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Cameroon: President Paul Biya, has been appointed president of the Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC) for the next 12 months.

Following the 14th Ordinary Session of the Conference of  Heads of State of the Subregion held in N'Djamena, Chad, Biya succeeds Idriss Deby at the time of the organization's many projects including the end of obstacles to the free movement of people and goods that is still not a reality on the ground despite the lifting of the last barriers in 2017 by Gabon and Equatorial Guinea.On the roadmap of the new president-in-office of CEMAC are the questions of financing of the reform program.

Cemac indeed needs money of a lot of money to finance the many projects registered in the program and Idriss Deby let it know, "the bold reforms undertaken by the CEMAC countries have produced very encouraging results but we must reinforce the momentum to boost growth and offer better prospects to the people of the sub-region, "the Chadian head of state told his counterparts.

Before insisting, "finance ministers must settle the arrears of the Community integration tax on December 31, but also pay the dues of 2019."

Among Cemac's many projects are the repatriation of export revenues, especially from large companies, multilateral surveillance, finalization of Institutional Reforms, the free movement of nationals of the sub-region and their property in Cemac, the operation of the Inter-State Center for Higher Education in Public Health of Central Africa (CIESPAC), the return of the Commission to its headquarters in Bangui.

An extraordinary joint ECCAS / CEMAC summit is announced in the near future. The fifteenth ordinary session of the CEMAC Heads of State Conference will be held in Yaoundé, Cameroon in 2020.

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