UN General Assembly: Biya smacks Moukoko on The Face Again

Pierre Moukoko Mbonjo-once more out of luck

Pierre Moukoko Mbonjo-once more out of luck

Erstwhile minister of External Relations and Communication, Pierre Moukoko Mbonjo last Friday was openly humiliated as he was dropped from government while he was representing Cameroon at the 70th session of the United Nations. Due to address the General Assembly at the 27th position, he finally could not because he was considered to lack legitimacy after the regime back home dumped him.

Mr. Moukoko who was representing the Head of State was due to bring to the limelight Cameroon’s fight against Boko Haram, the situation in the Central African Republic and regional efforts to boast peace and security in the lake Chad Basin.

This is the second time he has been dropped from government while on official assignment. The first time was on June 30, 2009, on a mission at CRTV where he was Board Chair, while serving as Communication Minister. He was dropped from government while chairing the meeting. He was abandoned by his body guard and driver without a car.

Pierre Moukoko Mbonjo may not be the only one, Adoum Garoua of Sports and Physical Education was due to hand over the gold medal trophy to Senegal at the Afrobasket Women Championship in Yaoundé last Friday when the news broke. His bodyguard and driver deserted him instantly, leaving Issa Tchiroma Bakary and Gregoire Owona to carry out the handing over.

Cameroonians would also remember the case of the former minister of the Economy and  Finance, Edouard Akame Mfoumou who was dropped from goverment at the middle of a meeting with the IMF. He was forced to leave the deliberations by the members of the IMF who refused to work with him.

Many Cameroonians have questioned while such shabby treatment  are reserved for such high ranking members of government at such important moments but are also quick to point out that these same people will come running heads over heels if reappointed in government again.

By Abongwa Fozo

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