Paul Tasong: A Seasoned Economist At MINEPAT

The former Economic Commissioner for CEMAC was on March 02, 2018 appointed Minister Delegate at the Ministry of the Economy, Planning and Regional Development.

Economic and managerial skills of Paul Tasang, an elite from Lebialem Division, South West Region has enabled him rose to the rank of Minister Delegate at the Ministry of the Economy, Planning and Regional Development, MINEPAT. He returns to a Ministry where he had some years back served as Secretary General.

The experienced Economist was till December 2017 the Economic Commissioner for the Central African Economic and Monetary Commission, CEMAC.

After graduating from the then University of Yaounde with a Degree in Public Law and Political Science, he gained admission into the National School of Administration and Magistracy, ENAM, graduated with a Diploma in Taxation.

The urge for knowledge pushed Tasong to pursue a Masters Degree in Public Administration and Management in the Belgian University of Antwerp RUCA. From Belgium, he moved to the United States, where he read Executive Education and Public Financial Management at the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government.

In his administrative career with the government of Cameroon, Tasong has served as Director of Public Investments in the then Ministry of Finance and the Economy, and one time Regional Delegate of the Economy, Planning and Regional Development, South West.

Before he moved on as a Regional Delegate, Tasong had served as Assistant Legal Research Officer in the Department of Taxes, Yaounde, Value-Added Tax Auditor in the Centre Provincial Tax Centre, Yaounde, and Chief of Centre for Taxes, Tiko, Fako Division, South West Region.

Paul Tasong prides himself with planning, monitoring and control skills. He is said to have powerfully contributed to the drawing up of the Growth & Employment Strategy Paper, GESP, which carries the Vision 2035. He is married with children.



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