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Cameroon – Opinion: Shocking facts why Anglophone MPs can’t resign from the parliament!

Written by Deckson N.

THIS IS WHY SC (Southern Cameroons or Anglophone) MPS DON’T WANT TO RESIGN AND JOIN THE SOUTHERN CAMEROONIAN FIGHT

Let us look at the Financial windfalls of becoming a Parliamentarian in Cameroon National Assembly. I am talking about the Lower Chambers (not Senate) that have never passed a single (Member’s) Bill since the inception of Parliamentary proceedings in 1972. I will investigate the salaries and Financial “Enjoyments” of S(I)NATORS in another mail.
Let us put aside their salaries (which is normal for anyone who works).

  • CAR ALLOWANCE (The Day you are sworn in as Elected Depute)
  • Ordinary Regular Floor Member (DEPUTE) ..CFA 10,000,000 Frs
  • 12 Secretaries ………………………………………….. CFA 45,000,000 Frs
  • 05 Questors……………………………………………… CFA 50,000,000 Frs
  • 05 Vice Presidents……………………………………. CFA 60,000,000 Frs
  • 1st Vice President……………………………………… CFA 65,000,000 Frs
  • Speaker……………………………………………………. CFA 80,000,000 Frs
  • 23 Members of Political Bureau: Additional… CFA 12,000,000 Frs
  • Speaker is automatically a Member……………. CFA 15,000,000 Frs

After Two years of owning your FREE PRADO, 4 WD SUV, you (all Deputes) are given another Repair Allowance of 1/3 of your initial Car Allowance.

All Deputes receive additional Kitchen Car allowance of…………………………………………….CFA 8.000.000 Frs.

The 23 Bureau Members are those designated by their Parliamentary Group for CEMAC, Francophonie and Commonwealth assignments depending on your Education.

Each Depute Member receives Travel Allowances CFA 4.500.000 Frs for Local In-Country “Missions” and CFA 6.500.000 Frs for Missions Abroad.

It gets even better if you land the coveted ultra lucrative Job of either Speaker, 1st Vice President or the other 5 Vice Presidents. It is the dream of every DEPUTE to try his luck and enter that prestigious Club de Grangs.

Before I forget, almost all of them shun Cameroon Hospitals. They all seek treatment in Europe, America or India. We even have three right now hospitalized in Boston Massachussetts PAID again by we poor Tax Payers. I shuwear to God name Bible, we have suffered too much in that Kamalloon Kontri in the hands of our “Le Faux LEADERS“. That is why NONE OF THOSE GUYS IN THE NEXT ELECTIONS (if at all it holds in Southern Cameroons territory) will EVER be elected or Selected. This is their last term. They have all Black-Listed themselves except Honorable WIRBA. Make dem chop as much as they fit chop Now. Na God don butter dem Bread. They will return Home in Southern Cameroons to see Real Democracy In Action NOT CHOP BROKE POT Politics they are practicing right now in Yawinde Ngola.

Little wonder, why no Parliamentarian would ever RESIGN their posts.

Let us now look at only the Speakers allowance if he decides to go on retirement today.

  • Monthly Allowance (on retirement)………………. CFA 1.600.000 Frs
  • Water Bill Allowance……………………………………. CFA 150.000 Frs
  • Electricity Bill……………………………………………… CFA 250,000 Frs
  • Telephone, Fax, Skype etc…………………………….. CFA 250,000 Frs
  • Bons d’Essence or Petrol Coupons…………………. 1000 Litres/Month
  • Government issued Official Residence…………… CFA 2.5 M Frs/Month
  • Full Payment of all Medical Bills
  • Laundry (Blanchisserie) Allowance
  • Brand New Black Mercedez tinted 500 SEL from Germany
  • One High Ranking Body Guard Police/Gendarme called “Chef”
  • Two Drivers
  • Two Gardeners
  • Two Cooks
  • Two Watchmen (Megardes)
  • Madames Wardrobe Allowance
  • Private Security for Fenced House Entrance
  • Two Private Female Secretaries with rank of “Chef de Service”

If the Speaker dies while on retirement, the Wive or Wives inherit 1/3 of the total package which was destined for “Ogah“…jusqu’a jusqu’a. Has any of you ever been interested in observing the charade called “Election of the Speaker each Parliamentary session? It is an outright mockery of DEMOCRACY.

All of these attachment personnel are paid out of the Budget of the National Assembly. These measures were adopted by the present Speaker who has been there for almost 28 years.
It simply means Pah Muna Solomon Tandeng and Pah Fonka Shang never benefited from this present Parliamentary “Largesse“.

Do the Math, and see the gigantic quantum amount the Government spends on these 167 Men and Women of Cameroon Parliament. It is Mind boggling….and for what Productivity Index, Other than continuous Hand Clapping.

In conclusion and in all reality, do you see Southern Cameroonian Parliamentarians either of CPDM, SDF or UPC or any other Party for that matter, voluntarily ABANDON this kinna chop for go Join we “Suffer Peepoo”? Honestly, would these fellows not even conjure Miracles to even put the President even on “Life Support” so long as they can continue to wipe Cameroon Treasury DRY?

I even forgot the CFA 12.000,000 Frs given to each DEPUTE every year for what is euphemistically called “Don de Projets Parlementaires” for stuff like building bridges, roads, improving hospital infrastructure, school buildings etc. Common now. What kind of Bridge can be built with this paltry amount? It simply means, this amount is destined as “Pocket Money” pour Farroter pendant les fetes, deuils et les “Petites” au village.

It is a well oiled system that can easily corrupt even the Pope. To tell you the truth, there is no honest human being in the whole of the National Assembly if they don’t see anything wrong with these corrupt practices.
© Contributor : Tah MFAR

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