10, August 2016
General Pierre Semengue, the former Joint Chief of Army Staff, 82, has said that he does not consider himself as a retiree. In an exclusive televised interview aired on Sunday, August 7, 2016, Semengue who is now all over the place noted that “I am a reserve army general. I do not have a position in the armed forces. But I enjoy almost all the benefits from the Cameroon army except hardship allowances”.
Pierre Semengue added that he is often consulted on matters of defence and provides advice when needed by the President of the Republic. Semengue also said he was “finalizing” his memoirs in which he has revealed a certain closeness and friendship with some leaders of the Union des Populations du Cameroun, UPC, which he fought as a senior officer of the Cameroon army at independence.
Pierre Semengue also stated that he had UPC comrades such as his kinsman and classmate Woungly Massaga including the late Augustin Frederick Kodock. He spoke negatively of the former secretary at the presidency, the late Samuel Eboua and Dr. Victorin Hameni Bieleu.
By Rita Akana