Making a mockery of Transparency International: Cameroon officials receive training on fraud prevention
Cameroon ministry of supreme state audit on Thursday began training some senior government officials on the handling and control of public funds.
The training, first of its kind, is to encourage transparency in the management of public affairs, combat corruption, embezzlement and all the malfunctions existing in public life in Cameroon, said Rose Mbah Acha, Minister Delegate at the Presidency in charge of Supreme State Audit.
“We don’t want a situation where mismanagement has been committed and a lot of losses have been incurred by the state,” Acha said at the start of the training program in the capital, Yaounde.
Mainly officials of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development are taking part in the training but measures will be taken to extend to other ministries, the minister said.
“We want to make the activities of these administrations charged with revenue collection more efficient,” she added.
Cameroon is determined to fight corruption and encourage good governance in key sectors such as economic, financial and social management, public service and justice, according to officials of the supreme state audit.