He will be leading an “Awareness and Sensitization Mission” in his capacity as National Coordinator of the Presidential Plan for the Reconstruction and Development of the North West and South West Regions.
“Under the High instructions of the Prime Minister, Head of Government, Chief Dr. Joseph Dion Ngute, the National Coordinator of the Presidential Plan for the Reconstruction and Development of the North West and South West Regions (PPRD-NW/SW) hereby announces that he is embarking on an Awareness and Sensitization Campaign from Monday June 22 to Friday July 3, 2020,” Tasong said in a press release.
Although hostilities are yet to end between state forces battling armed separatists in the area, Tasong says the Campaign, which is aimed at reaching out to the beneficiaries of the reconstruction and development of both conflict-hit regions will afford his team an opportunity to expound on the reconstruction activities envisaged.
For 12 days, they will outline the processes and mechanisms for the implementation of the Plan as well as define the methods of organization and support for the various beneficiaries and ensure ownership of the Plan by the said beneficiaries.
It is expected that from Monday June 22 to Friday July 3, 2020, Paul Tasong and his team will hold meetings with beneficiary populations of government’s reconstruction and development plan, as well as engage with other actors in the field.
Paul Tasong and Donatus Njong were, in April, respectively installed National Coordinator and Deputy National Coordinator of the Presidential Plan for the Reconstruction and Development of the North West and South West Regions, PPRD-NW/SW.
The duo are expected to ensure “the rehabilitation of about 350 schools, 115 health centers, 40 bridges, 400 power points, 500 KM of Low tension power points, 600KM of rural roads, 45 markets, 12000 houses, 25000hectares of farm land, livestock lost by grazers, reestablishment of close to 3000 personal documents lost.”
Corporate demands by Common Law Lawyers and Anglophone Teachers led to protests in November 2016. The street demonstrations later morphed into ongoing running gun battles between state forces and armed separatist fighters in the predominantly English-speaking regions, leading to untold destruction of human lives, their habitats and livelihoods.