Monday, July 21, 2014

Pa Yong’s Estates in Perplexity as Family Tussles over Who Manages What

The nature of Late Bobe Yong Francis was laid to rest on February 1, 2014 in his native Kom village. Late Pa Yong died leaving behind an empire such as the National Polytechnic, Progressive Comprehensive High School Bamenda, Comprehensive High School Bambui, Comprehensive High School Anyajua, Yong Football Club, National Polytechnic Football Club, Abakwa FM, CNTV and others. The issue is that the assets and investments he left behind according to what is said is what is almost tearing the family apart. An atmosphere of uncertainty looms as three of the members of the Board of Directors of his estate were detained but have been released. It is feared the nature of the will that doesn’t specify as to who owns what and or manages what may plunge the family into problems. Lawrencia Nain Yuh according to the will is the administrator of the estates while Yong Charles in vice, Yong Jacque is Secretary, Rose Yong is Financial Secretary while Yuh Michael doubles as treasure in charge of National Polytechnic. It should be noted that matters came to a head when the two ladies (Lawrencia-Late Pa Yong’s sister cum administrator) and Rose Yong-Late Pa Yong’s wife) summoned a meeting and the communiqué was read over Abakwa FM. Yet the three other members of the Board (Jacque, Michael and Charles) issued a contrary communiqué and it was read over Hot Cocoa and Abakwa. The meeting as we gathered finally took place but there was no consensus. This is so because the men could not allow the women to lord over them. It is even alleged that the crux of the matter lies in the fact that when Lawrencia returned back from the USA recently, she withdrew money to carryout construction project at Polytechnic. This according to the allegations was done with the support of Rose Yong. Allegations abound that the three men protested given that nothing was mentioned in the will in relation to the withdrawal of that amount. It is alleged that even though the three men were arrested, detained and later released on bail, problems still abound. It is even said that suits were filed over the matter. With the tussling, it is feared in Bamenda that this brouhaha could affect the estates. As to whether with these tusslings the salaries of workers will be certain remains another puzzle.
For sometimes now, it is even aired that it is thanks to the efforts of Ntumfor Barrister Nico Halle that the problems could surface very early. Fears abound that if the crisis continue, the state may likely step in to manage structures like the schools or the tussle may give room for agents of mishap to connive and defraud the estates. However, a news report also revealed that the Kwifon of Kom has summoned the three men to appear before them. It is not yet clear what the Kwifon will say about the matter but hopes abound high that the Fon Yuh of Kom will certainly want issues treated in a clam and serene manner.   

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Saturday, July 19, 2014

Nigeria's Goodluck Jonathan seeks $1bn to fight Boko Haram BBC Says

 Source: BBC

Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan wants the government to borrow $1bn (£580m) to strengthen the military's capability to fight militant Islamists.
Mr Jonathan wrote to parliament, asking for the expenditure to be approved.
Nigeria has a military budget of about $6bn a year but large sums are lost to corruption, critics say.
Mr Jonathan has faced intense criticism over the government's failure to curb the increasingly brutal insurgency waged by the Boko Haram group.
The Islamist group caused international outrage in April when it abducted more than 200 schoolgirls in its heartland of north-eastern Nigeria.
In the letter to the Senate and House of Representatives, Mr Jonathan said he wanted to borrow the extra money as part of a "government-to-government arrangement".
Children read from the Koran on 23 May 2014 in a classroom of the Future Prowess Islamic Foundation School in the north-eastern Nigerian city of MaiduguriBoko Haram is opposed to Western education
He did not specify which country he was looking at making a deal with.
Mr Jonathan said there was an "urgent need" to upgrade the equipment, training and logistics of the armed forces and security services to help them confront the "serious threat" posed by Boko Haram.
"For this reason, I seek the concurrence of the National Assembly for external borrowing of not more than $1bn," he said.
Nigeria's military is receiving help from the US, UK, China, France and Israel to secure the release of the schoolgirls.
Rights groups have repeatedly accused the military of carrying out widespread abuses against civilians, as it tries to hunt down insurgents.
Mr Jonathan sent more troops to the north-east last year after declaring a state of emergency in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa, the three states worst-affected by the insurgency.
However, Boko Haram has stepped up attacks since then.
New York-based Human Rights Watch says more than 2,000 civilians have been killed in Nigeria this year by Boko Haram.
The deaths occurred in around 95 separate attacks in more than 70 towns and villages in the north-east, where Boko Haram launched its insurgency in 2009.
Who are Boko Haram?
A screen grab taken from a video released on You Tube in April 2012, apparently showing Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau (centre) sitting flanked by militants
  • Founded in 2002
  • Initially focused on opposing Western education - Boko Haram means "Western education is forbidden" in the Hausa language
  • Launched military operations in 2009 to create Islamic state
  • Thousands killed, mostly in north-eastern Nigeria - also attacked police and UN headquarters in capital, Abuja
  • Some three million people affected
  • Declared terrorist group by US in 2013

