Cameroon gliding towards the edge of a precipice?
December 14, 2015

We have said it over and over; we have expressed this fear time and again! And for the sake of the love of this Nation Cameroon that we all hold close to our chest we would not relent repeating, even if it becomes monotonous and boring.

Edgar Alain Mebe Ngo'o was not long Cameroon's Minister of Defense. In fact, he was the alpha and omega, hailed by some for diligently piloting Cameroon's defense forces towards victory against Boko Haram. Helas! It was not to last. Following a cabinet reshuffle he was dropped to the near insignificant portfolio of Minister of Transport. And as if that was not enough, he is currently being investigated by his former subordinates for the alleged mismanagement of hundreds of millions of francs CFA meant to purchase arm to combat the Boko Haram insurgents. As serious may be, even tantamount to treason, if this is proven, why is he still in government?

Just like Prof. Joseph Owona, who in spite of desperate alarms against his mismanagement of the country's football as president of the FECAFOOT Normalization Committee, was allowed to stay on, and pilfer public funds. And today he is being summoned by the Special Criminal Court to justify his management or better still mismanagement of state funds put at his disposal during the 2014 World Cup in Brazil and the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea.

What about this authoritative report by the National Anti-Corruption Commission (CONAC), that public funds embezzled by some top government officials was being used to sponsor the country's number one enemy, Boko Haram?

It gives goose pimples…There is something dangerously wrong with this country! We are forced with the impression that, because some people have outlived their lives, authority and usefulness, they now sit in their saloons and laugh as this Nation, Cameroon glides towards the edge of a precipice!

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