Criticism Arise After President Biya Appoints Christian Sadi–Son To Minister Emmanuel Sadi–SDO of Mayo-Louti

Christian Sadi, son to Rene Emmanuel Sadi, Cameroon’s minister of communication, has been appointed Senior Divisional Officer of the Mayo-Louti Division.

The 34 year old Sadi was appointed by president Paul Biya through a decree on July 14.

8 years after graduating from the National School of Administration and Magistracy (ENAM), Christian has had a fabulous rise as a civil administrator

Graduating in 2014, he began his career in 2016 as Deputy Senior Divisional Officer of Mfoundi. A year later he was promoted as Sub Divisional Officer of Kribi II, where he spent only two years before being appointed as general secretary to the governor of the West region.

Jeune Afrique newspaper  described the appointment as “a record of advancement for an office historically reserved for experienced administrators”.

At 34, Christian Sadi is the youngest Senior divisional officer in Cameroon’s history.
More so, he has served in functions where his colleagues serve and retire as Sub divisional officer.

But criticism have said that the promotion is due to his father’s influence as a minister of communication.

It was the same thought when Hector Ndongo, Fame Ndongo’s son (minister of higher education), who graduated in 2018 from ENAM was made Sub Divisional Officer at 32.

However a lot of Cameroonians think that the new appointments of the younger generation is a step ahead to including the youth into the administration of Cameroon. Cameroon has the high record of having administrators who have passed their retirement age.

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