Bamenda, Cameroon, Africa. (Cameroon News) – Northwest Region is where the Minister of State Property and Land Tenure Jacqueline Koung à Bessike has launched the project for the creation of state land reserve.
In a ceremony in Bamenda this Friday the Minister disclosed that the project is aimed at boosting agricultural production and economy growth in the country.
The state land reserve in the Northwest Region will constitute 1,000 hectares of land and state layout to be utilized to address the prompt land need of the country especially for agricultural purposes.
Another 100 hectares will also be reserved for low cost houses.
Minister Jacqueline Koung à Bessike visited five hectares of forest land in Bamenda Nkwen, Bamenda I where a Chinese corporation intends to construct 60 low cost apartments. She also visited a similar site at the Meta quarter Nkwen.
She was there for a similar purpose. Teams will be sent out to the field to identify, demarcate and secure sites for the purpose.
And Minister Koung à Bessike has called for collaboration from traditional and administrative authorities as well as some elite of the region if the project must succeed.
Jacqueline Koung à Bessike has warned that unethical occupation or encroachment will not be tolerated, describing land as a key factor to sustainable development in Cameroon.