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Boko Haram Insurgents Attack Northern Cameroon, Kill one

 Members of the Islamic sect, Boko Haram have again killed a police constable in the Far North Region. The Islamist sect Boko Haram has continued its attack in Cameroon.

On Friday July 18 morning at about 12 noon when  Muslims were preparing to close shop for the Friday prayer, the members of the sect stormed the town of Amchide. With their bikes, they toured the city by firing several shots into the air another reports say. The attackers took advantage of the disarray to loot shops in the Amchide market. The armed gang then headed to the police station at Nariki where they opened fire on the policemen who were on duty. Police Constable Messi Seraphim died following multiple bullets received from these attackers. His colleague, the detective Ombe Serge was injured and rushed to the military hospital in Maroua. This umpteenth attacks by members of Boko Haram on security services  in Cameroon gives the impression that the sect is short of weapons and ammunition for its various operations in Nigeria and is trying to refuel in police and gendarmerie stations in Cameroon.
Lately, the Nigerian terrorist group attacked a police station in the Northern Region of Cameroon  barely two days after the gendarmerie Brigade at Bonderi (Mora) was attacked. Several weapons and ammunitions were allegedly taken away by the attackers after wounding the policeman who was on guard.

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Late Pa Yong’s Family in Disarray

 Three members of the Board of Directors of Late Pa Bobe Yong’s estate are currently in police detention at the Judicial Police in Bamenda.  The three family members (names withheld) who are purportedly Board Members of Late Pa Yong’s estates were allegedly arrested on instruction of the state counsel. It is even alleged that three weeks ago, Ntumfor Barrister Nico Halle was in Bamenda where he reconciled the family yet another wrangling has resurfaced. Allegations abound that for the past six months the family has been in disarray yet it has never escalidated to this level. When this reporter visited the Bamenda Judicial Police today morning at about 8am, the two of the three in detention were spotted behind the counter. ( Details of the wrangling coming soon)

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Fuel Price Hike: Coalition of Civil Society Organizations Put Gov’t to Task

The Coalition of North West Civil Society Organizations held an emergency meeting today July 16, 2014 at Necla Hotel in Bamenda to deliberate and identify problems arising from the recent fuel price hike.  The meeting which brought together civil society activists, trade unionists and human rights activists recorded over 50 organizations.
In an opening speech, the venerated civil society activist, Awah Cletus aka AC Risky decried that the so called Confederation of Trade Unions are pocket structures created by some government officials to frustrate genuine negotiations inorder to defraud the state of taxpayers money. He lamented that when they were in Yaounde, he witnessed a masqueraded scenario whereby leaders were more interested in what they would gain than the interest of the common man. He wondered how the so-called Confederations of Trade Union submitted a memo to government in defiance of the regulation in force, “when we were in the hall, tracts were being circulated and we also observed that some of the leaders represented nobody”, he continued. He said that even those who claimed they were representing bike riders had never ever sad on an achaba. He also wondered how the government is claiming that since last year, the sum of FCFA 1,200 billion was spent to subsidize fuel prices, yet the same Minister also claimed that for the past six months, the state spent close to FCFA 157 billion to subsidize fuel. Transporters, he regretted were more interested on increasing transport fare to their benefits rather than the general good. Accordingly,  Awah Cletus observed that we cannot be talking of emerging when the GDP has dropped and at the same time the index of the country has dropped. “In fact I am afraid that our standard of living is rather dropping”. To Awah Cletus, if necessary measures are not taken to redress or put in place sustainable actions, it could lead to inflation, starvation and hunger” and since a hungry man is an angry man, peace could be at jeopardy.
On his part, the Secretary General of the Cameroon Teachers Trade Union-CATU said that the issue of salary increase is provocative. “Those who advise this government want to provoke a situation”. He decried that in Cameroon, 22 taxes are paid on every liter of fuel and wondered if government could cancel 10 of those taxes to stratify prices.
On his part, the Coordinator of Organization for Consumer Sovereignty-OCOSO wondered whether the head of State is always told the truth by his collaborators. “ I have been to Yaounde severally on this issue, but unfortunately I have observed that government is always very adamant and irresponsible to the plight of the common man”.

