The French Cameroun Minister of Labour and Social Insurance, Gregoire Owona is now deputising for the Vice Prime Minister in charge of Relations with the Assemblies, Amadou Ali plagued by health concerns for several months now.
This fact has gone unnoticed by the docile Francophone political elites. Recently, it was Minister Gregoire Owona who was questioned following the fire that ravaged the four upper floors of the administrative building of the National Assembly. Owona reportedly told some MPs that “I am here as the acting Minister of Relations with the Assemblies and I am really sorry to see what happened here.”
It is evidently clear that Minister Amadou Ali has not recovered from the disease and stress that took him to France some months ago.
Cameroon Intelligence Report understands President Biya long granted Mr. Ali permission to stay off duty and follow up with treatment. To date, there is not much information on the Deputy Prime Minister’s bill of health. But the appointment of an interim to his position suggests that the situation is worrying.
Ali was conspicuously absent during the parliamentary sessions of March and June and was replaced by Ange Michel Angouing, Minister of Public Service and Administrative Reform. His last appearance in public was in August.
By Chi Prudence Asong, CIR