The Buea council in partnership with Dr Mokake Patrick of the Buea regional hospital on Friday 8 July signed a deal for the construction of an ultra modern mortuary complex. The mortuary that will be located close to the Buea regional hospital is inaugurated to solve the issue of space and also help the Buea regional hospital in serving the population.
It also arises from the growing rate of deaths and accumulation in the available mortuaries that seem to be relatively small. The mayor in his speech said the memorandum of understanding was a result of the brainstorm of the council representatives who had voted this plan proposed to them during a council session. The deal was sealed following the signing of a document between the two parties in the presence of the Secretary General at the Governor’s office, Clement Fon Ndikum who represented the Governor. Also present was the vice chancellor of the University of Buea, deputy Mayors and other administrative authorities. The project is expected to be completed in 5months for it to resume officially.
To affirm the level of seriousness, both parties went down the location of the mortuary where Mr. Fon Ndikum sealed the agreement with the laying of the foundation stone of the mortuary.
Dr Mokake on his part explains his partnership deal with the council as a strong one and holds it at a positive side. To him this is just one of the many projects that might be organized. The mortuary due to go operational in 5 months time will be in private control for up to 66 years brfore handed over to the Buea council. A contract that baffles usas questions like what will be the fate of the structure at that time arise in our minds. During this priod, monthly rents wiill be paid to the Buea council till it is officially handed over. Both are positive about the deal. To Dr Mokake, the only thing left will be the equipments to be imported from abroad.