Turkish charity organization opens well in Cameroon with an event hosted by two ministers
The absence of access to clean water remains one of the main causes of death in the Cameroon.A Turkish relief organization involved in charity projects in Cameroon opened a well on April 25 in the northern town of N'Gaounderé with an event that saw the participation of many prominent officials, including two of the country's ministers.
"Kimse Yok Mu" (Isn't There Anyone?) association, which has been very active in Africa in recent years, built a well in the campus of N'Gaounderé University. The university is set to host the 16th national university games starting this weekend with the participation of around 19,000 students.
It is hoped that the new well will benefit the arid and impoverished north of Cameroon. The absence of access to clean water remains one of the main causes of death in the country, with nearly 15 percent of deaths there reportedly due to lack of water or diseases related to drought.
Cameroon's Higher Education Minister Jack Fame and Sports Minister Adoum Gargoum attended the event, along with two regional governors, rectors from 10 universities, and a number of officials. Noting that Turkish President Abdullah Gül hosted Cameroon's President Paul Biya as recently as last month, Fame emphasized that ties between both countries were growing and thanked the association for their contribution.
During Biya's visit, Turkey and Cameroon signed a number of cooperation and partnership agreements in various fields, including education, media, science, defense and energy.