Nigeria: Enugu-Bamenda Road, tool of regional integration

Years ago, the road was a nightmare to the population in the area. The former Enugu-Bamenda Road was described by locals as “the worst road in the world”. During the rainy season, trucks were stranded in the mud and women were refused rides because they were not seen to be strong enough to push the vehicles should they become stuck.

With the road improvements, transport costs and poverty levels along this economic corridor have already been reduced dramatically. The project has a tremendous potential for economic transformation by improving the efficiency of the transport and living conditions of the population within its zone of influence. It is common knowledge that Nigeria is the largest trading partner of Cameroon even with the prevalence of bad roads linking the two countries. Read more

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