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Cameroon: 137 agents of the finance ministry suspended in 2017

Cameroon: 137 agents of the finance ministry suspended in 2017
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(Business in Cameroon) - Louis Paul Motazé, the finance minister just suspended thirteen agents of this ministerial department for breaching various rules of professional conducts. According to credible sources, the agents’ offenses are notably corruption, embezzlement, breaking confidentiality, sluggishness or absenteeism.

Through this suspension, the new minister who took office on March 2, 2018, seems to have initiated a morality campaign in a ministerial department known to be the breeding ground of corruption and other reprehensible acts. Indeed, according to authorized sources, 137 agents of the ministry of finance were suspended in 2017 mainly for embezzling and producing fake receipts. In short, those are people who positioned at collection sites, think that the public treasury is their own bank account or produce fake documents to show that they have released the collected funds into government’s coffers while the deposits are nowhere to be seen in the treasury.

 Let’s note that about twenty of the agents suspended in 2017 were transmitted to the Special Criminal Court TCS established to hunt corrupt public officials in the country.

Brice R. Mbodiam

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