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Cameroon: First Anglophone Prime Minister Achidi Achu passes away

Former Cameroon Prime Minister Simon Achidi Achu has passed away on Tuesday, May 4 at the age of 87, sources have confirmed.

Simon Achidi Achu has been battling with ill health for years now before finally giving up the ghost on Tuesday at a hospital in the United States of America.

Simon Achidi Achu was the first Anglophone Prime Minister of the Republic of Cameroon after he was appointed on April 9, 1992 following the Parliamentary election. He held the position until September 19, 1996 when he was replaced by Peter Mafany Musonge.

Simon Achidi Achu equally held several top positions in the country, notably Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Investment Corporation, SNI.

A member of the Central Committee of the ruling CPDM party, Simon Achidi Achu was elected into the Senate in 2013 before failing to make the cut five years later.

He has equally served as Minister of Justice under Cameroon’s first President, Ahmadou Ahidjo in 1972.

Published on 05.05.2023

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