Thursday, December 5, 2019

Port of Douala: the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Bolloré

The administrative chamber of the Supreme Court rejected the power of the Autonomous Port of Doula against the group APM / BOLLORE.

Indeed, the BOLLORE-APM consortium had appealed to the administrative court of Douala to contest its exclusion in January 2019 from the market of selection of companies to manage the container terminal of the main port platform of Cameroon. The administrative court ruled in favor of the Bollore group on August 16, 2019. The Port Authority of Douala decided to contest the decision with the Administrative Chamber of the Supreme Court. 

While the judgment is suspended, a dramatic twist. On 16 September 2019, Cyrus Ngo, CEO of the Douala Port Authority announced that it is the Swiss company TIL in business with Cameroonian billionaire Baba Hamadou DANPULLO (Allias Ali Baba) who will now manage the PAD. It was without counting on the power of the Bollore networks.

Soon Biya frees Maurice Kamto and the political detainees and gets an appointment with Emmanuel Macron. After Paul Biya's stay in France where he met the French President, Paul Biya instructed NGOH NGOH in October 2019 to ask the government to suspend the awarding of the Douala container port contract to the Swiss group TIL. This is the disaster in a group of senior officials involved in a case of more than 2 billion retrocommissions for the granting of the PAD to the Swiss company. 

The TIL contract was to begin in January 2020. The decision of the administrative chamber of the Supreme Court puts things back on track. A fight to the death is on the horizon.

Source: Boris Bertolt