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Sunday, September 30, 2018

Eseka Railway Catastrophe: Alain Mebe Ngo'o, the offender

His detractors speak of professional misconduct, his admirers of a simple communicative and a certain opinion of communicational fault. In reality, it is all of this at once.

Because he wanted to take advantage of a situation to project himself in front of the news and to draw the political dividends possible, Edgar Alain Mebe Ngo'o, Minister of Transport, had, on the waves of the national post, the 21 of October 2016 to 13, committed an irreparable political and communication fault, stating: "I ordered Camrail, given the seriousness of the situation, to implement additional special measures to increase the capacity of this train. "

After becoming aware of this serious failure, he will try, without convincing many people, to catch up on Rfi waves to catch up by saying that:

"This is not the first time that Camrail is asked to increase the number of cars ", and add:" The Yaounde station was already stormed by more than 2000 people who absolutely wanted to move towards Douala. So, he finally clears himself, the decision to increase the number of cars was taken internally by the authorities of Camrail. Before defending himself: "There is no point in looking for scapegoats on the government side. Once again, it is premature to attribute any responsibility to any particular manager. It is better to wait until investigations can edify us.

Even the statement of Polycarpe Essomba on the Rfi wave, on November 4, 2016, according to which "[...] The general director of Camrail, according to indiscretions close to the investigation, pointed out before the commission of inquiry that the decision to add cars to this train had been taken internally and suggested to the Minister of Transport to alleviate the situation of near crisis caused by the influx of passengers [...] ", will be perceived as a communication strategy aimed at exonerate Mebe Ngo'o.