Prime Minister Philemon Yang orders CAMTEL to reinstate telephone and internet lines disconnected from state parastatals
Prime Minister Philemon Yang has ordered the Cameroon Telecommunications Company (CAMTEL) to reinstate all telephone and internet lines that it disconnected from all parastatals in Yaounde. Surprisingly, the Prime Minister Order was made public by the BBC and not the Cameroon Radio and Television.
The Head of Government’s statement announced on the British Broadcasting Corporation earlier today suspended a decision made by the Director of Marketing and Communication of CAMTEL released on September the 26th 2016 in which Benjamin Gérard Assouzo’o, announced the launch of a campaign of forced recovery of debts from customers.
The campaign that involved the use of all legal remedies and the temporary suspensions of telephone lines and internet services was immediately implemented and telephone lines and internet connection were immediately cut from all companies not being able to pay their debt.
The list of debtor companies included CREOLINK which owes 3.4 billion FCFA, Camair-Co, the national airline, SOPECAM, publisher of Cameroon Tribune and CRTV National Radio and Television Office all jointly and severally owe 60 billion CFA francs. Philemon Yang only promised that the Minister of Finance will regularize the situation.
By Rita Akana with files from Cameroon-info.net