Cameroon: Recruitment Begins For 500 Young Farmers in Bakassi Peninsular

Cameroun - Agriculture. Cameroon: Recruitment Begins For 500 Young Farmers in Bakassi Peninsular

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The exercise took place in Buea from May 24- 31, 2018 report CT.

After regaining full ownership of Bakassi on August 14, 2008, the government of Cameroon has been leaving no stone unturned to resettle Cameroonian citizens on the peninsula to trigger an economic boom through fishing, agriculture and ordinary life activities.

The re-population of Bakassi will begin in earnest on some 3,000 hectares of secured land in Isangele and Kombo Abedimo by June ending when recruitment of 500 youth shall be evident.  In this wise, the government, through the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MINADER), has created a special mini-programme offering opportunities for young persons, male and female for now bellow 40, to settle or resettle in Bakassi in Ndian Division of the South West Region.

To render the exercise concrete, a team of experts from MINADER was despatched to Buea, capital of the South West Region on May 24, 2018 by Minister Eyebe Ayissi to launch and advertise the recruitment for the youths.

The expedition, led by Enang James Enang who is Technical Adviser Number One at MINADER, unveiled the project in the Regional MINADER hall in the presence of Dr Mohamadou, representing the Governor of the South West Region. Dr Mohamadou expressed the importance of the project inviting all youth to be involved.

On presenting the programme, Enang James Enang, in applauded oratory, explained that the launch was in three phases opening with Buea then Mundemba on May 29 and on the sites in Isangele and Kombo Abedimo on May 31. He spoke of a target group of youths who have graduated from agricultural schools and are interested in agriculture as a business.

Also, youths who wish to have agriculture as their main stay are invited. Enang reassured that government had secured over 3,000 hectares of land in Bakassi to be distributed to willing youths.

He also said the government had constructed over 10 buildings and 15 more this year to host willing youths who will embrace the project so that they are properly lodged with facilities to include for example minimum financial package, electricity, water, utensils

The agric experts quipped that the soil of Bakassi had been tested to suit various crops including oil palms, cocoa and rubber for cash crops and water melon, egusi, and cassava for food crops.

The application forms are available at the various agricultural posts, Sub-Divisional Delegations of Agriculture, the Regional Delegations and at the Ministry. Other components of resettlement in Bakassi will include fishing.


Les moins de 40 ans ciblés

 L’un des principaux critères est qu’ils soient issus de l’une des écoles techniques d’agriculture du pays ou qu’ils envisagent l’agriculture comme principale source de revenus.

Depuis le mois dernier, le gouvernement a lancé le recrutement de 500 jeunes gens intéressés par l’agriculture. Les formulaires sont disponibles dans les différents postes agricoles du pays, les délégations départementales et régionales du ministère de l’Agriculture et du Développement rural ainsi que dans les services centraux du Minader.

Selon les explications de Enang James Enang, conseiller technique N°1, « ce recrutement spécial est ouvert à tous les jeunes gens âgés de moins de 40 ans »

Les autres éléments de sélection étant que les candidats soient issus de l’unes des écoles techniques d’agriculture disséminées au Cameroun. Ou alors « que le jeune intéressé envisage l’agriculture comme sa principale source de revenus ».

La première vague de cet enrôlement s’achève à la fin de ce mois et selon les informations recueillies hier au Minader, 50 pêcheurs locaux sont ciblés, 200 postulants viendront des candidatures reçues sur l’ensemble du pays et 250 recrues seront originaires  de Bakassi et de ses environs.

La maîtrise de cette zone écologique, faite essentiellement de mangrove devrait permettre au gros du contingent de mieux s’adapter. Tout comme la particularité du climat local avec des localités où il pleut 11 mois par an.

Mais ces spécificités  sont aussi les facteurs encourageants dans la perspective de désenclaver cette partie du pays. Notamment à travers la création des palmeraies, cacaoyères et des maraîchers.  Des cultures dont les experts entrevoient dejà des rendements exponentiels.



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