Nwanjo Nsangue Elie during his presentation
The Divisional Officer for Yaoundé VII Sub Division, Nwanjo Nsangue Elie has lauded the efforts put in place by the management of the Local Materials Promotion Authority (MIPROMALO) in developing the housing sector in Cameroon. The senior administrator made the statement while visiting the institution’s Multipurpose Centre at Nkolbisson on December 16, 2020. Mr Nwanjo Nsangue Elie, who visited institutions operating under his jurisdiction intimated that the Head of State’s anticipated vision of creating MIPROMALO was to curb the continuous importation of building materials from the Western World meanwhile the country is endowed with enormous local resources. Reason why he said he was so amazed visiting the Nkolbisson Centre and seeing the variety of production units operating there.
He however requested the authorities of the institution to work on a vast expansion programme which will cover the entire territory (regions) so that Cameroonians can benefit from these products. He equally recommended workers of the company to promote the use of these materials by building their own houses with local materials. The seasoned administrator who indicated that he is an adept of local materials emphasized on the need for the management of MIPROMALO to redouble efforts and develop the sector.
Earlier, the Director General’s representative, made a general presentation of MIPROMALO. He drilled the DO and his entourage of the institution’s research and development activities spread in many parts of the country notably the Head Office found in Yaounde VI with laboratories and other facilities, Regional Centres in Bamenda, Garoua and Maroua as well as specialized antennas in Ngaoundere, Dibombari and Ekondo Titi. He further listed a number of products MIPROMALO is presently fabricating stating that the quality remains undoubtedly the best.
|In a brief working session that ensued, some top officials of the company presented some of the difficulties the Centre is experiencing in delivering the much needed results, amongst others, the irregular supply of electricity and water. The Divisional Officer said the problem of electricity remains a general nightmare to Cameroonians but advised that the Ministry of Water Resources and Energy could be contacted for the installation of solar panels that could eventually solve the problem.|
|A guided tour of the various production units under operation at the Centre took place. The DO and his entourage were opportune to visit the micro concrete production unit currently producing floor and roofing tiles, cement blocks of various categories, pavers, then the specialized mechanical fabrication unit and the fired bricks production unit. At each stop, the DO and his team were drilled on the materials produced, their advantages and questions raised were given the appropriate explanations. It was a satisfactory visit as Nwanjo Nsangue Elie who expressed his encouragements to the management team of MIPROMALO.|