The Minister of Communication, Rene Emmanuel Sadi and the Minister of Decentralisation and Local Development, Georges Elanga Obam have granted a Joint Press Conference at the auditorium of the Ministry of Communication.
Both Ministers sought to present the General Code on Decentralisation and Local Authorities as well as innovations introduced by the law that was voted in parliament during the extraordinary session of December 2019 and promulgated into law by the end of the year.
The Minister of Communication Rene Emmanuel Sadi explained to National and International press men present at the Joint press conference that the General Code on Decentralisation and Local Authorities has 53 sections divided in seven books.
He described the code that has introduced several innovations in local governance as a historic mile stone in the process of nation building.
Amongst the innovations cited is the suppression of the post of Government Delegates which has been replaced by City Council Mayors who shall be elected from municipal councils within the region.
To the Minister of Decentralisation and Local Development, Georges Elanga Obam, the Code on Decentralisation and Local Authorities is a major step in solving the crisis in the North West and South West regions.
He argues the Special Status given to the North West and South West regions takes into account the educational, legal and traditional specifies of the peoples of the two regions based on their colonial past.
The Minister of Communication Rene Emmanuel Sadi corroborates that the promulgation into law of the General Code on Decentralisation and Local Authorities is eloquent evidence that the President of the Republic has taken into consideration all segments of the recommendations of the Major National Dialogue
He however added that the practice of decentralisation is a gradual deployment, step after step with periods of evaluation and reforms as is the case in other countries like France, Germany and the United Kingdom that have known several reforms.
Communication gouvernementale : Conférence de presse conjointe du Ministre de la Communication et du Ministre de la Décentralisation et du Développement local sur la Loi portant Code général des Collectivités territoriales décentralisées.
Publiée par CRTVweb sur Mercredi 15 janvier 2020
According to the Minister of Communication, the President of the Republic has promulgated into law Code and the bill on bilingualism which seeks to enhance governance and national cohesion, it is now incumbent on officials who will elected to appropriate the provisions of the General Code on Decentralisation and Local Authorities
Regarding when the implementations of the code of decentralisation will begin, the Minister of Decentralization and Local Development, Georges Elanga Obam said that implementation began since the date the code was promulgated into law by the President of the Republic
The Joint Press Conference by Minister of Communication Rene Emmanuel Sadi and his peer of Decentralisation and Local Development, Georges Elanga Obam is their first media outing in 2020 for both personalities.