Cameroon according to the latest Corruption index, has lost 8 places. Corruption in Cameroon has been heightened by the current Southern Cameroon's crisis rocking the nation. The security outfits made up of the Police and the Gendarmerie have used it to rob and illegally enrich themselves.
Using coercion, intimidation, fraudulent manipulation, threats and illicit incarcerations, these state thugs have made fast trappings from the fall outs of this illegally prolonged curfew. Those collecting the booty is a cartel that involves the Governor of the North West Region, a very mean Administrative officer, a graduate from the junk school for Administrators,tagged ENAM( Advanced School for Public Administrators and Magistracy) Also inclusive in this long list of very stinkingly corrupt officials making capital gain from this crisis are the Generals involved in quelling this Crisis, the Minister Delegate in charge of Defence, Secretary of State in charge of the Gendarmerie and the Secretary of State in charge of National Security. This chain equally involves the Secretary General at the presidency and the minister of Justice. As for the most recent rankings, Cameroon is ranked 25 out of 100 other countries still struggling with corruption.
It's on record that despite the depositions of the new penal code of 2016, that call for heavy sanctions, a lot of instruments that can regulate and control this cankerworm,aren't put in place. Further more its embarrassing to note that LA Republique Du Cameroun hasn't ratified the African Union convention against corruption. The non application of article 66 of the 1996 constitution that calls for the declaration of personal wealth before and after leaving a public office, has made matters worse. Today lots of persons have illegally enriched themselves with state funds as well as the protection of militants of the ruling party using the judiciary. Amnesty International equally frowned at the clamping down on the media outfits that condemn corruption and fraud. However in Africa there are encouraging trends in Senegal and Côte d'Ivoire.
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