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CONAC reveals the most corrupt ministries and institutions in Cameroon

July 30, 2010

By Aloysius AGENDIA

The National Commission for the Fight against Corruption in Cameroon, (CONAC), Typical of undeveloped nations. Affluence and misery side by sideon July 26, 2010, revealed names of ministries which its study considers as the most corrupt in the country.  Without any surprise, the Ministry of Finance (25%, Ministry of Justice (12% ),  Police Force (12%) , Public works (9%), Higher Education, Public Health, and Transport all occupy in that order, the list of most corrupt ministries in the country. Photo: Affluence and misery side by side. The fruit of corruption

This does not cancel that fact that all ministries in Cameroon are extremely corrupt. The difference here is at the level of which is more corrupt than the other. According to the study, some para-public institutions and organisations  like those in the ministry of Transport, The Chamber of Commerce, Political parties, Mutual Council Support Fund (FEICOM), Elections Cameroon (ELECAM),  State Telecommunication Company (CAMTEL),  and sporting organisations are equally very corrupt and ranked in that order. I wonder why the body for the award and regulation of public contracts is not on this list.

The study equally concluded that the greatest victims of corruption are drivers, entrepreneur, petit traders and importers.

In a similar study, another polling and data analytical organization,  CRETES, revealed that the Tax and Custom Departments in the Ministry of Finance are the most corrupt, followed by the Police and Gendarme, and the Ministry of Justice in that order. It however added a number of corruption victims to include retirees, job seekers and candidates who sit for all competitive examination into recruitment into public service in Cameroon. My list of victims equally include but not limited to patients, all helpless Cameroonians seeking services in public offices, students etc.

PARADOX

It is rather extremely unfortunate that the (Judiciary) Ministry of Justice, is made mentioned as one of the most corrupt sectors in Cameroon in the reports  by  the different studies by both CONAC ( as a government institution) and CRETES as  private institution). This speaks volumes because with injustice, there is total impunity and there is certainly no real peace.

 This is also a clear indication that justice is a commodity in Cameroon which is sold and bought in terms of financial power, ethnic affiliation, political inclinations, religious beliefs, physical presentation and the general moods of the presiding judge etc.  It is equally an open secret that the richest people in Cameroon are those who work in any of the three most corrupt sectors in Cameroon.

CONAC suggested that specific laws be enacted to counter specific acts of corruption but certainly the government of Cameroon is not ready for any of such changes. Even the cosmetic changes aimed at bringing some positive development are hardly ever implemented.

Recently, a proposal by the opposition Honourable Jean Michel Nitcheu of the SDF calling for the regulation of the spending of the presidency was thrown out by the absolute majority of the ruling  CPDM  rubber-stamp and hand-clapping National Assembly.

Unfortunately, though the government claims that it has been fighting corruption by arresting suspected embezzlers and charging them with corruption, nothing has change. On the contrary, the operation has been dubbed extremely corrupt itself because political opponents are being arrested while other corrupt figures continue to roam the street and embezzle with all impunity. More money has again been embezzled in the process.

TOP TOWN APPROACH

In as much as every citizen has a role to play, I strongly believe for the fight against corruption to be successful, it must take a top town approach with all does holding any position of responsibility leading the race. How do we expect change when everything still goes on with impunity?

 In 2009, it was revealed that the president and his usual plethoric delegation visited the French city of Le Baule and squandered hundreds of million of taxes payers money for no good reasons. Instead of the government investigating it before refusing, they were quick to dismiss the allegations as nonsense. But this has not stopped the president from continuously leaving the country without his citizens knowing his destination nor base while abroad. From his hotel presidential offices in Europe, decrees are signed with serious ramifications on ordinary Cameroonians.

As of the time this article was written, Mr Paul Biya was still abroad since July 12, the day he arrived in France for the Independence Day of that country. He had not returned despite that fact that all other presidents who visited France for the same reasons returned two days after the event.

