The Secretary General of La Francophonie Michaëlle Jean has pledged to help rebuild Cameroon’s National Assembly, which was destroyed by fire last week, in Yaoundé. On November 18, 2017 she made a statement through her Twitter account.
In the tweet, Michaëlle Jean said the international organisation was measuring the “effects” of the disaster for the country’s public administration. Adding that “The technical team of La Francophonie, and all its member states will make themselves available for the reconstruction efforts to be undertaken”.
On Thursday November 16 at about a few minutes to midnight, a fire swept through the main building of Cameroon’s parliament in Yaounde, causing substantial damage but no injuries.
The blaze broke out in the administrative part on the rear facade of the building, but the debating Chamber was not damaged. Members of Parliament in Cameroon began their plenary session on the 14th and have continued meeting despite a boycott of the main opposition party.