Government Delegate to the Limbe City Council, Andrew Motanga Monjimba, and other colleagues accused of embezzling 9 billion FCFA
The Government Delegate to the Limbe City Council, Andrew Motanga Monjimba and some of his colleagues have been accused of embezzlement of state funds. This is more than nine billion that the government delegate and his close associates are accused of embezzling over the 11-year period he has been working with the council. This is based on a report published by the National Anti-Corruption Commission (CONAC) last year. CONAC is the organ put in place with the responsibility to fight corruption in Cameroon.
Expected to appear in court on February 5, 2020
Government delegate to Limbé City Council, Andrew Motanga Monjimba, treasurer Chindong, former secretary general, Charles Arrey Nkongho and businessman Bob Diddy are expected to appear in court on February 5, 2020, four days before February 9, 2020 twin elections. Andrew Motanga, even though in this situation, is expected to run at the head of the Limbe Council’s CPDM list.
The proof: The municipal councilors of the town hall of Eboné suspect Félicité Sidiki, madam the mayor of a massive diversion of funds.
The administrative account held by the municipal councilors presents a figure of 174.92 million FCFA. While the administrative account sent to the Ministry of Decentralization shows 177, 28 million FCFA. A difference of 2.35 million FCFA.
According to Mandela Center International, this balance comes from the equipment of the benches and master desks of the public schools of Bakwat and Bemdjo. Only, they were never delivered. “The commune of Ebone has no business established in its territory. Fails to make tax revenue of 5 million FCFA per year. But received in 2015 the sum of 310,160,950 FCFA, from the Public Investment Budget (BIP). In 2016, 419,962,234 CFA francs from the BIP, in 2017, 1,140,184,084 CFA francs from the BIP. That is to say a total of nearly two billion FCFA which does not benefit the populations of Ebone ”, the NGO analyzes.
Suspicion of embezzlement of public funds is a common issue in Cameroon. In December last year, the Minister of Finance published a list of fifteen out of sixty four officials accused of embezzling 33 billion FCFA.