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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Cameroon: Paul Biya quickly chaired the 1st Council of Ministers in 15 minutes

The President of the Republic presided on January 16, 2019, the first Ministerial Council of his seven-year "Great Opportunities". 

The government of the Republic in full was gathered at the Palace of Unity this Wednesday, January 16, 2019 late morning. As usual, this first Council of Ministers of the new septennat, called "Septennat des Grandes Opportunit├ęs", lasted only fifteen minutes. The time for Paul Biya, to trace his roadmap to the reorganized government on January 4, 2019.

"The Head of State, the President of the Republic has just sketched out his roadmap. He asked for collegiality; he asked for government solidarity, hard work. He told us that he trusts us to execute this road map, "said Prime Minister Joseph Dion Ngute, at the end of the work.

According to CRTV radio, the state media, the tenant of Etoudi Palace asked his government for the implementation of the measures enacted on November 6, 2018, during his swearing in and on December 31, 2018, in his message of wishes to the Nation. The priority areas are security and peace, improving the living conditions of Cameroonians and better socio-political and economic integration of young people.

"We will apply to the letter what the President of the Republic asks us. There is a budget and an economic program this year, we will apply them to the letter, "added the Head of Government.

Today's Council of Ministers is 12 days after the reshuffle of the government team. The last meeting of Paul Biya and his ministers in this context, dates back to January 15, 2018. It was already 12 days after a reorganization of the government.