The government has been accused of going off at a tangent in her fight against the embezzlement of public funds. Many have out rightly described the ongoing fight against the embezzlement of public funds as vindictive and full of double standards. This may also indicate the complexity of this hydra as it mutates to different forms, either rendering ineffective or innocuous the measures taken to overcome it. The latest medicine in the government anti-embezzlement drugstore is the creation of a Special Criminal Tribunal to speed up the trial of those suspected of embezzling public funds. It, however, provides a way out for those who repent and refund what they have wrongfully siphoned. There is something “Christian” in this provision!
Interviewed by Grace Ongey and Ireneaus Chongwain Chia
Douala Emeritus Archbishop Christian Cardinal Tumi has just returned to Cameroon from Vienna where he received the Transparency International 2011 Global Integrity Award for his efforts in the fight against corruption in Cameroon. On the sidelines, more measures have been taken to step up the fight against corruption which L’Effort Camerounais is interested knowing Cardinal Tumi’s stance on.
By Augustine Wendung on special assignment in Nigeria
Three Cameroonians, Margaret Loh, Aloysious N’jok Bibum and Margaret Anne Bibum, among others, have won this year’s Madonna International Charity Peace Award, MICPA. The founder, Rev. Fr. Prof. Emmanuel Mathew Paul Edeh, C.S.S.S, awarded the prizes on November 26 in Madonna University, Nigeria.
It is Christmas and men of the underworld have gone into action once again. This time thieves visited St. Therese Parish Sop on the night of Friday, December 2. The Parish Priest had just returned from the Bambui Seminary after a tiring day. He washed the car and parked it safely in front of the Parish Office and retired to the Novitiate community.
Sisters Hiltrudis Fola and Emmanuella Jikpu are the newest members of the Congregation of the Sisters, Servants of Mary in Cameroon. The duo made their Final Profession on Saturday, December 3, 2011 at Immaculate Conception Parish Ngomgham.
Change, it is said, is good especially when it is positive. And when change comes, it is often seen as a mixed blessing because whatever good it brings, people find it hard to part with their old ways. Hence old habits die hard.