Reports says Cameroon Oil Deposit Corporation (SCDP) is to construct a petroleum depot in Bakassi peninsula, Ndian division of the South west region.
The project which according to sources falls in line with government policy of trying to invest in the Peninsula has been boosted by decision authorizing the SCDP to consider the construction of a 15,000 m3 storage facility in the locality .
If this plan is realised,this storage unit will be the third largest in the country, after the Yaoundé and Douala .Both of which don’t have any iota of crude oil underneath their soils.
The project to build a petroleum depot in Bakassi is expected to fetch about 5,000 jobs in the area.Locals say Francophones have already started flooding the area with hopes of getting employment once the project is established.
There already talks of the depot becoming second in the zone after the Pamol .by Anja Terence for alafnet.com