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Thursday, 30 June 2005

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J Hellen

Angoula,
When you talk like that it irritates Cameroonians like me who are so concerned and love their country. Cameroon has the resources that it needs to be free of any debts. These resources only need to be well managed and this country will come out of the crisi in a very short time period. Do you think the Asians did some kind of miracle to be where they are. Let me ask you a few questions here;
1) Can you tell Cameroonians where the money collected as Toll tax goes to?
2) Can you tell Cameroonians why they have to pay very high to get an ID card and why the process to get one is very much slower. Also you should tell Cameroonians where the money for that process goes to.
3) Can you tell us why everyday holes are appearing in the once heavily covered forest in country? Where is the revenue going to?
4) Can you tell Cameroonians why the revenue from the sale of oil has never been included in the country's budget?
5) Can you tell Cameroonians why the administrative machinery of this country has no prospects of ever being computerised in the next 20to 50 years?
6) Can you tell us why so much noise is made when a few kilometers of raod are tard in one part of the country while in other regions are tard before contracts are signed?
7) You are sitting in a position once occupied by somebody they say is under detention. Are you sure where you left before coming there one cannot find any skemishes?
8) Can you tell us why people are exhumed and appointed to positions of responsibilty when fresh blood is languishing in poverty?
9) Can you explain to the world why a minister should park the latest models of the most expensive vehiles at his residence while divisional and district services cannot boast of a single4WD car to manage?
10) Can you explain to the world why some cameronias who have never been business people be richer than their country?
11) Why is Cameroon money doing in foreign bank accounts? Why should an ordinary Cameroonian tax inspector or anything celebrate having one billion in his account and no eyebrow is raised?
There are many of such questions whose answers we need to know. Cameroon is known as Africa in miniature. That means a bit of everything that is found in Africa is found in Cameroon. Why should other countries who do not have this tag not want to fall in the group of HIPCI? Why Cameroon? I am not in anyway against Cameroonians working harder but they should be encouraged to do so. There are Cameroonians scrambling at the gates of foreign missions everyday. Have you ever asked yourself why they want to leave the country even with the suffering they know is out here? Why should Presidency of Cameroon run vehicles that even the manufacurer is unable to run?
J Hellen,
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Eric

Mr. Angoula,
People like you along with many others of the CPDM party, have learned to stay well away from the truth. Thus, you speak solely to please your masters and hopefully get noticed and remembered for favours, such as an appointment to an even higher office or keep your job indefinitely.

The Cameroonian people, I am sure would be pleased if you could provide an answer to any of the questions posed by J. Hellen above. Cameroon simply failed to reached the completion point due to bad leadership, management and focus. The current government is more interested in perpertrating the rule of Paul Biya than reaching any completion point. Biya is a dictator and a bad President who is clearly, unfit for the job.

Continuous theft and mismanagement of public funds has been the favourite passtime of Biya's government and members of the CPDM Party. Needless to say cameroon will never attain any economic heights with all the Biyas, Owona, Atangana, Oyono and the CPDM party still in power. I am sure Paul Biya will also be the head of State in hell.

J.P.

Mr Angoula,

You are not even ashame talking of Cameroon not reaching the HIPIC completion point and even proceeding to say that Cameroonians need to work and pray hard to reach the completion point during the next phase. Cameroon public service including the post office is a mess and a total disgrace to all Cameroonians, especially those who are loyal to the CPDM government.` Biya should leave`is the only solution to Cameroon problems

J.P. Ireland

Francis Nche

Mr. Angoula should not make noise because it is already certain that next year the rest of the countries including Cameroon will get the HIPC debt relieve for the G8 diabolic goals.
What is sad is that our leaders are ruled by foreign donors and they are responsible only for them and the demands of World Bank, IMF etc are always negative to the population pushing the lay man deeper and deeper in poverty. To show that it is only greed by our leaders to refuse development is the case like in 2001 when all major roads in Yaounde were tarred because of the Francophonie summit and the roads around Bonanjo and Bona Priso Douala were tarred including forced painting of the houses along the road because Jacque Chirack was to visit Douala. Co-incidentally King Hassan VI of Morocco died and stop the visit. Since then Douala and Yaounde has never seen even a repair of single pot hole. Douala town is the greatest disgrace on earth.

To miss Hellen, I have an idea in some the answers of your question.

ID's Money is directly deposited in France Ministry of Interior account and it is also in France that it is made and that is why it takes from 4 months to 1 year to get an ID. These ID are called “Computerised” but I made 6 ID with the same name and information in the same center (Commissaire Centrale Yde) without them detecting.

