COMIFAC gets new leadership!

COMIFAC Ministers have tapped the following as the new statutory executives: Executive Secretary: Mr. Hervé Martial MAIDOU from the Central African Republic; Deputy Executive Secretary-Technical Coordinator: Mr. Chouaibou NCHOUTPOUEN from the Republic of Cameroon; Administrative and Financial Director: Mr. François DAYANG from the Republic of Chad.

 

Please download the press release of the Extraordinary Council of Ministers below:

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Convened by Mr. Jules Doret NDONGO, the Cameroon Minister of Forestry and Wildlife and current Chairman of the Central African Forest Commission (COMIFAC), an extraordinary session of the Council of Ministers of Forestry and / or Environment of COMIFAC member countries was held via videoconference on 15 April 2021.

 

The following member countries participated: Burundi, Cameroon, Congo, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda and Chad. ECCAS, COMIFAC and the AFRICSEARCH consulting firm also took part.

 

During an in-camera session, the Ministers reviewed the items on the agenda and closed the talks with the following decisions and recommendations:

 

1. Regarding the recruitment of statutory officials of COMIFAC,

As replacements for outgoing statutory executives, the Extraordinary Council of COMIFAC Ministers tapped the following officials to serve as new statutory executives

- Executive Secretary: Mr. Hervé Martial MAIDOU from the Central African Republic;

- Deputy Executive Secretary-Technical Coordinator: Mr. Chouaibou NCHOUTPOUEN from the Republic of Cameroon;

- Administrative and Financial Director: Mr. François DAYANG from the Republic of Chad

 

2. Regarding the transition period,

The Ministers called for the establishment of an Ad hoc Committee to manage the transition period prior to the new COMIFAC management team taking office. The transition period will last no more than one month, effective from 1 May 2021. The committee, whose members will serve free of charge, will be chaired by the current Chairperson, assisted by the National COMIFAC Coordinator for Cameroon, a representative of the Ministry of External Relations and a representative of the staff of the COMIFAC Executive Secretariat.

 

3. Regarding the ECCAS reform process,

The Ministers took note of the information provided on the matter respectively by Mr. Honoré TABUNA, ECCAS Commissioner in charge of the Environment, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Rural Development, acting as the Representative of the ECCAS Chairperson and by the Executive Secretary of COMIFAC.

 

4. Regarding COMIFAC’s financial situation,

The Council expressed concern about the situation and urged the Ministers to refer this long-standing issue to national decision-making bodies. They further commended the Minister of the Environment of the Republic of Rwanda, the Minister of Water, Forestry, Hunting and Fisheries of the Central African Republic and the Minister of the Environment. and Fisheries of the Republic of Chad, for their pledges to pay their contributions in the near future.

 

Please download here below: The press release of the extraordinary session of the Council of Ministers held via videoconference on 15 April 2021.

 

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