The people of Mukuru village in Menchum Valley subdivision, North West Region of Cameroon and its population have suffered a lot of untold hardship, due to the sociopolitical crisis in the English speaking regions of Cameroon. Apart from the gruesome killings, the village now faces a lot of health and social threats.
Mukuru has a total population of about 920-1340 inhabitants according to the last government census, but this population has more than double since the outbreak of the crisis especially when some neighboring villages like Befang Modelle and some parts of Wum were raided and people from these villages had to seek refuge in Mukuru.
A concerned villager tells Gina Informs that living conditions in Mukuru are deplorable. “Patients have no access to drugs, no area to carry out economic activities, a bag of salt is sold at 6500, Maggi at 1200 for a packet, a card of paracetamol 500frs.”
“Mukuru presently experiences a high rate of disease spread,” he added.
Mukuru Youths send out a message of appeal
“In February 2019, Akhu (Mukuru) Youths and Development Association AYADA under the leadership of Mendi Lucas launched a humanitarian project to assist people in the village with basic needs. The project which is due for execution by September 4, 2019 has seen very small participation and contribution. So far a little over 150000 FRS has been collected for this project which was budgeted at 1.000.000frs. Today we are appealing to you to assist in two ways. First to contribute to the project through the numbers we will list below and also to forward this message to all sons and daughters of Mukuru,” members of the association appeal. The time to assist these people in the village is now. This is the most important project for our people at this great time in need. Please please please do not ignore the message no matter how small you give we will form an ocean. Don’t wait to ask who has done what be the first.”
SG AYADA Mr Mendi Lucas
Project Manager AYADA Mr Fotoh Titus