In a December 9 press release, the Minister of Territorial Administration (Minat), Paul Atanga Nji, informed that the company “Delta Protector Agency” (DPA) does not have an authorization to carry out private security activities in Cameroon.
“The company is headquartered in Douala and has an office in Yaoundé. Its employees wear a uniform similar to that of the public law enforcement forces. And the actions of this company, particularly with regard to how its agents are trained, suggest the existence of a hidden agenda,” the minister warns.
He recalled that authorization for such an activity is delivered by the President of the Republic, after consulting the Commission which examines applications for or withdrawal of accreditation. This commission also monitors activities of private security institutions and companies. Paul Atanga Nji says the DPA did not follow that procedure and thus urged the company to immediately stop this clandestine activity since it does not match with regulations.