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Breaking News: Yaoundé Council Mayors Go On Strike For Unpaid Bonuses

Yaounde (National Times)-Deputy Mayors of the Yaoundé VI Council have embarked on a strike action today, Tuesday, January 8, 2019.

The action is contained in a correspondence, dated, January 7, 2018 and signed by the Deputy Mayors and addressed to the Mayor.

“We the Deputy Mayors of the Yaoundé VI Council area are by this note informing you of our sit-in strike action beginning this Tuesday, January 8, 2019,” the communiqué addressed to the Mayor reads apart.

According to the Deputy Mayors, their decision is born out of unpaid bonuses including: three months of unpaid indemnities, nonpayment of fuel allowance for the past five semesters and nonpayment of seating allowances.

Even though the correspondence is addressed to the Mayor of the Yaoundé VI Council, Jacques Yoki Onana, the Deputy Mayors, however expressed their frustration over the nonchalant attitude of the Council Treasurer, who has failed to treat the issue as a matter of urgency.

Council sources have alleged that it may be linked to a squabble between the actual Mayor, Yoki Onana and the former Mayor, Esther Effa, whose cousin is the Council Treasurer.

The Mayors have promised to regain their offices only after frank dialogue leading to the payment of their indemnities. However, they have promised to offer minimum services to the public in the form of celebration of marriages. The correspondence is signed by The First Deputy Mayor, Saint Bidoung, as well as the Second and Third Deputies.

Latest information from the Council says only the Mayor is on seat and work has drastically slowed down.

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