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Le Premier ministre, chef du gouvernement a présidé ce 09 janvier 2013 à l’immeuble Etoile, le séminaire gouvernemental sur l’optimisation des processus d’élaboration et d’exécution des feuilles de route ministérielles auquel la quasi-totalité du gouvernement a pris part.
Débutée à 11 heures, cette session de cadrage de l’outil de gestion de l’action gouvernementale était articulé autour de trois points : la méthodologie d’élaboration des feuilles de route ministérielles de l’exercice 2013, l’optimisation des procédures de passation des marchés publics et la gestion de la trésorerie et la régulation

budgétaire dans le cadre de leur exécution.
Ces trois exposés ont été respectivement présentés par le Secrétaire général des services du Premier ministre, Louis Paul Motaze, le Ministre délégué à la présidence de la République chargé des Marchés publics, Abba Sadou et le Ministre des Finances, Alamine Ousmane Mey.
L’on se souvient que lors du conseil des ministres du 27 novembre 2012, consacré à l’évaluation à mi-parcours des feuilles de route 2012, le Chef de l’Etat, Paul Biya avait prescrit l’organisation d’un séminaire gouvernemental sur la méthodologie d’élaboration et de mise en œuvre des feuilles de route, en même temps qu’il avait recommandé un encadrement plus soutenu des ministères dans leur suivi.

l faut dire que quelques disparités avaient été notées dans les résultats de l’année dernière, suivant les secteurs. Eh bien, ce séminaire devra permettre de les dissiper avec les innovations exposées lors de ce séminaire.

Louis Paul Motaze a indiqué à ce propos que la nouvelle approche prend en compte l’avènement du budget programme sur lequel le Minfi est revenu, et le nouveau ministère des Marchés publics qui s’attèle à ce que l’exécution des feuilles de route s’améliore par la commande publique.

Autre innovation et contrairement à 2012, la pondération des actions va être ajoutée à l’élaboration des feuilles de route 2013, histoire de classer les actions sectorielles en fonction de leur niveau de priorité et d’importance. Telle est la nouvelle méthodologie.

Pour une meilleure optimisation de son appropriation, le SG/PM a annoncé dès la semaine prochaine un autre séminaire à l’intention des collaborateurs directs des ministres particulièrement impliqués dans le processus que sont les Secrétaires généraux, Inspecteurs généraux et Chefs de cellule de Suivi.

S’agissant des finances qui restent le nerf de la guerre, le MINFI devra s’atteler à rendre disponibles le plus rapidement possible les ressources nécessaires à la mise en œuvre, aussi bien des actions prévues dans le budget 2013, voté par l’Assemblée nationale, que celles indiquées par le Président de la République lors de son adresse à la Nation le 31 décembre 2012. A ce sujet, Louis Paul Motaze se veut rassurant, les ministres disposent d’une certaine souplesse dans l’exécution de leurs enveloppes budgétaires, a-t-il déclaré.

Autres points évoqués, les délais de passation des marchés publics. Dans ce secteur, la réforme en cours a déjà produit une nouvelle nomenclature pour son amélioration. Pour le ministre Motaze, « si tout est appliqué comme les textes le prévoit, les choses ne vont que s’améliorer, et les délais substantiellement réduits ».

Le SG/PM souhaite cependant que les maîtres d’ouvrage participent à l’ensemble du processus, notamment à partir du montage des dossiers d’appel d’offres.

Pour y parvenir, Philemon Yang et son équipe se sont donnés quelques deux heures 20 minutes pour faire le tour de la question dans l’espoir que la prochaine évaluation produise de meilleurs résultats.

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Fulbright Public Policy Fellowships

Applications will be accepted from November 1, 2012 – February 1, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time.

 

2013-2014 Fulbright Public Policy Fellowships are available to:

 

Requirements/Preferences for 2013-2014 Fulbright Public Policy Countries:

2014 Ford Motor Company International Fellowship of 92nd Street, Brazil, P.R. China, Dominican Republic, Haiti, India, Israel, Myanmar, Russian Federation, Senegal and Turkey

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2014 Ford Motor Company International Fellowship of 92nd Street

January 10, 2013 By
 

The 2014 Ford Motor Company International Fellowship of 92nd Street is accepting new applications from community leaders engaged in a the nonprofit sector, either professionally or as a volunteer and is successfully addressing issues that affect the community’s well being. This fellowship provides an intensive three-week nonprofit management training course in New York.

Only community leaders who are living and working in Brazil, P.R. China, Dominican Republic, Haiti, India, Israel, Myanmar, Russian Federation, Senegal and Turkey are eligible to apply for this 2014 fellowship program.

Fellows participate in an intensive immersion experience designed to address the challenges of community building in today’s world. In partnership with the Picker Center for Executive Education at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, we provide classes and participatory workshops in nonprofit management, leadership, and strategic thinking.

