The Hall of
Edition No:10 April 2006 Paul Biya - Special Edition (III)
Hall of Shame Mission Statement
This site is dedicated to expose those shameful people who think they can lie, cheat, steal and violate the principles of basic humanity and remain anonymous. As you are aware, my involvement with Cameroon began through the glazed eyes of a tourist. After a sham marriage and the loss of my life savings to the corrupt judiciary, I now see the plight of Cameroonians through much clearer eyes. It is through fiercely protected anonymity, by those involved, that corruption heads down its unbending path. These are the same people sitting in the pew next to you in church on Sundays, who are stealing the food from your mouth and your children’s education on Mondays. I say, lets take a look at these people and let them enjoy the sleepless nights that they inflict upon others. Exposure of these peoples' acts of shame is the strongest tool to drive others away from these evil practices.
Is Cameroon so far down the toilet bowl of corruption that it is beyond help? I think not, but the fact that many wear their crimes as medals to their cleverness, and worse, that others aspire in the same way to achieve like goals is a mentality worthy of standing against.
Hall of Shame - Monthly newsletter
The next edition will be published on the 1st of May 2006 and shall continue to arrive on the 1st of the month thereafter. If you wish to subscribe you can reply to Camerooninjustice@hotmail.com and write SUBSCRIBE in the subject box. Each month once the newsletter is loaded onto the site you shall receive in your email inbox, a link to take you to the newsletter.
Please feel free to send your own corruption or injustice stories. Each month contributions highlighting the difficulties of those that may not have found the means to voice their issues will be considered. Of course I would need to check story validity depending on its contents, but we won’t be shying away from what needs to be said. Consider this your newsletter and within reason there shall be no censorship. Photos can be published also, if they enhance your tale. Its early days and may take a couple of editions to get into the flow of things, but no target is too big. My philosophy is fairly simple “A thief is a thief”. I don’t discriminate on age, colour, race or sex. I do request that you use this forum for the purpose it is intended. Thanks.
Photographs Wanted ($200 US each)
We are still missing a few “Shame File” photos. In the interest of seeing that none of these crooks escape under the Hall of Shame radar, we decided to double the incentive to (US $200). Barrister Mbi (Solomon Chambers) is still hiding in Kumba for some lucky photographer, (snapped!). The last I knew, the SGBC Manager & Assistant Manager were both at the Limbe SGBC branch. As for the Chief of Territorial Surveillance in Buea, he is a large Bayangi man and was there in 2002 / 2003 (Governors Office building). He can be identified by Inspector Enow Stephen Etengeneng of Buea Judicial Police. Further helpful information on these “Shame File Fugitives” locations can be requested by contacting me at the address below. Photos must be of similar quality to those used in previous shame files. Good luck with the snapping. If you can send me a photograph of any of those people listed below, and it is published on the shame file, a payment of $200 US shall be made to the sender. The personal details of any senders shall remain completely confidential and shall be known only by myself. Photos can be forwarded to Camerooninjustice@hotmail.com.
Why not get some cash and at the same time let me expose them for their corrupt ways?
Like I said,
“This is your site too”.
NEWS - April 2006
Commonwealth Games: Nine Cameroon Athletes Disappear
Cameroon's chef de mission reported the athletes missing to police at the temporary police station at the village about two hours before the Games closing ceremony began.
The Cameroon Peoples Democratic Movement, CPDM, party has accused the judiciary of sowing seeds of corruption that have spared no sector in the country. In a motion of support read at the Bamenda Congress Hall during celebration of the 21st anniversary of the party on March 24, the militants regretted that if not of a corrupt judiciary, Cameroon could have been corruption free.
The ongoing Parliamentary session is expected to go stormy this week when MPs begin scrutinizing the bill on the declaration of assets in a plenary sitting. Members of the Constitutional Laws Committee began scanning the draft law last week. According to sources, discussions were hot and rowdy as MPs picked holes on the bill. Can Biya, On His Own, Effectively, Arrest All Big Time Embezzlers?
Biya should Declare Assets
I do not believe that Biya can effectively arrest all the big shots embezzling state funds. First, he should declare his assets according to Article 66 of the constitution. It is only at that point that the big shots could be arrested. Without that, there are no hopes. Philip Njaru, Human Rights Defender
"We are gathered here today to tell His Excellency Paul Biya that he is dancing the real dance. We need to encourage him to arrest more embezzlers of public funds, whether they are in the ruling party or the opposition. Even if it means arresting some of us in the CPDM or himself, let him do it for us to arrive at the HIPC-Initiative Completion Point".
President Paul Biya Saturday, March 11, signed a Presidential Decree creating a National Anti-Corruption Commission, NAC, with him at the helm.
People, how can Biya, the king and keeper of corruption in Cameroon head a commission fighting the same scourge? Nonsense. This is another clear indication that the Biya regime, like a leopard can't change it's spots. Biya could not trust anyone else to shield his shady dealings and decided to seat at the helm of the body so he can decide who to sacrifice for PR reasons and who to maintain. (Readers comment)
Interviewed By Dibussi Tande
In this interview, Professor Kofele-Kale talks about the anti-corruption drive in Cameroon, and the need to establish international mechanisms for dealing with corruption by high-ranking government officials.
