On August 26, 2021, Minister of State Ferdinand Ngoh Ngoh sent a correspondence to the Prime Minister’s office conveying the President of the Republic’s instructions to address the shortage of assistant subdivisional officers. The measures were prompted by a previous revelation from the Ministry of Territorial Administration.
"Currently, there is a shortage of 200 assistant subdivisional officers in Cameroon’s 360 administrative districts. That position is usually entrusted to administrative secretaries trained at ENAM [ed. note: National School of Administration] and sent to the Ministry of Territorial Administration. Some of those administrative secretaries are deployed in other Ministries at the end of their training," the Human resources department of the Ministry of Territorial Administration (MINAT) informed. Hence, the August 26 correspondence to address that shortage.
The measures suggested include the immediate assignment, to the MINAT, of administrative secretaries who have completed their training and those awaiting posting orders. Also, administrative secretaries sent to various administrative departments after the actualization of the skill mapping in the civil service should return to the MINAT.
The Ministry of Public Service must also stop selecting students for other branches of ENAM for two academic years. During those two years, it will focus exclusively on recruiting administrative secretary students to be trained and deployed at the MINAT