The academic curriculum is complemented by visits to model nonprofits throughout New York City and meetings with academic, business, and government leaders. The experience is enhanced by the Fellows’ residency at 92nd Street Y, an institution founded in 1874 that has grown to serve over 300,000 people annually. At once a school, a lecture hall, a performance space, and a community organization, 92nd Street Y is a nonprofit organization unique in the world and vital to the cultural life of New York City. Fellows have the opportunity to meet with 92nd Street Y staff experts, board members, and community partners.

Applicants must be 21 years of age or older, with several years of leadership experience. We seek candidates from a variety of backgrounds with the aim of creating a group of Fellows who will work well together and offer a diversity of views and experiences. Candidates should be emerging leaders addressing issues whose resolution can have a significant positive impact on their communities, on their countries, and—collectively—on the world. Applicants must demonstrate fluency in English, have valid passports, and have regular access to a computer and the Internet. They may not be current recipients of other fellowships.

Airfare, accommodation, food, transportation, instruction, and other program-related expenses are included in the fellowship. Each participant receives a stipend upon arrival.

The deadline to submit applications is 30 June 2013. For more information, visit this link.

 

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BBCNEWS

Venezuela VP: Chavez can delay oath and stay in power

Venezuelan Vice-President Nicolas Maduro during a TV appearance, 4 January 2013 Nicolas Maduro referred to a copy of the constitution during his TV appearance

The Venezuelan government has said President Hugo Chavez can begin his new six-year term in office on Thursday, even if he is too ill to attend a swearing-in ceremony.

Vice-President Nicolas Maduro said the Supreme Court could swear in Mr Chavez at a later date.

He dismissed opposition calls for new elections should Mr Chavez not attend.

President Chavez is in Cuba struggling to recover from his latest round of surgery to treat cancer.

He has not been seen in public since the operation more than three weeks ago.

‘Don’t mess’

Observers have different interpretations of what it would mean if Mr Chavez misses his inauguration on Thursday.

Some in the opposition have said that if Mr Chavez is still in Cuba, power should pass to the head of the national assembly, and new elections should be held within 30 days.

But Mr Maduro said Thursday was not a fixed deadline, and that there was no reason to declare Mr Chavez’s “absolute absence” from office.

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Venezuelan constitution

  • Article 231: The president-elect shall take office on January 10 of the first year of their constitutional term, by taking an oath before the National Assembly. If for any reason, (they) cannot be sworn in before the National Assembly, they shall take the oath of office before the Supreme Court.
  • Article 233:(…) When an elected President becomes absolutely absent prior to inauguration, a new election…shall be held within 30 days.
  • Article 234: When the President is temporarily unable to serve, they shall be replaced by the Executive Vice-President for a period of up to 90 days, which may be extended by resolution of the National Assembly for an additional 90 days.

“The formality of his swearing-in can be resolved in the Supreme Court,” he said.

“The president right now is president,” he said, waving a pocket-sized copy of the constitution.

“Don’t mess with the people. Respect democracy.”

The head of the main opposition coalition, Ramon Guillermo Aveledo, said the government “doesn’t want to admit that the president is absent”.

“The official version of what is happening is unsustainable,” he told reporters.

Officials have said that Mr Chavez, 58, has suffered from complications brought on by a severe lung infection that developed after his latest surgery.

Mr Maduro said the president had “a right to rest and tranquillity, and to recuperate”.

“We will have the commander well again.”

‘Unified’

Mr Maduro and National Assembly Head Diosdado Cabello visited Mr Chavez in Cuba earlier in the week, along with several other dignitaries.

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Chavez’s career

President Hugo Chavez speaking during a meeting at Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas, on August 6, 2011.
  • Born in 1954
  • 1992: Leads a failed coup attempt against President Carlos Perez
  • 1999: Takes office after winning election
  • 2006: Wins another six-year term as president
  • 2011: Reveals he is being treated for cancer and has two operations in Cuba
  • 2012: Has two more operations
  • October 2012: Re-elected for another term as president

The vice-president said President Chavez was “conscious” and had gripped his hand firmly as they discussed Venezuelan politics.

He and Mr Cabello dismissed rumours of a split in the governing socialist movement, after their return from Cuba.

“We’re more unified than ever,” said Mr Maduro, who Mr Chavez recently named as his preferred successor.

“We swore in front of Commander Chavez that we’ll be united at the side of our people,” he said.

The National Assembly is due to meet on Saturday to elect its leadership, with Mr Cabello expected to be re-elected.

He has appealed to supporters of Mr Chavez to rally outside parliament during the session.

“If the opposition thinks it will find a space in the National Assembly to conspire against the people, it’s mistaken once again,” Mr Cabello said on Twitter. “It will be defeated.”

Mr Chavez was re-elected to a fourth term as president in October.

