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Thursday, March 26, 2020

CONFIDENTIAL: Ferdinand Ngoh Ngoh taken over by DGRE agents

This is information from whistleblower Boris Bertolt. According to his statements, "under the fallacious pretext that he had come to inquire about the progress of the construction sites in Douala, the Secretary General of the Presidency of the Republic Ferdinand Ngoh Ngoh took advantage of his stay at the SAWA Hotel to finalize the acquisition of a building at 500 million CFA francs ".

He specifies that "his descent to the Sawa hotel was supervised by the agents of the DGRE who took him on a spin to the point where he had to move to a more discreet villa in Bonapriso". 

It should be remembered that a few weeks ago, the pan-African newspaper "JEUNE AFRIQUE" announced a clan war between Ferdinand Ngoh Ngoh and the Minister of Finance Louis Paul Motaze. 

Below all the revelations of "YOUNG AFRICA" 

In the shade of a Paul Biya more sphinx than ever, and while relations between Yaoundé and Paris have suddenly become strained, the Minister of Finance, Louis Paul Motaze, and the secretary general of the presidency, Ferdinand Ngoh Ngoh, compete for positions of rent and influence. 

A few weeks before his arrest, on March 6, 2019, Alain Edgar Mébé Ngo'o had received an invitation card for the sixtieth anniversary of the Minister of Finance, Louis Paul Motaze. It was recommended that guests, all handpicked, come in white dress. Convinced that a plot was being planned against him, the former Minister (of Defense, then of Transport) did not respond to the invitation. In the city, the rumor of his legal troubles ran, and no one better than him knew that he would have found there only hypocritical smiles.

Accused of embezzlement of public funds and corruption, Mébé Ngo'o has been detained in Yaoundé central prison for almost a year. Even today, this man who was the spoiled child of the regime remains convinced that the head of state had not been informed of his ordeal and that his fall was orchestrated by his rivals. It must be said that, beyond the substance of the case, on which justice will have to decide, the hypothesis is plausible: Paul Biya, 87, seems to have taken so much distance that everyone thinks they can take advantage of it and seems to have conceded to some of his relatives such influence that no one knows today who to attribute the authorship of the decisions announced from the Palace. In other words, the atmosphere of end of reign which floats on Yaoundé is favorable to all the intrigues. 

Of course, none of the protagonists of this clan war will admit it, but there is little doubt that everyone is trying to maintain themselves as long as possible in a position of power and influence in view of the succession of which all are thinking , considering the age of the captain. And, for now, Ferdinand Ngoh Ngoh has the advantage. As secretary general of the presidency, he has a delegation of signature from the head of state, which allows him to act on "high instructions". He enjoys additional power and influence due to his never-denied proximity to the first lady, Chantal Biya. During the reshuffle in January 2019, it also "saved" him from relegation to the government. 

All-powerful Minister of Finance, this nephew of the late Jeanne-Irène Biya, practically raised by the couple, is also regularly cited as a pretender to power. Former Minister of the Economy, prime contractor for major infrastructure works, Motaze lost points to his opponent when the piloting of the African Cup of Nations (CAN) sites was entrusted to a cell housed in the presidency and co-screwed by Ngoh Ngoh 1000 billion CFA francs (1.5 billion euros) of investment all the same. But the wind seemed to turn in his favor when, at the end of November 2018, taking note of the delays, the African Football Confederation withdrew the organization of CAN 2019 from Cameroon. Since then, the two men have transferred responsibility for the fiasco, and, as often in such circumstances, the president decided not to decide. He kept Motaze in Finance and strengthened Ngoh Ngoh with the title of Minister of State. 

In Yaoundé, palace intrigues have become so numerous that they have given rise to doubt. How else to understand the content of the mail that Makonnen Asmaron, the boss of the Piccini group, sent in early February to Paul Biya? Two months earlier, the secretary general of the presidency had asked the Minister of Sports, Narcisse Mouelle Kombi, to unilaterally terminate the contract to build the new stadium in Yaoundé awarded to the Italian company. "I would like you to be so kind as to tell me whether these acts were carried out in agreement with the presidency or not," writes Makonnen Asmaron to the Cameroonian head of state, adding that his collaborators have been "taken hostage" and its equipment requisitioned. 

