Ministerial reshuffle: list of 14 ministers soon out!

Several indiscretions announce a cabinet reshuffle in the coming days




They are sometimes non-existent in the setting, often incompetent or simply in the place of others. Within the Cameroonian executive, there are many such managers whose compatriots are unaware of the name, as they have never left their mark on their passage to business.

At a time when the rumor of a vast governmental movement is insistent, your daily, without being exhaustive, stops for a moment on some of these figures erased, watched by justice or simply incompetent.



Henri Eyebe Ayissi

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development (Minader) is a real survivor of the government reshuffle of March 2, 2018. At the head of this ministerial department, where he has reigned continuously since October 2, 2015, Mr. Eyebe Ayissi seems not shine more by his work. The implementation of second-generation agriculture is now stalled.

Or, rather, it flourishes in the minister’s speeches and through the inauguration of the chrysanthemums. Party of the Ministry of Higher State Control (Consupe) under heavy suspicion of intellectual plagiarism to the detriment of a cadet, Eric Samuel Koua who held him in esteem, Henri Eyebe Ayissi, according to sources, holds the shop remote. Always active, his networks would continue to operate under his guidance.



In this other ministerial department delegated to the presidency of the Republic, the man had the reputation of instrumentalizing the files to settle accounts. As with the native Lékié, his positions of power are all occasions for manipulating consciences. Within the Rdpc, many observers who hold their breath in anticipation of the next road trip of the head of the departmental permanent delegation of the central committee, think that this adept of the political bidding acts more in clan chief than as a rallyer. Here and there, one denounces his arrogance, one castigates his egocentrism.

It is said to be both suspicious and vindictive. For his detractors, Eyebe Ayissi rolls for himself, not for Paul Biya. Renowned for his low knocks and intrigues, he is literally spewed by the political base of his home department.

Jean Claude Mbwentchou

Minister of Housing and Urban Development (Minhdu) since December 9, 2011, Jean Claude Mbwentchou can be considered a mess in the area which he is responsible. The governance of this polytechnic engineer, former national coordinator of the Urban Governance Program (Pgu), is marked by the seal of mediocrity. It is, to be convinced, only to see the state of the Cameroonian cities, a country that is preparing to host the biggest celebration of African football.



The budget of its department for the year 2018, amounting to 92.70 billion francs, was placed under the sign modernization of major cities in the country and the upgrading of infrastructure in thirty or so secondary cities. Specifically for the 2019 Can, Minhdu had this year a program called development of urban transport infrastructure, with an envelope of more than 26.189 billion francs.

To which should be added the many programs financed by development partners. A simple glance circular yet allows to note the state of continued decrepitude of the cities referred. This is the case for motorway and social housing projects, on which the balance sheet is also calamitous. To which should be added his too tribal management of admissions of young Cameroonians to the African School of the trades of architecture and urban planning (Eamau) of Lomé, Togo

Ernest Gwaboubou

Appointed by Decree No. 2015/434 / of October 2, 2015 of the Head of State, the Minister of Mines, Industry and Technological Development still struggles to distance himself from inertia. In 03 years, the successor of Emmanuel Bondé never gave himself to it with enthusiasm. No thundering ads. Even the Industrialization Master Plan (PDI) adopted last year, which aims to achieve the status of an emerging country, is still waiting to be materialized by concrete actions.



Agro-industry, energy and digital are the key sectors of activity, Ernest Gwaboubou can not arouse interest around strategic plans of reference and encourage the involvement of the private sector in the implementation implementation of the Pdi. No sign of vitality to facilitate increased value-added of local production, gain market share both internally and externally, or to achieve a positive trade balance. As a result, it is feared that with Mr. Gwaboubou, Cameroon can not meet the challenge of growth and employment.

Yaouba Abdoulaye

Not modest for a penny, his resume has no less than 11 pages. The document, concocted by his own care, gives him a “better knowledge of men and the Cameroonian bureaucracy as well as the strengths and weaknesses of administrations, channels of decision and implementation of decisions.” As a favorite hobby, it is important to specify: “Reading; Debate”. This is the personality of the Minister Delegate for Finance (Minfi), who successively held the same positions in Planning, Development Programming and Regional Planning (Minplapdat), then in Economy, Planning and Development. to the Spatial Planning (Minepat).



