Main problem Causes Possible solutions to the problems Villages contribution to solve the problem External contribution expected from council
road network Many steep hills, Poor tracing of roads, No gutters, Lack of finances, No culverts, Erosion, Landslides, Lack of regular maintenance, No equipments, Non- fulfillment of promises from political leaders. 1. Sensitization of communities on the importance of participating in road maintenance activities.
2. Develop and implement roles which will mobilize communities to participate in road maintenance activities.
3. Carry out construction of new roads
4. Carry out retracing and grading of existing roads. …show more content…
The production and distribution of these agricultural produce to the urban markets which are noted to hold enormous blueprints for the rural farmers and improvement in rural livelihood is only possible through rural accessibility. The accessibility situation of the Widikum-Menka Highlands in the North West Region of Cameroon remains a nightmare and cast a lot of doubt on the future of the economic and social development of the sub-region. This is on the premise that the road construction project for this area is perhaps not even contemplated by our socio-economic planners. This is probably why despite the enormous quantity of cash and food crops produced in the country, hunger and poverty still reign supreme in some regions. According to Tetchiada (2004), Cameroon’s food production witnessed a persistent and sustained decline with examples of 1.3% and 1.7% fall in 2002 and 2003 respectively. It is important to note that the fall in agricultural production does not mean less production. The problem lies in the provision of rural roads for the distribution of these farm produce to the urban centers and the country at large. This is probably why Fonjong (2009) noted that the country gradually moved away from one of food abundance to a country experiencing food shortages forcing it to receive her first donation of 2,600 metric tons of food from the UN and FAO in August …show more content…
This is in a bit to harness rural resources for posterity and the need to increase the productivity of farm output. It is also important to note that increase in agricultural productivity without accessibility to the urban markets which hold promise for much higher yields would only plunge the rural farmers into abject poverty and misery. The government’s endeavors in providing rural roads and making life in the rural areas worth living has not been adequately enforced as a preponderant of the rural communities in Cameroon still excel in poverty due to accessibility constraints. According to Adedotun (2013), this has affected the level of production of the farmers as well as their enthusiasm to produce more since most of their produce hardly reach the market or in some circumstances can only reach the market at a high cost as is the case in the Widikum-Menka area. He further stressed that there is need for a comprehensive regional planning in order to enhance the marketing of farm produce. There is also the need for the government to address the issue of rural inaccessibility with all vigour by paying greater attention to the construction and maintenance of rural