“I take up this new challenge with humility and determination.” Those were the first words of Zachée Robert Théophile Benga, the new Secretary General of the Ministry of Youth and Civic Education as he was commissioned into his functions on Friday, July 10 2020 at the Yaounde Multipurpose Sports Complex.
The 50-year old who was previously serving in the same capacity at the Ministry of Sports and Physical Education knows the task that awaits him as he gets into his new office. In addition to the tasks bestowed on him by the texts in place, the new Secretary General already has his eyes set taking the Three-year Special Youth Plan to the next level.
“I will assist (the Minister of Youth and Civic Education) to orientate the staff in order to meet up with the tasks set by the Head of State,” Théophile Benga said.
The Senior staff in youth and animation who has horned his skills at the highest level of the public service was challenged to put his experience in order to attain set objectives.
“You will have to fight against inertia, laxity and even indifference in the processing of files, which which at times gives the impression that we are getting rid of them; also look at the lack of collaboration and retention of information and administrative documents; indiscretion and hierarchical insubordination; corruption, and other recurrent deviant and uncivil behavior,”the Minister of Youth and Civic Education challenged the new Secretary General.
Among other tasks put before him were; accelerating the Special Youth Plan in order to facilitate the socio economic integration of youth, actively set up a plan to sensitise youth in the fight against the COVID-19 while getting youth equally involved in sensitization campaigns to promote peace, national unity and social cohesion.