National Times (Yaounde) – Cameroon’s President Paul Biya has instructed his ministers to cut public funds allocated to the acquisition of new cars.
The news of the new presidential order was first published by Camer.be.
The decision was made in a circular N ° 001 / CAB / PRC of July 24, 2019 relating to the recommendations on reducing acquisition of public vehicles in 2020 budget.
The decision comes amidst public resentment over the huge amount of funds spent by public administrators in buying new cars.
The government allocated over FCFA 4 billion to the acquisition of new cars for public administrators in this year’s budget.
But critics have pointed out that more than 20 percent of this funds were allocated to buy new cars for Presidential services.