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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

No! The Government Does Not Require 50,000 FCFA From Each Staff Member To Finance The Emergency Plan, Philemon Yang

A237| Prime Minister, Philemon Yang,
Following the recent decision of the Cameroonian government to implement a plan for humanitarian assistance in the North-West and South-West, some media reported that the state requires each official, at least, 50 000 FCFA to finance said plan.

It's wrong. In fact, the Prime Minister, Philemon Yang, indicated, on June 20, 2018 that, the State of Cameroon has decided to allocate an estimated budget to 12,7 billion FCFA for a plan of humanitarian assistance in the English-speaking regions of Cameroon, for the period 2018-2019.

"The financing of this emergency humanitarian program will be provided by the state budget, the call for national solidarity (fundraising operations, etc.) and the contribution of international partners," said the Prime Minister.

He added that urgent actions in the first three months are estimated at 10.19 billion FCFA.

At no time did Mr. Yang say that the state would oblige the officials to contribute to the financing of the humanitarian plan, up to 50,000 FCFA. Neither would this amount be withheld at source as circulated by word of mouth.

But it should be noted that this rumor is part of the fact that in the aftermath of the communication of the Prime Minister, the elites of North-West and South-West found themselves in Yaoundé to organize a fundraising as part of the humanitarian plan decided by the government.

It was during this strictly private meeting that amounts of financial contributions were proposed according to the ranks and ranks of the North West and Southwest elites: between 4 million and 50,000 FCFA. This is not a requirement of the State of Cameroon.