During deliberations, participants also observed that for over 20 years, nobody from the North West and South West Region has never head a Confederation of Trade Union. As such they would not depend on people who are more interested in their stomach than the welfare of the population. They also observed that if it is that Cameroonians should be sacrificed for Vision 2035, it should rather be stopped. Participants also examined the declaration by Government Vuvuzela, Isa Tchiroma, which they said (he) Tchiroma, Minister of Communication to apologise to Cameroonians. At the end of the meeting, participants took a firm stand that Government should reduce the price of fuel by FCFA 100. (Coming soon Resolutions tabled to Government). 

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Saturday, July 12, 2014

Cameroonian Environmentalist Wins 2degrees Sustainability Champion Award


Cameroonian born environmentalist, Emenjoh Eldad is winner of the 2014 2degrees Sustainable Champion. Eldad and the Anjong Young Farmers Group won the prestigious 2degrees Network Sustainability Champion Award of the Year on their actions to improve on the production of oil palm production in Ngie-North West Region of Cameroon. Talking to this reporter shortly after receiving the distinction in the UK, Eldad said it is “amazing” that “we won”. To him, the award is a mark of “recognition of work toward humanity” and an indication that there is “more hard work ahead”. 


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Friday, July 11, 2014

Ntaryike Divine Awarded Prize in Honor of Sputnik Kilambi

Ntaryke Divine
Source ICFJ
A Cameroonian journalist who regularly turns a spotlight on injustice and inequity in his country has been named the recipient of the 2014 Sputnik Kilambi Award for Social Justice Reporting from the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ). The award is named for Kilambi, a journalist and media trainer with a passionate commitment to reporting on local and global issues of development and social justice, especially in Africa. She passed away on July 8, 2013.
The winner, Ntaryike Divine Jr. Ramzi, is the Voice of America correspondent in Cameroon and a freelance reporter for several news outlets including The Associated Press, Science and Development Network, Think Africa Press, and Africa Report.
His stories focus on important social and development issues such as:
"These are the types of stories Sputnik pushed journalists to produce -- high-quality stories that pointed to wrongs that should be righted, or problems that demand solutions," said Patrick Butler, ICFJ Vice President for Programs. "Mr. Ramzi's work exemplifies her values and high standards."
"There were several worthy candidates. ... Mr. Ramzi's work not only meets the high journalistic standards Sputnik would have demanded, but would also have fired her passion for highlighting and fighting injustices," said Ian Noble, journalist and media manager, Sputnik's professional accomplice and personal companion for 25 years.
Kilambi was an ICFJ Knight International Journalism Fellow in Rwanda and Ghana. She also worked with UN Radio in Côte d'Ivoire and in Sierra Leone, where she worked on the transition to the country's first independent public broadcaster.
ICFJ created the award as a tribute to Sputnik's passion and dedication to high-quality journalism that improves people's lives. Nominations were made by current and former Knight Fellows. A panel of respected jrnalism leaders selected the winner.
The award is a reporting grant of $1,000 and an all-expenses paid trip to participate in the next story camp offered by the African Story Challenge. The story camp will be held August 8-14, 2014, in Marrakesh, Morocco.

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Monday, July 7, 2014

The Unbaised Economists Perspective on Government Policy Cuting Back on Fuel Subsidies

By Ateh Thomson Pepeah (Political Economist)

Ateh Thomson Pepeah
Since 2009, the government has worked harder towards accomplishment of her 2035 vision. Heavy projects have been initiated cooperation between the country and foreign governments, and lobbies for sound partnerships have been fruitful. However,growth rates have been sluggish, even with minimal inflation rates. Following international pressure on the need to cut back on fuel subsidies, the government of Cameroon  on June 30, 2014.eventually considered this decision.

