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New MINEP Officials Told To Fight Environmental Hazards 

By Daniel Gwarbarah

Newly appointed officials of the Ministry of Environment and the Protection of Nature, MINEP, have been told to combat environmental hazards. MINEP Boss, Pierre Helé, while commissioning the officials last June 12, told them that Cameroonians deserve a healthy environment. The officials were appointed by Prime Ministerial decree No 2009/1146/PM of 4 June, 2009 and Ministerial decision No 04/MINEP of 15 April, 2009.

Going by the appointments, Valentin Wagoun Tchonkap is the Inspector No 1 and Alim Hamadadi is the Director of General Affairs. Alexander Tazoacha Atabong is the Sub Director of Norms and Environmental Regulation while Jean Hilaire Mbouche is the Sub Director of Promotion and Restoration of Nature. Addressing his collaborators at the occasion, Minister Hele urged them to work in synergy and combat environmental problems that are already putting biodiversity and ecosystems of the country in jeopardy.

He recalled the duties of the appointed officials to include evaluation of personnel and their performances; putting in place government policy of human resource management and training; management and maintenance of the ministry’s property; elaboration norms, directives and environmental standards as well as the conception and promotion of clean management methods.

The Minister also instructed them to make an inventory of natural resources and sites and put in place actions aimed at promoting conservation and restoration of nature, and support government and private initiatives, promote, defend and restore degrading ecological zones. He cautioned them to be of humility and service towards their colleagues, collaborators and members of the public.

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