Nine years after the launch of the special recruitment of 25,000 young graduates, ordered by the head of state, Paul Biya, some shortlisted candidates claim they are still not receiving their salaries.
A civil servant of the technical secretariat of this special recruitment, who requested anonymity, confirms that there are “cases of pre-selected candidates who still do not have a personnel number.”
Yves B., who works at the Ministry of Agriculture, said: “Since 2011, I have not received any money, while some of my colleagues recruited the same year are receiving their salaries, others have even been promoted to the post of deputy director. I have already filed complaints to the civil service. I have only been told to wait. This has been going on for nine years. I come to work whenever I can because I don't have a salary.”
Like Yves B., Michelle N., at the Ministry of Mines says she contacted the technical secretariat without success. “We have to wait. That's what I was told,” she said.
The technical secretariat, for its part, states that it does not yet have definitive statistics on these cases of people with no pay numbers. It nevertheless confirms that nearly 5,000 young people resigned from the recruitment of 25,000 young graduates in 2011.
To get consolidated figures, the Minister of Civil Service and Administrative Reform, Joseph Lé, signed on March 2, 2020, a press release inviting “candidates officially shortlisted through the said recruitment, and not yet having pay numbers, to kindly contact his competent services, door 206 of the Ministry building, with all evidence, within 15 days.”
The member of the Government warns that, after the deadline of 17 March 2020, the persons concerned will be considered as having resigned.