Nkambe(National Times)-Road construction equipment worth millions belonging to the Section President of the Dunga-Mantung I of President Biya’s Cameroon People’s Democratic Movement (CPDM) party, Monday breaking Tuesday, January 22, 2019 went up in flames.
The equipment belonging to Gerald Ngala comprising of a grader and a compactor were only discovered in the morning destroyed by fire.
Given the unstable atmosphere in the two English-speaking Regions, the incident is suspected to be the handiwork of separatists’ fighters.
The equipments were being used for works on the Mbot-Tabenken-Nkambe road axis, which Ngala’s company had been awarded the contract to fix.
Remains of the road equipment show the caterpillar and compactor burnt with only the carcasses left.
Ngala is a vocal supporter of the Biya regime and a philanthropist in his Division of origin. The attack on his investment is unconnected to his political choices and the current armed conflict in Cameroon.
He owns businesses in the economic city of Douala.
Targeted burnings on the investments of business persons and politicians are one of the ugly scenes that have marked the armed conflict in the North West and South West Regions.