Cameroon President Replaces State Airline's Executives -- Report
By Emmanuel Tumanjong
YAOUNDE, Cameroon--Cameroon President Paul Biya has replaced the chief executive officer and general manager of
government-run Cameroon Airlines Corp., or Camair-Co, Cameroon Radio Television reported Thursday.
Former Finance Minister Edouard Akame Mfoumou was appointed the new CEO of Camair-co, replacing Philemon Yang, who is
the country's prime minister. Frederic Mbotto Edimo--who was the company's deputy general manager--took over as general
manager from Dutch-born Matthijs Boertien, said state-run CRTV, citing a presidential decree issued Wednesday. It
followed a board meeting which the company held that day, the radio station said.
Meanwhile, Camair-Co has ordered for two new aircraft to expand its fleet and boost its services, sources at the
company said. Camair-Co aims to buy a Boeing 777 in 2013 and a Boeing 787 in 2015. Yet, the company, which is considered
Cameroon's "national pride," is saddled with huge debts of around CFA50 billion ($101.4 million).
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