Wednesday, August 30, 2006

CRTV Cameroon workers denounce General Manager

Workers of the Cameroon Radio and Television, CRTV, have charged their General Manager, Amadou Vamoulke, with mismanaging the corporation and making things difficult for them. The indictment is contained in an open letter the workers wrote to the General Manager on August 24. The workers claim that since January 30, journalists and technicians have died in CRTV due to the negligence of management.

The writers of the letter accused management of encouraging professional mediocrity by allowing new recruits to present the news while the old hands are allowed to wallow in limbo. The letter blames the General Manager for having delegated all powers to his assistant who has not mastered the intricacies of management. The personnel decried the absence of potable water at the National Radio station in Yaounde, due to unpaid bills. The Radio House, they said, lacks functional water system toilets since December 2005. They blamed the General Manager for not visiting Radio Bamenda, Buea and Bertoua among others that suffer with dilapidated equipment.

(Source; R Netherlands Media Network Weblog)