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Bamenda City Council still to account for missing FCFA 230milion

It has been revealed during a Bamenda City Council, BCC, ordinary session of Wednesday, May 16, 2012, dedicated to examine BCC accounts for 2011 that FCFA 230million is allegedly missing from the council coffers.

The missing money was surplus carried forward from the 2010 budget. It is accounted for only in figures but is nowhere to be found. While opening the session BCC Government Delegate, Vincent Ndumu Nji, stressed that account sessions are important because without them council activities will not be carried out.

 

Mr. Ndumu said the missing money was attributed to the management of the former treasurers that was brought to his attention. He said it must be accounted for. The government delegate pointed out he was not in a position to conclude the money had been embezzled and explained that will be done in the appropriate quarters.

 

He said the money is supposed to be in a bank in the Bamenda City Council account. At the moment there is no finance controller in Bamenda City Council

Talking to L'Effort Camerounais the Government Delegate said the monthly clean up campaign has been suspended because the equipment for loading the garbage collected after the clean-up was bad. He promised that as soon as another is bought within three to four months the clean-up campaigns will resume.

 

The suspension is already posing a serious problem as heaps of garbage are already piling up in the streets. There are fears they may cause an outbreak of diseases in Bamenda. Mr. Ndumu pleaded with the population to ensure their immediate environment is kept clean regularly till the monthly clean-up campaigns resume.

 

The Government Delegate said in 2012 the Bamenda City Council plans to improve revenue collection, facilitate access to some areas in Bamenda the garbage collection team has not been to in 15 years, put in place proper structures and reduce excessive expenditures noticed in the last council session. The next BCC session shall hold in 4 months.

 

By Jude Abanseka

 

Source:L'effort Camerounais 

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