Friday, August 23, 2019

Anglophone crisis: PAUL BIYA FINALLY CALLS FOR UN

Cameroon’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Michel Tommo Monthé, sent a letter on 22 April to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.
In this correspondence, Ambassador Michel Tommo Monthé “summarizes the commitments and concrete measures taken by the government to achieve calm and dialogue regarding the socio-political situation in Cameroon and particularly that of prevailing in the North West and South West regions, “reveals the bilingual national newspaper Cameroon Tribune in its edition of Tuesday, April 30, 2019.
The Permanent Representative of Cameroon recalls in his correspondence that “during his swearing on 6 November 2018, the head of state, Paul Biya at the top of the concerns of his compatriots, then made the commitment to operate two main levers: working to return to peace and accelerate the process of decentralization. It is within this framework that we can also situate the creation of a Ministry of Decentralization and Local Development “.

With regard to the measures taken, the ambassador quotes: “the special recruitment of 1000 bilingual teachers, establishment of a special fund of two billion CFA francs to serve as a subsidy for private secular and denominational educational institutions creation of a special division of the common law in the Supreme Court, reorganization of the National School of Administration and Judiciary to introduce the compulsory practice of bilingualism “.

Other global measures have been taken, “the creation of the National Commission for the Promotion of Bilingualism and Multiculturalism now operational; the launch of the emergency humanitarian assistance plan in the amount of 12.7 billion F to restore a living environment conducive to the development and development of communities affected by terrorist violence; discontinuation of the pending prosecution in military courts against some 335 persons, including Ayah Paul Abine, Nkongho Felix, Fontem Aforteka’a Neba; establishment of the National Committee on Disarmament, Demobilization and Reinsertion “.

Ambassador Tommo Monthé notes that “in general, the socio-political climate is changing serenely, despite the upheavals caused by some players who continue to want to challenge in the street, the results of the last presidential election,” we read.
He finally invites “the bilateral and multilateral partners of his country to accompany the government in its desire to work for a permanent return to normal”.

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