The First Vice President of the National Assembly, Hon. Hilarion Etong has hailed cooperation ties between France and Cameroon saying they are fruitful with brighter prospects. Hon. Hilarion Etong was speaking at the Banquet Hall of the National Assembly December 19 while handing over testimonials to some 40 senior staff of the Presidency, National Assembly of Cameroon and Chad, Ministry of Finance, that of the Economy, Planning and Regional Development and the Council Support Fund for Mutual Assistance (FEICOM).
The training held at the National from March 19 to September 14, 2012 came from experts and consultants from the Ecole nationale d'administration (ENA) France. It centred around eight modules notably institutional principles and administrative organisation, principles of administrative rights, organisation of parliamentary work, deconcentration and decentralisation, public finance, public service and the management of human resources, deontology and the fight against corruption and rights and international organisation. Hon. Hilarion Etong representing the President of the National Assembly, Cavaye Yeguie Djibril stressed that the training was coming to consolidate senior staff in their skills and also to promote good government in the public sector. ENA has reputation for training high-level civil servants in over 120 countries on five continents.
"Long live cooperation between Cameroon and France" was the best phrase that could be heard from the Ambassador of France to Cameroon, Bruno Gain. The Ambassador of Chad to Cameroon, Yoossem-Kontou Noudjiamlao, was also on hand to cheer recipients from the National Assembly of Chad.