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Monday, 05 March 2007

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Ma Mary

Wow, a Camerounese official unstained by corruption! He is a rare jewel. I honor him too. That does not mean I intend to share countries with you mofos.

Abesong John

Minister in Cameroon with no storey building? hmmmmmmmmm! What an angel in a band of corrupt juntas? May his sinless soul rests in perfect peace.

Abesong John

sorry for the grammatical. I meant to say "may his sinless soul rest in perfect peace".

Watesih

Not having mansions in Cameroon is not synonimous to not having them in France,as far as Biya and his friends are concerned. His love for Ministerial posts,and his long stay in government shows he is another silent epicurean.He wouldn`t surely have been the only good Cameroonian to occupy those posts for so long.These are exactly the people who have either boisteriously or silently ruined this country.

Ma Mary

Good point Watesih. All the facts are not in. Thanks for keeping me alert.

GilbertChina

Money ill gotten serves no purpose, glance around and you will share this view with me. Why do people only speak of good deeds when someone dies? Didn't he have a short coming or a flaw as any other humanbeing will do? One of the things they didn't mention and I will like to mention here is the fact that, he's one of those who misguided the headstate with the wrong decisions to destroy or withdraw all the money that had something to do with the Late head of state Ahijou. He's one of those who quickly acknowledged that Ahijou should be buried abroad.These alone serve as examples that, what goes round comes round. Let's watch the drama as it unfolds. No one will last on earth forever. "Unto to dust we came and unto dust we shall return". May his soul rest peacefully with his riches until we meet him where we shall all be equals. God bless us all.

kenedy Epie

Not having a house anywhere in the country does not mean he was a saint among wolves. He must surely have some out of the country, and that is worse.

rexon

It is seemingly embarrassing reading through the headlines news in the past fours years in our homeland and the responses one gets from readers with a seemingly pompous commonsense that appeals to many and the enthralments under which a significant number of commentators here helps them define the boundaries of what is deemed “sayable” and what is not. While looking through all these headlines commentaries, I have come to the conclusion that even with the independence of the Southern Cameroons; we will still inherit more problems than we previously thought.

With the invention of feymenism and it seeming growth together with other vices, the question of morality in the Southern Cameroons has been redefined and reinvented and it seems to my view as a new theme with an entirely new definition.
I will give you guys a few examples:

Fon Ndoh, a convict and Murderer still fighting to be a member of parliament.

NJFN telling us that Baba Danpullo (a cheat by all standards) told him this or that!!!!!!!!!!!!

Inoni that Ndiori was not a cheat and did not have a house in yaounde!!!

Bla, bla, bla!!!!!!!!!!!

Additionally,

How comes that some commentators can sing praises to the SDF for criticising the importation of beignet/doughnut Chinese producers in the Southern Cameroons, while at the same time failing to question its chairman’s importation of a French gambling Company (PMUC) to the North West?

How comes that the SDF is busy talking about election malpractices while at the same time, it has always have more votes casted for the SDF alone than the number of registered voters in several pooling stations in and around Mutengene, Muea, etc.

When envelopes change hands between NJFN and a Inoni, nobody questions that, and we are told it was petrol money, when they say No Elecam No Elections, we are being told that ELECAM is an IEC.

When one tries to question certain actions of certain public figures, we are being told that we are delving into private prejudices. That makes it hard for us to evaluate and elevate what we see as political correctness on sensitive topics with much understanding. It has become no use observing that there is something wrong in NJFN coming out of a meeting with Inoni with an Envelope, or he renting his house to a French Gambling Company. We will be told that the envelope was for his petrol, also that there are many houses at Commercial avenue and PMUC would have rented any, bla bla, bla!!!!!!!!


It appears what I am trying to say here is, political institutions and their prophets should not exhort us to virtue in a way that it has not done in the past.

Morality of any individual and the state should be construed to “contribution” and “responsibility”.

We living abroad can seemingly judge our own contribution from sponsoring our young ones and families through frequent remittance back home. As far as our individual responsibilities is executed, I can say, I don’t know how to judge most of us. Because, we still bow to the corrupt practices and ideologies that we have inherited from our homeland. I say so because, my recollection suggests that in most cases we have failed to criticise them objectively.

As for the state, its morality should always be called into question. But our actions together makes up the actions of the state and we are seemingly at fault to all these even as Southern Cameroonians. On the one hand are those who don’t contribute and don’t want change and recommend the current status quo (Fonkams, Ricardo’s,). On the other hand are those who contribute and are responsible but tolerate irresponsible behaviour (Watesih, Fon, can be classed under these lines especially when it goes against their SDF policies and doctrines) and those who contribute and are responsible and does not tolerate irresponsible behaviour (these group includes almost all Sympathisers and supporters of the Southern Cameroons cause including myself, Tayong, Ma Mary, M. Nje, Rene Ndibi, Akoson, Anglo-Cameroonian, etc).

