France – A non-governmental organization (NGO) that fights hunger and
corruption in the Third World has accused Franck Biya,the eldest son of
Cameroon's President Paul Biya, of destroying rainforests in the
country, owing huge sums in taxes and corruption.
The chairwoman of "Survie" (Survive), Odile Tobner, said told PANA
on Friday: "As a businessman exploiting forest resources, Frank Biya
still keeps plundering Cameroonian forests, taking advantage of his
father's position as President. This, to our mind, is unacceptable.”
said Biya also wanted to exploit rainforests in the Central African
Republic in association with a son of the country's President François
Bozizé but their a pplication for a logging permit in that country was
turned down as it failed to meet the legal requirements,
to her, Biya owes hundreds of millions of CFA in tax to the Cameroonian
government for his activities in the timber business.
large sums of money in tax as a result of his farming activities. He
has never paid that money. We can prove that he has secured
considerable assets in France, Switzerland and in Monaco, by destroying
Cameroon's rainforests,” the Survie Chairwoman said.