Most gifts, he said, which were donated freely to help the government fight against the virus, were traded for personal benefits.
“About the rice given by the ORCH supermarket company which Dr Manaouda claims to have distributed to the the 10 regions, I saw some being sold here in Douala” Nintcheu added.
Last Wednesday, the minister earlier revealed that over 19 billion CFA francs was taken from the Public treasury account.
Two (2) billion in the Bgfi account and more than 150 million CFA francs in UBA Bank account.
Spent On Covid-19 Response
Public health minister further said four (4) billion FCFA was used for the construction and equipment of 12 Isolation Centers: one in each region and two at the airports of Douala and Yaoundé.
Two (2) billion CFA francs were transferred to the regions, to the governors and to the regional delegates of Public Health, to care for the sick.
One (1) billion for tests, 11 billion CFA francs for medical equipment and more than 800 million CFA francs to ensure quarantine.
He added that he ensured all expenses were made respecting the procurement procedures which were then introduced to the Ministry of Finance for the disbursement of funds.
It should be noted that since the outbreak of the pandemic, the health ministry said it had done 145,000 screening tests.
Recent statistics shows Cameroon has 16,708 confirmed coronavirus cases, 14,539 recovered and 385 deaths.
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