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March 21, 2006


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What I really liked about the writeup was the part about the role asset disclosure by public servants plays in bolstering public trust in the the government.

We all know that even in the so called developed countries, there is rampant corruption (remember the ENRON, Worldcom saga) but the level of corruption is tuned down by the fact that there exist independent, empowered institutions which actively investigate corrupt practices. If the proposed bill on article 66, in its present form, is adopted by parliament we would be making the president the supreme authority in determining which public servants gets exposed as having enriched themselves at the expense of the public treasury. We all know what that means. Remember the infamous ou-sont-les- preuves interview with Eric Chinje? Yes, we will be asking for more rhetorics like that.I really don't trust Biya's new found anti-corruption crusade. it is all a facade.


I worry that when the people do not have credible outlets to obtain justice, it legitimises violent and revolutionary means. This is not evolution, regretably. It is telling lies to exhaust the people and pass the time until they forget. Alcohol will soften the people further. The real Cameroon constitution is Machiavelli. A government of thieves is called: a kleptocracy. A government of homosexual freemasons who tell lies and steal is called? We need to invent a new word.


If the parliament passes and adopts this bill in its present form, then it will be a clear indication for who those in power take us, Cameroonians for.

I guess,sooner or later, Cameroon may become a bioling pot if things are not checked now.

Cameroonians are being pushed too far, I mean too far, by a clique that can't stand the forced that would be.

Please we should be careful!!!


Your write-up should be published in virtually all daily journals in Cameroon. Let no MP some day in the future say we " we said this they refused, we said that they refused." If they have the well being of this country at heart, they should come up with a draft, inline with the spirit of Art 66. Short of that, they should thrown the bill out and wash thier hands off the matter.


Members of the Committee on Constitutional Laws of the National Assembly today adopted the final version of the draft bill on the declaration of assets and property. The final version of the bill is fundamentally not different from the original version submitted by Government.

The SDF's proposed amendment that the declarations of assets be made public was roundly rejected by the majority CPDM members of the Committee. One of the reasons advanced for this rejection was that the rampant insecurity in Cameroon made it dangerous for high ranking government officials to publicly declare their assets...

The final version of the draft bill will now be submitted to the plenary session of the Natioal Assembly for further discussion and adoption.

The merry-go-round continues...

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Here is the assets and income declaration of the President of Niger, including his bank account numbers (Courtersy of Mutations)
Le chef de l’Etat nigérien, Mamadou Tandja, a fait sa déclaration de biens qui peut inspirer bien de nos responsables.
Biens immobiliers
A Birni N'Konni
Deux parcelles clôturées en matériaux définitifs, d'une superficie totale de 1250m2, date d'acquisition : le 24 janvier 1989

A Diffa
Deux parcelles clôturées en matériaux définitifs, d'une superficie totale de 2000 m2, acquises en 1976

A Gouré
Une maison en banco, d'une superficie de 400 m2, acquise en 1971
A Maïné-Soroa
Une maison à usage familial, d'une superficie de 12362,5m2, acquise en 1975

A Maradi
Une villa en chantier d'une superficie totale de 2077 m2, acquise en 1990 ;
Une villa acquise en 1998d'une superficie de 2500 m2

Un champ situé à Kouroungousaou, d'une superficie de 59 hectares comportant un forage de 250 mètres de profondeur réalisé en 1991

A Niamey
Une villa d'une superficie de 1015 m2 construite en 1977
Une villa d'une superficie de 1000m2 construite en 1981
Deux parcelles clôturées en matériaux définitifs d'une superficie totale de 800 m2 acquises en 1990

A Zinder
Une villa d'une superficie de 1623 m2 réalisée en 1970
Une villa d'une superficie de 1360 m2 construite en 1973
Une maison en banco d'une superficie de 400,8 m2 acquise en 1980

Biens mobiliers
A Maïné-Soroa
Deux salons complets, un congélateur, un réfrigérateur, un cuisinière à gaz

A Maradi
Deux salons complets, un poste téléviseur avec vidéo, un congélateur, deux réfrigérateurs

A Niamey
Trois postes téléviseurs, une antenne parabolique, trois salons complets, une table à manger, plus six chaises, un congélateur, quatre réfrigérateurs, une cuisinière à gaz

Autres biens immobiliers
Un aspirateur, un groupe électrogène de marque Olympia

Bovins : 500 têtes, Ovins : 130 têtes, (Effectif en baisse : moins de 100 têtes pour les bovins et moins de 20 têtes pour les ovins), un cheval de 8 ans acheté en janvier 1995 à Niamey, 3 moutons

Une Toyota Land Cruiser mise en circulation le 1er janvier 1993 et une Mercedes berline mise en circulation en 1979 ont fait l'objet de donation en janvier 2000. Une Mercedes Benz 250 mise en circulation en 2000, une Nissan 4x4 mise en circulation en 2001

Situation financière
Un compte en banque à la Bia Niger créditeur de la somme de 30.272.492 Fcfa, un compte en banque à la Bcn Niger avec un solde créditeur de 176.651 Fcfa, un compte en banque à Ecobank Niger créditeur de 603.535 Fcfa, un prêt immobilier : crédit obtenu à la Bcn Niger de 30 millions de Fcfa.


This man's net worth is likely Mme Biya's 3 month shopping bill. In the Cameroon context he is a pauper.

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