These two words describe best the situation we live.
A very negative practice which does not help us build our social and political environments. Instead, it enlarges the gap between honest citizens on one side and unscrupulous administrators on the other.
Overhere in Cameroon, in our country’s different ministries and other state owned corporations, unscrupulous civil servants [thieves of works of the spirit who have no respect for intellectual propriety rights] have transformed the shameful act of extracting sensitive documents ; to make it become a very lucrative business in which they excel. Especially when it is to protect top functionaries who swim in corrupt practices.
Lately, i introduced a straight-forward, sensitive and pertinent document for our ministry of post and telecommunications to see into the matter. But, because this document concerns a giant multi-national telecommunications company [MTN], i saw my documents disappear leaving no trace, no sign. In the whole ministry, nobody knows the where-abouts of my documents.
It is this ugly phenomenon that gives a hard time for civil society organisations like the one i preside to bring solutions, to help citizens. Immediately, it comes out clear that most of our top government officials want us to remain in poverty like what you see in the photograph [the place where a civil society organisation holds its reunions].
Knowing that administration and bureaucracy has to do with paper work. With this kind of anti-progressist practices,
1-How is the country going to move out of poverty ?
2-How is the judiciary system going to do its work when proofs disappear in police stations and law courts ?