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Sunday, June 10, 2012

SDF MPs want Parliament to Investigate MARALEAKS Revelations on Douala Plane Crash

 Hon. Joseph Mbah Ndam SDF MP and one of the Vice Presidents at the National Assembly has tabled a motion to Hon. Cavaye Yeguie, the President of the National Assembly requesting for MPs to investigate into some information leaked in Marafa's third letter commonly known as MARALEAKS. SDF MPs are requesting on the National Assembly to set up a parliamentary commission of inquiry, on the non-compensation of victims of the crash of the Boeing 737-200 in Douala in 1995. This request is based on some excerpts from the open letter of Marafa Hamidou Yaya, former Minister of State, Minister of Territorial Administration and Decentralization. Marafa in his open letter raised emotions that when the accident took place he "proposed at the time, to the President of the Republic that the 71 victims be compensated with a sum of 100 million FCFA each.Whereas a sum of 25 billion FCFA supposed to have been paid into the accounts of CAMAIR ended in private pockets.
 But "until now, none of  the victims have been compensated, nor the sum of 25 billion CFA francs plus damages to be paid to. Yet,  the deceased including his employees were never paid their rights. To the SDF A  parliamentary inquiry to verify this information and establish responsibility for compensating the families of seventy-one victims of Boeing 737-200 would come to past. 
 SDF MPs based their approach on the Constitution of the Republic of Cameroon. It "provides in Articles 14 (2), 29 and 351st control Government action through, inter alliance, the formation of parliamentary committees of inquiry on specific objects." They also rely on standing orders "Regulation" of the Assembly (amended by Law No. 93/001 of 16 June 1993) in Article 67, together with Law No. 91/029 of 16 December 1991 which specifies the procedure in the matter ".
 It's been 17 years since the crash of the Boeing 737-200 (Nyong) occurred, causing 71 victims.  Yet the legal proceedings against the company Transnet South African Airways (SAA, Transnet), had resulted in the payment of the $ 32 billion CFA francs, after that company was convicted and Cameroon compensated.


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