Order of Merit


Ordre du Mérite

  • Order instituted on 24 April 1924 by Commissioner of the Republic of Cameroon under mandate of France as "Order for Merit native". The decree of 4 July 1946 changed the name to "Order of Merit of Cameroon". The Republic of Cameroon retain this order after independence with some modifications on the back of orders insignia.
  • Order awarded for at least 12 years of public service.
  • Order have III classes.
  • Order have VI types, depends on insignia inscription.
  • Type I - "TERRITOIRE DU CAMEROUN - MERITE INDIGENE" (1924).
  • Type II - "TERRITOIRE DU CAMEROUN - MERITE CAMEROUNAIS" (1946).
  • Type III - "ETAT DU CAMEROUN - MERITE CAMEROUNAIS" (1957).
  • Type IV - "REPUBLIQUE FEDERALE DU CAMEROUN - MERITE CAMEROUNAIS" (1961).
  • Type V - "REPUBLIQUE UNIE DU CAMEROUN - MERITE CAMEROUNAIS" (1972).
  • Type VI - "REPUBLIQUE DU CAMEROUN - REPUBLIC OF CAMEROON - MERITE CAMEROUNAIS" (1984).

 

 

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