Cameroon: MP dedicates own share of “government’s car allowance” to COVID-19 fight

Cameroon’s Ministry of Finance yesterday said it was disbursing over 4 billion FCFA for the purchase of cars for newly elected MPs.

The decision was received with mixed feelings as some said there are other issues plaguing the country that should be a priority including the COVID-19 pandemic.

One of Cameroon’s youngest Members of Parliament, Hon. Nourane Fotsing has taken many by surprise, announcing she’ll not be getting a car for herself.

“At this moment when our country crosses the bar of 5,000 cases of Covid-19 and about 171 deaths, permit me announce my intensification of the Solidarite_Covid-19_237 initiative in the national territory,” she says.

The MP from the PCRN party adds: “… the vehicle endowment that I will receive will be redirected to this initiative in order to bring more comfort to the population, victims of this ruthless pandemic”.

With two cars, she says adding another would be useless for her. The 32-year old politician’s move has been lauded by many who say it is a demonstration of her dedication to those that voted her into office.

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