Cameroon Update

Industry update

Vodafone Cameroon, Camtel sign LTE network sharing agreement : Read here


Cameroon to introduce number portability in September : Read here


Equatorial Guinea plans to join Cameroon-Brazil cable project : Read here

Internal initiatives

CEO Breakfasts

On July 28, 2017 and September 8, 2017, the first two IHS CAM CEO Breakfast sessions took place. The breakfasts have been well received and foster an interactive and informative session between the CEO and participants. The July breakfast focused on HSE and the September breakfast focused on cost-optimisation initiatives.

CEO Site Visit to Regions (Centre and South-West)

On September 14th and 15th 2017, the CEO visited the Centre and South West regions of the country. It was an opportunity for the CEO to present a company update, review the ongoing cost optimization initiatives and provide an update on the general status of the telco industry in Cameroon. An emphasis was also made on how to continuously improve our operations and become a more socially responsible organization. Ten sites were visited which was a good experience for both local staff members and the CEO.

Q3 Town Hall Meeting

Our Q3 Town Hall Meeting took place on September 29th 2017. During the meeting, a presentation on safety initiatives was presented to the entire Cameroon team. The topics discussed also included security reinforcement initiatives, office etiquette, implementation of the findings from the Communications and CSR Survey and updates from all business units.


Donation of Bed nets (New bell & Limbé)

In Q2, the CAM team partnered with a local NGO, Association Camerounaise pour le Marking Social to purchase over 500 mosquito nets in conjunction with the Ministry of Health’s initiative, K.O. PALU (Kick Out Malaria), to help address the malaria epidemic. 460 mosquito bed nets were delivered throughout Cameroon in Q2 and 130 nets (the last batch) were distributed throughout the South-West (Limbé District Hospital) and the Littoral (New-Bell District Hospital) regions in Q3. This donation was part of the company’s commitment to support Malaria prevention efforts in areas with a prevalence rate of over 30%.

World Humanitarian Day (WHD)

In honor of WHD, IHS CAM hosted training sessions for employees on how to handle life threatening emergencies, first aid situations and made a contribution to the Cameroon Red-Cross to support their activities in-country.

Generator Recycling Programme

The CAM team continues to pursue its Generator Recycling Programme launched last year and has agreed to donate two generators to SOS Villages in Douala and Ebolowa (rural areas). The generators will enable 1,500 people in two regions to have access to a consistent power source. The CAM team aims to donate three generators in 2017.

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