A true public entertainer, he had already created a controversy over his intellectual abilities in 2010 when, called to present the results of the general census of the population, he was totally unable to bring any light to his interlocutors. It is the same no less co-ordinator of the Executive Board of the Council of elites of the Diamaré who, last September in Maroua, laughed the participants at the presentation ceremony of the book “For the liberalism community” of President Paul Biya. If one is not even able to pronounce the title of a book that is supposed to be your breviary in matters of public action, one wonders what one does to business.

Youssouf Hadidja Alim

She has slipped at the head of Basic Education (Minedub) since 2009. And since then, it is a concert of complaints that fuse this ministerial department. Tripatouillages in the recruitment of teachers in the civil service, disputes, disputes with collaborators, everything goes. Made several times responsible for the shortcomings in the contracting operations of teachers, the harmful action of Youssouf Hadidja Alim annoys to the highest point the development partners, who hasten less and less to finance the sector.

His governance, under the hints of mismanagement, is monitored as oil on fire by the Superior State Control (Consupe), particularly with regard to the management considered unorthodox funds from the Deleveraging Contract for the development (CD2).



Marie Thérèse Abena Ondoa

She will soon be 10 years in the government. Virtually invisible throughout the year, Minister for the Promotion of Women and the Family (Minproff), Marie Thérèse Abena Ondoa, finds activity on the eve of each International Women’s Day, March 8- . This has been the case since 2009, for this pediatrician and former director of Yaounde Central Hospital.
On the other hand, after having celebrated collective marriages several times, it is almost never heard on the subject of violence against women, the Family Code, female genital mutilation, female entrepreneurship, sexual deviancy, gender equality, etc. It is not the building sites that are missing, but the head of department seems literally overwhelmed by events.



Jacqueline Koung in Besicke

It has been, of all its predecessors together, the one that provoked the most complaints against the State of Cameroon, and lost hundreds of millions of francs to the public coffers as compensation. Minister of Domains, Cadastre and Land Affairs (Mindcaf), Jacqueline Koung in Béssé, named on December 9, 2011, is considered by many to be a femme fatale, as the mere mention of her name is synonymous with scandal (s). At the origin of several land disputes (land grabbing, abuse of power, regulatory abuses, etc.) across the country, it prompted, in February 2017, this warning of the first president of the Supreme Court, Daniel Mekobe Sone: “(…) land issues are the most recurrent in Cameroon.

Thus, the same land is the subject of several land titles issued by the same services: withdrawal of a land title, 50 years after its establishment; individuals who are granted land titles on hectares of land where populations have been established for decades.

Land issues are largely responsible for violent conflicts that disturb public order. “But the Mindcaf is clearly straight in its boots and deaf to all reason. Worst of all: besides the soporific announcements and hollow speeches, this lady has not, since her entry into the government, undertaken anything to facilitate the access of her fellow citizens to landed property.



Pauline Irene Nguene

Since his appointment to the Social Affairs on October 2, 2015, it is still the sight navigation. The same evils persist. Social protection for children, the elderly and the disabled; the prevention and treatment of juvenile delinquency and social maladjustment; the facilitation of social reintegration and the fight against exclusion, as well as national solidarity, remain at the discourse stage. However, some observers had welcomed the departure of his predecessor Catherine Bakang Mbock, they considered quite inert face situations in which the reaction of Minas was naturally expected.

Pauline Irene Nguene did no better than to disappoint those who had believed in her. As soon as she takes office, we learn, she has delegated the most important tasks to her employees. The role of the minister has been reduced to the launching of world days. All the rest of the year, the ministerial department runs in circles. The endless problem of integrating people with disabilities remains a problem that Minas has relayed to other calendars. As for the phenomenon of street children, it is becoming increasingly uncontrollable. As if to say, Pauline Irene Nguene has already signed her death warrant.



Zacharie Perevet

The Minister of Employment and Training has himself found a permanent job: a member of the government, whom he has not left since 1992. For the rest, nothing to report. “Unemployment in our country is structural. It is not related to the economic situation. There is unemployment in Cameroon because we did not put in enough early, the emphasis on professionalization in training. We spent the time training graduates instead of young people for self-employment, “he explained last May.

