29, June 2017
The Prime Minister and Head of Government, Philemon Yang has opened the so-called first-ever Cameroon Diaspora Forum. The forum began on the 28th of June 2017 in Yaoundé. The three-day forum is taking place under the theme, “Cameroon and its Diaspora, acting together for the development of the nation.”
Chairing the opening ceremony on behalf of the Head of State, the Prime Minister called on Cameroonians in the Diaspora to take advantage of the investment incentives instituted by President Paul Biya in 2013 to make Cameroon a destination of preference for investors.
Prime Minister Philemon Yang also exhorted participants to exchange expertise in crucial domains including health, education, agriculture, culture and technology. The event is an opportunity to lay bare investment opportunities especially for investors from the Diaspora, the aim being to boost the country’s economy more so as this group contributed 0,7% of the country’s GDP in 2009. However, the forum is actually being attended by French speaking Cameroonians seeking cheap funding from the CPDM regime.