 This kind of behaviour which some top brass of the government think even the parliament cannot question, are some of the things making corruption to thrive in Cameroon. Most of those holding public post in Cameroon think nobody can question them. This has driven the country to a kind of jungle. The president and general leadership of the country has not been leading by good examples that can be emulated for the development of the country. That is why corruption cannot be even reduced in Cameroon.

SOLUTION

All kind of articles have been written and analysis made on how to stop or even reduce corruption in Cameroon. Getting to public office on merit seems to be the only solution but since corruption is what is fuelling the survival of the current neo-colonial-pluto-aristocratic-gerontocracy in Cameroon, almost nothing can be done about that. The regime is driving peace loving Cameroonians to start a war.

The only panacea that can remedy Cameroon is free and fair elections. With the advent of the real leaders, the real decisions would be made for the interest and development of Cameroon.

Pitifully, with Elections Cameroons (ELECAM) already indexed in the country’s most corrupt bodies, it is imminent that elections would be rigged and another set of neo-colonial incompetent administrators brought back. The featuring of ELECAM in the report gives backing to the accusations that most of the officials of the Elections Cameroon are sympathisers or militants of the ruling cabal. Equally the recruitment of those to work for the organisation at regional and divisional was not done on merit.

Another issue is that the current political class is too afraid of change, They fear that any political change may lead to their persecutions, reasons why they want to hang on to the last minute and if possible, hand over power to their children and other relations most of whom have been schooled in the “best” schools in America and Europe but who have also been well armed and drilled in the skills of corruption, incompetence, underdevelopment, divide and rule, imperialism and stupidity.

Even the government daily, Cameroon Tribune, in its July 29 online edition admitted that CONAC has had little or no positive impact in the fight against corruption.

We can only keep on educating Cameroonians and preparing for the imminent revolution to bring about real change in Cameroon for the interest of Cameroon and Cameroonians. Corruption only leads to frustration, agony, misery, injustice and misery. A few continue to grow rich and live in total affluence while the helpless majority continue to swim in poverty as the picture above depicts.

Some data in this article was taken from Le Messager online and Cameroon Tribune.

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Since the Government of caneroon started the fight agains corruption, Howmuch have been recovered and in which account is this money been paid,Can the Government set an example to one of this Victims been arrested.

I find this article totally inappropriate especially at this crucial moment when the nation is preparing for elections. The goal of Agendia is to discredit us and when cheap political points. Unfortunatley for him and fortunately for us, the electorates do not use the web.

Bush Fella.

Dipoko, u try so hard to protect the status quo because u have no vision for posterity. Ass holes like u are not acting for the interest of Cameroon, and we all know that. You are so miserable, i wonder how u survived childhood.

I wonder what Paul Biya, the Butcher of etoudi is paying u to lick his cancerous rectum. What happened to your pride and manhood?

It is amazing how homos like u and Mallam Shehu roam the planet earth in search of maggots to satisfy your beastly desires.

Gave up that nationality theresame moment I crossed the last exit line at the douala airport.

Was just thinking at that time,but since I arrived the diaspora,my God,that name Cameroon is messed up and covered in disgrace.

Dipoko,You know,u shouldnt share yr ignorance in a public forum like this.Just an advise man.You and your gangs are a total disgrace to manhood.Anyway I know its all to survive and make ends meet just like in the jungle.But seriously pal,be strong and take a walk.

Biya and his bag of tainted brains are eveidently doing their last days,Not rulership days but last days on earth.You know,we ll get you guys sooner or later,In jail or out of jail.

Its a shame,a great act of fear and betrayal to even comment on the up coming "2011 presidentials"Are you a fool?or where did you school,fool..There s no election,check your dictionary meaning for the word election.Its high time Biya get his vocabulary straight if he's got any...I'll help you guys

2011 Presidential Game.There you go.Forget the rules of the game,Biya already has them laminated,plus its being played at the French Unity Prison at Etoudi,so go watch

FOOLS

It takes a lot of guts to stand upto fanatics like those who blog in this forum. To say I lack manhood is pure jealousy. In a democratic society, people are entitled to different opinions. Why the name calling if a person's ideas are different? We are the masters of Cameroon for now . Accept that fact.

