Press Hour 21-09-19 Anchor : Joe Kalabubse Panelists: Prof Dzekwa Willibroad Prof. Ngolle Ngolle, Prof. Nsoh Christopher & Mr. Stephen
All gave their appraisal of the president’s speech : They all welcomed the dialogue called and were worried on how the Anglophone problem will be resolved when those being consulted are those who never admitted the existence of the problem: for Stephen to him it was a conference not a dialogue called: prof Nsoh prays that the dialogue not be politicized referring to the conflicting parties which is the state and Anglophones but Ngolle Ngolle turned it to Anglophone and Francophones which was not what was raised :
Ngolle Ngolle refuting what Nsoh said referred to Somalia as a failed state while Cameroon is not one: As such the head of state with the mandate has the right to do anything as the convener: Ngolle is talking about Cameroon whole Nsoh thinks that all Anglophone front line leaders need to be consulted as well if we mean business: That Anglophones should meet and come out with their grievances than to be swallowed by others: Fir him the time is not enough but hopeful that all should come to find a solution:
Stephen reminded what the president said about the dialogue coming within the framework of the constitution which does not even permit us to go beyond decentralization for now: Dzegwa and Nsoh would have loved that cease fire and release of Anglophones take place for fairness to take place . Dzegwa is saying he sees a replay of Foumban as the time is too short : He refused that we do not know the problem as they move around talking to people who still do not know the problem even historians who can not lay hands to facts and figures as such the root cause of the problem is what should be handled as he repeats that many consulted do not admit the problem even traditional rulers who have been rejected by their people and more than 70% are Francophones that may crush the anglophone minority:
Ngolle took on role of political parties, who should not play the role like tripartite and Foumban from what he understood by what the president said: The major challenge for him are the participants who should understand that we must all prove that we are honorable citizens with integrity, honest intellectuals and no matter the differences, once the contributions come in, the convener will realize that Cameroonians means business while hoping that some will not make contributions that will tear us apart as we want to move forward together :
Dzegwa contested on the word of founding fires stating that what they decided were also violated : Scandy media summary
Gembu- Sardauna LGA Taraba State Nigeria : More than 250 South Cameroonian women refugees assisted in the North of Nigeria by Nso Family Union NFU- Bongbati Denmark
On 24-26 May 2019, NSO Family Union (NFU) Bongbati, diaspora organisation member of ADEPT based in Denmark, provided first hand reusable kits to 250+ refugee women from Southern Cameroons settled in Gembu -Sarduana LGA Taraba state in Nigeria. Implemented in partnership with the ‘Days of Girls’ Nigeria organisation and the ‘Scandy Media’ platform, the action aimed at both, providing refugee women with sanitary pads and reusable kits while training them on how to take care of themselves. Partners used this opportunity to train the Scandy media local team on providing humanitarian response, thus enabling them to extend the action and help more refugees in need in other communities and villages.
More than 100.000 refugees headed to the neighboring Nigeria in search of protection, shelter and security, trying to flee armed conflict and political crisis in Cameroun. Some of them lost their lives in this difficult journey because of hunger, lack of shelter and poor health. Women and children are the most affected by the situation and need special care. The Southern Cameroonian refugees are mainly settled in Taraba state, one of the most remote and insecure regions of the North Nigeria. It is also one of the less assisted and difficult to access locations where Southern Cameroonian refugees suffer from hunger, poor living conditions and lack of access to health services. NFU Bongbati will continue providing humanitarian response to refugee women and call all the diaspora development associations and humanitarian organisations to join the action.
It is no longer news to the republic of Cameroun in particular and to the world at large that, on Monday October 1st 2018, all counties in Southern Cameroons (Ambazonia) took to the streets all over the national territory to commemorate the restoration of their Indepemdence which took place last yeat Oct 2017 but met with the barabric colonial forces that massacred more than 1000 unarmed civilians who went out on the street to celebrate with leaves and peace plants. Yesterday was the validation of that event, as they braced all odds despite La republique’s Governors decree and prefectorial orders that banned movements and activities in the two anglophones regions.
