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The allies of the Cameroon Peoples Democratic Movement have rallied towards the upcoming Elections. Six members of Government under the auspices of the Minister of Communication, who are not members of the CPDM are involved. According to Mutation daily of the 5th of March 2018, the President of the Republic, following the cabinet rebrand, has reassured all the allies of the CPDM that the nation is on a good footing. According to our correspondent, the head of state has allowed election issues in the hands of the six ministries of allied Political parties.
They are in charge of the upcoming elections. The closest election that is on schedule is the senatorial election, previewed for the 25th of March, 2018. It's worth noting that on the 7th of February, 2018, the President of Republic signed a decree summoning the electoral college. Granted on this day and after Election Cameroon, ( ELECAM),the body that has been empowered to register, conduct and proclaim the results of Elections in Cameroon. Only nine political parties have indicated their willingness to participate in the Senatorial election that has on offer of 70 senatorial seats.
Coming back to the most recent appointments and cabinet reshuffle, it can be noted that Bello Bouba Maigari, the minister of Tourism and Leisure( MINTOUL) president of the National Union for Democracy and Progress. ( UNDP),a political party allied to the CPDM, remains as the minister of that ministerial portfolio.
It was in 1997 that Bello Bouba Maigari signed a platform with the CPDM. In 2004 and 2011, these political parties have made special appeals to their respective militants to vote for Paul Biya as their Presidential candidate. Mutation recalls that according to this platform, those who had signed an alliance with the CPDM, were handsomely rewarded with ministerial portfolios. In 2011,Marie Rose Dining militant of the party was appointed Secretary of state at the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development. Another political party that have envisaged the Senatorial election but is so quite is the ( FSNC) of Isa Tchorima Bakary, the minister of Communication.
This minister is amongst members of government who have beaten longevity records as members of government, according to the press. The National Alliance of Democracy and Progress ( ANDP) a break away faction of UNDP is also preparing quietly for the senatorial elections. Having a senator in the just ended Senatorial mandate, they are aspiring to improve on their membership. In order to do so, they have registered to contest in South West and Far North Regions.
The Minister of Transport was sacked when he was expected to officiate the opening ceremony of the new Port in Kribi. According to information from French Newspaper Nouvelle Expression published on the 5th of March, 2018, Edgar Alain Mebo Ngo'o felt humiliated following the cabinet reshuffle.
He was in charge of the ministry of Transport since the last cabinet rebrand of 2nd October 2015. He was replaced by Jean Ernest Messana Ngalle Bibehe. Paul Biya's Presidential decree as stressed by our correspondent came when the erstwhile Minister of Defence would have presided over the opening ceremony of the new port of Kribi.
Invitations and ceremonial gadgets and badges had already been printed and highlighted "Under the distinguished patronage of the Minister of Transport" In the supposed official opening of the Kribi Deep Seaport, that was programmed for the 2nd of March,2018, the Minister of Transport was supposed to officially launch the epic opening of the Kribi seaport.
Instead it was the Senior Divisional Officer for the Ocean Division, Antoine Bisaga, who had to officiate the opening ceremony of the port. The Kribi Deep Seaport nevertheless remains a white elephant project harnessed from borrowed funds that won't generate the much trumpeted returns. Lack of foresight and insight has ruined a beautiful project that was carried out without adequate environmental analysis as well as checking at their respective neighbouring countries, so as to see what kind of projects that are being carried out. If this was meticulously done, the Kribi Deep Seaport project would have been shelved for another lucrative project with ascertain financial returns.
The Senior Divisional Officer did the opening ceremony following very strict instructions from the Presidency of the Republic of Cameroon. The opening ceremony was bizarrely done void of speeches as many onlookers and public opinion that deems such occasions to merit speeches. This presumed grandiose occasion was to remain an illusion because it would have been officially launched by President Paul Biya.
The Governor of the East who was on his way to Kribi was obliged to make a u-turn back to Ebolowa.
The Director of CAMTEL, David Nkotto Emane has been barred from leaving the country. It's been for several months that this rumour about the restrictions placed on David Nkotto Emane had circulated like wild fire across Cameroon. The rumour was collaborated by speculations that he had been served with a restriction order by the Special Criminal Court.
This warrant of arrest has been issued to all the frontier police with instructions to effectuate the arrest, since the 2nd of March,2018. According to the announcements made over the radio, the erstwhile director , David Nkotto Emane and other senior staff have been barred from leaving the Country. Those barred from leaving the Country alongside the erstwhile Director of CAMTEL are as follows:
Richard Maga, Assistant Director of CAMTEL,
Enow Kenneth Agbor, former Director of Finance and Budget,
Nganou Boris Judicael, program Coordinator of MCN
,Dieutoss Evariste, former Director of Human Resource Management,
Tsaam Gah Marceline, Marketing Expert,
Assouzo'o Benjamin Gerald, Chief of Service for Marketing,
Mfou'ou Jean Claude, in charge of accounts.
Appointed Director of CAMTEL in 2006, David Nkotto Emane is accused by the auditors of the Supreme State Audit and the National Anti corruption Commission between 2010 and 2015, for financial lapses in the management of public funds. For example, in a special report that was published in 2016, the Supreme state Audit mentioned the absence of transparency in the management of public funds at CAMTEL.
