Tractors Tractors - Catuc Website

Search
Go to content

Main menu

Tractors Tractors

Research & Cooperation


CATUC Receives Three Tractors and Accessories from the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MINADER) and the Ministry of Economic Planning and Regional Development (MINEPAT).


By Decision No. 1345 MINADER/SG/DOPA of September 6, 2014, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Essimi Menye, granted a set of agricultural materials: 3 tractors, 3 seed (corn) sowers, 3 harrows with 4 discs, 3 soil tillers, a motor pump and 2 heavy ploughing equipment; to the Catholic University of Cameroon, Bamenda.

 
 

A delegation of two members of the university management team: Prof. Paul Nkwi and Fr. Anthony Yilaka (Associate Prof.) travelled to Yaounde on Sunday, November 9, 2014 to collect the letter of donation from the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. This was done the next day. This letter referred the delegation to the Ministry of Economic Planning and Regional Development (MINEPAT) for the practical execution of the project. Consequently, MINEPAT organized and headed a technical team that travelled to Ebolowa on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 to hand over the equipment to the Catholic University of Cameroon, Bamenda. Following this visit the equipment was transported to Bamenda and arrived at the University on Thursday, November 13, 2014.

The University immediately got into contact with the Regional Delegate for Agriculture and Rural Development and the Regional Delegate for Economic Planning and Regional Development in the North West Region to complete and confirm the handing over of the equipment to the University. These delegates were present at the University on Wednesday, November 19 to officially hand over the keys of the three tractors to the University. The Pro-chancellor of the University,
Bishop George Nkuo of the Diocese of Kumbo was personally present at the occasion to receive the keys of the tractors. Both regional delegates emphasized the policy of the Cameroon government encouraging and promoting second generation agriculture as well as the confidence government was bestowing on the University for the purpose of realizing these objectives by donating this set of equipment. They hoped that the University, through its School of Tropical Agriculture and Natural Resources (STANR) will immediately put the equipment into use. On his part, the Pro-Chancellor thanked the government for this wonderful gesture and promised that the equipment will be used exclusively for the purpose for which it was donated. This part of the ceremony was witnessed by a cross-section of the staff of CATUC and students.

Back to content | Back to main menu