Greetings Citizens of Buea,
Today I have a heavy heart as I address the aftermath of the severe incident that struck our beloved Legendary City yesterday. The rain of yesterday, which resulted to flash-fload caused extensive damage to property and, tragically, claimed two lives and, four have being declared stable by the competence authorities of the Buea Regional Hospital where they are currently receiving treatment.
First and foremost, on behalf of myself and the population of Buea, I want to express our deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of those who lost their lives.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time, and we stand ready to offer whatever support and assistance we can.
To all the victims, I want to assure you that the council is doing everything within it competence, in collaboration with the authorities of the South West Region under the coordination and supervision the Governor H.E Benard Okalia Bilai. to alleviate your sorrow and suffering during this very difficult moments.
I want to emphasize that safety remains our top priority. While the immediate danger from the incident has passed, there may still be hazardous conditions present, such as downed power lines or weakened structures. I urge everyone to exercise caution and stay alert.
Finally, I want to express my gratitude to the first responders and volunteers (the population of Buea and the Council Staff) who have been working tirelessly since yesterday evening. Indeed, Buea denizens are selfless and their prompt turn out to help in the face of adversity is a testament to the strength and resilience of our community.
I equally appreciate all those who have in one way or the other shown concern to our municipality following this unfortunate incident, as we continue to count on their support to bring the situation back to normalcy.
Thank you, and may God bless Buea and its people of Legendary Hospitality.
David Mafani Namange Esq