On 3rd July, the Cameroonian Senate adopted new texts which will govern the functioning of public establishments and enterprises. One of the highlights of the new legislation that comes into force concerns the accumulation of duties as minister-chairman of the board of directors (COB).
According to Investir au Cameroun magazine, which reports this information on Wednesday, in Chapter III concerning “restrictive measures and incompatibilities“, the Act, in its article 59 paragraph 1, now provides that “the functions of chairman and member of the the administration of a public institution are incompatible with those of a parliamentarian, a magistrate practicing before a court or a member of the Constitutional Council “.
The category of minister or member of the government is no longer struck by the incompatibility, as in the past, comments the economic magazine.
Ministers will now calmly be able to cumulate the COB functions without any longer being a breach of the law. In the past, Article 21 (1) of Act No. 99/016 of 22 December 1999 on the status of public establishments, public and parapublic enterprises provided clearly that “the duties of Board of directors are incompatible with those of members of government “.