A person from the West world visiting Cameroon and Africa for the first time will experience a lot of cultural differences. One is dealing with corruption. Many tourists refuse to pay bribes when they arrive but it doesn’t take many days (or hours) until they do what everyone else does. Pay and look happy!
My friends from the west always says: “Back home, we pay tax, here we pay bribes. Both are expenses for me that goes to the government, so why bother”.
He is partially right. Because the policeofficer recieving your bribe is not going to keep all for himself. A share goes to his/hers boss, and the boss pays to his boss and so on until it reaches a minister in the government.
Don´t support bribes and corruption! It’s hard to not pay bribes in Cameroon but if you can avoid it you’re doing everyone a favor.
Thetre is urgent need for help in my country and one of the things we can do is to put in place concrate actions that will have immidiate positive impact.
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