30, September 2016
President Paul Biya is reportedly governing Cameroon from a hotel apartment in Switzerland. The 83 year old dictator, who has already spent 34 years in power, signed a decree on Thursday night and channelled it through a fax message to the Secretary General at the Presidency of the Republic in which he dismissed the Senior Divisional Officer for Dja et Lobo Division. Ever since he left the 71st session of the General Assembly of the UN and unlike other heads of state who have returned to their respective countries, Paul Biya is still out of Cameroon.
From abroad he signed a decree appointing David Koulbout Aman, as the prefect of his home constituency, the Dja and Lobo in the South Region to replace Bernard Marie Mba (seen here). A journalist with a sister publication, Cameroon Intelligence Report hinted that the prefect was fired for his involvement in the financial scandal that has rocked the local community of Mekin linked to the construction of a hydro power dam.
Cameroon Concord News gathered that many prominent Beti-Ewondo government officials are involved in the scandal. The outgone Senior Divisional Officer Bernard Marie Mba could be charged in the coming days. At the time of filing this report, information filtered that President Biya was informed about the matter by
the mayor of Sangmélima who is also his nephew.
By Soter Tarh Agbaw-Ebai