Suspicion of illicit clearances are raised not by only the average citizen but, they are also a concern for Cameroon’s custom administration.
In this regard, Fongod Edwin Nuvaga, Cameroon’s customs chief executive through the memorandum N°202/Minfi/DGD of October 18, 2017, “asks some customs officials to justify the clearance dues of their cars”.
He published the memorandum which named 19 suspected officials. Among those suspected custom officials, some possess 6 cars. Fongod Edwin Nuvaga thus ordered them to appear before the division of legislation and international cooperation of the customs directorate general, to justify the legality of their car clearances.
The investigations conducted by Mr. Nuvaga is a first within the customs institution that some NGO’s labeled the most corrupted institution. In 2007 for instance, an investigation conducted by Cameroon’s chapter of Transparency International identified Cameroon’s customs as the country’s most corrupted institution; ditto for SOS Corruption in one of its reports in 2005.