The multinational American company known as General Electric on Thursday 26th October 2017 reassured the Cameroon government through the Minister of Transport, Edgar Alain Mebe Ngo’o that they were getting set to deliver the 9 locomotives following the contract signed on the 4th of July 2017. This was in an audience granted to the Minister of Transport, Alain Mebe Ngo’o by the Managing Director of Philippe Dongier, the Managing Director on Government Affairs and Policy of General Electric Africa. The acquisition of the locomotives follows the 2019 African Nations Cup appointment with Cameroon as host and already reflects how the transport sector is warming up in preparation for the great sport event come 2019.
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“We are very grateful to be received by the minister to discuss specifically the project of railway locomotives. 9 locomotives that general electric is currently manufacturing. They are already t the advance stage og manufacturing and we expect to ship them and deliver them to Cameroon towards the end of the year or earlier in 2018. These locomotives are state of the arts locomotives that will help to restore the operation of CAMRAIL to a very good level and we are very proud to be part of this important project” said Philippe Dongier.
The audience with the Minister also gave an opportunity for them to look into the financial constraints in the payment and also the level of progress in the development of these locomotives. The Managing Director of General Electric Africa as promised is therefore expected to ensure that his company fulfills the promises of the contract ensuring that time is respected in the delivery of the 9 locomotives. In civil aviation, the Minister also had a discussion with the General Electric representative on reinforcement and rendering technical support to the Cameroon Airlines, CAMAIRCO.