The Grand Chancellery of National Orders of Cameroon kicked off a new plan to digitalize its processes. The initiative was announced by the former Prime Minister, Philemon Yang, now Grand Chancellor of the National Orders.
"We are embarking on a remodeling of our system. But the procedure is lengthy because it requires us to learn and perform things we have never done before,” The official said in a statement broadcast yesterday on CRTV radio. He did not give more details, except that the new initiative is primarily about the selection of medal recipients.
For this year, the Grand Chancellery will award 3,200 medals: 300 for the Order of Valor, 1,300 for the Order of Merit, 200 for Agricultural Merit, 100 for Sports Merit, and 1,300 for the Public Force. The number of medals is determined each year by the President of the Republic.
The members of the Council of the Order receive proposals for recipients, study them and then send their proposals to the Head of State. "The Council has only an advisory opinion," explained Philemon Yang. The members of the Council have until next Thursday to make their proposals and the medals will be distributed on May 20, the national holiday.