Minister of Finance Lazare Essimi Menye of Cameroon

Essimi Menye was in Douala to attend a roundtable conference, which focused on the relationship between commercial banks and small/medium size enterprises during which he urged financial institutions to assist enterprises by granting them loans to enable them boost production.
The government of Cameroon has submitted its 2008 draft budget worth 2,275 trillion CFA francs (over US$5 billion), the Finance minister, Lazare Essimi Menye said on Friday.