On Wednesday 22 January 2020, the Port Authority of Kribi through its General Manager Patrice MELOM donated 500 benches to the Government Bilingual High School and the Comprehensive Government Secondary School of Kribi.
This initiative falls within the framework of the Kribi socio-economic programme (PASEK) under consolidation in PAK. It is a scheme bringing together all port companies in Kribi with a view to providing a common approach and a collective act of solidarity towards riparian communities, to environmental and social changes related to the construction of the Port.
- PASEK Focus Areas
PASEK is made up of six major avenues, namely health, education, cultural promotion, improvement of the people’s living conditions, preservation and conservation of ecosystems and fighting insecurity.
- PASEK Beneficiaries
The beneficiaries are the communities of Kribi and its surroundings, mainly the segments referred to as vulnerable groups.
- The Main Actions of PASEK
The programme includes several activities that have already been carried out by the Port Authority of Kribi in riparian communities to support education. These include:
- Donating benches to public schools in Talla and Ebome;
- Building classrooms in Nlendé-Dibé, Grand-Batanga and Lolabé;
- Organising information days on port occupations at the Government Bilingual High School and the Comprehensive Government Secondary School of Kribi;
- Recruiting pupils through internship in companies; etc.
In addition to these activities, others were carried out in 2019, especially the celebration of the World Clean Up Day and the start of the process of relocating Bagyelis Pygmies.
- The Aid Plan for 2020
In addition to the 500-bench donation to the Government Bilingual High School and the Comprehensive Government Secondary School of Kribi last Wednesday, 2020 will witness activities to complete the relocation of Bagyelis. The construction of a borehole, the reforestation of the coastal strip of Kribi I Subdivision, the development of aquaculture units and the acquisition of biodegradable nets for small-scale fisheries are equally among prospective actions for the new year.
Finally, PASEK gives meaning to the efforts carried out by the Port Authority of Kribi to strengthen its territorial anchorage through the Port/City interface. An initiative that reflects the General Management's resolve to make the PAK part of a citizen's sustainable development approach.