Out of nearly 2,000 temporary staff in the Presidency of the Republic, only half received their monthly salary ranging from 16,000 FCFA to 20,000 FCFA. The transaction was suspended for lack of liquidity. Local media reports in the nation’s capital Yaoundé say many of the temporary staff in the Presidency of the Republic of Cameroon are angry and have expressed their anger publicly. Many of the temporary agents were unable to obtain their monthly salary, which is virtually nothing when compared to what the head of state and his entourage spend a day in the Intercontinental Hotel in Geneva. Apart from the failure to pay December salaries, we gathered that these employees also have accumulated months of wage arrears.
The workers were invited on the 9th of December 2016 to receive partial payments. By some strange happenstance, almost half of the 2000 agents went to the cash register and were told that the payer no longer have cash. They will have to wait until the new financial year begins. Many observers are wondering if the Presidency of the Republic has indeed run out of liquidity.
In view of the number (2000) of young people recruited, it was foreseeable that at some point the Presidency would be confronted with difficulties related to salary. Many of the young people have already thrown in the towel. Some of them prefer to be drivers of motorcycle taxis rather than receiving irregular salaries like Roman Catholic catechists.
Others have also gone with badges stamped Presidency of the Republic of Cameroon (PRC) and are indulged in scams from imprudent people. There are also some who are unfortunately involved in cases of robbery and assault.
By Sama Ernest with files from CIN