River Mbven in
the Mbiame Council area provides water for the inhabitants. It used to also be
the source of one of their major worries. The absence of an appropriate bridge
over the water body was a major problem for the Mbohtsem and Tanyar villages
which it connected. Strong currents during heavy rains deterred the people.
This devastated residents of the two communities, shooting up their
transportation costs considerably. Determined to rid the community of this
problem, Mbiame Council raised the sum of 2,098,311 FCFA. With a subvention
worth 18,884,803 FCFA from the PNDP being C2D II funds, construction of a new
bridge began on January 14, 2014.
Nine months later Mbohtsem and Tanyar
inhabitants could safely cross the river with their farm produce to markets and
other communities in the municipality. People from Tanyar now have access to
the hospital and other facilities in Mbiame which they hitherto could not