The British High Commissioner to Cameroon, H.E Rohan James Laxton has discussed to role of ombudsmen in the consolidation of national unity with Cameroon’s Prime Minister – Head of Government, Philemon yang.
The British diplomat led a delegation of the West Minstar foundation for democracy to the star building. During the audience, the West Minstar foundation for democracy also pledged its contribution to the agenda of the Head of State in improving governance in the country.
“The issue of governance, and the role and utility of organisations, we call ombudsmen in the UK and some parts of the world which can help
to improve the accountability of public service and therefore increase public trust and confidence and contribute also on top of all of that
to the improved efficiency of public service.” The Ambassador indicated.
During the audience with the Prime Minister, discussions also focused on the process of decentralisation which is ongoing in the country.
At the end of the audience, British diplomat told pressmen that “We discussed on the progress that is being made in the putting in place the system of regional councils and the way in which ombudsmen-like organisations can support that process. I guess the process of decentralisation and bringing together of regional councils is about getting closer to the people and Ombuds type organisations can definitely support that by responding to local, regional and national needs.”
The delegation also visited different socio-political stakeholders and is committed to making government more accountable and close to the