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Douala- N’Djamena Corridor

Road transporters plying the Douala-N’djamena Corridor often face problems relating to the cost of goods transport, deadlines for issuing transport documents like the international consignment notes and logistics at the port of Kribi. These are some of the issues considered during the meeting between the Cameroon Minister of Transport, Jean Ernest Massena Ngalle Bibehe and the Chadian Minister of Infrastructure and Transport, Ahmad Abakar Adjid on Friday, 19 February 2021.

During the in-camera meeting, the Chadian delegation pinpointed several technical concerns, in particular, the agreed cost of transporting goods along the corridor, double registration of vehicles and delays in issuing the international consignment note. Concerning double registration of certain carriers in Chad and then in Cameroon, the Cameroonian delegation reiterated that the set quotas namely 35% for Cameroonians and 65% for Chadians, be respected. "The objective was to ensure that the transport rates charged conform to those laid down in the convention," Jean Ernest Massena Ngalle Bibehe said.

At the end of the meeting, both parties reached a consensus and left satisfied.  "The misunderstandings raised were resolved and we found out that there were more misunderstandings than problems", El Hadj Oumarou, President of the Cameroon Land Freight Management Bureau (BGFT) said. Both parties resolved to hold such meetings regularly.

(Source- Cameroon Tribune No.12290/8489 of 22 February 2021)