The impact of reforms and development on the traditional values of the Cameroon Grassfields

Reforms and development in the Cameroon Grassfields have raised the costs of building materials, which means that the poor may never be able to afford to build their own homes and so must rent. Locally available materials have been disregarded and their use is not allowed in urban areas. It is true that Western-style medical care costs patients less than they would pay to rely on traditional doctors. By the same token, while Western imported arms have replaced traditional weapons, modern agricultural tools are badly needed in order to reduce the level of poverty in the Cameroon Grassfields.