(EcoFinances) – Forty-four (44) shopkeepers of the Dschang Council, the second largest town in the West region after Bafoussam, received the keys to their brand new shops at Marché B on Thursday 20 July 2023, according to sources at the mayor’s office.
« A total of 44 people received the keys of their shops from Mayor Jacquis Gabriel Kemleu Tchabgou, accompanied by his deputies, on Thursday 20 July 2023 (…). During the sober ceremony, which took place at Dschang’s Marché B, the mayor invited the buyers to make good use of them, but above all to maintain these spaces in a responsible manner », confided an executive working at the Council.
Work on rebuilding the market spaces at Marché B began a few months ago, as part of the implementation of local public development policies promoted by the municipal executive of the « Mandature des défis » in Dschang. The aim is to provide the local population with a brand new shopping area to enable them to carry out their commercial activities more effectively.
But behind this effort to modernise the commercial facilities in his municipality, Mayor Jacquis Kemleu also and above all wants to restore a little order. Hence his insistence last Thursday on the quality of the contract that now binds each buyer to the landlord, the « Council », so that they avoid engaging in the bad practices of subletting that were once observed in other commercial areas of the town.
« The mayor also strongly emphasised on the quality of the trade that should take place there. In doing so, he again invited sellers of poultry, second-hand clothes and other clearly identified businesses to move to the spaces reserved for their activities on the Tsinfem market side », added the mayor’s office.
The handover of the keys of the completely rebuilt shops to the traders in the town of Dschang on 20 July comes at a time when the university town has been experiencing a real economic boom for some time. This is evidenced not only by the steady improvement in municipal revenues, but also and above all by the more than 400 requests for the acquisition of commercial space that have been sent to the town’s mayor in the space of a few months.
Mayor Jacquis Kemleu, who intends to pursue his policy of improving commercial facilities, among other challenges, handed over the keys to these 44 shops last Thursday in the presence of departmental delegates from the Ministries of Decentralisation and Local Development (Minddevel), Public Procurement (Minmap), Public Works (Mintp) and officials from other sectoral administrations.