The Federation of Cameroonian Employers (GICAM), voted their new president on Thursday 29 June 2017. He is coming to replace Armel Francois who had been acting as interim president since the death of Andre Fotso in August 2016.
Tawamba will be the 12th president of the federation which has been existing for 60 years now. He was the lone leader of his list which had as slogan “GICAM in action” and with which he won 153 votes out of 169. The authorities who supervised the elections claimed they were free, fair and transparent.
With his experience and expertise in financial and administrative management, he will be immediately assisted by Sanda Oumarou who is the first vice president.
After Tawamba emerged the successful candidate, he said he plans to take the federation to another level “I want to bring back all the members of GICAM, to rebuild our federation and make it stronger” he revealed.
Yesterday, 30 June 2017, the business tycoon held his meeting with the other members of his federation, which lasted one hour thirty minutes that is from 3:30pm-5:00pm. During this meeting, the team was trying to figure out how they will be executing their plan of action. One of the key changes that the new president has made so far is, reducing the mandate from five to three years.