President of UPC Mackit Dr. Samuel Mackit has said the ongoing anti-corruption fight led by President Paul Biya is a big joke. At a press conference in Douala on March 17, Mackit questioned why the big time 'thieves' arrested for embezzlement of public funds are soon released. Worse still, Cameroonians are not told why they are arrested.
When was this homosexuality story broken? A month ago? And the editor is heading to jail already? If Cameroon "justice" was this efficient with corrupt public officials, wouldn't the country be far better off than prosecuting newspaper tabloid editors?
Newspaper editors are not keeping the country poor and undeveloped, but corruption certainly is. Priorities, priorities, priorities! When would we ever get our priorities right? Readers Comment.
For two weeks running, workers of Tole Tea Plantation, near Buea in the Southwest Province, have neither plucked a single leaf nor switched on any machine in the tea-processing factory that has existed since 1954.They duly report on duty at 6 o'clock every morning; hang around in clusters until noon, and then go their respective ways, to do subsistence farming.
Why Biya Hangs On
A lot of ink has been spilled over the years about the shortcomings of the Biya regime and its inability to bring about the change needed to pull Cameroon out of its present predicament. The country is indeed sick. Many have wondered how the Biya regime continues to maintain its grip on power amidst all the chaos in which it finds itself.
Northwest Governor Koumpa Issa and Fon Chafah XI of Bangolan will be expected to testify when the trial of Fon Doh Gah Gwanyin of Balikumbat for the murder of John Kohtem will resume on March 20.Meanwhile, following the commencement of the full trial of the 12 suspects in the murder case, a number of high profile personalities have been testifying, a majority of them against Fon Doh.
The University of Buea branch of the Union of Teachers of Higher Education, SYNES, has appealed against a Fako High Court decision, throwing out a defamation case it filed against Dr. Mrs. Dorothy Limunga Njeuma, former UB Vice Chancellor. The learned trial judge erred in law when he allowed himself to be influenced into dismissing the suit on the grounds that Dr. Njeuma is one of the Politburo members of the ruling CPDM party, ex-minister and Vice Chancellor of the largest State University and whose brilliant career should not be soiled, stated the counsel.
A census in the University of Buea, UB, has revealed that some lecturers had been drawing duty allowances for ranks/posts that they did not hold.
Every year, March 13 is celebrated as the Commonwealth Day. As you already know, the Commonwealth is a global family of 54 member countries. About 1.7 billion people in these countries make up a quarter of the world's population. While the Day should be marked not only to know about other countries' cultures and their people, it should also be observed to remind governments of their commitment towards democracy and development.
By Dibussi Tande
14 years ago, the Biya regime was rocked to its foundations by the Messi Messi affair which many still consider as Cameroon's greatest politico-financial scandal of all times. As a new anti-corruption caravan rolls on, kicking and screaming, we revisit the scandal that brought the country to a virtual standstill back in 1992.
What is Paul Doing?
e) Carrying a mixed poison for SCNC and Ambazonian leaders?.
A Review By Dibussi Tande
In his book, The Undercover Economist, Tim Harford, a World Bank economist and columnist for the Financial Times, dedicates a chapter to the reason why poor countries remain poor. The chapter draws extensively, if not exclusively, from the Cameroon experience.
They call Douala the "armpit of Africa." Lodged beneath the bulging shoulder of West Africa, this malaria-infested city in southwestern Cameroon is humid, unattractive, and smelly.
Olson does not predict that stable dictatorships will do good things for their countries, just that they'll damage the economy less than unstable ones. Of course, Biya might make his own investments-for instance, providing roads or bridges to encourage commerce. While they would be expensive in the short term, they would help the economy to prosper, leaving Biya with more opportunities to steal later.
Certain quarters are alleging that Akumchi might have soiled his hands when he served as Paymaster General in Douala in the 90s. They readily cite the infamous practice of 30 percent kickbacks usually effected by senior treasury staff when paying out bills to contractors and some civil servants, desperate to lay hands on their arrears.
More than FCFA 8.400.000 meant to pay some 30 civil servants for the months of December 2005, January and February 2006 are blocked in Amity Bank, Bamenda. The money was blocked after the Minister of Finance, Polycarpe Abah Abah, ordered the closure of financial institutions nationwide in December 2005.
Next Months Newsletter.
Everybody in Cameroon from Biya to the most trivial citizen like myself lives in holy fear of the military........The military are the true wielders of power in Cameroon.....for they would literally obliterate, kill, destroy, vaporize their enemies and the lameduck Cameroonian judiciary could not do anything about it......That's why I agree with those who hold that Cameroon is a police state......did I say police state......naaah I meant failed state....Ooops freudian slip, I meant to say a military dictatorship.....
The above is a comment on the upcoming topic "Biya and the Generals. Who's really pulling the strings?"
Next month we'll also begin putting up for viewing, some simple pieces of evidence that have been before the Fako High Court in my own pending matter. It will show the callous theft and corruption that is spread throughout the court, and guaranteed to scare any investor from attempting to conduct business with such lawlessness in the Cameroon judiciary.
We're also going through some damaging evidences received against SGBC bank and shall start the trial against this unscrupulous banking institution once the case is finalized
How Banks In Cameroon Frustrate Clients.
Till next month, Take care, Glenn