Ozone Friendly Procurement Services
Ozone Friendly Procurement Services (O.F.P.S) is a non profit entity governed by Cameroonian law No 90/053 of 19 December 1990. It was created by Préfectoral Order No 977 of 26February 1994 as Ozone Friendly People (O.F.P) with objective of using the natural landscape to enhance the socio-economic wellbeing of the local population in Menchum Division of the North West Region of Cameroon. The specific objectives of the organization include: restoration of degraded rangeland through afforestation projects, water catchment management, sustainable farming and now expanded it's scope to promote the use of quality material in public and private construction projects and the advocacation and sensitization of green stakeholders on green procurement within the public procurement business.
The following are the achievements under the leadership of Mr. Joseph Njong, the Founding Coordinator of the Ozone Friendly People, now existing as Ozone Friendly Procurement Services since August 08 2021, fruit of a general assembly meeting of members:
Mobilization of graziers and farmers towards a peaceful exploitation of both grazing and farm land.
Promotion of best agricultural subsistence practices at household levels
Development of two water catchments in the locality of Kuk,n Kumfutu and Nyos
Successful signing of memorandums of understanding with SNV and Heifer Project International for capacity building in animal and crop production
Wetland surveyance particularly the lake Wum, lake Nyos, lake Kuk and lake Ilum in the Menchum Division of the North West Region of Cameroon.
O.F.P.S has as perspective under it's new management team to enhance cooperation with international partners in the domain of afforestation, green procurement practices in public secondary and primary schools and in local communities in Cameroon.
Under it's current coordinator, Dr. Hycinth Ndze Ngong, OFPS will be more involved in sustainable procurement, consumption and construction projects so as to contribute in the attainment of the United Nations Sustainable goal 12 and the African union Commission Vision 2063