Enhancing Forest Resources Management In Cameroon

Enhancing Forest Resources Management In Cameroon

The Forest, Environment Sectoral Programme (PSFE) under French debt relief programme (C2D) project has donated equipment worth over 50 million francs CFA to two Regional Delegations of the Ministry of Forestry and Wildlife (MINFOF), and the Forestry Training Centre under the University of Dschang. The PSFE project objective is to enhance new integrated and sustainable management of forest resources in Cameroon.

By Anu Nkeze Paul

The MINFOF Regional Delegations in Bertoua, East Region, Ebolowa in the South and the Agro-Forestry Engineering Training School (FASA), each received GPS gadgets, Capteur bi-frequence, telescopes, Boussole, Dendrometre, Clinometre, Reban metrique, diametrique, tents, sleeping bags and Nattes de couchage .

The various events took place at the conference halls of the beneficiary Delegations and the host institution on February 23, 2016 in Bertoua, February 25, 2016 in Ebolowa and March 4, 2016 in Dschang, respectively.

In Bertoua and Ebolowa, the materials were handed over by C2D-PSFE Project National Technical Assistant, Nkonlon Gervais, and at the University of Dschang, by C2D-PSFE Project Technical Adviser, Mbolo Marie epouse Abada, representative of the C2D-PSFE National Coordinator.

Meanwhile, Regional Delegate Djogo Toukmonssala received the Bertoua consignment and Georges Nomcharon, South Regional Delegate, received the equipment for Ebolowa.

The beneficiaries were urged to use the materials to attain the objectives of ensuring better management and sustainable exploitation of Cameroon forest resources.

The heads of mission promised more materials like pick-up vehicles in the days ahead under the same C2D-PSFE project.

The recipient institutions expressed their appreciation to the Minister Forestry and Wildlife, Ngole Philip Ngwese, and the French Government for the support which they described as a timely gesture to improve on their working conditions and increase their output.