Louis-Paul MOTAZE

Minister of Finance of Cameroon

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“The digital society will not wait for latecomers!” The need to be present on the web

Louis Paul MOTAZE, Minister

“The digital society that is coming will not be waiting for those who are late.” The message is that of the President of the Republic, His Excellency Paul Biya, on 31 December 2018, in his address to the nation. In today’s digital age, it is important not only to digitalize public services as recommended by the President, but also to be present on the Internet and social networks. In order to better communicate on public actions. Especially in order to bring good information into this cyberspace sometimes, and unfortunately, flooded with erroneous information or fake news. The President of the Republic, His Excellency Paul Biya, speaking on 10 February 2018 on the traditional occasion of the Youth Day, called on all his compatriots, especially young people, to show “patriotism” on the Internet. “Be patriotic Internet users who work for the development and influence of Cameroon and not passive followers or naive relays of the Republic’s critics… Every time you use these communication highways, which give you global visibility, 

you must remember that this does not mean that you are exempt from civil and moral obligations such as respect for others and the institutions of your country,” explained the President of the Republic, Paul Biya. Already in April 2016, His Excellency Paul Biya recommended to his collaborators and ministers to better communicate on the web about public actions. “The Head of State asked us to be more present on social networks,” recalled my colleague Issa Tchiroma Bakary, then Minister of Communication, at a press conference. Responding to these various calls from our President of the Republic, we have therefore chosen to be present on the Internet. A necessary presence to better communicate on all our public actions. My news, the news of my ministerial department, my speeches, my short biography, my opinions and some of my interviews and media outings are gathered in this web page. This, in order to be, as prescribed by the President of the Republic, a patriotic Internet user who works for the development and influence of Cameroon! Have a good surf and feel free to comment or interact with me!

Cameroon’s ambition is to be an emerging country!

About Louis-Paul MOTAZE

It is thanks to Decree 2018/191 of 02 March 2018 on the reorganisation of the government by the President of the Republic, His Excellency Paul BIYA, that I am appointed Minister of Finance. I was previously Minister of Economy, Planning and Spatial Planning. I was installed in my new position by the then Prime Minister, Head of Government, Philemon Yang, on 6 March 2018 in Yaounde in the proceedings room of the Ministry of Finance. On 4 January 2019, the President of the Republic renewed his confidence in me through ministerial reorganisation. First of my session in the entrance exam to the National School of Administration and Magistracy (ENAM) in 1981, I graduated as a Civil Administrator, Economics and Finance section. Perhaps we should remember that I was the Major of my promotion in 1983. I strengthened my capacities in France by obtaining a DEA (Diplôme d’études approfondies) in Public Law and a DESS (Diplôme d’études supérieures spécialisées) in international transport in 1985.

“The Cameroonian government is making efforts to attract investments to the country. And thank God, it’s starting to produce results… Companies are setting up and it’s about attracting more.”

Louis-Paul MOTAZE

Minister of Finance of Cameroon

News & In The Media 

Cameroon’s Ministry of Finance was present at PROMOTE 2022 [Video]

The Ministry of Finance of Cameroon was present at PROMOTE 2022 which was held from 19 to 26 February 2022 at the Yaoundé Convention Centre. In the video, a brief overview of MINFI's presence at Promote with testimonies from visitors and MINFI directorates general...

Louis Paul MOTAZE at Promote 2022

France Suspends Cameroons’ Debt Servicing

A protocol agreement to suspend Cameroons’ debt servicing to France for a period of one year, was signed on December 18, 2020, between the government of Cameroon represented by the Minister of Finance Louis Paul Motaze and French ambassador to Cameroon Christophe...

France Cameroon