The Government of Cameroon

The current President of Cameroon is Paul Biya and has been ruling the country for over 20 years now. Both parliamentary and council are  held every 4yrs but are plagued by  election rigging and mismanagement hence keeping the government in power.

Cameroon has a  dictatorial political system that is centrally governed from the capital Yaounde. The government is divided into the Judiciary, Legislative and Executive.The president leads the ruling political party, the Cameroon People Democratic Movement (C.P.D.M), The are more than 100 political parties the Social Democratic Front(SDF) being the main and biggest opposition party.


The government is increasing decentralization of the government functions but still has to create regional councils which could give the full authority to the provincial government who will be appointed. Most of the funding to local services like education, health care, road construction comes from the ministerial budget which is determined in Yaoundé, the capital. Stringency, reduction of civil servant and the privatization of many public enterprises are the reform programs in progress.


Due to rampant corruption and malfunctioning of the judiciary system, the development of the Cameroonian economy has greatly been hamperered However, the government is st  has come up with new policies of good governance and this was designed with the assistance of the United Development program.

Major economic organisations

The Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC), which was formed and formalized in 1999 in Malabo, formerly the Central African Customs and Economic Union (UDEAC), Cameroon forms part of this group and has maintained stable relationship with its francophone neighbours.