Cameroon Tribune (Yaoundé)

20 April 2006

Cameroon: US Peace Corps to Increase Programmes

Prime Minister Ephraim Inoni yesterday granted an audience to the African Director of the Peace Corps, Henry Mc Coy.

The American Peace Corps plans to increase its humanitarian and development programmes in Cameroon so as to adequately help in addressing the country's development needs. The African Director of the Peace Corps resident in Washington, USA, Henry Mc Coy expressed the determination yesterday, April 19 during an audience the Prime Minister and Head of Government, Ephraim Inoni granted him at the Star Building in the presence of the US Ambassador to Cameroon, Niels Marquardt.

Henry Mc Coy said the main purpose of his audience was to thank the government of Cameroon for its assistance in getting out the American Peace Corps volunteers from Chad at the heat of the recent instability in the country. He told journalists after the audience that he was in Douala last week. During his stay in Yaounde, he will visit the Peace Corps volunteers who had been moved from Chad and assist in their evacuation.

The audience, he said was an opportunity for them to celebrate the excellent relations between the American Peace Corps and the Cameroon government. Talks between the Prime Minister and Henry Mc Coy also focused on the ways the Peace Corps programme can help in further addressing the country's development needs.

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