The president of the CENA, Emmanuel Tiando presented before the national representation, a draft budget of 1 billion FCFA. After expressing his concern that this budget will not allow the CENA to carry out a certain number of activities prior to the organization of the next election, Emmanuel Tiando did not go through four ways to ask the representative to plead with the Ministry of Finance to grant an additional credit of 805 million CFA francs to CENA.
“Beginning in 2019, we are entering a new electoral cycle and we need to conduct preparatory activities for the organization of these elections. And these different activities are absolutely necessary and that is why we asked the national representation to support us so that the Ministry of Finance agrees to grant us an additional credit of 805 million FCFA to enable us to carry out these activities which are absolutely essential to the organization of the next elections, “he said to that effect.
Of course, the national representation expressed its concerns about the functioning of the CENA, the preparatory activities for the organization of the polls, the need to have every year a budget forecast to be able to prepare the elections instead of the elections. wait until the last moment to apply for these credits, which are relatively large credits. It is in this logic that the national representation expressed its concern to see the CENA organize, to be proactive, because according to the deputies, “if there is no proactivity, we run the risk of to be surprised at the last moment “. And in the face of this concern, Emmanuel Tiando says that the CENA can only be proactive if it has a certain number of resources. “If these resources do not exist, we can not undertake all the actions that are absolutely necessary for the preparation of the various elections,” he said.
In conclusion, he hoped that the national representatives had taken note of these grievances so that all the arrangements could be made as part of the preparation of the elections.