Cameroon – Politics: The Government has covered nearly six billion FCFA in 10 years in the fight against corruption

Written by Deckson N.

These funds come from the tax collection of telecommunications companies, brewing companies, false transfers of salaries and pensions and the management of HIPC funds, among others.

The National Anti-Corruption Commission (CONAC) presented on December 29, 2016 in Yaounde its report on the state of the fight against corruption in Cameroon in 2015. Among the essential points of this assessment drawn up by the president of CONAC, Dieudonn√© Massi Gams, “441 resolutions taken, mainly in connection with economic inquiries, public procurement and various investigations. In addition, priority is given to the recovery of funds, “it was learned.

Within the framework of the recovery of the funds, in 10 years of existence, nearly six billion F CFA were recovered and paid into the treasury coffers. “These funds are the result of the tax collection on MTN Cameroon, Broadband Communication Ltd and wholesalers of the littoral brewing industries, false transfers of wages among others,” the report said.

It is also reported that 10.2 billion are being recovered, following the denunciations and investigations of the CONAC. This institution discovered, in connection with the construction of the Industrial-Port Complex of Kribi, an unjustified expense of nearly 19.2 billion CFA francs, created by crooked officials and charged to the taxpayer.

The 2015 report of CONAC also indicates that mobile phone companies owe 170, 5 billion FCFA to the State and the Telecommunications Regulatory Agency, in respect of taxes and duties. These results are complemented by major actions in 2015.

The report on the state of the fight against corruption in Cameroon, a 379-page document, structured in five headings, illustrates these efforts of the CONAC and highlights the action of the substantive courts, like the Supreme Court And the Special Criminal Court (SCC). It shows, for example, that in the year 2015, the SCC made 46 decisions in connection with the misappropriation of public funds (established or attempted).

After these various trials, the amount due to the Cameroonian state in damages is about 37 billion FCFA. In addition, “of 168 denunciations in 2008, CONAC received 3,268 in 2015, the largest number of which is concentrated in the Center and concerns land disputes and public procurement,” it was learned.

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