Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Cameroon - Reducing Public Expenditures: Paul Biya Ordered The Reduction Of Water And Telephone Consumption In Public Services

A237| As a prelude to the signing of the finance law for the year 2019, the President of the Republic, His Excellency Paul Biya, has issued a circular on the objectives to be achieved during the final execution of the law. of the finances of 2019.

These objectives set by the Head of State are among others the rationalization of public water consumption, the definition of consumption quotas of phones by the administration and by those responsible.

All these measures taken by the head of state are aimed at reducing public expenditure of the state.

In 2017 we learn, the government ended up with a debt of 38 billion Fcfa representing unpaid water bills from the Cameroon Water Utilities Corporation (Camwater), a company in charge of infrastructure, and Cameroon Waters (CDE), private company responsible for water distribution in Cameroon.

The telephone component shows cameroon Télécommunications (camtel), the main telecoms operator in Cameroon, carrying out a forced collection operation in 2016 with public sector administrations and establishments.

According to officials of this structure, the Cameroonian state and its dismemberments represent the largest part of the debts of this company with a debt of 65 billion Fcfa.