Wednesday, July 10, 2013

CPDM Paralyzes Government Services

 By Nfor Mac-bright
It is widely acknowledged that the relationship between civil servants and politicians is as fascinating as it is complex with their mutual interdependence. But in Cameroon all senior state civil servants are involved in politics. For reasons of efficiency it is important that the civil service has a certain degree of independence and detachment from the political process yet it is not the case. As CPDM team moves into the field to receive applications from aspirants for the upcoming municipal and legislative elections of September 30, 2013, activities in all the ministries are reported to have come to a standstill. Since the publication of the circular signed July 5, 2013, by the National President of the CPDM and on what can be considered as the procedure of nominations of CPDM candidates for the legislative and municipal elections, followed by the 06 July decisions appointing the members of the various committees, and those concerning the common 360 sub Divisions, all senior civil servants have abandoned their posts. Ministers and Directors of state Corporations have all vamoosed into their native areas to oversee the selection of candidates. Ministries have been left in the hands of secretaries and cleaners. Hear one of them, “The minister is not in. We do not know when he will return”. You do not know what is happening now in the country. This frenzy in the current political context is understandable. The fact is that Cameroon is heading towards the twilight of sterilization of politics in favor of the CPDM and the perpetuation of the reign of Paul Biya.
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2 comments:

Félicien Mbiamkam said...

It is important to measure your words when you talk about such delicate issues. Even if high state officials are actively involved in politics and have to go down to the field, the public service continues to function normally. It is not because a minister or director is absent, that activities come to a halt, services are structured to function with and without individuals at all levels. You did not measure your words even a second when you said ministries are left in the hands of secretaries and cleaners, you should be out your senses.

Félicien Mbiamkam said...

It is important to measure your words when you talk about such delicate issues. Even if high state officials are actively involved in politics and have to go down to the field, the public service continues to function normally. It is not because a minister or director is absent, that activities come to a halt, services are structured to function with and without individuals at all levels. You did not measure your words even a second when you said ministries are left in the hands of secretaries and cleaners, you should be out your senses.