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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Cameroonian Célestin Tawamba elected president of UNIPACE

CIN| Célestin Tawamba keeps the head of UNIPACE. After assuming the presidency of the organization following the death of his compatriot and predecessor André Fotso, the current president of GICAM was elected by his peers in Central Africa. It was May 25 at the end of the extraordinary general meeting of UNIPACE, which participated in addition to the Cameroonian employers, the employers' organizations of Chad, Central Africa, Gabon and Congo.

An election that should, according to him, help accelerate integration in the subregion undermined by administrative delays and the resurgence of insecurity. Faced with these barriers that inhibit the development of the area, UNIPACE officials have come together to lay the foundations for more successful economic cooperation but also to make their actions more efficient.

The economic situation characterized by the drastic drop in raw materials has not been avoided, let alone the CFA Franc and its various forces in the Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa (CEMAC) and the Western Economic and Monetary Union. African (UEMOA). Employers' organizations have confirmed their individual and collective commitments to better organize themselves, strengthen their capacities to better support current initiatives and play their role more effectively as a voice for businesses in order to contribute to the economic development of the sub-region.

Ditto for the Cameroonian Minister of Labor and Social Security, Gregory Owona, who reaffirmed the unconditional support of his government to support UNIPACE towards this goal. The next UNIPACE General Assembly is scheduled for the second quarter of 2019 in Congo.