14, July 2017
For two months now, Issa Tchiroma Bakary, the Minister of Communication and so-called government spokesman has not held a press conference. To be sure, Tchiroma’s last meeting with the press was on the 27th of April, 2017. The Minister of Communication’s silence seems strange to many political commentators in Yaoundé, the nation’s capital and has given rise to many reactions.
Mindful of the fact that a lot has been happening including the assassination of the Bishop of Bafia, some analyst have attempted to explain Issa Tchiroma’s silence by evoking a medical evacuation to Europe. However, a lot of under-the-table talk is currently going on in Cameroon and the least that can be said is that for almost two months, we have not seen Minister Issa Tchiroma intervene spontaneously on the different subjects of the day.
Rumour is circulating that President Biya no longer needs his services following sweeping declarations he made at the beginning of the Southern Cameroons uprising. One of Minister Tchiroma’s secretaries recently opined that, “We no longer have any information from the presidency and my boss can only speak with the approval of the hierarchy. He does not invent anything. What he says comes from the presidency.”
By Rita Akana
Cameroon Concord News