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BAFUT

 

Mayor: NGWASOH Abel LANGSI


Phone number:  +237-77-69-50-52
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Number of municipal councilors: 35
Number of inhabitants: 57,930
Date of creation: 25/11/93


Social infrastructures:
•    A handful of nursery, primary and  secondary schools (private, government and mission owned)
•    Health centers (mission and government owned)
•    A central market
•    Micro finance buildings.
•    Gendarmerie Brigade


Municipal assets:
•    A central market and other markets
•    A communal reserve forest
•    An airport
•    Touristic sites- a good number of landscapes and the Bafut Palace.


Opportunities:
•    Soils: very fertile soil which serve in the cultivation of crops.
•    Flora and vegetation: savannah and open grassland; eucalyptus felling for wood and timber production.
•    Mineral resources: laterite, gravel and stone quarry. Source of council revenue, also exploited by inhabitants for their welfare and construction of houses.


Obstacles:
•    Public works: poor state of roads, due to no maintenance of the roads.
•    Environment and nature protection: degradation in soil due to limited sensitization about environmental protection.
•    Health: poor health services due to insufficient funds and insufficient number of staff.
•    Water and Energy: Insufficient supply due to limited.
•    Women empowerment and family: lack of women empowerment centers, due to no empowerment centers and gender bias.
•    Education: low educational output /quality and lack of higher education, due to insufficient number of teachers and limited infrastructure/equipment. 


Ethnic group: Tikar.

Economic activities:
•    Agriculture: (tea,  oil  palm,  coffee,  maize,  beans,  Irish  potato,  yam  plantain,  banana, cocoyam, garden  crops, felo (country onion) and  a  variety  of  fruits).
•    Livestock: (cattle, small ruminants, and horses).
•    Commerce: sales of food stuff and petty trading.
•    Craftsmanship: Craft is extensively being practiced in Bafut because of the abundance of raw materials, mostly from the raffia and oil palms.
•    Industry: Industrial practices in Bafut are mostly in terms of palm oil processing and cassava production in large scale.
•    Others include: small medium size enterprises, services from organizations (private sector), hunting and fishing.

Bio-physical environment:
•    Climate: the  rainfall  pattern  provides  suitable conditions  for  both  perennial  and  annual crops  to  grow, some  farmers depend  on  rain  for  arable  farming.
•    Relief: the highlands are highly hilly.
•    Hydrology: there are several water bodies like rivers and streams.

Communal Development Plan: avialable at the UCCC’s Resource Center, with the address : http//www.cdr-cvuc.cm/index.php/fr/