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Cameroon – MINATD: National strategy of decentralization promptly awaited

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Written by Deckson N.

According to René Emmanuel Sadi, the Minister of Territorial Administration and Decentralization (MINATD), he was urgently instructed to finalize many files in order to remove the obstacles in the implementation of decentralization.

According to Le Quotidien de L’Economie published on January 27, 2017, René Emmanuel Sadi, Minister of Territorial Administration and Decentralization (MINATD), said: “The draft of national strategy for decentralization has been reviewed and pre-validated at a special session of the Interdepartmental Committee on Local Services, which I chaired on 19 December 2016. The relevant comments and suggestions made by the participants are currently being judiciously exploited for the finalization of the milling which will shortly be transmitted to you for validation by the members of our Council “.

It was on December 28, 2016 before Prime Minister Philemon Yang. For the Prime Minister, the document on the National Decentralization Strategy must be submitted as soon as possible to the National Council for Decentralization. He also asked MINATD to “finalize, by 30 January 2017 at the latest, the models of conventions for the use of the State’s human resources by the municipalities in order to enable them to exercise “as he indicated that his services are waiting for the 2015 and 2016 reports on the state of decentralization and the functioning of local services before the end of the first quarter of 2017.

The newspaper  reveals that for the financing, the government put an end to the formula of delegation of the credits to the municipalities. From now on, it is the logic of subsidies that the State will provide to the Decentralized Territorial Communities (DTC). The Minister of Public Works (MINTP) is also required to submit, by 30 January 2017, an update on the transfer of the financial resources necessary for the exercise by the municipalities of the powers transferred to them since 13 August 2013 In the realization of works of road cantonment.

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