Yaounde: National Printing house workers, organise sit down strike

The premises of the National printing house (Imprimerie Nationale) were filled with enraged workers yesterday 28 June 2017, who said they had had enough of discomfort at their job site.

They were demanding unpaid salaries and improvement in their working conditions. In lamentation, the protesters said their working conditions are deplorable beyond imagination; ceilings are rotten, seats are tattered and even the road leading to the place is unkempt.

This is the same thing that happened in 2015. Workers were requesting payment of their salaries which had been held for years for no good reason. It’s not as if it is a private enterprise, as a matter of fact, it is one of the top public organs of the country. All administrative documents are printed there such as, birth certificates, death certificates, and marriage certificates.


All of these irregularities are happening under the reign of Nkomo Walter Paul who was appointed by a presidential decree, on the 25 of May 2017. He is an ex-Mathematic pedagogic inspector at the Ministry of Secondary Education. He replaced his predecessor Gabriel Nna Abessolo who died in November 2014 in Yaounde following an illness.

He has before him, the task of convincing the bitter employees to resume work, because everything was brought to a standstill yesterday. No sounds of Machines were heard, only the angry voices of the workers could be heard.

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