Camair-Co Crisis: An emergency diagnosis undertaken by the Cameroonian government.

Faced with a new period of commotion that the Cameroon Airlines coorporation (CAMAIR-CO) encounters and likely to seal its fate, actions are being set up by the Cameroonian state.

The latter is considering, through an international tender notice opened since 13th November 2019 and signed by the chairman of the Technical Commission for the Rehabilitation of Public and Parapublic Sector

Enterprises, there is an urgent recruitment of a consultant for the realization of the diagnostic study of CAMAIR-CO.

According to the Cameroonian newspaper “Le jour”, the chairman of the technical commission, Zang Martial Valery, has specified, for the firms interested in the call for tenders for the said mission, that the information

to be considered is as follows: of the mission: two months; estimated cost: 65,000,000 FCFA. 2.6 billion FCFA to be released by the Cameroonian government to meet its most urgent needs.

The Cameroonian government was solicited, through the boss of CAMAIR-CO, appointed on May 27, Louis Georges Njipendi to release the sum of 2.6 billion CFA francs so as to meet up with the most urgent needs.

Since its launch in 2011, CAMAIR-CO has almost always been in deficit with a debt estimated at some 35 billion FCFA, in addition to the salary of employees who claim 3 months of arrears, valued at 100.390 million FCFA.
After a rather satisfactory year in 2018, the Cameroonian public airline entered a turbulent zone in January 2019, due to a fully grounded fleet (five out of six aircraft) for various breakdowns.

This reality has led to a deterioration of service on domestic flights and the closure of African destinations. Ernest Dikoum, a beginner of the Emirates in 2016, was sacked on May 27, 2019.

As a reminder, the company’s leaders were invited to a crisis meeting on October 15, 2019 in Yaoundé to remove the spectrum of termination of activities that continue to hover over the national airline.

By: Subiru Madina