25, November 2016
Since the announcement of a change of labour and social laws to take effect on the 13th of December 2016 in oil rich Qatar, uncertainty has rocked the undocumented Cameroonian community. In late 2012 and early 2013 there was a great influx of Cameroonians in Qatar many of whom did not obtain resident permit.
The president of the Cameroonian Diaspora Community in Qatar whose name we are withholding reportedly exploited the undocumented Cameroonians and enriched himself. Cameroon Concord News gathered that the said individual collected aid from Qatar Charities and in return supplied them with cheap Cameroonian work force.
As from the 1st of December 2016 any Cameroonian living illegally in Qatar faces a six months jail term and will pay a heavy amount of fine to be decided by the government. Our informant has hinted that there are hundreds of undocumented Cameroonians living in the country.