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No, the minister of finance is not recruiting 300 employees

No, the minister of finance is not recruiting 300 employees

Paru le jeudi, 16 janvier 2020 16:42

Some claim on social networks that minister Louis Paul Motaze is recruiting financial controllers, business analysts, bookkeepers, etc.

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). 

Positions concerned according to the notice include financial controller, business and/or financial analyst; bookkeeper, legal assistant, etc. Those interested should submit their applications to Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser. by February 4, 2020. 

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 ‘’. 

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 (, he reminds.

Sylvain Andzongo

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