Under strict economist perspectives, a cut back on fuels subsidies will imply a positive and negative effect to the Cameroonian economy.The Problem lies on which of these effects is more stronger.

Several empirical studies have indicated a significant negative relationship between subsidy removal and poverty reduction within various economies. In Cameroon, it is  important to recall that subsidies fall undercurrent expenditures which benefits the now only and effects, very short leaved. Creating more fiscal space by cutting back on fuel subsidies therefore can lead to spending reallocation towards capital investment on infrastructure,health care, and education etc in the long run.

Consider for instance the Balance of Payment situation (BOP): My clairvoyance reveals that a cut back in subsidies pushes up product cost and brings about a visible long run reduction in domestic demand (Cameroonians prefer trekking and car owners public transport). This extra fuel may then accumulate for the international markets which subsequently improves the Balance of payment situation but the TOT--Terms of Trade becomes favorable too. Revenue from international trade in extras from petrol--everything being equal then swell the national income of the country.

According to the world bank report, subsidies are said to only benefit the richest 10% of the population . They  stated that massive fuel subsidies reduces fiscal space such that government have fewer sources to promote economic growth through investment in infrastructure or human capital. That definitely worsens income distribution in thecountry because most of the fuel subsidies are enjoyed by the non poor,rather than by poor groups.Concretely this imbalance should be address by such a solution with reallocation towards more productive sectors.

However, these reallocation policies might not be effective to compensate the adverse impacts of the percentage removal of fuel subsidies if economic agents try to seek gain through mark-up pricing over the increase of production costs. Pumping stations all around towns have now added an inexplicable 50frs to the final cost of fuel and this is dangerous because it rather motivates resistance to such policy reforms.

On a General note, this decrease in fuel subsidies will be followed by a decrease in macro-economic indicators, such as private consumption, import s and gross domestic product (GDP), while other indicators, net indirect tax and consumer Price index (CPI) will increase. On a more technical bases adjustment effects, which result from real wage, price and structural rigidities in the economy, add to the direct income effect. Higher oil prices inevitably lead to inflation,increased input costs, reduced non-oil demand and reduces the attractiveness of the investment climate. Tax revenues  tend to fall and the budget deficit increases, due to rigidities in government expenditure, which drives interest rates up. Because of resistance to real declines in wages, an oil price increase typically leads to upward pressure on nominal wage levels. Wage pressures together with reduced demand tend to lead to higher unemployment, at least in the short term. These effects are greater the more sudden and the more pronounced the price increase and are magnified by the impact of higher prices on consumer and business confidence. If not properly contended through non-violent government economic and social responds measures, Violence becomes inevitable in the near future.
In many countries like, the Philippine  etc, fuel subsidy removal despite relative government struggle came with some rational attached to their argument. Firstly, their oil fields as attested were becoming more and more empty—the natural resource was getting exhausted. Secondly, they were little alternatives to depend on than becoming net importers of oil. As such subsidy removal and refocusing on other avenues that equilibrate   living standards and welfare of consumers became the best alternative .

In Cameroon however, production and refinery capacity seems to have stagnated not as a result of the absent of oil wells but due to lack of investment in exploring new oilfields and declining production from maturing fields. I hold the view that several other wells still exist in the Country but have not been identified. This if taken seriously would increase production given the rapid growth in consumption. In addition,an increase in the middle class population also put pressure on fuel demands. More and more youths are gaining access to cars, or getting involved in productions that entail the use of fuel in Cameroon .These figures imply that even if all the available domestic crude oil were refined in Cameroon, it might not still meet the need of Cameroonians faced with an apparent youth bulge . Therefor investment in exploring new oilfields should be given a priority.

Again the fuel allocation of administrators should be drastically reduced. It will not be just having an office with very limited mobility yet being allocated over 922millionFCFA for fuel alone while the common man bears the entire burden. These reforms should be made known to Cameroonians and the total about secured be channeled with full explanations towards capital investments  which enhances growth.