An activitiy that was commorated in all counties surprised even their leaders as they had earlier advised the people of Ambazonia to stay indoors and pray for their independence but the people thirty and hungry for Justice, Freedom and peace took to the streets with peace plants and leaves while other counties like Boyo had a well organized event in a field with a fleet of activities from cultural dances to all forms of displays.
This collective action and determination of the Southern Cameroonians have put to rest the “silly” excuse the regime of Cameroon used to hang on as manipulation of the population. Last year close to 2 million people took to the street for this same celebration but met with all forms of atrocities with more than 150 people shot and killed same same.
This year, the event did not go completely hitch free as the military opened fire in some counties like Kumbo, Mezam, Donga mantung and most regrettably Fako where people were grilled in homes burnt down by the barbaric regime.
The people did not relent despite that the president of the republic of Cameroon while on his campaign visit to Maroua the Far north region of that country promised hell to southern cameroonians, that he will crush them after the elections, a sign that those people do not belong to them as he has refused to dialogue with them. First they called them all sorts of names like terrrorist, rebels, manipulators, armed robbers, state breakers etc and now secessionists.
The rumor of the longest African serving dictator of La Rep du Cameroun to visit Buea the Capital of Southern Cameroons on a campaign trip is gradually coming true as the Mayor of Buea ‘uneducated’ Patrick Ekema is spotted with the heavy and armed to the teeth military preparation the ground stand for his arrival.
Many have described this visit as the highest provocation and a slap to the face of all the close to 8 million SCs (Ambazonians). A president who for two years failed to address the grievances of the people but now chooses to come to the SCs Capital Buea for his campaign only to get votes and cares less about the plight of the people.
The 86 years old president has been in power for 35 years and has put in place all the fraud machinery to rig the elections and take another 7 years term to keep the people in bondage.
Talking to one Gerald Kongnyuy on his view about this visit, he had this to say; ‘This is the time president Biya and his secret cult make the highest sacrifices of human blood that keep him in power and with the current crisis, president Biya the demon has again chosen the Anglophones whose lives do not matter to kill during this visit as a blood sucker. He is aware that the Defense forces of SCs shall not want this to happen as an infringement to another man’s territory. Those whose lives will be sacrifices will be those hungry CPDM militants and sell outs who might want to go there for a drink or sardine.’
it should be recalled that Biya does not live alone on his own, many Francophones will of course be ferried from the near by cities to come to Buea as hand clappers paid only for that. These are those that might be left on their own without any security when he must have left Buea.
No matter what he has to offer in Buea , it would have been better to address it from Etoudi as has always been the case than to expose the masses into another genocide. Crtv shall of course be there to show faces of those that shall be haunted and hunted and say they will care about the consequences?
The fact remains that Mayor Ekema and his bravery might not only destroy him sooner or later but shall help the president have the real meaning of the ‘Force of Experience ‘.
Scandy Media has a security alert to stay indoors and that those who will be ferried to Buea will be abandoned later to find their way out. The memories of Yaoundé are still fresh . A word to a wise is enough…
yesterday 30th September 2018, on the eve of the Southern Cameroons Independence Day, President Paul Biya of Cameroun and commander in chief of the armed forces, sent his colonial military forces to Bafia- Muyuka to burn down at least 10 houses into ashes, homes of the same people he wants to get votes from.
Bafia is a small. Ill age under Muyuka sub division and it is not the first time president Paul Biya is carrying out such atrocities in that area.
More than hundred people have been homesless with all their properties burnt into ashes.
Mine begins to question the type of leader Cameroon has who after 36 years of misery continues to inflict more pain and carry out barbaric acts even at the eve of the elections . This is a ploy to rig elections and get more votes with the claim that their voters cards were burnt down in the incident he will later deny. So many have been displaced as the whole village has been abandoned to the military. Many stood and wept as they saw their properties to ruins .
This comes at the time the international community like the UN, EU, AU has remained mute, endorsing the actions of dictator Paul Biya to inflict pains on Southern Cameroonians through his genocide and other forms of atrocities.