Encroachment On CDC Land: GM, Ngoni Njie Warns Perpetrators to Back Out

The General Manager of the Cameroon Development Corporation, CDC, Mr. Franklin Ngoni Njie has lamented on the illegal encroachment of the corporation’s land especially in the palms sector. He made the statement recently after a visit to the CDC Bota Palms Estate at Esuke where a lot of irregularities have been noticed with palms been destroyed by unidentified individuals for urbanization motives.

During the inspection tour, the GM and his team realized that due to insecurity, some unidentified individuals have planted pillars inside CDC land, even set some palms on fire and other destroyed with pillars indicating that it is land surrendered as construction works still at the foundation levels is ongoing.

With all these, Mr. Ngoni Njie and his team ordered for the CDC security to destroyed some of the foundations and pillars, and arrested some workers who were at the construction sites. The GM promised that the corporation will do its best to fight for the land that has been encroached by unidentified individuals and make sure those behind the act are brought to justice.

He revealed that in the days ahead the corporation will replant palms in the area and with the immediate effect, chemical weeding will be done to clear the area from illegal land grabbers. The visit which seems timely saw the GM accompanied by his top management staff of the corporation such as the Group Palms Manager, Mr. Daniel Kulu, Director in charge of CDC properties, Mr. Kebei and amongst others.

It should be noted that since the outbreak of the Anglophone crisis in 2016, many unidentified individuals have taken advantage of the insecurity situation to illegally destroy CDC properties and grabbing land.

Of recent, CDC corporation surrendered over three hectares of land for the construction of the BIR Logistics Centre at the Bota Palms Estate at Esuke towards the ENEO Centre, Ombe but during a recent field visit to the area, the GM and his closed collaborators discovered that another extra three hectares of land worth millions FCFA, encroached by some unidentified individuals in the name of land surrendered. Investigations to unmasked these individuals have been launched.

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