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Cameroon – Territorial administration: Nearly ten sub divisions are without DOs

Written by Deckson N.

These are subdivisions where the administrative authorities are either deceased or promoted.

This is a statement made by the daily Mutations on 23 March 2017. In Cameroon there are subdivisions that do not have DOs. The newspaper speaks precisely about ten subdivisions that are “to the dismay of the people,” it writes. The cause of this state of affairs is that those who assumed this function are now either deceased or promoted. The evidence on 13 March 2017 the Head of State left orphans some subdivisions by entrusting new posts of responsibility to the land chiefs who managed them. Examples include the subdivision of Douala 3rd, Yoko, Makak and Nkongsamba 2nd. In the camp of the administrative authorities who passed from life to death, there is Martin Locko Motassi of Yaounde IV, Alphonse Tiako of Dibombari.

Besides these cases, there are some who meditate their fate in prison. Allusion made to André Eyebe Eyebe of Bangangté, who was quoted in the case concerning the compensation problems of the Port of Kribi. There was talk of a misappropriation of public funds estimated at 4 billion CFA francs for this scandal. André Eyebe Eyebe answers for acts of forgery as well as acts of abuse of authority. Like him Bouba Dairou the DO of Bankim in the Region of Adamaoua, Mayo Banyo division is also incarcerated in Yaoundé in the framework of the problems of compensation of the residents of the dam of Mapé. He is accused of embezzling public funds.

It should be recalled that Decree No. 2008-377 on the powers of heads of administrative districts stipulates that, in the absence of the DO, the SDO’s deputy shall automatically assume the powers of DO until the designation of a temporary worker or a titular DO. For the newspaper despite the fact that the law has thought of a solution of this kind, the fact remains that the temporary worker is well divided between his regular duties and the tasks related to the vacancy.

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