International Economic Days of Communes Kicks off in Yaoundé, Morocco Guest of Honor

The 2nd edition of the International Economic Days of Communes (JEICOM23) kicked off in Yaoundé on Thursday, with Morocco as guest of honor and a country renowned for its long and rich experience in this field.

Morocco was represented at the event, which runs on June 1-3, by Mounir Laymouri, Chairman of the Moroccan Association of Communal Council Presidents (AMPCC) and Mayor of Tangier.

Organized by the United Towns and Cities of Cameroon (CVUC), the second edition of the JEICOM aims to promote the harmonious and inclusive development of local governments and cities, taking advantage of international cooperation and initiating development projects in sectors as varied as agriculture, agro-industry, livestock, fish farming, ecotourism, engineering and wood processing, as well as the implementation of social and solidarity economy projects in all the country’s municipalities..

The event also includes an exhibition and an exchange forum on the theme of “Africa and the imperative of food security”.

The event will see the participation of 374 communes and urban communities from Cameroon’s 10 regions, foreign organizations and communities, national and international companies both interacting with decentralized local authorities and interested in value-added projects, technical and financial partners, government institutions and bodies, as well as players in the social and solidarity economy.

Discussions will focus in particular on decentralized local authorities and the imperative of food security, and the challenges and opportunities of a local strategy for food security.

Source: Agency Morocaine De Presse