Yaounde, Cameroon – (African Boulevard News) – The Special Criminal Court in Cameroon has summoned several ministers in relation to the misuse of funds intended to help fight the Covid-19 pandemic. Investigators are conducting a probe into the alleged embezzlement of International Monetary Funds (IMF) funds that were given to Cameroon to help with its Covid-19 response.
Health Minister Manaouda Malachie is among those who have been summoned to the court. This follows a series of investigations carried out by the country’s anti-corruption commission into the alleged misuse of funds that were earmarked for the fight against the virus.
The Special Criminal Court was created in 2012 to handle high-profile corruption cases, and is known for its strict approach to justice. The court is expected to carry out thorough investigations into the alleged misuse of funds, and anyone found guilty will face severe consequences.
According to sources, the Special Criminal Court has been sending out new summons as part of the ongoing probe. The case is seen as a test of the government’s commitment to fighting corruption and mismanagement of public funds.
The Cameroon government has been criticized in the past for its lack of transparency and accountability in handling public funds. The misuse of funds designated for Covid-19 response is particularly concerning, given the urgent need for resources to combat the pandemic.
The government has stated that it is committed to tackling corruption and ensuring that public funds are used for their intended purpose. However, the current allegations suggest that more needs to be done to tackle corruption and improve governance in the country.
As investigations continue, the hope is that those responsible for the misuse of funds will be held accountable. The Special Criminal Court is expected to be thorough in its investigations and deliver justice to the people of Cameroon.
It remains to be seen what the outcome of the investigation will be, but the ongoing probe and recent summons serve as a warning to those who have been entrusted with public funds that they will be held responsible for any misuse. The public is watching and expects accountability and transparency from their leaders.