URBAN SECTOR DEVELOPMENT AND WATER SUPPLY PROJECT
(PROJET DE DEVELOPPEMENT DES SECTEURS URBAINET DE L’APPROVISIONNEMENT EN EAU, PDUE)
The Ministry of Urban Development and Housing, as the competent authority in charge of urban development, created in April 2008 the Urban Sector Development and Water Supply Project with the financial aid of the World Bank. This project was to help generate funds for the execution of urban development projects especially in the fields of drainage, water supply, accessibility into neighbourhoods, and environmental protection. Its functioning was to be done in phases just like any other internationally funded initiative. It is managed by a coordination unit headed by Anne Marie Essono and lodged in the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development.
In 2013, the project was attributed 12,420 billion CFA francs for the execution of urban projects in 6 different municipalities in the Republic. These municipalities included theYaoundé III, Yaoundé IV, Douala II, and Mbalmayo Councils, and the City Councils of Maroua and Bamenda.
Bamenda is not at its first PDUE project, the city has benefitted from the financing of many projects. As a recap, the neighbourhood of Ntambag (Old Town) has seen many of its footpaths paved and quarter bridges rehabilitated thanks to this project.