The promotional sale of goods of high consumption organised by this association lavished the population of Lingang village, Foto group in Dschang council. Lingang crossroad over the waterfall of the same name, under the distil sound of music by a public address system hold by doctor Nico, a musicianartist. Women and men on line flock themselves to the volunteers of rural assistance. We need firstly to get registered; which gives right to get a passport and then, buy a product of his choice. Here we cannot sale more than two kg of rice, more than two litres of palm oil, than two litres of petroleum or more than two pieces of soap to the same person. This decision aim to discourage those who could have the ambition to provide themselves here to sale it back to the village. It’s the mission of regulating the supply on products of great consumption of other genders. While the official operate since a bit time in the political capital of countries; the other, that of informal, rural assistance take a great interest on the fate of populations of villages.
We knew the intervention association against destitution and rural exodus (rural assistance). For its determination to put in place computer sciences to the avaibility of everybody in Menoua, where it operate since some few years already.Last week end, precisely Sunday, the 4th of December, this association has reveal a new dimension of his existence (help the population of rural zones) having an access in paying out less than half of official prices compare to that of the market, foods of first necessity.
“It’s a special market day for our village. If that could repeat itself, when will you be back? Tegni David has more than 65 years. He did the displacement for the crossroad of lingang, choosed to welcome the caravan and was supply like many others”. I bought a little of all what was present for sale: Maggie cube, petroleum, palm oil, rice, soap. God will help you so that next time you will came back one day. Besides, the Lingang god who accompanied you up to this area will make sure you should come back another time”. Population of Lingangvillage, Foto group in Dschang council will never forget the journey of Sunday 4th December 2011.They received the rural help caravane for the distribution of goods of vital necessity. Hundredths of women and men could thus be able to be provided in rice, palm oil, and maggie cube at low prices.
“They came to our meeting to bring us the good news. The Christmas feast felt a bit earlier this year. Many persons among us were not having their identity card on that area; this is why everybody is not yet there. You knows, it is not easy for the older ones to reach here, testimony from a mother who did not wish to give her name. A grandmother bending and leaning painfully on her walking stick testify ‘I paid just one litre of petroleum, you know, it’s very important. For me, I have no comment because you need to be lucky for it to meet you in your house, it’s always an advantage. I can’t more go to the market because of my age, I’m really tired. I’m regretting not to be having enough money to buy soap and palm oil. They shall come back my son?.”
The villagers flocked themselves around the counters, and in less than four hours, everything was devastated. The latecomers kicked themselves because it was not possible for them to be served. Unlike them, some few among the first persons to reach at the site of sale were able to buy every available food. People observed this operation like a trophy that they won, and that the village ought to aknowledge. The passion of people proofs it at ones. As you know, on the market we have one litre of oil at a price of 700 francs CFA, and they give you here at 350 francs CFA, you have a piece of soap at 150 francs while its normal price on the market is 250 francs, a litre of petroleum is sold here at 250 while in the market, you can have it only at a price of 400 francs. It’s the same situation with rice. You see, it’s an act of charity which desire to be encouraged. What use to happen in other places is now happening in Lingang thanks to “Rural assistance” explained by Thomas Tapi Mali, civil servant of secondary education came to the village to spent the week end
Without blaming who so ever, there are some who went back with empty baskets. ”I bought nothing. I didn’t know that Father Christmas was there. I was just on my way when I discovered that people were doing nice businesses’ heredity’s a gift and I regret not to be able to obtain fresh supplies. I don’t have my identity card here.What I ought to say to the organisers is that next time the message should be spread up to Meffet. No one is aware of you in my place. The information was just in Lesse, it’s abnormal” said Hélène Tsafack very disappointed.To have an access to the products, you just need to buy a card from the association at 100 francs CFA. A ticket to be kept with care, for it will always be recommended every time that the association will come and propose products of vital necessity to the population. We announce that the next caravan will take place in Bafou (in Nkong-Zem), on January 2012.