Adamaoua : toutes les cinq requêtes rejetées

Le contentieux post-électoral vient d’être vidé dans la région de l’Adamaoua. Sur les cinq affaires inscrites au Tribunal administratif de Ngaoundéré au lendemain de la publication des résultats du double scrutin, aucune affaire n’a prospéré. Il s’agit notamment des recours introduits par l’Undp et les mandataires du Rdpc. Dans la commune de Kontcha, le mandataire du Rdpc, sa majesté Ibrahima Dewa, candidat tête de liste contestait les résultats des élections avec pour motifs et arguments avancés contre l’Undp : le non-respect des délais  de la campagne électorale et l’achat de la conscience des électeurs. Selon lui, cette attitude a émaillé l’authenticité du vote. Sa requête en annulation introduite tardivement devant le Tribunal administratif a été « jugé irrecevable pour insolvabilité de recours ». Dans la commune de Martap, le mandataire du Rdpc, Bouba Mohamadou demandait l’annulation totale du double scrutin. Le requérant accusait également l’Undp d’avoir acheté la conscience des électeurs et fraudé. Une accusation introduite sans preuve matérielle qui a conduit à la recevabilité de la requête mais  jugée «  non fondée ». 

L’Undp a subi le même sort pour avoir introduit sa requête au nom du parti à la place d’un mandataire tel que prescrit par la loi électorale. Il s’agit notamment dans les communes de Ngaoui et  Dir où elle a demandé l’annulation des opérations électorales. Et dans la commune de Ngan-ha, l’annulation des procès-verbaux des élections des conseillers municipaux dans les bureaux de vote de Mandjimi-a-berem A et à l’école publique de Mbang-Bouhari-A. D’après le collège des juges, l’Undp n’est pas un candidat, encore moins un électeur. Les deux requêtes ont été « jugées irrecevables pour défaut de qualité », selon les dispositions de l’article 194 alinéa 1 du Code électoral. Ces verdicts prononcés vont rassurer Elecam qui a été accusé dans de différentes affaires. « Le Tribunal administratif de Ngaoundéré a dit la loi. Ceci sonne comme une leçon à retenir : la souveraineté appartient aux électeurs. Les candidats aux élections doivent retenir que pour gagner une élection, il faut convaincre l’électorat », a rappelé Abdoullahi Boboé, délégué régional Elecam Adamaoua.

Emergency Humanitarian Assistance : Buea Population Expresses Gratitude

Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) living in Buea have expressed gratitude to the State of Cameroon for providing them with some basic household items. The huge consignment of goods distributed by staff of the Department of Civil Protection in the Ministry of Territorial Administration in collaboration with staff of Buea Subdivisional Office and Buea Council is the Emergency Humanitarian Assistance (EHA) for IDPs in the North West and South Regions. After receiving a blanket and other items, Ngomba Josephine was happy that she will be relief from the much cold that engulfed Buea this raining season. She prayed and thanked the state for remembering them at this difficult time. Atiatou Robert, displaced from Kwa-kwa and now lives in Buea while thanking the state for the items he received, indicated that they shall be of great help to him as he now has something to sleep on.

The first deliveries at the Divisional Office in Buea, consisted of 22 mattresses, 76 buckets, 39 blankets, 17 bags of rice (25kg) and nine cartons of soap. Under the watchful eyes of the First Assistant Divisional Officer for Buea, Ebot Margaret Tabi, the items were shared to 80 IDPs. 50 persons got a blanket each, a bucket and six tablets of soap. Then another 22 persons got a mattress and a bucket each. 15 persons each received one bag of rice (25kg) and 20 tablets of soap. Another set of two persons each returned home with a bag of rice (25kg), a blanket and six tablets of soap. The second ceremony at the Buea Council presided at by Mayor Ekema Patrick Esunge saw 200 IDPs received the EHA from the state. 100 persons each received a mattress, three tins of sardine and six toilet papers. Then 60 blankets went to 60 persons and they were added 10 tablets of soap, nine tins of sardine, two litres of vegetable oil and six toilet papers. 40 persons each had a bag of rice (25kg), four tablets of soap, three tins of sardine, a blanket, one litre of vegetable oil and six toilet papers. Then 10 IPDs each got a bag of rice (25kg), eight tablets of soap, seven tins of sardine, a blanket and six toilet papers. Ekema Patrick Esunge expressed gratitude to the Minister of Territorial Administration and the State of Cameroon for constantly providing for IDPs in Buea. The two separate distribution exercises were supervised by Tchuente Gilbert, Sub Director of Coordination and Intervention in the Department of Civil Protection.

