Cameroon – Justice: Civil servants accused of hijacking CFAF 100 million in recruiting 25,000 young people in the civil service

Written by Deckson N.

The Special Criminal Court has seized the case and the next hearing is on 1 June 2017.

There are not only high-ranking officials who are concerned about the operation against corruption and embezzlement of public funds. The evidence is with this case involving three civil servants in the Ministry of Public Service and Administrative Reform (MINFOPRA).

Elisabeth Abogda, deputy director of the budget at the time, as well as her two collaborators Serge Mbang Zogo and Mvogo Mvogo are sued before this court for an alleged misuse of about 100 million CFA francs related to the operation launched in 2011 for the recruitment of 25,000 workers in the Public Service.

The information is contained in La Nouvelle Expression (LNE) published on May 26, 2017. It shows that the amount indicated represents the damage suffered by the State following the mysterious disappearance of 1213 cash vouchers during the operation of recruitment. The said vouchers were kept at the door 607 of MINFOPRA where the three officials involved were working.

To substantiate her accusation, the Ministry produced 26 exhibits that were admitted into the procedural file and the testimony of the witnesses of the accusation received in court during the proceedings . The exhibits include, inter alia, the various notes appointing the members of the various teams responsible for the distribution of cash certificates, the coordinator, the persons in charge of distribution, requests for explanations addressed to certain agents,” noted LNE.

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