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Prime Minister Joseph Dion Ngute (2nd R, front) visits the construction site of a China-funded water plant in Yaounde, capital of Cameroon, Aug. 7, 2019

Cameroon PM denounces “debt trap” allegation against Chinese loans

YAOUNDE, Aug. 7 Xinhua | Cameroonian Prime Minister Joseph Dion Ngute denounced here Wednesday the “debt trap” allegation against Chinese loans by some western media outlets.

“Cameroon is a sovereign country … It is no other person’s business. We do exactly what we have to do to develop our country,” Ngute told Xinhua while visiting the construction site of a China-funded water plant.

“We are not going to listen to all kinds of snide remarks by people who think they know better. We have a country we have to develop and that is our responsibility. We take it seriously,” he added.

The project, located on the outskirts of Cameroon’s capital Yaounde, was launched in late 2016 and is expected to be completed in late 2019.

Once put into service, the plant, with a capacity of 300,000 cubic meters of water per day, will generate enough clean drinking water from the 600-km-long Sanaga River and meet the demand of 2.5 million people in the capital and others in surrounding areas.

“This is one of the most important projects Cameroon is carrying out right now,” Ngute said.

“This will significantly reduce, if not stop, the problem of insufficient water in the capital city Yaounde. Our citizens will be able to drink clean water that will be constantly supplied,” said Cameroon’s Minister of Water and Energy Gaston Eloundou Essomba, who accompanied Ngute during the visit.

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  1. After all water loan scams you gullible thieves have embezzled, you are not even ashamed to carry on running lying. I am hoping our brother Anglophone/Jihad/Elecam come on here and post the details he has in his accurate archives regarding the water loan fraud schemes this regime have orchestrated over the years.

    • Camer believer (Colby)

      I was expecting you to bring out the number of boreholes you helped dig in your own village ever since you left it 03 decades ago this is another way of helping your own community i bet they consider you as an elite unfortunately your are just a useless son with nothing to offer than an empty mouth.

      • If the idiot you are ever put yourself through school instead of bribing your way to buy a Saudi Arabian PhD, you’d have learnt charity can never really substitute for public responsibility. Before your tribal warlords started a genocide to annihilate my people, they were enjoying numerous scholarships from my personal largesse that I have no obligation or intention of disclosing to you. Illiterate white collar thief.

  2. what is really wrong with us Africans..
    What is the country cameroon to these thieves in Yaounde?
    Is it a country?..
    Or just a place they cant identify with?..
    Seems like these people ruling cameroon , sees it as a cow to milk ..
    They have been fooling the people now for over 35 years and till date nothing is happening…
    We all know lots of land have been sokld to the chinese..
    We all know how china deals with countries not capable of paying loans – They take your TV, your police and some govt departments and start controlling…
    Its not long we will see chinese take over some key ministries in Cameroon..

  3. The “Chinafication” of Africa is going to be the Worst colonial economic genocide of all times. Let Africans continue to take soft loans in exchange for concessions and acquisition land and by the turn of the century most Africans from all over Africa would be taken to china in chains and containers. Take my word for it.

  4. None of this is new.
    As for the joker who doesn’t understand that houses in the USA are not “sold” but rented out with ever increasing property rates I can only laugh.
    Ambxa will do a better job

  5. Stop blaming the chinese!
    This is how the world works.
    The smartest controle the world.
    The black Africans have deceived. They have failed to protect their land.
    Cameroonian males are the worst! People with no sense of direction, zero patriotism, lack of bravery and very dum.
    They exel in noise making, killing each other, destroying their own land and the futur of the next generation.
    If they are not well dressed gansters, they are empty ” intellectuels “, or just useless individuals!
    Women are doing better carrying all the burden and covering your mess!
    You better wake up and change that bad image of yours .We have lost all respect we had for you.
    Don’t blame the chinese, blame yourselves, black Africans.

  6. “Cameroon is a sovereign country It is no other person’s business. We do exactly what we have to do to develop our country,” Ngute told Xinhua”is there any see-able development in Cameroon? fake development projected loans ends up in ministers/senior admininatrators private banks,it is world business as Cameroon receive free foreign development aid from the UK, EU, US yearly yet the entire country’s infrastructures is non existence with slum living conditions, roads, poor health care in all the entire republic, the regime in 60 yrs has nothing to show for apart from cosmetics,all the colonisers did more development than the formal & this present dictatorship of embezellers,bribery, corruption in all sectors of the departments ,all civil servants work for their pockets, unpatriotic people

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