A vicious campaign has been launched which aims to tarnish the hard earned reputation of Edwin Fongod Nuvaga, the general manager of the Cameroon’s Customs Department. Appointed GM on December 21st 2015, Fongod Nuvaga has been praised by the Yaoundé regime for his astute management style that has witnessed a rise in custom revenue.
Cameroon Intelligence Report has gathered that some of his close collaborators have indulged in a mud-splashing campaign and misdirected fire all in a bid to seek regime change at the custom department. In a recent development, the anti-Fongod Nuvaga gang has accused the general manager of favoring his family, promoting the retired and marginalizing the customs officers who hail from the North of the country.
The blackmail against the leadership of the Cameroon Customs comes at a time when the institution produced 750 billion FCFA for the fiscal year 2016. Some media houses have been reportedly recruited to sabotage Edwin Fongod Nuvaga.
An article published by L’Œil du sahel carried heavy criticisms related to appointments. Our intelligence officer in the Littoral region who contributed to this report hinted that the L’Œil du sahel story betrays some ignorance on the part of the author as appointments at the customs have to be validated by the Minister of Finance and the Prime Minister.
We also understand that the Prime Minister and Head of Government has the constitutional authority to validate the appointments of retired civil servants to head certain sectors be it in the customs or in the administration and contrary to allegations published in that baneful write up by L’Œil du sahel, appointments in the custom department are not made based on regions that generate more revenue.
Sonne Peter in Douala