The state of work at the Olembe sports Complex has been greatly appreciated by the local organizing committee of the TOTAL AFCON 2019. Center Regional Governor Nasiri Paul Bea who doubles as head of the committee was speaking at the site during an evaluation visit. He urged the company executing the project to accelerate the rate of work so as to meet the deadline.
The visiting team led by Center Regional Governor met a transformed environment as compared to the last visit some few weeks ago. The Governor and his close aids after visiting the site could attest that work is on a good footing especially after he was guided round by the control Project Manager Benoit Fabrice. At each stage a detailed explanation of the level of advancement of work was made. The governor said preparation to close the stadium is already there. The equally visited the department which will serve as the dressing room, There work was going on well. He further explained that the workers just have to tie the nuts, dote the I’s and cut the T’s. At the annex stadium 1 and 2, of the Olembe sport Complex, work can be evaluated to be at 70% rate of execution. The entrances of the stadium are equally coming out and the governor hope that by November 2018, when he will again visit the project site he will see something quite different. After getting reassurance from the Control Project Manager that work will be completed by the December 2018 dateline, the Governor of the Center Region left the Olembe Stadium satisfied. He was visibly anxious but thinks mush still have to be done in records time so that distractors and those who think that work is not advancing at the Olembe sport complex should see for themselves. He instructed the workers of the PICCINI Company which is executing the project to redouble their efforts like working in shift. The management of the Italian based company told the Governor that in the past 2 weeks they have been working on 24/7. That they have a team of workers who work from 6AM to 6PM, and another from 6PM to 6AM. More workers mostly Cameroonian youth between the ages of 18-35 have equally been recruited to help speed up work.
As concern the rumour on the temporal suspension of work, the Italian workers denied the allegation that had been published on social media by some unscrupulous Cameroonians. From every indication therefore, one can clearly conclude that upon completion the Olembe Stadium which would be call the Paul Biya’s Stadium would be a world class edifice of 60,000 seats covered stadium with other social facilities and amenities around.