Toll Gate money is mostly stolen by the collectors but the leftovers are the personal finances for the private visits of Paul Biya. The money collected only in Mungo toll gate is about 1 million FCFA daily. Just collections since 1995 in that gate could have provided a six lane highway between SW and LT and the whole SW with Tarred roads and build three bridges over Mungo.
All Forest exploitation in Cameroon is Licenced for Franck Biya. Oil Money enters directly into Biya's private accounts. One renovation with this is that since last month (June), this money will be declared for the G8 countries ( this time Britain) before deposit. (You will remember it was announced of late that Cameroon will start publishing their oil revenues in June) This has already been done in front of the G8 finance minister but this will remain classified and Cameroonians will never know.

The Functioning of the government is thanks to the darkness in the way business is done, therefore forget, maybe in our life time, we will never experience computerisation of the government services in Cameroon because that entails transparency. Those suppose to do these are those who will prevent it at all cost because they are the ones gaining from the chaos.

Since the government gets its money by burrowing from G8, World Bank, IMF etc, they never bother about collecting taxes and therefore tax collector convert any thing collected as their personal fortunes and they end up with billions in their accounts. Sadly, our educational system and the models of our society glorify these acts and nobody questions because it is the norms. In the context of Cameroon, a person is appointed in a position of authority so that he can steal. That is the bitter truth, maybe generations will pass in order to dilute this fact.

TOM

IS DEBT CONCELLATION THE SOLUTION TO OUR PROBLEMS IN AFRICA?

I think that debt cancellation is a good start, but
good governance is a better thing to do. Good
governance reduces corruption, and ensures that the
aid goes to the right sources and helps everyone.

I AM STRONGLY PRAYING FOR THE CANCELLATION OF DEBTS. BUT THEN, AFTER SUCH CANCELLATION, WHAT NEXT? THE GOVERNMENT WILL STILL BORROW AND THE DEBTS WILL AGAIN ACCUMULATE.
FOR ME, IF THE G8 SINCERELY WANTS TO HELP AFRICAN COUNTRIES THEN THE FOLLOWING POINTS COULD BE HELPFUL:


1.THEY MUST DO EVERYTHING THEY COULD TO REDUCE CORRUPTION AND CENTRALISATION. FOR EXAMPLE, THERE SHOULD BE A LAW IN THE COUNTRY HOLDING CITIZENS ACCOUNTABLE FOR ANY MISMANAGEMENT OF PUBLIC AND PRIVATE FUNDS. ALSO, THERE IS JUST NO REASON WHY AN INDIVIDUAL SHOULD SERVE AS PRESIDENT FOR MORE THAN 8 YEARS.


2.THE G8 SHOULD NOT GIVE PHYSICAL CASH TO THOSE CORRUPT BRANDED COUNTRIES LIKE CAMEROON. INSTEAD, THEY SHOULD SURVEY THESE COUNTRIES, IDENTIFY PRIORITY PROJECTS AND THEN IMPLEMENT THESE PROJECTS THEMSELVES.HOWEVER, THEY SHOULD BE CAUTIOUS NOT TO CONCENTRATE THESE PROJECTS ONLY TO PARTICULAR AREAS OR REGIONS OR CITIES OR TOWNS.


3.THE G8 SHOULD DISCOURAGE OR REFUSE THE INVESTMENT OF INDIVIDUALS FROM SUCH COUNTRIES IN OTHER CONTINENTS.THEY CANNOT BE TALKING OF DEBTS CANCELLATION AND AT THE SAME TIME ENCOURAGING AND ALLOWING AFRICANS TO INVEST STOLEN FUNDS IN THE WESTERN COUNTRIES.


4. THE G8 SHOULD ENCOURAGE THESE POOR COUNTRIES TO ENCOURAGE CREATIVITY AND ENTREPRENEURALSHIP WITHIN THE CITIZENS. LEARNING TO MANUFACTURE AND CONSUME OUR OWN PRODUCTS IS A VITAL STEP TOWARDS PROGRESS. THE ABUNDANT NATURAL RESOURCES IN CAMEROON AND AFRICA IS WASTING OR NOT DIRECTLY USED FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PEOPLE.


NB: MOST AFRICAN COUNTRIES HAD INDEPENDENCE ALMOST THE SAME TIME WITH MALAYSIA IN S.E.ASIA, AND THEREFORE I WILL BEG AFRICAN LEADERS TO VISIT THIS COUNTRY AND LEARN FROM THEM THEIR SUCCESS STRATEGIES. THE MINDSET OF CAMEROONIANS AND MOST OTHER AFRICANS NEEDS TO CHANGE COMPLETELY. WHEN FOUND GUILTY, INDIVIDUALS SHOULD BE PUNISHED IRRESPECTIVE OF THEIR STATUS, RACE, SEX, OR WHATEVER. NO ONE SHOULD BE ABOVE THE LAW.

YUR COMMENTS OR SUGGESTION ARE WELCOMED

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