The Minister of Public Service and Administrative Reform (MINFOPRA), Michel Ange Angouing has summoned 10,000 state employees to appear before him and clarify their status in the Cameroon public service. The decision of the minister was made public by the permanent secretary for administrative reforms who added that "salaries will be suspended if they fail to honor the ministerial invitation."
The public service agents are expected to present themselves at the human resources department this coming Monday and provide information on their public service situations, said the MINFOPRA. Cameroon Concord's chief economic reporter following up this latest development noted at the time of filing this report that the objective sought by the government is to obtain information on the status of civil servants whose salaries are paid from the state budget.
The CPDM government ealier launched a balance file remediation operation, the most resounding, "Operation Antelope" and "SIGIPES I" that helped flush out thousands of fictitious employees who received several monthly salaries at the time. Some of these Cameroonian civil service ghost workers have adapted anti "Operation Antelope" and SIGIPES I" strategy which has now prompted the government to set up a new IT system (SIGIPES II), more modern that will allow the State to manage its human resources more effectively, says Chancel Ako Takem, permanent secretary for administrative reforms.