Corruption cost Cameroon $68m last year – report

Corruption cost Cameroon m last year – report

A complete of $68m (£57m) was successfully stolen from the Cameroonian folks over the course of 2021, in accordance to the National Anti-Corruption Commission.

It says that was greater than double the amount taken the earlier year, excluding the estimated $281,000 embezzled from coronavirus funds.

The parliamentary group has been calculating the monetary harm of corruption within the country, by gathering testimony on situations of cast signatures, bogus land titles, bribes to enter top universities – and even extorting money from patients in some public hospitals, French-language broadcaster RFI reports.

As a outcome some 500 folks have reportedly been sacked from their posts and 37 folks jailed, following the fee’s findings.

Earlier this year, the Anglo-Swiss mining big Glencore pleaded responsible to acts of corruption in Cameroon and other countries.

RFI says the anti-corruption fee’s president didn’t refer to Glencore, Cameroon’s National Hydrocarbons Company or the National Refining Company (Sonara) by name when saying the report’s findings on Monday.

But he talked about “allegations of corruption involving a multinational operating in the extractive industries sector and officials of some of our public enterprises” which had been “treated according to the same operating mode as all the others”.

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