Grand Chancellor of National Orders : Philemon Yang Ready For Service
President Paul Biya on April 17, 2020 appointed the former Prime Minister, Head of Government as the new Grand Chancellor of National Orders.
Philemon Yang, Cameroon’s former Prime Minister, Head of Government from June 30, 2009 to January 4, 2019 is the new Grand Chancellor of National Orders appointed by President Paul Biya on April 17, 2020. He takes over from Peter Mafany Musonge, another former Prime Minister who is current Chairman of the National Commission for the Promotion of Bilingualism and Multiculturalism.
Mr Yang considers the new position as, « Another opportunity for me to serve the President and serve the nation, » he told the press immediately after the appointment. After expressing thanks to the Head of State, Philemon Yang said, «There are definitely challenges because I know nothing about the job but I am totally convinced that I am going to learn and I should be able to do a good job before long because I believe service to the nation ought to be taken very seriously »
Born on June 14, 1947 in Jikejem, in the present Oku Subdivision of Bui Division in the North West Region, Philemon Yang is a household name in Cameroon’s public administration. He enters into the annals of history as one of the longest serving Prime Ministers in Cameroon as from the Star Building in Yaounde, he coordinated government’s action from June 30, 2009 to January 4, 2019. Before being appointed Prime Minister, Philemon Yang served as the Minister, Assistant Secretary General at the Presidency from December 8, 2004 till the day he was appointed Head of Government.
In his earlier administrative life, Philemon Yang also served government in several capacities. He served briefly as the Prosecutor at the Court of Appeal in Buea in 1975. The same year, he was appointed the Deputy Minister of Territorial ...