The Cameroonian minister of land affairs, Henri Eyebe Ayissi, has signed a partnership agreement with the cabinet Intelligence Patrimoniale, thus launching the recently announced inventory of the State's heritage.
This operation, the minister says, was initiated to enhance the value of the State's land and real estate assets and optimize their management. The specifications of Intelligence Patrimoniale integrates “the inventory of all buildings in the private domain of the State as well as all the dependencies of the public domain, the follow-up of the census of all legal and illegal occupants.”
The service provider must also, within one month, carry out an audit of state revenue, draw up a map of the surface area of buildings registered in the private domain of the State or public domain, etc.
A recent interview of Jacquinot Voundi (the Secretary-General of the land affairs ministry) by the Cameroon tribune suggests that state agents in charge of the administrative management of the public or private domain of the state have concealed data, causing part of the patrimony to be beyond the control of the ministry. Intelligence Patrimoniale will have to “map risks and threats, and sources of bad governance,” says Jacquinot Voundi.
At the end of the mission, “the State will be able to recover significant state revenues hidden by users and recover the lands illegally occupied,” says Eyebe Ayissi. For the time being, the official refrains from specifying the sanctions that will be taken against possible infringements.