Akéré Muna: “You have to be stupid to think that we are going to organize this CAN”
He is known for his fight against corruption through Transparency International, his many actions are worth to him today a great recognition on the international level through the responsibilities which were entrusted to him regularly. From the presidency of the Council of the International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC) to a member of the group of eminent persons of the APR, then Sanctions Commissioner of the African Development Bank, he became in 2012 a member of the high level on illicit financial flows from Africa, a body created by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa.
Founding member of the Pan African Lawyers Union (PALU), Akéré Muna decides to present his candidacy for the presidential election in 2017. Born August 18, 1952 in Ngyen-Mbo in the North-West region of Cameroon, he made his primary and secondary education in Cameroon before heading to the USA at the School of International Service at the American University in Washington, DC, then to England, where he joined the Honorable Society of Lincoln’s Inn. His legal career began in 1978 with the integration of the Bar of England and Wales, before returning to his native country to practice his profession.
Former President of the Cameroonian Bar, Akéré Muna is also well known in sports circles both nationally and internationally for defending several cases for the Cameroonian side, including the one related to the death of Marc Vivien Foé of late memory. He is also President of the Audit Panel of the International Sport Association, the candidate of the NOW movement entrusted us with his project for the development of sport in Cameroon, in a broken interview.
What motivated you to present a project of society to Cameroonians?
“This is the current situation of our country, we have a country that is on the brink of implosion, we have things that are dear to us that are completely threatened, including the opportunity and well-being of Cameroonians, and I think that the duty of every Cameroonian is to think about how to remedy the situation before things deteriorate completely.
And as a Cameroonian, I know from the experience that I have that there are solutions to that and I carry a project that can lead us to emergence. For example, I have several times sounded the alarm about the crisis in the North West and South West in our country, so I know what it is to have lived and to have written several times on it. Social justice I know something about it,
I was from the Movement to fight against corruption, that’s all threatening our society and I would have to do something but it will not be only because of having tabled my candidature, on the other side it is necessary that the Cameroonians join this step by voting. I have a fairly broad experience with country management because of what I do at the African Union, especially in governance, country assessment, so I think