The clash between several groups of rational thinkers is what worries me most. I find it hard to believe that the human mind can be so fallible and discriminatory in such age. NJFN’s and his SDF cohort’s campaign for political change should start from themselves. They have seemingly dampened the political conciousness of our people in their colonial and other discriminatory antics with La Republiques corrupt henchmen for economic and resulting financial gain. The difference with them and other CPDM agents is that we know them and their views. So we are always ready to fight the Ngolle Ngolle’s, the Danpullo’s, the Oben Peter’s, etc. these groups of people together with the SDF and all its factions involved in fake politics with colonialist should be resisted by all means. They have failed to criminalise violence, rape, murder, torture, etc on the Southern Cameroons and we should resist them if we want any change. We should delve deeper into their prejudices and private behaviours and see how we can reform or send them on exile to a foreign land, otherwise, we would go nowhere.

As it stands, there is still a long way to go.

Wondering Like the worried son, Akoson.

Fon

It is absolute nonsense to conclude that Ndioro did not built a house because he was not corrupt. Either he was irresponsible or he never saw the need to build one.He lived all his life in a government house and never saw the need to build one.
From the conclusion we want to draw concerning the fact that he never built a house; does it mean that only those who are corrupt built houses. There are many Cameroonians(e.g teachers,public and private) whose salaries are not up to 1/100th of this late man salary, who have no opportunity to embezzle and have built houses. It was possible for Ndioro to use only his salary and allowances to build at least two houses if he saw it necessary.
To live an expensive life is more costly than building a house.He must be one of those Cameroonians say say they drink water from home; when they refer to France as home.
If I had him as an elder brother, I would have disown him.
Here this stooge of Biya called Inoni:
"According to Inoni who was accompanied by some members of Government, Ndioro stood tall as an epitome of moral probity and an exemplary figure for youths to emulate." Why did he not say an exemplary figure for other ministers (including him)to emulate?
Are they the youths who are most corrupt or they the ministers?

Kumbaboy

Ndioro was no role model. He was well paid, NEVER PAID RENTS, talked development but failed to build a house for his mother.

Those values are totally unacceptable. He may be a role model for Inoni whose days in office must now be numbered!

Liz

No! No! No! Ndioro is definitely not "an epitome of moral probity" as quoted above and certainly no exemplary figure for me or any youth to emulate! We do not expect these ministers to build Taj Mahals while in active duty, however, a humble abode under your name is all that is required for a man of that calibre to own. You can go beyond if you can afford it but it is not necessary. A house to call your own, a resting place, a place to unwind or a place to be buried is more or less expected; not owning his own house makes me wonder if this guy was hoping to rise like Elijah did. Is the Prime Minister thus insinuating that all those who own houses are corrupt? Dead or alive, minister or not, corrupt or not, he should have had place to call "my own".

Liz

Irresponsibility is what I will call it, not "an epitome of moral probity" like the PM claims! Makes me wonder if the PM too is corrupt since he owns a house too. Pot calling the kettle black.

Akoson

ALPHONSE SIYAM SIWE NAMES NAMES.

...Biya escapes the long arm of the law by the skin of the teeth.

...Vice Prime minister, Ahmadou Ali may find himself in Kongdengui including some world bank officials, if Cameroon is truly a land of the law.

...this information filtered out from an unquestionably reliable source.

Lawyers for Former Douala Ports Authority General Manager, Alphonse Siyam Siwe and Board Chairman, Edouard Etonde Ekotto now standing trial for the embezzlement of 42 billion francs have raked up a list of some 100 personalities and institutions whom they claim are also involved in the scam and should mount the witness box. The list released in two parts contains names of serving and former paliamentarians, ministers, and foreign firms. Even some World Bank officials have been cited in the very explosive document.Prominent among those cited are the Vice Prime Minister, Minister of Justice and keeper of the Seals, Amadou Ali, Minister of State incharge of Territorial Administration, Marafat Amidou Yaya, Minister of Commerce , Luc Magloire Atangana and Former Communication Minister Pierre Moukoko Mbonjo.

At the time of printing some 100 personalities had been implicated. The matter which came up for hearing last Tuesday and Wednesday is being bogged down over procedurial objections being raised by the defence and was adjourned to March 6. It should be noted that on Tuesday the Court Registrar collapsed when the matter was called up. Some top officials of the World Bank and foreign companies have been implicated in the financial scandal at the Douala Autonomous Port as a new list of suspects has been established bringing the number of suspects to 51. The head of the World Bank mission to Cameroon , Madam Florence Charlier and an expert with the Bank, Koyasse Faustin have been cited by judicial sources as potential suspects.

Five foreign companies have also been cited for investigations. Among them is the notorious French company Group Boller? whose founder is highly blamed for provoking the civil war in Ivory Coast. He is accused of signing non-tenable contracts to clear the bed of the dockyard. A Dutch naional Renier Vanherel is also expected to answer questions
related to the role of his company, Damen Shipyard Rotterdam in the scandal.

