Cameroon (National Times)–The Government of Cameroon has given 30 days ultimatum for interurban transport companies operating illegally to comply with the law or face several sanctions.
This announcement was contained in a recent press release issued by the Minister of Transport, Jean Ernest Ngallé Bibehé.
According to the press release, if the clandestine transport companies fail to meet up with the requirements, their companies and agencies will be shut down.
The decision of Minister was necessitated by influx of agencies plying Cameroon’s highways without identification papers.
According an audit carried out across the country, some 140 transport companies were identified. The survey revealed that these transport agencies operate without valid documents and approvals from the Ministry of Transport.
The list includes the vast majority of large companies operating on the country’s main roads, except those serving in Douala and Yaoundé.
It should be noted that this is not the first time Minister Jean Ernest is sending out such press releases. The Minister has equally blamed persistent road accidents on Cameroon’s highway on interurban agencies operating illegally.