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World Record: Cameroon holds record for oldest civil servant - A 90-year-old Policeman

Cameroon's Delegate for National Security (Chief of Police), MBARGA NGUELE, celebrated his 90th birthday yesterday. He unofficially becomes the oldest civil servant and serviceman on earth.

Born on July 1, 1932, in Mengueme Bane, a small village located in the district of Nkolmetet, Department of Nyong and So'o, Central Region, MBARGA NGUELE is one of the Cameroonian Police officials who have climbed all the steps of the "Police Floor".


He started his professional career at the age of 19, as a Police Inspector in Douala and was successively Commissioner of the 1st District in 1951 and Commissioner of the 2nd District from 1961 to 1963. In 1964, he was appointed Special Commissioner of the city of Yaoundé, a position he held until 1966.

He was then appointed Chief of the Provincial Brigade of the Judicial Police of the Centre-South. In 1967, he became the Central Commissioner of Yaoundé, concurrently with his functions as Head of the Provincial Service of the National Security of the Center. From 1976 to 1982, he was Director of General Information. Thereafter, he was appointed Head of Studies at the General Delegation for National Security.

He became General Delegate to the National Security in August 1983. He left this position in 1984 to take up the post of Ambassador of Cameroon to Zaire. After spending 19 years as Ambassador of Cameroon to Brazil, he was transferred to Spain on March 11, 2010. Cumulatively, on August 31, 2010, he was appointed for the second time Delegate General for National Security.

Since his installation, he intends to "leave nothing to chance so that the Police force becomes what it should be, no matter how long it takes".

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