North West/South West Crises

Belgium to accompany Cameroon in resolving the socio-political crises that is jeopardizing activities in these two predominantly English-speaking Regions.

Emmanuel NGOTA

Last week, Peter Mafany Musongue, President of the National Commission for the Promotion of Bilingualism and Multiculturalism (CNPBM) granted a hearing to Josef Smets, the Africa Director at the Directorate General of Bilateral Affairs of the Federal Public Service of the Kingdom of Belgium. Belgium thinks that it can make a great contribution to Cameroon in the process of resolving the Anglophone crisis. In that it works with 3 official languages ​​and communities that have a rather peaceful cohabitation.

For the Africa Director at the Directorate General of Bilateral Affairs of the Federal Public Service of the Kingdom of Belgium, a partnership with his country can therefore help Cameroon, in promoting cultural diversity. At the end of his exchange with Peter Mafany Musongue, Josef Smets praised the efforts made so far by the Commission chaired by Mafany Musongue as he puts it “the work done by the National Commission for the Promotion of Bilingualism and Multiculturalism is so far huge and Cameroonians are expecting more as President Paul Biya said on November 6, 2018 in the National Assembly, in his speech program of the seven-year term 2018-2025.

In the light of solving this problem amicable, civic societies have concerted with the government for a long-lasting solution in order to come out of these crises. The government on its part has creating series of platforms both home and abroad to resolve the crises to no avail. This is just a clear indication that detractors of the state of Cameroon are using these crises in a guise to destabilize the state’s machinery under the helm of its illustrious president Paul Biya.

In order to show the willingness on the part of the government to put an end to this tense situation, a humanitarian assistance plan was put in place to carter for the wellbeing of the displaced population and those caught in the trap of these secessionist activities. The defense and security forces on her part are leaving no stone unturned in assuring the population of their security and property irrespective of the fact that their actions on the field is dashed to the wall. This has in no way stop the actions of the forces as they are determined to dare with those who think that freedom of speech is gotten through the barrel of the gun.

The one on one discussion by these dignitaries comes to affirm that the gate way to resolve this sociopolitical crisis in the North West and South West Regions is through dialogue and understanding. It is worthy to recall that since the beginning of this year, several countries in the West have offered their assistance to Cameroon to end the crisis in the north-west and south-west. These countries are France, England, and Germany.

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