Three Japanese companies, including the Japan Bank of International Cooperation (JBIC), Mitsui and Co LTD, 2-1, OTHEMCHI 1-CHOME, CHIYODA, TOKYO , Ocean Consulting Japan (OJC). All these companies are suspected of trafficking money.The sources say most of the new suspects (40) are likely to end up in jail giving the compelling incriminating evidence against them.

The list which The Sun got, also contained the names of former ministers, serving
parliamentarians, highly placed business persons, foreigners, and banking institutions as well individuals of high standing, including the president of the Bar Council Barrister Charles Tchoungang, who will bear testimony to a colleague's involvement in the scam. A former minister likely to be jailed in the long run, is Pierre Moukoko Mbonjo who The Sun was told got his hands soiled while signing a contract, at the time he was Chief of Cabinet in the Prime Minister's office with a Japanese company, METSUI to clear the bed of the dockyard. It is alleged Pierre Moukoko Mbonjo made kick backs and render the contract fishy. Christopher Nsahlai, one time Minister for Transport, and currently board chair of the Douala autonomous port, is also suspected of shady deals with Siyam Siewe the detained former Managing Director of the port. Another outstanding revelation was the involvement of one of the Deputy Speakers of the national assembly, Jacob Fosi who is CPDM Member of Parliament for the Menoua, in the west province. As manager of SAFRIC, a company involved in clearing the bed of the dockyard, he is thought to have signed out unjustified sums of money. Another MP, Bernard Forju of the Lebialem constituency will also answer charges.

One of the suspects Zibi Frank Martin was arrested recently with several millions of francs cfa on him. He is even said to have stocked some of the money in his pants. Officials of the World Bank are also being sited in the scandal. Sources close to the dossier did not say when the new suspects will be heard. But it is highly expected that Cameroonian authorities would seek help from the international community to bring those of them who are abroad to answer the charges at the Wouri High Court.

We shall get you posted as development unfolds.

The worried Son!

AngloCameroonian

Akoson, Akoson are you seeking for notice or what?

Why did he not build a house? He was capable. It is a shame!
Shelter, food and clothing are necessities. From the early man down to us, even beyond to animals.
Inoni can only cover that up. If that is an examplary life, let the others sell all that they have and give alms.
God will punish you for not providing a home to your wife and children!

wiseman

Well Mr. minister i feel so sorry for your dead and i was also touched when i read your biography.For your dead is a great lost to our country.But on the other hand,if at all you were truely a good man then i pray the Almighty God will your give your soul eternal rest. And while there,pray for us who are still behind and for the corrupt members of our government to change from their wrong doings so that our nation me be better up one day.

wiseman

Liz

I am some how impressed with your informations.But hoe reliable is this information you have posted? Are you sure all you said is true and relaible too? Well if all you said is true then it will be some kind of good news for many people you know.So i will be eagerly waiting to get more as concerns this information you have posted.

Tita Mofaw

I would like to know if anything has happened in Buea this morning that is news worthy. I heard a very bad rumour which I don't want to beleive.Please, anyone in Buea should kindly inform me that nothing has happened.

 motto job

I am obliged to add my voice to the disgrace Ndioro took along with him to his grave.His old an frail mother is living a hut constructed by his late father who was not a corrupt man.Ndioro should have atleast, contrucetd a modest 3 bed rooms house in his village for himself,the family and the old mother from his salary.Paradoxically,he was living under the tree with his entire family while as director or minister because he was not corrupt.Not a good example for any youth.May His soul rest in peace.

 motto job

I am obliged to add my voice to the disgrace Ndioro took along with him to his grave.His old and frail mother is living in a hut constructed by his late father who was not a corrupt man.Ndioro should have atleast, contrucetd a modest 3 bed rooms house in his village for himself,the family and the old mother from his salary.Paradoxically,he was living under the tree with his entire family while as director or minister because he was not corrupt.Not a good example for any youth.May His soul rest in peace.

Liz

Wiseman, I would love to take credit for what you're impressed about, but I am not sure it is directed to me, maybe it's to the posting right after mine, it can be confusing at times as to where the writer's name is placed.

fotus20

This is all fun. I doubt if a person of his calibre and portfolio Live without a house. This really is an unbelievable story. May his soul and that of that faithful departed rest in perfect peace AMEN.

eyallow

The guys sounds useless and irresponsible to me. If you can't build a foundation and roof over your head, how can u then help take care of the needy and run a whole ministry? It appears that his legacy is left in controversy because he never palnned his life well and this must have been reflected in his administrative duties! What did he accomplish? I hear nothing about that!

Kumbaboy

We have read of Mr Biya's properties in the United States, France, Germany and Cameroun.

According to the exiled Paul Mesi - former GM of a now defunct parastatal Bank, it was Paul Biya's loans to build a personal mansion in Sangmelima that sank several domestic banks. These loans remain unpaid.

Inoni is rightly saying Paul Biya is materialistic, corrupt and a demagogue.

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