High Prices In Kumba As Anglophone Crisis Looms

The economic cost  Anglophone crisis-

The South West Economic heartbeat, Kumba, is experiencing an unprecedented increase in the prices of basic commodities, which many people say, if not checked,could lead to food shortage.

Confronted by this worrying situation, the Senior Divisional Officer (SDO) for Meme, Chamberlin Ntou’ou Ndong, Friday June 22, 2018, convened a meeting, grouping security operatives, the Government Delegate to the Kumba City Councils, Mayors of Meme, the Divisional Delegates of Commerce and Livestock, butchers and the Presidents of Fiango, and Kumba Main Markets and other markets in the Division to deliberate on the situation and nib it in the bud before it escalates.

Speaking during the meeting, Ntou’ou Ndong, said the food situation is threatening and needed to be checked to enable the population continue having food and other supplies at affordable prices.

He decried the fact that basic commodities in the various markets across the South West Regional economic hub were already experiencing price hike, and instructed the various stakeholders to take steps to mitigate the situation.

After the incident, the fish-supplying company has subsequently suspended all it supplies to Kumba. This has led to the increase in the prices of beef.

Beef which used to sell as from FCFA 1000 has now moved to FCFA 2000 and FCFA 2,500.

Meantime, taking the queue during the Kumba meeting, the Divisional Delegate of Commerce for Meme, Janet Bokwe, said the increases in the prices of basic commodity at this period in time were inevitable, but said her delegation is resolute to control the situation.

On his part, Felix Ebwekoh Ngwese, Meme Divisional Delegate of Livestock said the prevailing situation requires the exploration of other avenues for protein.

Both Ngwese and Bokwe told the administration that the insecurity in the Division is a problem which collaborators in the different sectors are also facing and appealed to Government to do everything within her powers to resolve the present security situation in the North West and South West Regions.

The rogue government however, continues to turn a deaf ear and instead of calling a ceasefire to the war it declared on the Ambazonian people, would rather torture and intimidate Southern Cameroonians.