THE FACE OF THE NEXT CAMEROONIAN PRESIDENT

THE FACE OF THE NEXT CAMEROONIAN PRESIDENT

N Melo
by N Melo
July 18, 2022 0

THIS MIGHT BE THE FACE OF THE NEXT CAMEROONIAN PRESIDENT

Very discreet but influential according to some, and without much influence according to others, Alamine Ousmane Mey did not even appear in the short list of potential successors to Paul Biya until now.

The potential successors of Biya often cited are Ferdinand Ngoh Ngoh, Franck Biya, Paul Motazé, Joseph Dion Ngute etc. But Alamine Ousmane Mey, no one has ever seen him as a potential successor to Biya or aspiring to lead Cameroon. And yet, the man has always benefited from Biya’s confidence. To borrow the term of whistleblower Shance Lions, Ousmane Mey is “very often sent to represent the President of the Republic”.

A few hours ago, whistleblower Shance Lion published the biography of Minister Alamine Ousmane Mey, with a comment that does not leave anyone indifferent.

Here is what he writes:

“Very often sent to represent the President of the Republic, ALAMINE OUMANE MEY is the son of former governor Abba Ousmane Mey and raised in a middle class family, Alamine Ousmane Mey studies electronics in Germany at the Technical University of Rhineland-Westphalia in Aachen, Belgium and Turkey.In

1993, he joined the CCEI bank (which became Afriland First Bank), and was promoted to general manager in 2003

. 2004, he piloted the launch of I-CARD, the first electronic purse in the Central African sub-region.

On April 26 and 27, 2010, accompanied by two other Cameroonian businessmen, he accompanied Paul Biya, President of the Republic to a summit on business creation in Washington.

On December 9, 2011, he was appointed Minister of Finance of Cameroon. Under his mandate, the Lom Pangar pipeline was completed and Cameroon passed the 5% growth mark in a moribund international financial context. It carries out reforms to simplify procedures and modernize administrations.

Under his leadership, the first website of the Cameroonian Ministry of Finance was launched.

In December 2012, he made it a point of honor to defend and regulate the microfinance sector, which he identified as an excellent vector for the country’s growth.

In February 2014, he shut down 84 illegal microfinance establishments in Cameroon, and called the others to order the following year to scrupulously enforce the rules in force.

Born February 26, 1966 in Kousséri, Cameroon, is a businessman. He was Minister of Finance of Cameroon from 2011 to 2018.

Since 2018, he has been Minister of Economy, Planning and Regional Development.

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