Peter Mafany Musonge (born 3 December 1942[1]) is a Cameroonian politician who was Prime Minister of Cameroon from September 19, 1996, to December 8, 2004.

Peter Mafany Musonge
6th Prime Minister of Cameroon
In office
September 19, 1996 – December 8, 2004
Preceded bySimon Achidi Achu
Succeeded byEphraïm Inoni
Personal details
Born (1942-12-03) 3 December 1942 (age 81)
Political partyCPDM
Professioncivil engineer

Biography edit

Musonge was born at Muea in the Fako Department of Cameroon's South-West Region.[1] He received a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering at Drexel University and received a Master of Science degree in structural engineering at Stanford University, and has worked on a variety of development projects. He has been a longtime supporter and assistant of President Paul Biya, and is an Anglophone and a member of the Bakweri ethnic group. He left his position as Prime Minister after a cabinet reshuffle which followed Biya's successful 2004 reelection, for which Musonge served as campaign manager.

Musonge is a member of the Central Committee of the ruling Cameroon People's Democratic Movement (CPDM).[2] Biya appointed Musonge as Grand Chancellor of National Orders on April 4, 2007.[3]

In May 2013, President Biya appointed Musonge to the Senate of Cameroon. He was one of 30 senators to receive their seats by presidential appointment; the other 70 senators were indirectly elected. Biya appointed three senators for each region, and Musonge was one of the three to come from the South-West Region.[4] There was some speculation that he might receive the post of President of the Senate, but Marcel Niat Njifenji was elected to that post on 12 June 2013. Musonge was instead designated as President of the CPDM's Senate Parliamentary Group.[5]

References edit

  1. ^ a b "Peter Mafany Musonge, le Premier ministre" Archived 2007-09-27 at the Wayback Machine, Afrique Express (in French).
  2. ^ List of members of the RDPC Central Committee Archived 2007-06-30 at the Wayback Machine, RDPC website (in French).
  3. ^ Kini Nsom, "Biya Overhauls CPDM Machinery, Appoints New SG", The Post (Cameroon), April 10, 2007.
  4. ^ Daniel Kameni, "Cameroun: La liste des 100 sénateurs", Mutations, 10 May 2013 (in French).
  5. ^ Armelle Nya, "Cameroun : Marcel Niat Njifenji élu président du Sénat", Jeune Afrique, 13 June 2013 (in French).
Political offices
Preceded by Prime Minister of Cameroon
Succeeded by