More especially, the government should implement—not promise–compensation programmes to mitigate the obvious effect of subsidy removal. This programme might included cash transfer, health insurance, education subsidies and also rural infrastructures development. In the Philippine in 2008 for instance after cutbacks on subsidies, the Government launched a package of pro-poor spending programs that were financed by windfall VAT revenue from high oil prices. The policy package included electricity subsidies for indigent families, college scholarships for low-income students, and subsidized loans to farmers that reduced their cost relatively. In addition, the Government distributed subsidized rice to low-income families and started a conditional cash transfer program. The option went well and was successful. In Cameroon the situation is delicate, not only fuel prices but cooking gas prices have sore. This heavily affects house wholes and the majority student population—youths for that matters. If the Cameroon government can actually adapt this measures, it is possible, this policy would go through without major hitches. This should urgently be done before trade unions all around the country finalize their discussions and plans concerning the weeks ahead.

Effective communication to the general public is an eminent requirement to avoid misgivings that might transform in to political instability.The Philippine government used this amongst other measures in their case and it did worked for them in 2008.In Cameroon, this will go peacefully only if deliberations in parliament by parliamentarians validate such a pertinent policy with major impact on the lives in their constituencies. So because, as at now, such a defactor decision is unlawful for a law abiding country that Cameroon should be.

In 2012, i wrote thus......."As an indispensable catalyst within various sectors of pertinence in affecting country prosperity , it holds therefore that no alterations of this sector_( Transport) transmitted through increasing fuel prices goes without kickbacks effects to the entire economy. Enough reasons why governments should gauge economic policy in tandem to the countries stage of development and corresponding welfare levels therein before effecting such weighty adjustments. Without this, any other endeavor only comes to challenging the initial essence of such policies. Fuel subsidies for sure were intended to reduce the cost burden on Cameroonians given government judgement at previous, that citizens couldn't bare the entire cost and maintain a decent living standard. The point was on welfare and how to better the same. If today, a cut back on such subsidies (more than previous,) greatly dampens welfare, then government must have challenged the essence of the same policy. Perhaps, the economy might just need a little more time before getting ready for such policies. This gauging must come from within the country, not otherwise. for what worked else where must not necessarily be the case with Cameroon(consider the Structural Adjustment programs--SAPs).... Here we are!!!

I strongly belief,Cameroonians are not cowards. If fighting, they fight for a just course, if striking, it is just their rights they sick protection of. Can the government proposes to the general public a more Specific, Measurable, Attainable,  Realistic, and Time bound compensation and mitigation plan?
God Bless Cameroon!!!

Ateh Thomson Pepeah
Hon. Attempted; MezameCentral Const.

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Friday, July 4, 2014

Where is MINMAP Delegate for Donga Mantung?

Tongues are waging in Nkambe, Divisional Headquarters of Donga Mantung following a communiqué issued by the Senior Divisional Officer, Ngone Ndodemesape Bernard calling on the Divisional Delegate of Public Contracts-MINMAP, Chin Emmanuel to resume his post with immediate effect. Fear and consternation is reported to have gripped stakeholders and vote-holders when the communiqué was aired on local radio stations. Reports say the where-about of the Divisional Delegate became a topic of discussion in “sha” and “nfiang” drinking spots as well as drinking parlours giving that he was more of a visiting delegate than resident. Yet it is alleged that those who are closer to him know MINMAP Delegate as someone who visits his office once in a blue moon and or is spotted only when he has pressing issues to handle (note contractors, et cetera). It is feared that the execution of Public Investment Budget-PIB in Donga Mantung is likely to be the lowest nationwide. Last year, Donga Mantung was ranked as the lowest in the North West Region, a situation that has sparked worry amongst the populace. Allegations are rife some beneficiary communities were threatening to move to the streets to express their disgust. Yet, the depending doom was rescued by the communiqué by Donga Mantung SDO. However, classified source say Chin Emmanuel was spotted in Nkambe yesterday. When contacted, the SDO confirmed that the Divisional Delegate regained his office yesterday Thursday July 3rd. Notwithstanding, a school of thought holds that there is a tussle of interest as to who should award contracts. 

