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Security, Decentralisation, 2018 Elections top Council of Ministers Session

The President of the Republic, His Excellency Paul BIYA, chaired the Council of Ministers meeting at the Unity Palace on Thursday, 15 March 2018. This was the first contact with Members of Government after the 2 March cabinet reshuffle.

In his special message, the Head of State laid emphasis on the need to combat insecurity in the Far North, North West and South West Regions, accelerate the decentralisation process, and ensure the smooth organisation of upcoming elections in Cameroon.

The establishment of the Constitutional Council and the hosting of the

Africa Cup of Nations were also highlighted. President Paul BIYA instructed that measures should be taken to reinforce economic performance, improve the living standards of all Cameroonians and reduce unemployment. Priority should also be given to the provision of basic necessities like water, electricity, health facilities and the construction of road infrastructures.

Firm instructions were given to the Members of Government to manage State resources rationally and intensify the fight against corruption.

The Head of State congratulated the new set of Ministers as well as those maintained in Government. He also advised them to work in solidarity and in strict respect of hierarchy – for the general interest of the population.

Le Cameroun en Bref

Capitale : Yaoundé
Superficie : 475 442 km2
Population : 23 739 218 hab. (2015)
Monnaie : Franc CFA BEAC (XAF)