16, April 2017
Lejeune Mbella Mbella the Francophone Minister of External Relations and his wife Marguerite have celebrated 40 years of marriage in a ceremony that held on Saturday the 15 of April 2017 at Eboné, located in the Department of Moungo in the Littoral region. Many highly placed Cameroon government officials were conspicuously absent from the celebrations.
A Biya acolyte who traveled to Ebone worried aloud about the absence of many cabinet colleagues of Minister Mbella. Cameroon Concord News gathered that a majority of those serving in the Biya Francophone regime including the Head of State himself are in their second, third or fourth marriages and as a consequence are not in a strong moral position to be in such symbolic occasion.
Chief V.E.Mukete presented an under aged girl at the Presbyterian Church in Bastos Yaounde as his new wife last year. Prime Minister Philemon Yang returned home from Canada and got married to a teenage university student. Laurent Esso has been changing from Manyu to Sawa on a regular basis. The so-called CPDM gentleman, Peter Mafany Musonge rushed for a replacement immediately his wife passed away without any period of mourning or remembrance. No one knows the exact number of wives that Senator Achidi had during his time as Prime Minister. Amadou Ali has a harem of women. And of course the big man himself has First Lady Chantal Biya as his second.
Lejeune Mbella Mbella was appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs of La Republique du Cameroun since October 2, 2015. He was also Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Cameroon in France with residence in Paris. On 9 July 2007, Lejeune Mbella Mbella was again appointed ambassador to UNESCO, in addition to his duties as ambassador of Cameroon in France, where he replaced Pascal Biloa Tang in October 2006.
His entering into the cabinet crowns a career that started in 1979 at the Embassy of Cameroon in Canada. He is a seasoned diplomat who knows Asia perfectly well as an ambassador for Japan and South Korea from 2002 to 2006. He also knows North America as he has been second and first secretary at the Embassy of Cameroon, in Ottawa, Canada, in the early 1980s. In 1997, he was recalled to Cameroon to take over the leadership of La Francophonie for five years.
With a doctorate in international relations, Lejeune is, deeply, a believer who never misses Sunday services of worship. He was made Knight, then Officer of the Order of Valor and later on Commander of the Order of the Pleiades (Francophonie), and Grand Officer of the Order of Valor.
By Rita Akana