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Cameroon’s Telecommunications Regulation Agency gets new boss

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Philémon Zo’o Zame has been appointed as Director General of Cameroon telecommunications regulation agency, popularly known as ART.

He was appointed by President Biya to replace Jean Louis Beh Mengue who has been in charge of the agency since its creation in 1999. The former Director General of Art has since been the target of numerous accusations relating to financial malpractice within the company.  It was revealed in 2014 that ART under the leadership of Beh Mengue, had caused the state to lose billions of public funds.  It is within this context that many Cameroonians saw the appointment of a new Director General to manage the company as timely.

Prior to his appointment, Philemon Zo’o Zame was Secretary General of the Ministry of Public Works and has manged several projects in the ministerial department for which he worked until his appointment on Thursday, June 8.

The presidential decree appointing Zo’o Zame also mention the appointment of Evina Obam Richard as head of the Autonomous Amortisation Fund. Obam Richard replaces Dieudonné Evou Mekou.

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