Kumbo to Nkuv Road Improvement Project:
The nature of the present Nkuv road
The community of Nkuv and the city of Kumbo are in the northwest part of the country of Cameroon. Nkuv has approximately 700 inhabitants and Kumbo is a city of around 60,000 inhabitants. The residents of Nkuv travel to Kumbo to conduct business affairs, receive medical care, and buy the necessities of life. Many of the residents in Nkuv are farmers and their crops are transported over the road to the market in Kumbo. Due to poor condition of the road, only all terrain trucks and motorbikes are able to travel the road. Many of the residents walk the entire 40 kilometer distance to Kumbo. A stretcher has been made and used to carry the sick over the 5 hour trek to Kumbo. Peter Njodzeka, President of The Life and Water Development Group – Cameroon has reported that expectant mothers have lost their babies during the long and strenuous journey to the hospital in Kumbo. Others have died during the journey to Kumbo and have been buried in graves along the road.
Over the years, the condition of the road has deteriorated and very little, if any, maintenance has taken place. Ditch line and corrugated pipe culverts have collapsed and/or are plugged and proper drainage of the 65” of annual rainfall is non-existent in many areas. View the photos showing the nature of the Nkuv road by clicking HERE and download the Kumbo-Nkuv Road Project by clicking HERE