Saturday, 16 February 2013

Cameroon Councils Ordered to Contribute Money CFA 185 Million (US$380,000) For Presidential Visit.

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President Paul Biya of Cameroon
Council officials in Fako Division a region of the South West province of the Republic of Cameroon have been ordered to contribute a total of CFA 182 Million Frs (US$380,000) to help prepare for a visit by President Paul Biya to their region.

This bizarre request is especially shocking when you consider that these councils are some of the poorest councils in Africa, where more than 70% of their residents are unemployed or practice subsistence farming and survive on less than $1 a day.

Come to think of it, Administrators in this region should be preparing to show the president some of the problems they face in this region, like bad roads, chronic high unemployment, high incidence of HIV aids, rather than forcing a levy on the local council to put a patch over cracks and pretend everything is honky dory when the president visits, in the name of giving the president 'a befitting welcome’.

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