CFAF 1.3 billion. It is the sum unduly received by approximately 700 agents of the State of Cameroon in the year 2016, with the complicity of the IT services and pay of the Ministry of Finance, some of whose employees are now incarcerated. Sources from the ministry said.
The stratagem of these fraudsters and their accomplices, it is said, consisted in being repeatedly charged with reminders of balances, advances of balances, salary supplements induced by advances in rank or reclassifications.
While agents of the Ministry of Finance involved in this fraudulent practice have to go with Cameroonian justice, the beneficiaries have already been disbursed, in order to reimburse all sums wrongly collected, Our sources report.
Baptized “Mboma”, this practice is very widespread in certain bodies of the Cameroonian civil service such as the army. The various measures taken by the Government have never succeeded in eradicating this practice, which, combined with the phenomenon of fictitious state agents, caused a loss of up to CFAF 5 billion per month to the Cameroonian public treasury, Of a former Minister of Finance.