- Magil and the government of Cameroon have agreed to resume Olembe works again
- Both parties have opted to abandon their legal battle and return to work
- The Olembe Omnisport Complex project has lasted more than ten years
- Magil took over the project from Italian firm, Paccini
- Olembe Omnisport Complex hasn’t been used by the senior national team since after the AFCON
- The stadium experienced a stampede during the last AFCON due to delay in construction works
Magil Constructions have announced it will resume work at the Olembe Omnisport Complex following an agreement with the Secretary General at the presidency of the Republic of Cameroon, marking it’s return to the site after over two years.
This was confirmed by the Director of the company, Elodie Filopon via a release that emerged in the public space this October 3, 2023.
Work had been stopped at the 60,000 capacity stadium due to the premature termination of the Canadian firm’s contract with Cameroon for reasons not clearly defined.
On December 21, Magil construction company sent a second letter to the ministry of sport after a first was sent on December 6, stating they are putting an end to their work term and would only meet in an international court on January 5,2023.
Unfortunately, the court option didn’t help as the state of Cameroon intervened to cause the latest twist.
“Magil and the state of Cameroon are announcing a protocol agreement has been signed by both parties to pave way for resumption of work at the Olembe Omnisport Complex and stop the March 23 litigation.
“After multiple working sessions with the Secretary General at the presidency of the Republic of Cameroon and the task-force in charge of resolving the crisis, a protocol agreement for resumption of transactions was reached on August 8 and signed on September 8,” Magil further explained via the release.
“Magil will present a work resumption plan at the site while re-emphasizing it’s commitment to finish the project within the shortest possible deadline.”
Magil has been in charge of the construction project since 2019 when they took over from Italian company, PICCINI whose contract was terminated.
The gymnasium, Tennis court, Olympic swimming pool, Volleyball, basketball and handball courts are yet to be constructed among other areas.
The project has been on for almost a decade and has consumed much more than the initial 155 Billion estimated budget.
The structure hosted the opening and final game of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) but hasn’t been used since then due to obvious reasons.
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