Yaounde, Cameroon Africa. (Cameroon News) – President Paul Biya of Cameroon , re-elected during the October 9, 2011 presidential election, took office Thursday, November 3, 2011 by taking the oath of office at the National Assembly and receiving the insignia of the Master of National Orders.
Mr Biya in his inaugural speech at the National Assembly in front of members of the National Assembly, the Supreme Court, cabinet ministers, members of the diplomatic corps, representatives of international organisations and the entire nation declared that, “ Now is time for action”.
He reiterated some major highlights of the major accomplishments vision under which he places the new term of office whose ultimate goal is the make Cameroon an emerging country by 2035.
Paul Biya described the National Assembly as a temple of democracy and announced that the House will soon be completed with the putting in place of the Senate and Regional Councils.
He also declared plans to put in place the Constitutional Council whose role is played now by the Supreme Court in order for the country’s democratic institutions to be complete.
Mr Biya equally expressed the determination to ensure that the electoral system in the country is made strong enough so that those elected should always be a manifestation of the sovereign will of the people of Cameroon.
Some of the opposition candidates who contested the October 9 election with Paul Biya attended the swearing-in ceremony at the National Assembly.
Noticeable ones were Barrister Bernard Acho Muna, George Nyamndi Dobgima, Esther Dang, Joachim Tabi Owono and Feuzzi Isaac.Pin It