Cameroon :How Paul Biya appoints top officials

Paul Biya

The last book of Jean-Marie Atangana Mebara may involve more than a Cameroonian, including those who want to know how Paul Biya appoints civil and military posts.

Also, Le Quotidien de l’Economie newspaper has approached the author to “whether the items are sold at the General Secretariat of the Presidency?”

To this question, the former Secretary General at the Presidency Jean-Marie Atangana Mebara replied: “Let’s be practical and take appointments under the President of the Republic or those requiring the Presidency of the Republic visa,” he said.


In fact, the draft texts are prepared by the government and relevant structures. They are transmitted to the Prime Minister, Head of Government for assessment and subsequently transmits to the president, the newspaper said.

“In the case of the structures directly under the Presidency, such as the Ministry of Defence, the Ministry of Higher State Control, the Ministry of Relations with the Assemblies, the leaders of these entities are directly transmit to Head of State, or indirectly through the Secretary of the Presidency,” said Atangana Mebara. 

Moreover, “regarding appointments to the Department of Defense, the Secretary General at the Presidency discovers either when his services must affix stamps and formalization, either when they are presented in the public media,” he adds.




Jean-Marie Atangana Mebara also made revelations about the appointments of Paul Biya in the judicial sector. According to him, “the draft texts concerning judges are subjected to the screening of members of the Higher Judicial Council. Thus, the proposed appointments are made by the Minister of Justice, “said the former General Secretary.

“The Secretary-General of the Presidency of the Republic of Cameroon: between myth and reality,” so full of additional information on the appointment procedures of Paul Biya, who could enlighten more or less informed readers.


Source :CIN

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