Divisional Officers all over Cameroon have been given the legal backing to visa certificates of candidates going in for competitive exams and direct recruitments.
At the request of the Minister of Public Service and Administrative Reforms, Joseph Le, the Minister of Territorial Administration Paul Atanga Nji has given the legal backing to Divisional Officers all over Cameroon to visa official documents including certificates and attestation of presentation of originals of diplomas.
The Minister says the move aims at bringing the population closer to administrative officials and simplify administrative procedures.
At first, only Governors and Senior Divisional Officers were authorised to visa documents of candidates preparing for competitive entrance exams for direct recruitments.
The latter were sometimes confronted to difficulties in the process of compiling these documents including long hours in queues at the Governors’ SDOs offices and at times having to bribe to have their documents quickly signed.
With the new decentralisation process, the above mentioned difficulties will now be an issue of the past, given that regions have at least five Divisional Officers.
This decision is timely as many are already preparing for this year’s competitive exams.