Taxation doors closed barely hours to the deadline for the deposition of candidacies for the upcoming legislative and municipal elections.
As the hours die down to seconds for the race to meet up with the obligations to stand a chance to represent the people in the upcoming municipal and legislative elections, the task is becoming daunting for some political parties and aspiring candidates as the offices designated to receive documentations of these aspirants are locked on a Saturday morning.
This is the case with the taxation office here in Akwa and Bonanjo Douala where their doors are shot before midday when they are supposed to be open to collect the 50.000 fcfa financial obligation for aspiring municipal councilors while the financial obligations for assembly members to be met is a hundred thousand fcfa.
But how easy is their task going to be when their doors are shot as candidates are involved in a mad rush to beat the deadline.
As far as ELECAM is concerned the doors of their littoral bureau are wide open with work ongoing as if it was on a normal day with their scheduled working time on weekends from 9 am to 5pm and weekdays from 7:30 to 11:59 pm.
During our visit to their offices in Douala this morning potential voters were streaming in to get their voters cards with the chief of center in place alongside ELECAM workers to ensure that everything runs smoothly as the twin elections draw closer.
John Paul Sama