There is trouble on the Cameroon side as Olembe Stadium, one of the major stadiums to host the Africa Cup of Nations 2019 has been abandoned by the Project Coordinator Marc Debandt.
Marc Debandt resigned from his position as confirmed by the Gruppo PICCINI two days ago, that the sad news is true. Nevertheless the group has assured the population that the work on the stadium will continue without any problems and delivered on time.
Now Read the following from Gruppo PICCINI:
Gruppo Piccini S.A. announces its new organization and confirms the timely delivery of Paul Biya’stadium Yaounde February 18, 2018. Following the news reported on February 17, 2018 by some social media concerning the resignation of Mr. Marc Debandt, project manager of the Olembé Sports Complex in Yaounde,
Gruppo Piccini S.A. confirms his resignation and wishes to clarify some unfounded allegations.
In order to speed up the construction of Olembe stadium and meet the deadlines, Gruppo Piccini S.A. has readjusted his organization chart. As a result, the company decided to increase the number of the work teams so that some works will be implemented simultaneously.
It seems that Mr. Debandt, whose professional qualities as an engineer have never been questioned, did not accept this new structure and therefore he preferred to resign. Gruppo Piccini’s management could only accept his resignation.
With regards to the allegations of bribe mentioned by some social media, Gruppo Piccini S.A. categorically denies these unfounded and malicious rumors. Mr. Debandt has never been responsible for the financial management, purchases or contracts of the company.
While ensuring that the Olembe Sports Complex will be built and delivered within the agreed deadlines, Gruppo Piccini S.A. would like to point out that the resignation of Mr. Debandt have not in any way affected the rhythm and quality of the work on the Olembé site. The new teams, composed of qualified engineers and technicians are at work and the construction works continue to advance in a spirit of trust and serenity.