19, March 2017
Francophone media houses in Yaounde have once again questioned the where about of the Director of the Civil Cabinet at the Presidency of the Republic, Martin Belinga Eboutou. The Biya confidante has disappeared from the public eye of late and he is conspicuously absent from the Biya delegation in Rome.
Presidential press releases published recently such as the one announcing Paul Biya’s trip to Italy carried but the signature of the Secretary General at the Presidency of the Republic, Ferdinand Ngoh Ngoh and in some occasions, Joseph Le, who is currently deputizing for Martin Belinga Eboutou.
A sister publication, Cameroun Info.Net contacted the State House on the sudden disappearance of Martin Belinga but got a laconic reply from the presidency saying the Minister was “simply unavailable”. Some sources say the Minister Director of Civil Cabinet is absent due to poor health.
77-year-old Martin Belinga Eboutou, took ill last year and was evacuated to Europe. He returned safely in July 2017 and ended a rumor that had announced his death.
Here is the list of personalities who are currently with the Cameroonian dictator in Rome for a three-day state visit.
-Emmanuel Nganou Djoumessi, Minister of Public Works
-Louis Paul Motaze, Minister of the Economy, Planning and Regional Development
-Jacques Fame Ndongo, Minister of Higher Education
– Mbella Mbella, Minister of Foreign Affairs
-Paul Elung Che, Delegate to the Minister of Finance in charge of the Budget
-Hamadou Moustapha, Minister of Special Duties at the Presidency of the Republic
-Mengot Victor Arrey-Nkongho, Minister of Special Duties at the Presidency of the Republic
-Joseph Le, Deputy Director of the Civil Cabinet
-Luc Sindjoun, Special Adviser
-Joseph Fouda, Special Advisor
By Sama Ernest with files from CIN