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The new Secretary General commissioned.

By presidential decree of 22 December 2015, Mr Gilbert Didier Edoa was appointed Secretary General of the Ministry of Finance. He assumed duty on the 28 December 2015 and was commissioned into his functions by Minister Alamine Ousmane Mey, during a ceremony attended by so many, including Ministers Louis Paul Motaze of the Economy, Planning and Regional Development, Emmanuel Nganou Djoumessi of Public Works and Jean Claude Mbwentchou of Housing and Urban Development.

Born on 12 January 1967 in Yaounde, Gilbert Didier Edoa graduated from the Sub-regional Institute of Statistics and Applied Economics (ISSEA) in Yaounde as an engineer statistician. He holds a post graduate diploma in Economics and a diploma as an analysis programmer. He also took courses in financial policy and programming as well as financial management in the public sector and acquired skills that enabled him to be a consultant in many international organizations, such as the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

At the professional level, he is in his biotope: a greater part of his career has been in the Ministry of Finance. He has served as deputy Chief of Service, Chief of Service, Sub-director, Head of Division and as Director General of the Budget from 2008 to 2012. His hard work earned him an appointment to the Ministry of the Economy, Planning and Regional Development as Secretary General in 2012, a position he held until his come back home on the 22 December 2015.

In this regard, he is one of the main stakeholders in the implementation of the law no. 2007/006 of 27 December 2007 relating to the Fiscal Regime of the State and its corollary, the programme budget, which is the bedrock of emergence by 2035. Mr Alamine Ousmane Mey exhorted the new Secretary General to ensure coherence of ministerial action, optimal mobilization of tax and customs revenue, efficient attainment of performance objectives of programmes and consolidation of the performance recorded with respect to the implementation of the result-based management system, in pursuance of the law no. 2007/006 of 26 December 2007 relating to the Fiscal Regime of the State.

Finally, Alamine Ousmane Mey urged his collaborator to serve his country with honour and dignity. He assured Gilbert Didier Edoa of his constant collaboration as well as that of the Minister Delegate, in order to ease the conduct of his duties. The new SG of MINFI replaces Urbain Noel Ebang Mve, who has been appointed Secretary General of the Ministry of State Property, Surveys and Land Tenure.

Rachel Ngah