List of prime ministers of Cameroon

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This is a list of prime ministers of Cameroon since the country gained independence from France in 1960 to the present day.


The current Prime Minister of Cameroon is Joseph Ngute, since 4 January 2019.

List of officeholders


Political parties


Term of officePolitical party President(s)
Took officeLeft officeTime in office
Republic of Cameroun
1 Ahmadou Ahidjo.jpg Ahmadou Ahidjo
1 January 19605 May 1960125 days UC Himself
2 No image.png Charles Assalé
15 May 19601 October 19611 year, 139 days UC Ahidjo
Federal Republic of Cameroon
East Cameroon
1 No image.png Charles Assalé
1 October 196119 June 19653 years, 261 days UC Ahidjo
2 No image.png Vincent de Paul Ahanda
19 June 196520 November 1965154 days UC Ahidjo
3 No image.png Simon Pierre Tchoungui
20 November 19652 June 19726 years, 195 days UC / UNC Ahidjo
West Cameroon
1 John Ngu Foncha (1964).jpg John Ngu Foncha
1 October 196113 May 19653 years, 224 days KNDP Ahidjo
2 No image.png Augustine Ngom Jua
13 May 196511 November 19683 years, 182 days KNDP / UNC Ahidjo
3 Salomon Tandeng Muna.jpg Salomon Tandeng Muna
11 January 19682 June 19724 years, 143 days UNC Ahidjo
United Republic of Cameroon
Post abolished (2 June 1972 – 30 June 1975)
1 Paul Biya 2014.png Paul Biya
(born 1933)
30 June 19756 November 1982
(become President.)
7 years, 129 days UNC Ahidjo
2 No image.png Bello Bouba Maigari
(born 1947)
6 November 198222 August 1983289 days UNC Biya
3 No image.png Luc Ayang
(born 1947)
22 August 198325 January 1984156 days UNC Biya
Republic of Cameroon
Post abolished (25 January 1984 – 26 April 1991)
1 No image.png Sadou Hayatou
26 April 19919 April 1992349 days RDPC Biya
2 Simon Achidi Achu (cropped).jpg Simon Achidi Achu
9 April 199219 September 19964 years, 163 days RDPC Biya
3 Peter Mafany Musongue 2017 (cropped).jpg Peter Mafany Musonge
(born 1942)
19 September 19968 December 20048 years, 80 days RDPC Biya
4 Marquardt and Inoni cropped Inoni.JPG Ephraïm Inoni
(born 1947)
8 December 200430 June 20094 years, 204 days RDPC Biya
5 Philemon Yang, Prime Minister of Cameroon in London, 21 June 2010. (4720521915) cropped.jpg Philémon Yang
(born 1947)
30 June 20094 January 20199 years, 188 days RDPC Biya
6 Joseph Ngute
(born 1954)
4 January 2019Incumbent2 years, 125 days RDPC Biya

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