Biya’s King of the Castle: Inside Antoine Félix Samba 0

residence-antoine-samba 2The images of the home of Antoine Félix Samba have been buzzing on the web for several days now. Internet users think the luxury of his castle is outrageous for a Cameroonian civil servant with 27 years experience.  A lot of tongues have been wagging about illicit enrichment, because until March 2017, Antoine Félix Samba was the Director General of the Budget at the Ministry of Finance.

Currently, he holds the position of Inspector General in the same ministry. According to his biography published by the Ministry of Finance, in 1999, he was appointed Director of General Affairs at the Ministry of Transport. Four years later, he was promoted to Technical Adviser n ° 2 in 2005 within the same ministry. He later became Director of Corporate Affairs at the Ministry of Mines and Mayor of Minta before assuming his current duties. Antoine Félix Samba is Knight of the National Order of Valor.

Antoine Félix Samba was born in 1961 and is a graduate of the Ecole Supérieure des Sciences Economiques et Commerciales (ESSEC). He has had quite an ordinary public service career, which does not permit him to own such an expensive castle. Prior to joining the National School of Administration and Magistracy (ENAM), at the age of 24, he was head of the accounting office of the Cameroon Press and Publishing Company (SOPECAM) Then Chief Financial Officer and Accountant.

He held his first post as an official in the Ministry of Public Service upon graduating from ENAM in 1989 devoted to the processing of integration files in the personnel sub-directorate. In 1990, he was assigned to the Secretariat of State for Internal Security, currently General Delegation for National Security (DGSN). His kinsmen now say he has also been an entrepreneur with the agricultural fiber, which help him to develop large farms in Minta, his home town in the department of the Upper Sanaga, Central region.

By Sama Ernest

Cameroon Concord News