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CONAC names Finance sector as the most corrupt in Cameroon in 2019

The investigation and control missions of the National Anti-Corruption Commission noted that the Finance and Industry sectors have inevitably contributed to this, led by the General Treasury of Nkongsamba (Littoral), with CFAF 7 billion wasted in the payment of legal costs.

In its report on the state of the fight against corruption in Cameroon in 2019, the National Anti-Corruption Commission (CONAC) reveals that at the end of the investigations carried out by its missions of inquiry, control and investigation within of administrations, the State of Cameroon has suffered financial losses of the order of 10,270,732,750 (ten billion two hundred and seventy million seven hundred and thirty-two thousand seven hundred and fifty) CFA francs.

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The sectors that have fatally contributed are Finance and Industry. The General Treasury of Nkongsamba (Littoral) alone recorded a financial hole of 7,240,056,493 (seven billion two hundred and forty million fifty-six thousand four hundred and ninety-three) CFA Francs in the operations of payment of legal costs.

It is also in this same type of operation that the General Treasury of Douala (Littoral) suffered losses of 2,954,677,089 (two billion nine hundred and ninety-four million six hundred and seventy-seven thousand eighty-nine) CFA Francs. However, during the payment of indemnities to the former temporary workers of the Chantier Naval et Industriel du Cameroun (CNIC), it is 75,999,168 (seventy-five million nine hundred and ninety-nine thousand one hundred and sixty-eight) CFA Francs who do not have been transferred to the State coffers.

This tenth CONAC report received 98 contributions in 2019, including those from the National Financial Investigation Agency (ANIF) and the Public Procurement Regulatory Agency (ARMP), compared to 81 in 2018. The evaluation of the fight against corruption concerned eight out of ten regions, with the exception of the North-West and South-West regions.

“The evaluation of the 2019 regional anti-corruption action plans … was only carried out in eight of Cameroon’s 10 regions, due to the situation prevailing in the North West and South-West regions. We very much hope for a return to normal in these regions where, according to information in our possession, insecurity is the bedrock of bad governance, ” Rev. Dr. Dieudonné Massi Gams, current President of CONAC said.