Members also used the opportunity to pledge support for the war efforts against Boko Haram.
In its first meeting for 2015, the bureau of the Senate on Friday, January 9, 2015, met at its Yaounde Conference Centre headquarters to review the working conditions of senators. Senate President, Marcel Niat Njifenji, explained that they reviewed senators’ emoluments in tune with what obtains in the National Assembly.
The Senate President said following instructions they received, they took a second look at some documents in order “to move on the same wavelength” with the National Assembly. This was understood to mean having a second look at salaries and allowances of senators in order to align them with those of MPs. Senate Deputy President, Simon Achidi Achu, on his part said several other things were discussed, including the conditions of service of senators.
According to Marcel Niat Njifenji, Senate bureau members also used the opportunity to express support to President Paul Biya in his war efforts against Boko Haram in the Far North Region. “Senators are conscious that in the present circumstances whereby Boko Haram is destroying a part of the country, they have to rally behind the Head of State and the army, which is doing a commendable job. It is important for soldiers to feel that Cameroonians are behind them in kicking out these terrorists from our country,” the President explained.
Last Friday’s meeting held on the eve of the presentation of New Year wishes to Marcel Niat Njifenji by staff and senators.
Source : Cameroon Tribune