The newly elected Board Members of the International Institute of Certified Forensic Professionals USA, Inc. (IICFIP) has been installed into their functions.
That was Saturday October 16, 2021 during the Annual General Assembly and installation of the Cameroon Board of the institution. The ceremony took place at GFAC Hotel in Yaoundé and was placed under the auspices of the Prime Minister and Head of Government.
The new Country Director of IICFIP is Dr. Mokube Mathias Itoe. Shortly after installation, he promised to make the institution’s activities in Cameroon more dynamic, transparent and inclusive in the coming three years.
“As new Country Director, I plan to take neccesary measures, in order to elevate staff morale, make IICFIP more dynamic and further increase the satisfaction of our members with our work delivery. I strongly believe that this is achievable, by establishing dialogue, building trust, increasing efficiency and focusing on accountability.” Dr. Mokube said.
The new Country Director declared his intention to work hand in hand with the newly elected executive and membership, considered as the main asset of IICFIP Cameroon.
“Special attention will be given to the youth at IICFIP Cameroon Country Office. Our youth are the future of this country and the hope of a modern, thriving, developing, corruption free and prosperous nation. At the same time, we strongly value the experience of our senior membership. As a knowledge institution, we cherish their wisdom and expertise gained through years of hard work. Them teaching the next generation of IICFIP Cameroon membership is fundermental.” He told News Upfront.
The new Board of IICFIP CAMEROON is composed as follows
1. Country Director: Dr. Mokube Mathias Itoe
2. Chairman: Ndangoh Calvin Tah
3. Secretary General: Bushu Emmanuel
4. Treasurer: Francine Happi Afanji
5. Mobilisation Directors:
– Nkasah Stephan Bekeneh
– Mbu Jarvis
6. Professiona Liaison Directors
– Ngole Roland
– Dr. Langa Micheal
7. Minute Secretary
Midjet Ebonlo Regine
– Valentine Okale Dang
– Louis Valentine Abena India
9. REGIONAL DIRECTORS:
– South West: Enades
– North west: Atech Olympian
– Center Region:Valentine Wupongwuh
– South:Kole Ebang Paul
– Littoral:Cho Ndifor Cornelius
– Grand North: Dr. Mosoko Jebea
IICFIP CAMEROON ADVISERS:
1. Mr. Aloysius Vutumu
2. Pa Paul Acha
3. Dr. FERDINAND Abangma
The International Institute of Certified Forensic Investigation Professionals USA, Inc. (IICFIP) is the professional membership organization that not only brings together forensic investigators but also provides forensic investigation skills training to all that are interested.
IICFIP’s vision is to be the leading forensic investigation accreditation training and standards setting body institute in the World by spreading our wings in all countries enabling our members to automatically bring to their clients global best practices in their performance of forensic investigation practice.
IICFIP’s mission is to promote excellence of forensic investigation skills globally by carrying out accreditation and other training in all countries across the globe evolving standards for forensic investigation processes and creating a process for validating new approaches to forensic investigation. It also aims to create a Common Body of Knowledge (CBK) for forensic investigation processes in forensic investigation profession.
IICFIP delivers the following professional accreditations or certifications:
CFIP – Certified Forensic Investigation Professional
CACC – Certified Anti-Corruption Consultant
CMIP – Certified Medical Investigation Professional
CDFP – Certified Digital Forensic Professional
According to the IICFIP Global Chairman, Pr. K Rama SUBRAMANIAM, “the challenges faced by a forensic investigation professional keeps changing, and he / she is expected to continuously innovate in order to meet the growing complexity of the forensic process.”
Some of the disciplines of forensics include Forensic psychology, forensic accounting and audit, questioned documents, trace evidence, controlled substances, biological screening, fire debris/arson analysis, impression evidence, blood pattern analysis, crime scene investigation, medicolegal death investigation, digital evidence, background checks and screening etc.
Simply put, forensic training can provide the 21st century knowledge and analytical skills to personnel and staff that will enable them manage contemporary problems and challenges related to fraud or white-collar crimes, corruption, non-compliance with statutory provisions and ethical irregularities in corporate organizations and public institutions.
In development thinking, weak governance and corruption are seen primarily as challenges to the efficient delivery of outcomes such as health, income growth, education, infrastructure, and a thriving private sector. There is no doubt that failures of governance and corruption do present such challenges.
For the layman, fraud and corruption in Cameroon is regarded as a way of life, a norm in public service or a culture that cannot be wished or washed away. Auditors often concentrate on error detection and regard fraud and corruption as a secondary or even tertiary assignment in a given engagement.
The primary role of Certified Forensic Investigation Professionals (CFIPs) or forensic accountants is to examine incidence of fraud in financial records. Auditors are fact witnesses, whereas Forensic investigation professionals or forensic accountants are expert witnesses. IICFIP can help you in training staff to acquire this expertise and providing seasoned experts for punctual or recurring assignments.