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 City Hall - YAOUNDE
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                 YAOUNDE URBAN CITY
The Yaoundé Urban City is a decentralized territorial collectivity, which homes municipalities of the Yaoundé agglomeration. It manages, under the tutelage of the State, the local affairs in order to ensure the economic, social and cultural development of the people of Yaoundé...
STEPPING UP SANITATION IN THE CAPITAL
Created on 24 September 1987, the Urban City of Yaoundé (CUY) faces, among other cur- rent challenges, that of sanitation in the capital. It must be noted that the Mfoundi River, the main outlet for the city's storm water drainage, has become, over the years, a receptacle for household refuse. The refuse accumulating in the city's waterways, underground canals and pipes system, because of lack of regular main- tenance and the inefficiency of the waste col- lection system, decrease the normal flow of water during the rainy season and cause floods in the downtown core.
A master plan therefore was developed for sani- tation in the city of Yaoundé a few years ago and was used as a basis for the first phase of the
Yaoundé Sanitation Project (PADY), financed by the African Development Fund (FAD). Among other positive results, this first phase (2006- 2012) has led to a considerable reduction in the number of floods, prevalence of water-borne diseases, and the outreach of more than 125,000 shoreline residents. It has also helped to create more than 650 direct jobs, through the construction of a 3.5-km reinforced concrete canal on the Mfoundi and 3 screens on the tribu- taries, the cleaning of 3 underground collectors in the city centre.
IMPROVING THE LIVING ENVIRONMENT
Despite these significant results obtained with PADY 1, the tributaries of Mfoundi and the other watersheds (Mefou, Sanaga) that cross Yaoundé, not yet developed and not served by the aste col- lection company, continued to experience heavy floods, causing significant damage and expo- sing people to recurring health risks.
Faced with this situation, the Government of Cameroon had to again seek the ADB and various development partners to finance Phase 2 of PADY. The objective of this one is to improve sustainably the conditions of storm water sanitation, hygiene and health of the populations in Yaoundé.
And specifically, it is about improving resilience to the phenomenon of climate change. Concretely, the PADY 2 is divided into three main lines, namely:
• The development of rainwater drainage canals on the Mfoundi River over 5 km long, whose objective is to reduce floods by 3 to 1 in 2018;
• Improvement of the living environment of the population by adopting positive attitudes towards insalubrity. Awareness campaigns were planned for populations on sanitation, waste > > >
Yaoundé Urban City has to take up the challenge on sanitation in the capital
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