Cameroun Audit Conseil and CBL Consulting two selected service providers who failed to meet up with desired standards in delivering the integrated Personal Management system used by the state of Cameroon may soon have a second chance. Michel Ange Angouing, the minister in charge of the Civil Service (Minfopra) says the integrated Management System which goes by its French acronym as Système informatique de gestion intégrée des personnels de l’Etat et de la solde, deuxième génération (Sigipes II) presented by the two service providers last year, did not have all necessary components.
In a recent cabinet meeting convened in Yaounde by the Prime Minister Philemon Yang in Yaounde to audit the SIGIPES II project which will cost some 7.5 billion Frs CFA, Michel Ange Angouing said he was already in touch with the service providers to make sure that the software was delivered with all components to the satisfaction of all parties.
Pundits have praised the move of the state to acquire such sophisticated software which will clean up the ghost workers from the Cameroon payroll and ensure proper civil service personnel management but are worried over the fact that corrupt Cameroonians may still be the ones to operate the software. Many have said “Nothing might change”.