The government of Cameroon has ordered the construction of the Residence of the President of the Constitutional Council in Batos, Yaounde.
The announcement was published on State Daily, Cameroon Tribune, barely 24 hours after the current President of the Council, Clement Atangana, declared Paul Biya, winner of the country’s Presidential election.
The announcement on Cameroon Tribune states that, “Cameroon Minister of State Property, Surveys and Land Tenure has launched an open National Invitation to all companies located in Cameroon specialized in the field of public works and who enjoy sufficient legal, financial and technical capabilities to bid to construct the house”.
Going by the announcement, the contract of the residence of the Constitutional Council President will only be given to the bidder company who meets all the requirements of MINDCAF and who can deliver within eight months. In this regard, Cameroon’s Ministry of the Economy, Planning and Regional Development (MINEPAT) has provided F CFA 272,659,992 Million already, part of the announcement said.
In the announcement, companies interested in the contract have been urged to submit a non-refundable sum of 100,000 FCFA and present a receipt from public treasury.
Since the government’s announcement went viral on social media. many Cameroonians with mixed feelings over the government action are reacting. While many say it is out right compensation to Clement Atangana, for declaring Biya winner of the just ended election, Biya’s apologist are quick to point out the law. To them, it is the building of the residence of the Constitutional Council which they say is legal. According to them, the house will permanently lodge Presidents of the Constitutional council.