This is the Cameroon of today, the Cameroon that is one and indivisible. Take a look under the seat of the scooter of this young gendarme officer and you will understand the reasons behind his frantic dancing and smiling. Bundles of silver skilfully arranged notes of Fcfa laying intact. This is the harvest they"collection" are accustomed in Cameroon.
Gendarmerie officers in Cameroon are making hugh hugh money for themselves as they punish nearly every road user for offences such as over-speeding, over-used tyres, non-respect of road signs, lack of spare tyres, lack of First Aid Box, un-lit/illegible vehicle number plates, lack of speed indicators, poor breaks and impromptu breaking and non-transparent glass. An English speaking Cameroonian officer who felt confident to face our tape recorders noted that he and his men were ready to even collect more money from our CAMCORD Intel agents for not wearing seat belts.