Why won't such misappropriation of funds be so common place when officials aren't strictly controlled or rigorously audited by an external auditing Firm? Why won't this happen when state corporations aren't run by experts aimed at generating profits as well as auto funding themselves?
Why won't such occurrence be common place when state gangsters are obliged to forfeit their illicit wealth and mansions, as s deterent to other would be state thieves?
This poor management of CAMTEL has caused enormous financial losses to this Mobile Telephone Company worth billions of francs. It's for embezzlement reasons that Judicial investigation has been formerly been lodged against him by the Special Criminal Court.
The house of clowns have once more dramatized their acts of folly. To have maintained the same faces and persons in their respective bureau doesn't make any sense or doesn't make it look democratic. Must a consensus list of the CPDM party nominees for any position in the National Assembly come from the Presidency?
If the answer is yes, then there isn't any need to have either the legislative or the Judiciary arms of government in Cameroon? No wonder the state of Cameroon is suffocating under the weight of a bad leader. How can the speaker of the National Assembly be allowed to be in the Parliament for 48 years and 26 years as the President of the National Assembly? 140 parliamentarians voted Cavaye Yeguie Djibril as the Speaker of the National Assembly and 18 null votes. The First vice presidents is Hilarion Etong and five other vice Presidents, four Questor's and twelve secretaries that were already voted in 2017.
The parliamentarians were summoned for the March Parliamentary session that's generally meant for the the reconstitution of the bureau of the National Assembly. The 6th of March shall witness a joint session of both the Senate and the National Assembly, in order to receive the 11 newly appointed members of the Constitutional council, being the first in Cameroon.
After seven years as the Minister of Territorial Administration and Decentralization, Emmanuel René Sadi expresses his gratitude to Paul Biya for haven appointed him to work at the Presidency in charge of Special duties. Edgar Mebe Ngo'o and Rene Emmanuel Sadi have always been presented to public opinion as the possible successors of Paul Biya.
If Edgar Mebe Ngo'o has suddenly fallen from grace to grass, following the government reshuffle of the 2nd of March 2018 by the President of the Republic, Rene Emmanuel Sadi, as for him falls amongst those ruling the Country. Being the former Secretary General of the Central Committee of the CPDM, the political party in power,gives directives within government hierarchy. After seven years as the minister of territorial administration and decentralization, Rene Emmanuel Sadi was yesterday appointed, minister in charge of special duties at the Presidency of the Republic. A position he has occupied for two years between 2009 and 2011.
Before then he had worked or occupied a similar position before the coming to power of Paul Biya, as Assistant Director of the Civil Cabinet at the Presidency. He is therefore honoured to be going back to work at the Unity Palace or to the Etoudi Quarter in Yaoundé, a house that he knows all the corners and corridors. " its thirty years that I have been around the president of the Republic. He has trusted me and has given very key positions of responsibility such as the ministry of Territorial Administration and Decentralization for seven years. I believe that evidently I have not disappointed him in that portfolio.
I have learned tremendously, abundantly received gifts during working sessions, through all he could do across the national territory. I wish to sincerely and abundantly thank the head of state of the Republic of Cameroon for everything. Today the head of state has decided to reappoint me to be besides him. It's a mark of great esteem, it's a mark of trust to be reappointed once more to work at the Presidency.
According to me it's of great joy and great satisfaction. It's a house that I know so well. I have lived my entirely life in this house. I have lived my entire life working as Senior Administrative staff and its the experience that I shall live anew that I will meet and feel working at proximity with the President of the Republic, which is certainly very motivating. Certainly I am so happy. I am going to give my at most best as usual to be at the best to merit such confidence and trust" This was the joyous declaration of Rene Emmanuel Sadi immediately the cabinet reshuffle was made.
Following the turbulent waves ignited by the Anglophone crisis, Paul Biya appoints for the first time an Anglophone as Minister of Territorial Administration and Secondary Education. The President of the Republic appointed ministers from the Anglophone regions to key positions in government.
Unfortunately this strive to quell the ravaging crisis rocking the very foundation of the nation has failed because its timing is too late and its effect of too little effect. It's for the very first time that the emblematic ministry of Territorial Administration is being headed by an Anglophone according to the Presidential decree signed on the 2nd of March, 2018.
Paul Biya did choose Paul Atanga Nji to occupy this important portfolio. Minister in charge of special duties at the Presidency for more than ten years,as well as the permanent secretary of the National Security Council. He was born in Bamenda in 1960. This banker represent the central opposing figure to John Fru Ndi's Social Democratic Front in the region.
It's by chance that Atanga Nji Paul is the President of the Mezam 1 Section President of the CPDM. His promotion sounds as a response to the revindication made by the Anglophones that has rocked the nation. Amongst the revindication sent to the authorities in Yaoundé during this sociopolitical crisis rocking the North West and South West Regions for more than one and half year,the absence of the peoples of Anglosaxon culture in key positions was glaring and worth complained. Another Anglophone appointed to a key ministry is Madam Nalova Lyonga Pauline Egbe, former Vice Chancellor of the university of Buea.
This University don appointed in 2017 as the Board Chair of the Douala General Hospital is a native of Buea of the South West Region of Cameroon. The choices of appointment aren't unrelated to the upcoming Senatorial election, Municipal elections, Parliamentary and Presidential Elections.