Paul Biya (4th from right) at the CEMAC sub-regional committee in 2017 (photo credits: prc.cm)

Cameroonian Head of State, Paul Biya Voted CEMAC President

By Amos Fofung

Paul Biya (4th from right) at the CEMAC sub-regional committee in 2017 (photo credits: prc.cm)
Paul Biya (4th from right) at the CEMAC sub-regional committee in 2017 (photo credits: prc.cm)

Cameroon president, Paul Biya has been voted by his peers of the of the Central African sub-region as the president of the Central African Economic and Monetary Community, CEMAC.

He was voted in absentia by his peers of CEMAC on March 24 2019 as they convene in Ndjamena, capital of Chad for the 14th CEMAC Heads of State Summit. President Paul Biya was however represented at the gathering by Cameroon’s Premier, Joseph Dion Ngute.

Paul Biya replaces Idriss Deby Itno of Chad and will head the sub-regional economic bloc for two years.

The gathering of leaders from Gabon, Cameroon, the Central African Republic, Chad, the Republic of the Congo and Equatorial Guinea had as main objective to examine the progress of the implementation of resolutions made at the Conference of Heads of State held on 25th October 2018. We gathered that the come-together will also seek resolutions geared at reviving the economies within the subregion.

Another point was to evaluate the Institutional Reform Program and finally discuss the issue of financing the Community through the collection of the Community Integration Tax (CIT).

Before that, the leaders assembled for the 33rd session of the Council of Ministers of the Central African Economic Union, UEAC on March 22 and the Ministerial Committee of the Central African Monetary Union on March 23.

Here is the final resolution adopted at the end of the 14th CEMAC heads of states summit:

http://www.cemac.int/sites/default/files/ueditor/55/upload/file/20190326/1553531453205058.pdf

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