On May 4, 2021, Cameroon’s Minister of Transport, Jean Ernest Ngallé Bibehé Massena, released two official statements suspending the activity of 22 inter-urban transport companies in the country. The government member accuses these carriers of carrying out “their activities outside approved loading points, and without required permits”.
The suspended transport companies serve many cities in almost all regions of Cameroon except the three northern regions. Renowned carriers such as Garanti Express are on the list of offenders.
The suspension of these transport operators will have the consequence of reducing supply capacities to the destinations usually served. These measures are questionable as to their effectiveness since, in the past, the owners of these companies had found the quick trick of removing the company name from vehicles, in order to continue their activities without being recognized.