Cameroon Minister of Territorial Administration Paul Atanga Nji has giving Bike riders in Douala the Economic capital of the Republic of Cameroon, three months to register their bikes else will face the law.
The ministerial decision is aimed at creating order in the chaotic sector which has been seen as one of the catalyst in committing crimes at the Cameroon economic capital Douala.
The registration will help to make tracking of bike riders easier in case a crime is committed or in case something goes wrong with the bikes.
This is not the first time that Cameroon Minister of Territorial Administration Paul Atanga Nji is giving bike riders ultimatum to be registered or face the law; he did that recently in some key divisions in the North West and South West Region on claims of insecurity and insurgency but his orders seems to have fallen in the deaf ears as bike riders of the key divisions in the South West and North West Regions continued working without being registered.
In the early 2000s the Cameroon government even attempted banning bikes from circulating in the economic capital Douala but faced tough resistance from bikes riders and later overturns her decision.
The economic capital of Cameroon, Douala has hundreds of thousands of Bikes in circulation due to the traffic situation of the city were vehicles spend over 5 hours plus in one location.
The government of Cameroon recently constructed a second bridge across the Wouri River and has expanded the roads around the city but the traffic situation is still troublesome.
The question now is will the bike riders cooperate with Minister Paul Atanga Nji? And what will the Minister do next if the bike riders refused to collaborate as has often being the case? Will he be forced to use the law as indicated? Is ready for the unintended consequence if the bike riders are to protest couple with the ongoing Anglophone crisis?
The future is pregnant as the bike riders are all waiting to dance to the drum of the Minister