By Edoue Valentine, In Buea
The headquarter of Cameroon’s southwest region, Buea, is said to be experiencing a drastic improvement in environmental hygiene as the kickoff date for the 2021 AFCON draws near.
Judging from the manner in which waste is now managed in the town, it is obvious that the visitors who are already pouring in will enjoy; not only the euphoria and camaraderie which come with the African Cup of Nations, but as well a clean and salubrious environment.
Before now, hips of dirt were left on major roadsides for several days much to the dissatisfaction of residents.
The junks which often comprised of inorganic substances produced leachate with a pungent smell which affected the population health wise.
However, with barely three days to the start of the Total Energy African Cup of Nations in Cameroon, things are fast changing in Buea.
Authorities now concentrate in making their environments accommodative to visitors.
HYSACAM, a company charged with general town hygiene has frequently been collecting waste from different dumping sites, adding more waste collection equipment at various points.
Roads have constantly been swept with tables of vendors removed from major roadsides.
The city of Limbe and the town of Buea are playing host to Gambia, Mauritania, Tunisia and Mali, which constitute pool F of the 2021 prestigious 24-team AFCON.
Government’s approach to keep Buea clean has been appreciated by some citizens, but it remains to be seen if such a move will continue after AFCON would have rounded off.