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HRM Fon Kevin Shomitang II has expressed much gratitude to the people of Mbaw Yakum for the steady support they have given him since he acceded to the throne in 2009. In a first-ever end of year message by any Mbaw Yakum monarch, Fon Shomitang II today enjoined the people through a full assembly of the Traditional Council and curious onlookers to consolidate and uphold their spirit of patriotism and loyalty so as to forge ahead via good citizenship to move the homeland forward.

The full text in English of the Fon’s message now follows:

 

FON’S PALACE

MBAW-YAKUM(BAMBALANG)

NDOP-CENTRAL SUB-DIVISION

NGOKETUNJIA DIVISION

NORTH-WEST REGION

 

 

                                            29th December, 2012

Royal End of Year Message

My Dear People,

I hope that you did enjoy the 2012 Christmas holiday. As I have got used to doing during other religious feasts, I joined the Christians to celebrate and thank God for the coming of Jesus Christ to save mankind. That has been my way to demonstrate my belief that God is the firm foundation for my reign which I hope and pray goes successful with your honest support.

Support, you have given me bountifully since Saturday (Vi-Nuii) 18th September 2009 when the Supreme Traditional Regulatory Authority, Kweifuongh, presented me to you in the Bambalang Palace Plaza as their new son, monarch of Mbaw Yakum. In the face of all challenges, you have stood by me. Among them, let me cite the funeral of Fon Fosi Yakum Ntaw II; my learning process, the March 2011 unfortunate invasion and wanton destruction by Balikumbat war-hungry neighbours; the attacks by bandits of the Mbaw-Yakum palaces; maiden royal contact tour; the presidential election of 9th October 2011; March 2012 Funeral of Fon of Bafanji; the 1st April 2012 election of MYDCA national executive bureau by list system; hosting of meetings of the North West Fons’ Union, NOWEFU; the 2012 storm that hit Llungweh; the fundraising campaign for the multi-purpose community complex; and the GHS Bambalang Lab improvement project.

By your individual and collective actions in those trying moments, you have given meaning to our sense of being one people with one destiny. I here heartily thank you all for demonstrating a new dynamism, new hope and faith in Mbaw Yakum. Your performances at home, elsewhere in Cameroon and abroad have been steadfast and outstanding.

Within the three years I have been on the throne, and thanks to your sincere support, patriotism and loyalty mentioned earlier which gained for us a win-win partnership with government, we now have electricity, access to some good water, an excellent earth road, more government nursery, primary and secondary schools with some classrooms constructed or under construction, more and upgraded health establishments by government and the Cameroon Baptist Convention Health Board, and a police post! Surely, more is on the way. That is why, ahead of next year’s local elections, I strongly urge you to quickly do the biometric registration so that when the time comes, we can together again reaffirm in clear terms our commitment to the mutually beneficial partnership we enjoy with the government.

As regards the Mbaw Yakum Development and Cultural Association, MYDCA, you supported me by electing by list system a new national leadership on 1st April 2012. Since then, MYDCA seems to have been faring fairly better than before. Still, we can do better. And we must do better. I call on all MYDCA structures in crises to peacefully settle their differences for general interest to prevail. In so doing, we must remember that even identical twins are never the same, but they can and must always make compromises to find consensus when family interest is at stake. In this regard, I shall not toy with your right to hold to account those you chose to manage at any level the association which should regularly use as blue-print the Royal Development Strategy I proposed to you.

In line with cultural reforms by the Mbaw Yakum Supreme Traditional Regulatory Authority, Kweifuongh, I was in Bafanji in March 2012 for the funeral of their Fon. For the first time too, Kweifuongh caused me to announce recently at nearly two months ahead of schedule, the 80th Sha’atang to run from Sunday (Vi-Nkwah) 20th January 2013, under the theme GROWING AND PRESERVING OUR CULTURE IN A CHANGING GLOBAL COMMUNITY. Thus,  Kweifuongh shows their awareness and sensitivity to the exigencies of modern and global realities without losing the resolve to keep safe our cultural identity. After the encouraging experience early this year, the cultural festival that Sha’atang is shall include a trade fair with a touch of tourism to make it more attractive than in the past. You are all welcome to participate.

In conclusion, let us continue to make individual and collective contributions toward the growth and development of our homeland. This challenge requires each one of us to remain hardworking, God-fearing, patriotic, law-abiding, loyal and selfless. For my part, I will stay awake and alert so that together, we transform Mbaw Yakum into a modern and comfortable Fondom for us all. That is my vision. I believe that it is our vision.

 May God grant us all good health and the goodwill to use the wealth of human, material and other resources at our disposal and grip, to consolidate our envied position of a people of high probity and integrity throughout the New Year 2013.

May God bless you, your families and loved ones.

God bless Mbaw Yakum.

 

The Fon of Mbaw Yakum,

 (Signed &Sealed)

HRM Fon Kevin Shomitang II