Joseph Ngute

Joseph Dion Ngute (born March 12, 1954) is a Cameroonian politician currently serving as the 9th Prime Minister of Cameroon, following his appointment in January 2019. He succeeded Philémon Yang, who had held the post since 2009.[1]

Joseph Dion Ngute
Nguté May 2019 (cropped).jpg
9th Prime Minister of Cameroon
Assumed office
4 January 2019
PresidentPaul Biya
Preceded byPhilémon Yang
Personal details
Born (1954-03-12) 12 March 1954 (age 67)
Bongong Barombi, British Cameroons
Political partyRDPC
Alma materUniversity of Warwick
University of Yaounde
Nguté speech May 2019

CareerEdit

Ngute was born in southwest Cameroon, in Bongong Barombi. From 1966 to 1971, he studied at the Lycée Bilingue de Buéa, where he obtained the A-Level from the General Certificate of Education Advanced Level. From 1973 to 1977, he attended graduate school at the University of Yaoundé and obtained a law degree. Then, from 1977 to 1978, he enrolled at Queen Mary University in London, where he obtained a master's degree in law. And, from 1978 to 1982, he followed the Ph.D program in law at the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom.[2]

Since 1980, he has been a professor at the University of Yaoundé II. In 1991, he served as the director of the Advanced School of Administration and Magistracy. In 1997, he entered government, serving as the Minister Delegate to the Minister of External Relations. In March 2018 he was appointed Minister of special duties at the Presidency of the Republic.[3][1]

Personal lifeEdit

Ngute comes from the English-speaking southwestern region of Cameroon (former Southern Cameroons), and is also a local tribal chief.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Dion Ngute appointed as Cameroon's new Prime Minister". Journalducameroun.com. 4 January 2019. Retrieved 10 January 2019.
  2. ^ 19, Juin 2012 | Livre | (2012-06-19). "DION NGUTE Joseph". Camerlex (in French). Retrieved 2020-06-24.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  3. ^ "Who Is Joseph Dion Ngute, Cameroon's New PM". Cameroon News Agency. 4 January 2019. Archived from the original on 10 January 2019. Retrieved 10 January 2019.
  4. ^ "Joseph Dion Ngute appointed Prime Minister of Cameroon". Politicalanalysis.co.za. Retrieved 10 January 2019.
Political offices
Preceded by Prime Minister of Cameroon
2019–present
Incumbent