The work plan presents all activities EITI Cameroon is planning for the period in question.
Cameroon is a leading producer of crude oil, natural gas, bauxite, aluminium, iron ore, as well as diamonds, gold, marble, granite, sapphire, quartz and construction materials. Yet social conflicts around the management of natural resource revenues, subnational transfers to resource-rich communities and environmental impacts of the extractive industries have been widespread.
In addition to a national EITI, an EITI Students Club was established in Douala to use EITI data to support academic research and public debate and the National Assembly established an EITI committee to support implementation of the EITI Standard.
Cameroon's 2013 EITI Report confirms that the government has no policy for the publication of beneficial ownership data. Of the 22 companies in the report, 13 were either state-owned or publicly listed. Of the remaining nine companies, five disclosed their legal owners and one company disclosed its beneficial owner. The report also shows owners of mining licenses. Although many of these appear to be physical persons, there report does not confirm whether they are also the beneficial owners. The report recommends the creation of a public beneficial ownership register.
Cameroon is a leading producer of crude oil, natural gas, diamonds, gold and sapphire, but it also produces a variety of construction materials. Ongoing development of oil and gas is taking place offshore in the Gulf of Guinea, while mining exploration is focused on roughly 40% of Cameroon’s territory.
Cameroon has rich deposits of crude oil, natural gas, bauxite, gold, iron ore and diamonds. Abundant oil and gas resources are found mainly in the shallow and deep-water offshore, while mineral deposits are located onshore. Cameroon is considered one of the most mineralised countries along the Gulf of Guinea, holding the second largest bauxite reserves in sub-Saharan Africa.
|Gas||154||billion Sm3||Cameroon holds arounds 0.6% of the world's natural gas reserves|
|Bauxite||700,000||thousand metric tons||Cameroon holds the world's sixth largest deposits of bauxite|
|Iron ore||632,000||thousand metric|
|Uranium||24,125||metric tons||these are potential reserves. The minimum content of the deposits is 0.1%|
The latest EITI disclosures (2013) show that Cameroon received USD 1.597 billion from extractive industry taxation. Over 97% of these revenues came from upstream hydrocarbons, mainly from crude oil, with the rest from oil and gas transport as well as mining. Revenues were mainly collected through SNH’s direct transfers to Treasury (45%), corporate income tax (23%) and the special revenue tax (3%).
Total government revenues
The EITI encourages multi-stakeholder groups to explore innovative approaches to make the EITI more relevant and useful.
- EITI Student Club in Douala use EITI reports for academic research and public debate
- Open data is displayed on the national EITI website: scroll down and check the Fast and Open Data section here!
- Use of comic strips to explain the EITI
- Inclusion of oil transit through the Chad-Cameroon Pipeline
- Direct representation of treasury and tax office in MSG working groups to enhance reporting
- Companies asked to sign a declaration of support to the EITI and will be required to have their reporting templates certified.
- Review of the Finance Law to clarify the roles and responsibilities of these bodies
- EITI-requested update of the mining cadastre to better determine company coverage
- On 30 August 2012, the National Assembly established an EITI committee to follow implementation of the standard
EITI has updated its workplan, including plans for capacity building and for mainstreaming of EITI reporting in government systems.
The government announced its intention to apply for EITI Candidature at the EITI Global Conference in London in March 2005. Prime Ministerial Decree 2005/2176/PM on 16 June 2005 provides the legal basis for EITI implementation and establishes the EITI multi-stakeholder group, known as the Follow-Up Committee (‘Comité de suivi de la mise en œuvre de l’ITIE’). The Minister of Finance, HE Alamine Ousmane Mey, chairs the MSG in Cameroon and Agnès Solange Ondigui Owona is the National Coordinator.
This open data policy is a part of EITI Cameroon's 2017-2019 work plan.
This open data roadmap is part of EITI Cameroon's 2017-2019 work plan.
An outline of the steps leading to beneficial ownership disclosure by 1 January 2020, this roadmap is a part of the 2017 - 2019 Cameroon EITI work plan.
Cameroon's 2014 EITI Report covers extractive activities in the country for that fiscal year.
The Annual Progress Report provides an overview of all EITI Cameroon's activities during the past year.
This EITI Report covers Cameroon's extractive sector in 2013. It was published in June 2015.
This EITI Report covers Cameroon's extractive sector in 2012. It was published in December 2014.
This EITI Report covers Cameroon's extractive sector in 2011. It was published in August 2013.
This Cameroon EITI Validation report was published in August 2013.
Ms Agnès Solange ONDIGUI OWONA
Agnès Solange Ondigui Owona is the Coordinator of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) in Cameroon, a role she has held since 2009. Ms Ondigui Owona is also the Vice-Chairman of the Technical Commission for Privatization and Liquidat
EITI responsibilities: Geographic: Francophone Africa. Thematic: state-owned enterprises (SOE) and oil sales, artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) and mineral smuggling, supreme audit institutions (SAIs)
Anna Herbert de la Portbarré
EITI responsibilities: Interpretation, translation and proof reading of all EITI content from English to French. Support for francophone African countries.
Work Experience: Prior to joining the EITI in 2014,