28 September 2009

Cameroon: CG/FAO/PAM - Gov't Tasks New Team for Efficiency

Recently appointed Permanent Secretary and his assistant were installed last Friday.

Newly appointed officials into the management team of the Committee in charge of assistance from the World Food Programme (WFP) and the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) codenamed "CG/FAO/PAM" have been urged to do all to ensure food security and sufficiency in the country.

The Vice Prime Minister, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Jean Nkuete made the remark last Friday September 25, 2009 while installing Matapit Othon and Essindi Elanga Athanase as Permanent Secretary and Assistant Permanent Secretary, respectively, of the Management Committee of Assistance from WFP and FAO.

Minister Jean Nkuete challenged the appointees to work with other agricultural stakeholders in the country in identifying, formulating and following up the execution of projects, coordinate and follow up WFP and FAO activities for Cameroon, work in synergy with the organisations in evaluating programmes in the country as well as promote the fraternity that currently reigns between Cameroon and the two international organisations.

Mr. Matapit Othon promised that they will not spare any effort in ensuring that the role of the committee which is, resolving all problems of food in Cameroon and backing up agriculture, with the aim of coming up with projects that can ensure food safety and sufficiency and in turn curbing poverty, is attained.

The two senior officials from the ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development were appointed by a presidential decree of September 16, 2009.

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