The Chairman of the Social Democratic Front talks about the tour of Philemon Yang in the Northwest Region attempting to solve the Anglophone crisis. He said that it was not with force that the Government would convince the parents to send their children to school.
On the instruction of the President of the Republic, Philemon Yang, Prime Minister is in the North-West for a peace tour. Since last Monday, the head of Government has been talking to political, educational and traditional authorities.
From the first meetings it was promised to the PM that children would go back school under laid down conditions. Even though some of the establishments that closed on November 21, opened them for the first time last Tuesday. Ni John Fru Ndi, the chairman of the Social Democratic Front (SDF), said that the PM’s mission so far has not been a success, Le Jour reported on March 8, 2017.
“I learned that the Prime Minister is in the city. He did not invite me and the observation that emerges is that the classes have not resumed! And it is not with force that teachers and students will return to classrooms. The Prime Minister has only to be ridiculed. He knows the problem and he just has to be truthful with parents. They expected the head of government to come and talk to them and ask for what they want. He did not do it. He comes to say what to do, to invite the parents and pupils to resume classes. This is not the way to go. The Government must engage in frank dialogue. I must say that Mr. Biya knows the problem of teachers and lawyers, “said Ni John Fru Ndi the leader of SDF.