Mathias Zana Naab a été reçu en audience le 13 janvier 2021, par le Ministre de l'Économie, de la Planification et de l’Aménagement du Territoire, Alamine Ousmane Mey.
The audience granted by the Minister of the Economy at his cabinet was an opportunity for the 4 month old Resident Coordinator of the United Nations System in Cameroon to present the key projects of the UN in Cameroon for the Year 2021, to the attention and guidance of the Minister of the Economy. Mr Zana Naab congratulated the Minister and his collaborators for the important role they played in the elaboration of the Governments 2020-2030 phase of the National Development Strategy.
He expressed the wish to strengthen the partnership between Government and UN in a peaceful collaboration and pledged to mobilize other international partners to accompany the Government of Cameroon in its development endeavours. Also the new Resident Coordinator promised to join hands with the Government in the task of mobilizing the population to accept the coronavirus vaccine and get vaccinated and also promised to help the government of Cameroon mobilize funds that would be needed to win the fight against the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
In response the Minister of the Economy Planning and Regional Development thanked his comrade and expressed his readiness to corporate with the UN with the feedback from the Ministry of Public Health as well, for the effective outcome on projects of health concerns. He equally raised the problem of poverty in Cameroon, and expressed the hope that with the background and experience of the new Resident Coordinator of the United Nations System in Cameroon their collaboration will facilitate the management and protection of the Cameroonian population.
Prior to his appointment as United Nations System Resident Coordinator in Cameroon, Matthias Zana Naab held the same position in the Comoros since 2016.