The Follow-up Committee of the project carried out an inspection tour at the site yesterday.
The Bepanda Handicap Multipurpose Centre that will host the 2015 CECIFOOT games (football for visually impaired) is near completion. The Follow-up Committee of the Multipurpose Centre Project with the Government Delegate of the Douala City Council, Dr. Fritz Ntone Ntone as President was on the site on January 27, for inspection. After a thorough guided tour by Architect Philemon Epee, the Committee President qualified the realisation so far is satisfactory. “I am impressed with the evolution of work. Physical realisation of the main building is about 90 per cent. All the walls have been erected right up to the second floor. Some finishing touches will be realised in the days ahead,” the President analysed. He added that though the realisation level is satisfactory, more efforts have to be made in order to complete the centre before the start of the CECIFOOT games in October 2015. He urged goodwill persons and organisations to contribute financially or materially to the completion of the centre since finance is a major problem.
The project which is a tripartite agreement between the Ministry of Social Affairs, the Douala City Council and Douala Dream comprise four main building- workshops, capacity-building section, administrative block and a section for collective activities like sports. The social centre with main objective to ensure social and professional integration of vulnerable persons will also comprise a pharmacy, library, archive and an ICT lab. The 750 million worth project upon completion will train disabled persons of all sorts in domains like catering, carpentry and dress-making. Since the Centre will benefit professional training from some enterprises that makeup GICAM, the Littoral Regional Delegate for Social Affairs, Rose Marie Goueth affirmed that it will promote self employment and financial autonomy.
According to the Project Architect, the Multipurpose Centre will be the first of its kind in Sub-Saharan Africa because it is constructed in line with the exigencies of the International Handicap Norms. The complex by Cameroon Dream will be handed over to the government upon completion.
Source : Cameroon Tribune