And what about the Military Health Research Centre (CRESAR) for the development of pharmaceutical products and derivatives adapted to our environment? What about the cartridge factory for the manufacture of newly imported weapons and ammunition?
As for the workforce, there are no worries either, as the Cameroonian Army has always been full of qualified personnel, many of whom are fresh out of local and foreign engineering schools.
With such human and technical potential, we can nurse high hopesof seeing emerge from our barracks, prototypes of agricultural tractors, aircraft, naval equipment and other machines of entirely local design, and whose invention patents would be transferred to private developers.
With the rifle in one hand, the drawing board in the other, the industrial soldier will join his brothers in arms equipped with shovels on road construction sites, and the others writing on the blackboard, disseminating knowledge to our rural children, who are the future brains and national elites.
Thus, while focusing on these objectives, our Defence Forces will contribute to the building of Cameroon’s industrial sovereignty. /-
Head of Communication Division - MINDEF