Sénat: des textes en examen

Les trois projets de loi reçus vendredi en conférence des présidents ont été déposés hier au cours d’une séance plénière

La session plénière d’hier, consacrée aux questions orales des sénateurs aux membres du gouvernement, a laissé place au dépôt des textes. Il s’agit de trois projets de loi jugés recevables vendredi dernier par la conférence des présidents. Selon Géneviève Tjouès, vice-présidente du Sénat, qui présidait cette séance, le premier porte sur la ratification de l’ordonnance du 17 mai 2017 modifiant et complétant certaines dispositions de la loi du 14 décembre 2016 portant loi de finances 2017. Pour sa défense devant la commission des Finances et du budget, le gouvernement sera représenté par le ministre des Finances. Quant au deuxième projet de loi, il vise à autoriser le président de la République à ratifier l’accord de coopération technique en matière foncière entre le Cameroun et la Tunisie, signé le 24 mars 2016 à Tunis. Il a été transmis à la commission des Affaires étrangères pour examen au fond, et sera défendu par le ministre des Domaines, du Cadastre et des Affaires foncières, assisté du ministre des Relations extérieures.

Le troisième texte redéfinit les attributions, l’organisation et le fonctionnement du Conseil économique et social du Cameroun. C’est le ministre de l’Administration territorial et de la Décentralisation qui sera devant les membres de la commission des Lois constitutionnelles, pour sa défense.

Peace and Stability In Central Africa: PM Holds Talks With UN Envoy

The Prime Minister, Head of Government on June 14, 2019 had an audience with a delegation led by Ahmedou OuldAbdallah, President of the Centre for Strategy and Security in the Sahel, who visited Cameroon on the recommendations of the United Nations Security Council within the framework of promoting peace and stability in the Central Africa sub region. The UN envoy told reporters after the audience that he discussed with Prime Minister Joseph Dion Ngute on how to support and strengthen the United Nations Office for Central Africa which is based in Gabon, an office which was created largely based on the request of the Republic of Cameroon.

“We are here with my colleagues on a mission recommended by the Security Council of the Uni ted Nations to discuss how to support and strengthen the United Nations Office for Central Africa which is based in Gabon. The office was in fact established largely at the request of Cameroon,” he stated. As per the relevance of the office to the sub region, Ahmedou OuldAbdallah said it has the objective of addressing pertinent emerging issues and seeks to foster peace and stability. “There is a large UN presence in the region. There are peace keeping cooperations like the ones in the Central Africa Republic and Congo. But the office in Libreville, Gabon covers the whole region and it is a political office to addressing emerging issues and promoting peace and stability in the sub region,” he explained.

Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah said the PM assured him of his personal support and that of the government of Cameroon, an assurance which he took serious given that he (Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah) had known the PM in the context of the Cameroon-Nigeria Mix Commission. As concerns the situation in the Sahel of Africa, the UN envoy said he prayed a solution is found in the near future, hoping the crisis does not degenerate making it difficult to be tackled by competent authorities.

Cameroon-COMIFAC Cooperation : Revised Headquarters Agreement Signed

An amended sub-regional headquarters agreement has been signed between the government of Cameroon and the Central African Forests Commission (COMIFAC). The revised agreement which gives Cameroon the right to continue hosting the headquarters of COMIFAC was signed on March 10, 2020 at the Ministry of External Relations with External Relations Minister, Mbella Mbella signing for Cameroon and the Executive Secretary of COMIFAC, Raymond Ndomba Ngoye for his institution. The revised headquarters accord which outlines the legal provisions on the functioning on COMIFAC in the sub region, it should be noted, had been initially signed, but under the name of the Conference of Ministers organisation. The change of name in 2005 to a Commission (COMIFAC) therefore warranted a revision of the accord taking into account every modification and evolution. 

Signing on behalf of Cameroon, Minister Mbella Mbella said government will continue supporting the activities of COMIFAC in the country and the sub region towards the conservation and sustainable management of forest ecosystems. “The government of Cameroon engages in providing the needed support to COMIFAC for the protection of our forest and its resources,” he stated, highlighting the confidence the government attaches to COMIFAC and its activities. 

On his part, the Executive Secretary of COMIFAC, Raymond Ndomba Ngoye said the agreement will enable the organization exercise its duties legally in the Cameroonian territory while benefiting from the privileges and immunities accorded to international organisations. While appreciating the collaboration received from Cameroonian authorities, Raymond Ndomba Ngoye said Cameroon is the only country in the region without arrears in contributions at the institution. 

COMIFAC, it should be noted, is responsible for guiding, harmonizing and monitoring forestry and environmental policies in Central Africa. The institution is in charge of the supervision and coordination of forestry-related actions and initiatives in the sub region especially as the sub region is host to the Congo Basin which is the world’s second largest tropical forest.