Without specifying what he has concretely achieved against this phenomenon since December 8, 2004, and his arrival at the head of the Minefop. Still, resourcefulness has never been so good, especially among young Cameroonians. Accused of tribalism and favoritism, Zacharie Perevet is also unanimous against him in the section of the Democratic Rally of the Cameroonian People (Rdpc, in power) for Mayo-Tsanaga. Hence permanent rifts between elites. Good joker at his hours, this man with painful speech, agronomist in his spare time, seems for the moment in unknown territory Minefop.



Pierre Ismaël Bidoung Mpkatt

At the same time boring and pedantic, the Minister of Sports and Physical Education (Minsep) seems convinced that one can last in business by gesticulating, phrasing to satiety and quoting Paul Biya to all the speeches. Pierre Ismaël Bidoung Mpkatt gives himself to his heart.

First and foremost, he is the minister of football. Other disciplines just have to fend for themselves. Returned on October 2, 2015, after being there from 2000 to 2004, the Minsep is so invading that it ended up annoying the leaders of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), who avoid it like the plague during their visits in Cameroon as part of the 2019 African Cup of Nations (CAN).

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On a number of occasions, the omnipotent has been emphatically cited in the country’s delay in building the infrastructure to house the competition. A specialist in all-round cronyism, “Mini pam-pam” has also placed a number of relatives in the various organizing committees of the same event, having used the same methods during the Women’s Can of 2016.

Dibong born Biyong Marie Rose

Prior to her appointment as Secretary of State at the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development (Minhdu), on December 9, 2011, she spent just over 10 years as Deputy General Manager of Cameroon Land Credit (Cfc). . Further, we also knew Marie-Rose Dibong under the cap of technical adviser at the Ministry of Urban Planning and Housing. This is to say if the lady, born Biyong, was considered as a field of knowledge.
Except that the opposite is true today observers.



It is that Ms. Dibong, now in business for the National Union for Democracy and Progress (Undp), of which she is President of the Women’s Movement, is completely erased in the background, right next to his very stirring and clumsy minister Jean Claude Mbwentchou. President of the commission in charge of stopping and proposing to the government, the eligibility and sale of the 1675 first social housing units built in Olembé (Yaoundé), as part of the government project of 10,000 housing units by 2015, it wisely remained silent when the scandal broke out, with the controversial attribution of the said houses against a backdrop of clientelism.

As a personal matter, Dibong born Biyong Marie Rose was, on July 3, 2012, expelled by court decision from a house she rented in the French capital, so a lady who had covered her rent was seeing her bank accounts seized. The District Court of Paris ordered him to “release the leased premises of all occupants and all property of its head,” with heavy monetary penalties to the key.



Hele Pierre

They must not be very numerous, the citizens being able to say the name of the Minister of the Environment, the Protection of Nature and Sustainable Development (Minepded). Hele Pierre is however since December 8, 2004. He had already officiated, still with the same discretion and the same inactivity, at the Urbanism and the Habitat since December 7, 1997, then at the Tourism of March 2000 with his mutation to his current position.

Hele Pierre has been in business since February 1984, when he was appointed Deputy Minister of Finance and then Minister of National Education. It also recognizes a certain political sedentarity, he who, senior executive of the National Union for Democracy and Progress (Undp), quickly went to the Democratic Rally of the Cameroonian people (Rdpc, in power) when the first opportunity to maintain to the government came forward. It is sometimes to these small food calculations that we recognize the great men …

Abba Sadou

The public procurement sector remained the most sensitive to the phenomenon of corruption, particularly in Cameroon. Surveys show that the Government Procurement sector is the sector where bribes are most prevalent. Indeed, because of their size and complexity, public procurement is one of the activities of public administrations most exposed to the evils that undermine the functioning of public administrations, including corruption and laxity.





A report of the National Anti-Corruption Commission (Conac) of 2016 highlights that the rate of corruption in this area in Cameroon is 75%. This predominance of corruption in public procurement results in non-performance or poor execution of public orders contracted through the usual procedures of Government Procurement.

Under-spending of allocated credits has become the rule. In place of the transparency and performance highly sought after in the public administration, the award of public contracts to boyfriends and parents with no experience in this area only enrich the officials and economic operators (or prime contractors). In the end, it is the state and the people who are penalized. And the chances for the emergence of the country further away.

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