The city has lost its beauty. It was the ideal destination for cattle from three countries: Central Africa, Chad and the geographical North of Cameroon. The trip was only long for Chadian and Cameroonian livestock farmers. Central Africans just had to cross the border.
The city lived from its cattle economy. About a hundred resellers used to meet at Gbiti. The park was the starting point for new trips. Animals were going to supply markets in Yaoundé, Douala and even Gabon or Equatorial Guinea. Economic activity is gradually picking up.
The Central African track is, however, lost. Eric Serge Nzala, head of the Gbiti zootechnical and veterinary centre is happy with the renewed lease of life: «We receive the oxen from Touboro, Ndokayo and Mbaïmboum. We carry out veterinary checks. In the absence of diseases, animals can access the market’’.
By Télesphore Mba Bizo