The CDC is a Cameroonian State owned corporation and it is managed in a set structure prescribed by the government of Cameroon as shown below.
The administrative affairs of the CDC are managed at its Head Office at Bota, Limbe. The Head Office sets and manages the policies of the corporation and coordinates all activities. The services under the Head Office include:
• The General Manager’s Office
• Human Resources Department
• Finance Department
• Information Systems Department
• Inspection & Control
THE GENERAL MANAGER’S OFFICE
The General Manager’s Office coordinates the management of the corporation. It is made up of:
• The GM’s Office
• Head Office Management Control
• Plan & Development
• Industrial Safety & Cost Control
• Communications Department
• Logistics Department
• Security Service
The GM’s Office is supported by the main Secretariat and has support staff that assists the General Manager in his duties. These include Attaché N° 1 to GM, Chargés de Mission, Chargés d’Etudes, Executive Officer and the Secretary.
The mission of the Head Office Management Control is to assist Management in the definition and follow up of it’s strategy on a long term basis, assist managers in the preparation of the annual budget and consolidate at Head Office the annual budget for CDC, control the execution of the budget aiming at maximizing production and minimizing cost. collect, analyze and present to management all information required for controlling and improving the performance of CDC, propose new methods to improve work efficiency, simplify operations and modify habits in order to achieve set goals. The Office is headed by the Head Office Management Controller (HOMC) and has support staff at Head Office and one Management Controller in each Crop and Service Group.
The role of the Plan & Development Office is to set and follow up on CDC’s strategic short and long term projects. It also coordinates and supervises all ongoing projects and development activities. The Office is headed by the Director Plan & Development (DPD) and has support staff at Head Office to carry out its functions.
The Operational Research & Industrial Safety Department is charged with studying and improving on field operations, managing the aspects of safety of personnel and equipment involved in every CDC Operation and to coordinate the management of environmental aspects relating to the corporation’s activities. It is headed by the Director Operational Research and Industrial Safety (DORIS)
The mission of the Communications Department is to provide public relations services to the corporation. This involves providing management and other employees with relevant information and also providing useful information about CDC to the outside world. It is also in charge of all CDC publications and publicity aspects. It is headed by the Communications Manager (CM)
The Logistics Department is responsible for managing every aspect of the Vehicle Fleet in the corporation.
The Security Service coordinates security and protection in the corporation. It manages both the in-house and contracted security guards. This service is headed by the Security Officer (S.OFF) and supported by a Chief Security Guard (CSG). There are several Chiefs of Post controlling the different areas of CDC.