Hamadjoda Adjoudji

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Hamadjoda Adjoudji (born 1937[1]) is a Cameroonian politician. He served in the government of Cameroon as Minister of Animal Husbandry, Fishing, and Animal Industries from 1984 to 2004.[2] Currently he is a Deputy Secretary-General of the Central Committee of the Cameroon People's Democratic Movement (RDPC).[3]

Hamadjoda was born in Banyo, located in what later became Adamawa Region. A veterinary doctor by profession, he was Head of the Provincial Sector of Animal Husbandry and Animal Industries from November 1972 to March 1974. Subsequently, he was Director-General of the Animal Production Development and Exploitation Company (SODEPA) from March 1974 to July 1984.[1]

Appointed to the government by President Paul Biya as Minister of Animal Husbandry, Fishing, and Animal Industries on 7 July 1984, Hamadjoda remained in that position for over twenty years; he was eventually replaced in December 2004. He therefore headed a ministry for longer than anyone else in Cameroon's history since independence in 1960.[2]

Following his departure from the government, Hamadjoda Adjoudji became Chairman of the Board of the Public Contract Regulatory Agency (Agence de régulation des marchés publics, ARMP).[4] President Paul Biya also appointed him as Chairman of the Board of the University of Ngaoundere on 10 September 2005.[5]

On 15 March 2007 President Biya additionally appointed Hamadjoda Adjoudji to a three-year term on the Coordination Committee of the National Anti-Corruption Commission.[4][6] He and the other members of the Commission were sworn in on 30 May 2007.[7]


  1. ^ a b Les Élites africaines (1985), page 249 (in French).
  2. ^ a b Jean Calvin Ovono, "Le Top 264 de Paul Biya ou la liste des 264 ministres utilisés en 26 ans de Renouveau!", icicemac.com, 3 December 2008 (in French).
  3. ^ "Hamadjoda Adjoudii : Confiance méritée", Page at RDPC website (in French).
  4. ^ a b "Les "papys" de la lutte anticorruption" , La lettre du continent, number 516, Africa Intelligence, 19 April 2007 (in French).
  5. ^ Fidelis Pegue Manga, "Njeuma Quits UB, 12 Years After", The Post, 12 September 2005.
  6. ^ "Décret n° 2007/078 du 15 mars 2007 portant nomination des membres du Comité de coordination de la Commission nationale anti-corruption" , Cameroon government website (in French). Archived August 19, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  7. ^ Kini Nsom and Christopher Jator Njechu, "National Anti-Corruption Commission: Garga Haman Collapses At Swearing-In Ceremony", The Post, 31 May 2007.