By Ngain Steve Jordan                               In Yaounde

The company Charged with the construction of the 60000 seater Paul Biya Stadium planned for the next African Cup of Nations has announced that the disgruntled workers will soon be paid.

In a communique signed August 15, Italian construction group, PICCINI’s President said a sum 500 million will be distributed to the Olembe stadium workers.

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Olembe Stadium under Construction

This payment the President said, may last up to September this year.

“250 million FCFA from Friday, August 23 and a second tranche of 300 million FCFA to unlock end of August” reads the communique in parts.

The rest according to the PICCINI’S boss will be paid by the “end of September”. He however failed to mention the amount of the second consignment.

PICCIN also ensures that “technical provisions are continuing to revive work on the site.” TWIF NEWS has learned

Work on the construction site of the Olembe stadium has been experiencing frequent mood swings, with Workers complaining of accumulating wage arrears.

Protests have often caused several shutdowns, resulting to delays in the delivery of the infrastructure.

Considering the fact that Cameroon was stripped of its AFCON 2019 hosting rights, the government is working to prevent another withdrawal.

The country’s sport infrastructure are expected to be tested next year when Cameroon host the CHAN 2020.

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