Humiliation

Can we afford everything when we are in the good graces of one of these clans who gravitate around Paul Biya? The question deserves to be asked, and Louis Paul Motaze himself will agree. Close to the business community, the Minister of Finance takes care of his relations with the bosses. When the 2019 finance law introduced the levy of VAT on life insurance and professionals in the sector protested, asking the government to give up, Motaze organized a meeting at which the Director General of Taxes, Modeste Mopa Fatoing, is logically invited. The man is considered close to the secretary general of the presidency. Is that why he felt free not to respond to the invitation? The insurers have in any case waited for two hours. Motaze, who is his line minister, has called him several times, but nothing has helped. A participant said that he left with the feeling of having been all the more humiliated because the absent did not apologize. And to conclude: "In any case, at least two of the department's directors general take their orders directly from the presidency. In May 2019, Motaze will end up ordering the outright suspension of the "tax relief measures initiated" on life insurance companies. at least two of the department's directors general take their orders directly from the presidency. In May 2019, Motaze will end up ordering the outright suspension of the "tax relief measures initiated" on life insurance companies. at least two of the department's directors general take their orders directly from the presidency. In May 2019, Motaze will end up ordering the outright suspension of the "tax relief measures initiated" on life insurance companies. 

In this endless war, another episode deserves to be told. This time it is January 2020. Since litigation opposes the tax administration to the Brasseries du Cameroun (SABC), Ngoh Ngoh attempts a conciliation between Modeste Mopa Fatoing and Emmanuel de Tailly, the managing director of the company. On the other hand, no one thought of inviting Motaze, still the minister responsible ... Did Paul Biya wish to play the game of peace and make a gesture towards the first non-oil taxpayer in the country? On February 26, he sent Douala Grégoire Owona, his Minister of Labor, to pin a medal on Tailly's chest during the inauguration of a production unit for the brewing company. 

The quarrels are sometimes so intense that they can be transferred to the courts. Thus the battle for control of the container terminal of the Autonomous Port of Douala (PAD). Excluded from the call for tenders renewing the terminal concession contract, the APMT-Bolloré group seized the Douala administrative court, on July 12, 2019, of a “request for the purposes of recourse for excess of power tending to set aside the exclusion decision ”. He has since won his case before all the courts seized! A setback for the PAD, led by Cyrus Ngo'o, who acted on direct instructions from Ferdinand Ngoh Ngoh. It must be said that the prosecution took its orders from another baron of the regime, the powerful and irremovable Minister of Justice, Laurent Esso, who demonstrated remarkable and timely independence in this matter. However, this would undoubtedly not have been enough to prevent the allocation of the port infrastructure to TIL, a provisional contractor partly owned by mysterious Cameroonian shareholders. And it was after a visit from the French Minister of Foreign Affairs, Jean-Yves Le Drian, that Paul Biya finally ordered the cancellation of the whole process. 

Arm wrestling 

Let us end with this conflict at the top of the state which involves the Prime Minister. A showdown opposed Joseph Dion Ngute to the Secretary General of the Presidency over the appointment of general managers of public enterprises. The head of government asked that the line ministries send him proposals for the replacement of those whose mandate (of a maximum duration of nine years) was coming to an end. But Ngoh Ngoh hastened to remind him that the appointment of the directors general fell within the exclusive competence of the President of the Republic.. afrinews.pro !! Except that in Yaoundé we know that many promoted to the head of the directorates general and to the presidency of boards of directors bear the mark of this close collaborator rather than that of the chief executive. Ferdinand Ngoh Ngoh has placed a number of executives, such as Louis Georges Njipendi, the general manager of Camair-Co, Victor Mbemi Nyaknga (National company for the transport of electricity), Bertrand Pierre Soumbou Angoula (National school of administration and magistracy) , Antoine Félix Samba (Inspector General of Administrative and Budgetary Services), Joseph Ngoh (Public Market Regulation Agency) or even Jean-Paul Simo Njonou, former economic adviser to the presidency (National Refining Company). Faced with more powerful than him, Dion Ngute had to retreat. In this arena survive only those who have a keen sense of power relations. Bertrand Pierre Soumbou Angoula (National School of Administration and Magistracy), Antoine Félix Samba (Inspector General of Administrative and Budgetary Services), Joseph Ngoh (Public Market Regulation Agency) or even Jean-Paul Simo Njonou, former economic advisor to the presidency (National Refining Company). Faced with more powerful than him, Dion Ngute had to retreat. In this arena survive only those who have a keen sense of power relations. Bertrand Pierre Soumbou Angoula (National School of Administration and Magistracy), Antoine Félix Samba (Inspector General of Administrative and Budgetary Services), Joseph Ngoh (Public Market Regulation Agency) or even Jean-Paul Simo Njonou, former economic advisor to the presidency (National Refining Company). Faced with more powerful than him, Dion Ngute had to retreat. In this arena survive only those who have a keen sense of power relations. Dion Ngute had to retreat. In this arena survive only those who have a keen sense of power relations. Dion Ngute had to retreat. In this arena survive only those who have a keen sense of power relations.


Source: camerounweb.com