The Cameroonian peacekeepers deployed in the Bozoum locality in the Central African Republic have changed the job description of their UN mission and are now selling beer to the population. Cameroon Intelligence Report learnt that the drinks sold in the town of Bozoum by the Cameroonian soldiers are bought in the Eastern Region of Cameroon and the soldiers using military vehicles escape the control of the custom authorities of their host country.
The Cameroonian soldiers sell a bottle between 1250 FCFA and 1500 FCFA but do not pay any tax to the authorities of the Central African Republic. According to the population of Bozoum, the Francophone dominated Cameroon army has failed in its peace keeping mission of securing the civilian population.
Local media reports in Bangui revealed that a few days ago, the vehicle carrying the Senior Divisional Officer for Ouham Pendé was attacked by armed men while the Cameroonian troops were rather busy with their trade.
Prior to the departure for the Central African Republic in August 2016, Cameroonian MINUSCA soldiers signed individual contracts and also benefited from a revaluation of their monthly premium by about 80%, from 250,000 to 450,000 FCFA.
By Chi Prudence Asong with cables from CIN