The Prime Minister is the Head of Government whose action he directs. The Constitution charges him with the execution of laws.

He exercises regulatory power, appoints civilian posts subject to the prerogatives recognized by the President of the Republic in these areas (article 12).

The Government met to implement the policy of the Nation as defined by the President of the Republic. He is responsible to the National Assembly (Article 11), one of the two chambers of Parliament.

See the constitution of the government

Le Premier Ministre est le Chef du Gouvernement dont il dirige l'action. La Constitution le charge de l'exécution des lois.

Il exerce le pouvoir réglementaire, nomme aux emplois civils sous réserve des prérogatives reconnues au Président de la République dans ces domaines (Article 12).

Le Gouvernement met en œuvre la politique de la Nation telle que définie par le Président de la République. Il est responsable devant l'Assemblée Nationale (Article 11), l'une des deux chambres du Parlement. 

Voir la constitution du gouvernement

 

Legislative power instituted by the Constitution is exercised by a bicameral Parliament:

- The National Assembly whose members were elected on 22nd July 2007;

- The Senate.

In its provisional and final dispositions, Law N°96/06 of 18th January 1996 on constitutional revision of 2nd June 1972 stipulates that the National Assembly exercises full legislative power and enjoys full parliamentary prerogatives until the Senate becomes functional. The National Assembly has 1 80 MPs ail elected by direct and secret suffrage for a 5-year mandate. Each year, the National Assembly holds three ordinary sessions for a maximum duration of 30 days each (Section 15).

Section 19 of the Constitution provides that the National Assembly adopts laws in the simple majority of deputies. The initiative of a law belongs to the President of the Republic and Parliament. Section 26 precises the domain of the law, among others:

  • Fundamental rights, guarantees and obligations of the citizen;
  • Status of persons and property regime;
  • Political, Administrative and Judicial organization;
  • Financial and patrimonial matters, in particular on the system of issuing money, budget, creation of taxes and duties as well as recovery methods,
    domanial, land and mining systems, and natural resources system;
  • Education system.

The President of the Republic is the arch bearer of Cameroon's political system. Head of State, he embodies national unity. The Constitutions confers on him very important powers. He defines the policy of the Nation, watches over the respect of the Constitution, ensures through his arbitration the regular functioning of public powers.

He is the guarantor of national independence, territorial integrity, functioning and continuity of the State, respect of treaties and international agreements (Section 51. The central position occupied by the President of the Republic in Cameroon's institutions is justified by the fact that he is the elected of the entire Nation.

In accordance with Law N° 2008/001 of 14th April 2008 to amend and supplement same provisions Law N°96/06 of 1 8th January 1996 on constitutional revision of 2nd June 1972, the President of the Republic of Cameroon is elected for a mandate of 7 years and is re-eligible. The head of Cameroon's Executive is elected through direct universal suffrage in a round and by majority of volid votes.

Section 8 of the Constitution affirms that the President of the Republic represents the State in ail acts of public life. He is the head of the Army. He watches over the internal and external safety of national territory. He accredits ambassadors, and he receives extraordinary envoys of foreign powers accredited to Cameroon. He promulgates the laws. He exercises arbitrary right after consulting the Supreme Magistracy Council. He exercises statutory power.

The President of the Republic creates and organizes State's public services. He appoints in civil and military posts. He can dissolve the National Assembly (Section 8).

The President of the Republic can declare by decree state of emergency, which confers on him special powers. He can also by decree declare a state of siege and take any measures as he may deem necessary (Section 9).

The President of the Republic appoints the Prime Minister and, on the proposal of the latter, other members of the government.

He fixes their attributes and terminates their functions.

Merveilleusement dotée par la nature, la région de l’Ouest a souvent été comparée à l’Auvergne, en France. C’est une région vallonnée que traversent de belles rivières entrecoupées de chutes. L’Ouest présente une série de montagnes arrondies, héritages d’anciens volcans. Le climat ici est tempéré, et certaines localités telles que Dschang, station climatique, accusent des moyennes annuelles de température de 20° C. Pays de traditions et de culture, la région de l’Ouest se caractérise par la richesse de son artisanat aux nombreuses variétés d’expression : pipes, ustensiles en terre cuite, figurines et masques en cuivre, tabourets décorés de perles et par les danseurs bamilékés aux costumes pittoresques. Foumban est le siège de l’artisanat camerounais.

Bafoussam

Bafoussam est le chef-lieu de la Province de l’Ouest au Cameroun. C’est également le chef-lieu du département de la Mifi et l’un des trois arrondissements du département de la Mifi. Bafoussam est la principale ville de l’Ouest du Cameroun. Le groupement bafoussam est le premier groupement bamiléké né après la division du peuple bamiléké au XIVe siècle dans la région Tikar. Après Bafoussam, vint le groupement Bamoun, dont le fondateur, Ncharé, n’était autre que le cadet de Yendé 1er, fondateur de Bafoussam.

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