Since January 3, 2020, a strange recruitment notice has been circulating online. Full of grammatical errors, and even blurred in places, the document states that Cameroon’s minister of finance, Louis Paul Motaze, has announced the recruitment of 300 Cameroonians, aged between 21 and 39, with at least a baccalaureate (or its equivalent).
After verification, it appears that the document is fake. Ignoring the errors it contains, the use of a ‘Gmail’ address points to the same conclusion - since the extension of all of the ministry of finance’s professional mails is ‘gov.cm’.
Also, on January 15, minister Motaze himself declared that the recruitment notice is fake. “Recruitment in Cameroon’s public administrations is handled only by the ministry of civil service and administrative reform,” the official stressed, as he urged the public to be extremely careful. As for those behind the scam, they can be legally prosecuted, the minister warns.
Reliable information is available only on the official website of the ministry of finance (www.minfi.gov.cm), he reminds.