Social assistance for residents within the boundaries of the Douala airport estate

Published: Tuesday, 26 September 2023 10:44
The Cameroon Civil Aviation Authority (CCAA) is proceeding from September 25 -28, 2023 to the handing over of cheques relating to the social support of about a hundred inhabitants of the New-town Airport 1 and 4 neighbourhoods in the banquet hall of the prefecture of Douala located in Bonanjo in prelude to the third phase of evictions that will take place around the Douala international airport. 
Protected airport area
This operation of civic value against illegal occupants settled around the oil jet and along the security fence of Douala International Airport is the final step before their eviction from these airport premises.  
It comes after multiple awareness-raising sessions and reminders to the people concerned. The cheques will be handed over in the presence of the administrative and municipal authorities and the heads of the concerned neighbourhoods.
Well before this social support operation, the illegal occupants of the airport domain were invited to prepare the necessary identification documents in order to be able to receive this social support. Upon receipt of their cheques, they will be required to vacate the airport.
It should be noted that the oil jet and the security fence at Douala International Airport are being invaded by dangerous activities that can cause fires, and by illegally erected buildings, without prior approval from Douala City Council or the CCAA. A great deal of damage has also been caused to the security fence. All of which puts people at risk and hampers airport operations.
The evictions scheduled for the near future should be a wake-up call to those still dragging their feet. Hats off to those who have already left, because the airport is commonly viewed as a visually important representation of a nation.

An invaded airport area is a threat to air safety
Translated by Mireille Galabe
Assistant Research Officer
Public Relations Unit