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Anti Corruption Commission (CONAC) Wrapped in Corrupt Scandal

(I’m questioning everything else)

Rev. Dieudonne Massi Gam: Guilty or Not?
 The Cameroon Anti- Corruption Commission-CONAC, a one-time enviable structure created by government to combat white-collar economic gangsters is wallowing in the gutter of corrupt practices. Panic is reported at CONAC head office in Yaounde over what observers say is the beginning of the end of a long established corrupt in-house network which has chopped it foundation silently for years. Not only are Cameroonians expecting heads to roll but above, public opinion is requesting that all that the entire staff and management should be dismissed.
The fêted Chinua Achebe once likened the world to mask. But with the present conspiracy at CONAC, Cameroonians have contextualize it by adding that the world is not only a mask but some sort of mystery that if you want to see it well, you shouldn’t stand on one spot.
When CONAC was created, everyone around it wanted to be seen as an exceptional replica in the fight against corruption. Some of them, including the clergies transformed selves over nights to demi-gods behaving like people who have never deep hands into their mother’s soup at prime age. Yet recent happenings have proven that it was a make-belief to rig the country of its resources. Seemingly, they were goats in sheep skins. To understand, it is crucial to scrutinize how people function with different people in different circumstances. Dieudonne Massi Gam is the head of the Government anti-corruption Commission-CONAC and at the same time he is a Board Member of Elections Cameroon-ELECAM. The question as to whether Rev. Dieudonne Massi Gam is not benefiting from two salaries abound high. But that is not the main worry for now. The worry is that this structure which was created to clean Cameroon of the mess of corrupt practices is seemingly the most corrupt.   
 In fact, Aristotle is considered one of the most luminous thinkers of all times, given that he had one hypothesis which made the intellectual community very uncomfortable. He believed that if two different weights of the same material were dropped from the same height they will fall at different speeds. The weight of the Supreme State Audit seems to be more than that of CONAC when it concern auditing. The question is: What is CONAC panicking and why is Dieudonne Massi Gam shivering when Supreme State Audit auditors came in to check the management of resource at CONAC? Was CONAC preaching virtue and practicing vice? In fact, that is why I am questioning everything.
CONAC has been a nightmare to corrupt Cameroonians. Many have used just the name to enrich themselves, others have flown out of the country when told CONAC was about to visit them and now it seem many have enrich themselves fraudulently by putting their hands deep into the resources destined to combat corruption.
The issue is that the hunter is now the hunted. Allegations are rife at that the Supreme State Audit is about to uncover the mighty corruption practices at CONAC. Newspaper reports say salaries of some workers at CONAC secretariat have been held for obvious reasons. Did they stretch hands deep into the coffers to collect what was not for them? If yes, how much have been stolen? The question is whether this is not embezzlement. If it is not, what do we call such an act? Can Reverend Dieudonne Massi Gam give a clear balance sheet on the expenses of resources allocated from state coffers to this structure? These are the multi- million FCFA questions that Cameroonians are expecting Massi Gam give convincing answers.
The Bible teaches us that the prodigal son was received with enthusiasm by his father, but there is no indication in the Bible, that he was later treated with more trust and reverence than his eldest brother who stayed by his father, the fatted calf was not slaughtered for him on a daily basis or even after the reception. The Supreme State Audit has a role and it is only her scrutiny that will expose how CONAC has been transformed into a sinkhole of taxpayers’ money? No police interrogation, many have observed given that CONAC is expected to serve as a model for others to copy.
Every human being is pushy, but when ambitions is unchecked, like the one exhibited at CONAC in the management of funds allocated to them to fight corruption; it cannot but preface a crash. Alas, natural blindness of mockery to or for power is always short of the instincts that power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Pitiable that Rev. Dieudonne Massi Gam is one of the “clergies” who passes for anything and everything in world but quickly finds fault in everyone. What explains that he has decided to hold the salary of some workers for the month of June? Is the Man of God trying to play the ostrich before Supreme Audit Report unveils the malpractices in the structure which he heads?
It is often said in English that you can be hanged for a lamb as well for a sheep. The assumption is that you stole the lamb because there was no access to the sheep. But the nature of man remains a mystery, Thomas Hubbs also puts it.  Now that CONAC is being wrapped in a corruption saga, it is clear that some human beings have proven that God must be a composite creature who is able to fulfill his mission of creation in diverse manners without making a mistake. And if God made man in his image, then I find fault in the state not punishing CONAC thieves. Chief Nangah one of the characters in Man of the people used the term ungrateful ingrate to described Odile. Such is the trust that Cameroonians gave to Rev. Massi Gam and his crew at CONAC. 

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