“By closing today the counters for the payment of the revaluation of the MINUSCA bonuses, we will immediately open the windows of disciplinary sanctions against the military whose responsibility was clearly established by the inquiry commission of Vice Admiral William Ngoa Ngalli on the unfortunate incident of 9 September 2015, “promised the Minister Delegate at the Presidency of the Republic in charge of Defense, Joseph Beti Assomo. It was on Tuesday in the courtyard of the military headquarters in Yaounde, on the occasion of the weapons taking ceremony of the Cameroonian contingent returned from the Central African Republic.
On 9 September 2015, almost 200 Cameroonian soldiers returned from MINUSCA took to the streets of Yaounde to protest against the non-payment of their bonuses. They besieged including the services of the Prime Minister and the National Assembly. The President had immediately instructed the release of 6 billion FCFA to ignore the protesters.
Only that the demonstration of 9 September 2015 had spread to the world the “malaise” of the Cameroonian army and so can not remain unpunished. The revaluation may make forget that case of indiscipline, but the MINDEF recalled on Tuesday that “the heroes bring us hope, dreams, strength. But if they leave pervert, they become sowers of discord and fear “. That is why it is necessary to remove all the spectrum of September 2015 from the spirits of the defense forces by exemplary sanctions.