CPDM government and workers of private security companies at daggers-drawn positions
Workers of private security companies in Yaounde are protesting against one of governments demands requiring them to wear yellow coloured uniforms. Government’s deadline that is expected to expire in four days has met with fierce resentment from those in the profession.
The men and women in charge of security argue that the yellow colour recommended by government is not suitable because of its brightness. They say the uniforms are too bright and not adaptable for the nature of their job as from a distance one will hardly hide from thieves.
However, Ngamba Gereme Coordinator in charge of agencies and head of the legal department in a private security firm, says his company has agreed to abide by government’s decision even though the uniforms are not readily available
Some other workers indicate that there are many other pressing issues regarding their professions than the colour of the uniform. This category assert that yellow uniforms or not, reforms in their profession should first of all address their low salaries and the risk they are subjected to.
It should be noted that in a bid to reform the security and surveillance profession in Cameroon, government announce a series of decisions to which security companies must abide. One of the many included a harmonization of the colour of their uniforms. In the decision, government also want these company managers to fulfill all administrative procedures else repressive measures will be taken.