Thursday, 2 June 2016

Cameroon government to crack down on old taxis ahead of 2016 AFCON

The Cameroon government has launched a campaign to rid Cameroon’s major towns, especially Yaounde and Douala, of weird looking old taxis. Statistics show the two cities account for about 75% of township taxis in Cameroon.

Government, through the regional delegation of transport for the Centre region recently issued an order urging drivers of such taxis to take them off the city roads with immediate effect.

According to officials, the move is part of wider plans by government to curb urban cacophony as the country gears up to welcome millions of other visitors from across the world during the women’s Africa cup of nations due to begin on 19 November in Yaounde.