Cameroon minister says materials for general elections ready

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YAOUNDE, Jan. 17 (Xinhua) -- Election materials for the parliamentary and municipal polls scheduled for next month in Cameroon are now available, Cameroon's Minister of Territorial Administration, Paul Atanga Nji, said on Friday.

"We have seen that all the printing has been done. All the ballot papers going to the regions have been printed. Work has been finished 10 days before the schedule. It is a job well done," Nji told reporters in the capital, Yaounde during an inspection tour of the election materials.

"We are now confident these elections will hold on Feb. 9. We will take the necessary security measures for these materials to go to the various destinations in the days ahead," he added.

Campaigns for the twin elections are scheduled to begin on Jan. 25 amid threats by separatists to disrupt the elections in the two troubled English-speaking regions.

Government has assured hitch-free elections nationwide, stressing that "all necessary security measures" shall be taken to ensure that the elections take place peacefully throughout the country. Enditem

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