minister of State in Charge of Territorial Administration and Decentralisation.
- The Minister Delegate in charge of Defence
- His Excellency the Prime Minister and head of Government.
-

Buh Gaston

A common problem in our society today is natural disaster which keeps increasing the level of pooverty. lack of institutional policies and good governance increases the level of vunerabity of the poor. There is a need for the government of cameroon to incorporate disaster risk assement into urban planning and management of disaster-prone human settlements. Affected populations should be treated with some level of ressonable compensation for the loose incure.

Pauline Künzel

Hallo,How dose it cost to buy a house in limbe story bilding.

thank you.

greetings.

p.k

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