KEEPING THE RECORDS FOR THOSE NOT PAYING
By Chris Anu
I have made this appeal to our County and LGA leaders and will continue to make it. Some select people should not continue to endure the burden of 8million Ambazonians. The moment has come, the time is now – we must make sure every Ambazonian pays for this war. The War Draft is going on but there are many out there who remain indifferent. They want others to sacrifice and pay for it while they maintain their neutrality. They will at the end of the struggle, come to table and dine with those who paid for it as if they both participated in funding it. At this moment, this must not be allowed to continue. Let’s bring an end to it.
County and LGA leaders should right now start keeping records of which family in their community is paying or not paying for the war. A register should be kept for those sacrificing so that when we arrive home, those who did not sacrifice or support the Struggle are made to quadruple the back payments. And I will here suggest that should sloppy County or LGA leaders not get engaged in this, fund paying members of the LGA should make them to or demand that they step-down.
This draft is going directly to the communities and not to the Interim Gov’t. That means if you have an ax to grind with the IG, or does not like the IG and don’t want to give your funds to it, you should not have any reason at all not to support your immediate county or LGA. Whether you support the war or not, whether you like the conduct of the war or not, this is about our collective tomorrow, everyone must be seen to be paying for it.
It will take time to develop an effective data system in which names of families supporting the struggle in every County and LGA are entered. But that must start with this draft and then perfected as we make progress. The Eritreans thought us that this is effective. Let’s learn from those who have walked the same path that we now tread. Records, Records, Records, please!!!
While the records are being taken, the Restoration Council should get to work and work out the amount of redemption that the neutralists and non-conformists are made to pay once Buea is no longer a project.
Ladies and gentlemen, if you agree with this articulation, please join me, and let’s push it to the end. We cannot continue to watch people who will reap from our collective Struggle continue sitting on the fence and hoping some people pay for their own destiny.