The opposition is made up of spooks and goons who think they can hush us down. No way. Cameroon could be a rotten place but it is our rotten place. Stay in your heaven. I hope none of you go to Arizona. Feymen in disguise.

Gradually all of you will come back to Cameroon either deported or in caskets. The very jungle you so indignantly belittled.

Cameroon has been and shall progress with or without thieves and impostors like you. It is only a matter of time some of your scams come to life in that crime infested Washington DC.

You dropped the ball Nigga.Thought you'll consult your notes and take a shade,but nah you still showed up with another malfunctioning and derange brain.

Hear you speak retard

"We are the masters of Cameroon for now "

Either you are a copying a comedian or more stupid than I thought.You disgrace me Son,disguising to please Biya,who doesnt even give a damn about your ass

I tell you what..true enough we ll meet you guys there maybe in a box but guess what Umbro,your box,You and your master....even the devil himself is puzzled on your delayed arrival

Fool

The question is what price is an ordinary Cameroonian willing to pay for real-change in Cameroon? Freedom is not free!! There will be no-real-change in Cameroon without a total revolution, war or extreme bloodshed.

THE ORIGIN OF CORRUPTION IN CAMEROON.

Behold, before 1972, La Republique du Cameroun was exceptionally corrupt free. Then Ahidjo made the blunder of bringing the Biafras to Yaounde. An influx of voodoo professionals flooded our streets.

Carpenters, electricians, mechanics and even tapers in CDC, took the titles of engineers. To back up their claims, they merely walked to Kumba, Nkwen, Mutengene and they came back with all sorts of degrees. Never mind West Cameroon was too poor to run a university. So they had degrees with letter heads from Ibadan, Ahmadou Bello Universities.

Some anglophones saw the education of a family member as an investment of the whole family. It made more sense therefore when an educated family member passed, the certificates would be handed over to a seemly bright but not qualified member of the same family to land a job.

Hence in the health department, we saw doctors with authentic qualifications who did not even know how to pronounce the word stethoscope. That is the ingenuity of the anglo cum Biafra. Those who had the slightest idea in nursing very so often went to Nigeria to get fake certificates to transform themselves into doctors. Thus even a person like Anomah Ngu Victor could operate a patient and forget a pair of scissors in the bowels. Quacks.

Primary school teachers like Foncha always spoke pidgin English to Ahidjo. S.T Muna did the right thing by mixing Meta and Pidgin English to sound more educated to Ahidjo. Feymania had an early root in those vicious anglos.

The ministry of finance saw its own share of parvenus in the scam domain. Anglophones would show birth certificates half their real ages. Very often octegenarians would claim to be forty years old.

Insurance fraud which has become very common in the USA among anglos started with Kilo and Nangah companies respectively. They insured their businesses and then set them on fire not after having ransacked the actual contents. What the late Jonas Elangwe and Pamela Arrey did in Washington DC is just the elementary form of anglo scams.

One buffoon in the name of Fondong Julius has been writing nonsense on this blog but in reality, the demise of our exceptionally transparent adminstrative system was tainted by the anglos. It is on this basis I have been calling on Yaounde to let loose the anglos just as a cancerous part of a human's anatomy.

Alain Dipoko;

...WOW...!!! Are you serious!?

CAMEROON FROM LAND OF GLORY TO LAND OF TEARS...

Cameroon will soon be ranged the most corrupted country in the world. How can corruption ever end in Cameroon when all our leaders are involved in the act? Who is going to fight when those we had hope on them have dissappointed us? CAMEROON LAND OF GLORY TURNS INTO LAND OF TEARS. GOD HELP US.



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