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MINEPAT Annual Conference 2020 Guidelines revealed

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Elles ont été données ce mercredi 22 janvier 2020 à Yaoundé par le Ministre de l’Economie, de la Planification et de l’Aménagement du Territoire, lors de la double cérémonie de clôture de la Conférence annuelle des responsables des services centraux et déconcentrés du MINEPAT, et la présentation des vœux de nouvel An 2020 au Ministre et au Ministre Délégué.

For two days, senior officials of the Ministry of the Economy, Planning and Regional development discussed the following main theme: “Cameroon, keys to achieve emergence and development in social inclusion”. Specifically, they discussed the relevance of competitiveness and productivity as levers to accelerate Cameroon’s march to emergence. Officials also examined the contribution of the local economy to national emergence, as well as the dialectic of emergence and inclusive and sustainable development. Discussions have also targeted the stakes of budgetary consolidation and emergence financing. At the heart of all these themes and the resulting recommendations is the commitment to the emergence of Cameroon. Moreover, these deliberations highlighted that the country’s emergence shall be attained through the structural transformation of the national economy, the implementation of a conducive environment for business attractiveness, a strategic positioning in traditional trade and social inclusive development, as well as budgetary consolidation and the continuation of emergence funding through innovative instruments.
Thus, with a view to implementing the recommendations of this major reunion, it will be up to MINEPAT officials during the year 2020, as Alamine Ousmane Mey indicated, to focus on popularisation and implementation of the new National Development Strategy. This will constitute, upon its official approval, the reference framework for the economic and social action of the Government over the 2020-2030 period. In this perspective, it is envisaged to deploy measures aimed at enhancing the impact of public investment on economic growth and strengthening the industrial fabric enabling the promotion of "Made in Cameroon". In the same vein, the following are envisaged: the promotion of the use of local inputs by companies in the agrifood sector, the establishment of national champions, sustained operational monitoring of the reforms undertaken to improve the business climate, the promotion of public-private partnerships as a reference tool for financing projects; without forgetting the operationalisation of innovative financing instruments identified and search for financing mechanisms oriented towards the private sector. In addition, there are projections geared at following-up measures of the Economic and Structural Reform Programme undertaken with the support of technical and financial partners.
To his colleagues from the external services, the Minister prescribed the systematic continued evaluation of projects under the Public Investment Budget and the consolidation of MINEPAT role in regional economic coordination, pursuant to the General Code of Local and Regional Authorities.
These recommendations shall enable MINEPAT to better play its part in the vast field of emergence whose course has been set by the Head of State. They can be enforced “without strict respect for cardinal principles of ethics, discipline and deontology of an administration that aims to be efficient”, highlighted Alamine Ousmane Mey.