Government unmounts Control Post at Matazem; Travelers heave sigh of relief!

​Goventment unmounts control Post at Matazem, travelers heave sigh of relief!

By Ruth Che Wachong 

The nightmare of walking for long distances to present ID cards at the Matazem Police checkpoints is now a thing of the past. This comes following the dismantling of one of the famous checkpoints at the Matazem boundary between the North West and West Regions.

Travelers in a que to present ID cards

Bamenda denizens have particularly expressed joy, citing that they can now get to their destinations on time, without being held bound at the checkpoint that was popularly known as "Mandela's walk to Freedom"

Commuters at the Control Post


"I was surprised when our bus got to Matazem Tuesday and we weren't asked to go down and present our ID cards as usual. This is indeed a laudable effort and I pray it continues this way so we arrive our destinations and go about our activities on time" a passenger narrated.

  "I felt like something was not right when we drove passed the Matazem checkpoint smoothly. This is truly amazing" another road user said.

Buses lined up at the Matazem Control Post

Note should be taken that two police checkpoints have been existing at the Matazem border for over 5 years, since the wake of the Anglophone crises in the two English speaking Regions of Cameroon.

  Commuters before now were expected to present their ID cards in both checkpoints. An exercise which use to take about 7 to 10 minutes to move from one point to the other.

Picture credit: Hilltop Voices, GP Media


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