Minister Alamine Ousmane Mey Uncovers Network Of Fake Civil Servants In His Ministry, Who Have Collected Up To 1.3 Billion Francs From State Coffers
Five workers at the Direction of Treasury and Taxes have been suspended by the Minister of Finance Alamine Ousmane Mey.
Last week, the 'L'Œil du Sahel' newspaper wrote about the existence of a network of fake diplomatic title holders at the Ministry of External Relations. This network was discovered, after a a Senior staff of the said Ministry was incarcerated in the Yaounde Central.
'La Nouvelle Expression' newspaper of yesterday 31st July 2017 reported that five Civil Servants of the Direction of Treasury and Taxes at the Ministry of Finance have been suspended from their functions by the Minister in charge Alamine Ousmane Mey.
According to the paper, the five scapegoats are implicated in a vast network of ghost civil servants, who have fraudulently collected not less than 1.3 Billion Francs from the State coffers. The five culprits suspended will face the law for 'gross misconduct and breach of professional ethics'.
The paper further reported that if the names of the culprits have been withheld it is because they had not only fraudulently increased the wages of state employees, but also forged false documents for the promotion of some 700 civil servants..