14, July 2016
The Minister of Finance has organized a three-day get-together for finance controllers and vote holders on ways of effectively managing the State budget. Errors whereby vote holders and finance controllers logged heads over management rules are being catered for at a three-day meeting in Yaounde organized by the Ministry of Finance. Finance controllers and vote holders from State bodies and decentralized councils will during the get-together upgrade skills on effective management with the view of contributing efficiently to the execution of the 2016 State budget.
The Secretary General in the Ministry of Finance, Gilbert Didier Edoa, on behalf of Finance Minister, opened the meeting that focuses on creating synergy between sector actors. Participants told Cameroon Tribune that misinterpreting basic texts has been a source of conflict between vote holders and finance controllers, stalling the smooth execution of public investment projects.
Gilbert Didier Edoa challenged participants to master the lines of activity, master management procedures and the nomenclatures of result-based budget under application in Cameroon since 2013. Efforts are however underway to turn the tides, with reforms on public finance and budgeting in place besides training sessions to familiarize stakeholders on the basic texts.
“We expect to see that the budget is executed according to the various prescriptions and that the performance we are expecting according to the results of the evaluation of budgetary expenditure is going to be achieved,” it was stated. The workshop opened yesterday July 13, 2016 and ends on July 16, 2016.