North-West/South West Crisis. Paul Biya Continues to Appease
This very quickly translated into reality with the creation on 30 November 2018 of the National Committee for Disarmament, Demobilization and reintegration of ex-combatants whose missions speak volumes on the aim of the President of the Republic: disarming, demobilize and reintegrate into the Nation, those who have thus taken up arms against their country.
Happy coincidence! On the day the National disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration Committee (CNDDR) sees its national coordinator, Francis Faï Yengo to take office, with its installation by the Prime Minister, Head of Government, chairman of the Council of Direction of the CNDDR, Philemon Yang, another good news.
The decision of the President of the Republic, Paul Biya, to stop the prosecution of military tribunals against a number of people in the context of the crisis in the north-west and South-west regions, as indicated by the Communiqué made public for this purpose by the Minister, Secretary general the Presidency of the Republic, Ferdinand Ngoh Ngoh. This, after a similar decision dated 30 August 2017, when on instructions from the President of the Republic, the proceedings before the Yaoundé military court had been halted against Me Mohini Félix Abiose Balla and other personalities
The concern of the Head of State is clear: the aim is to put an end to the situation of the people of the two regions since the end of the year 2016 and to offer better opportunities to the young people concerned who have taken up arms against their own country. The creation of the CNDDR was accompanied three days later by the appointment of its national coordinator, in the person of Francis Fai Yengo and a few days after the heads of regional centres on behalf of the North-West, the South-West and the Far-North.
Coupled to this fact of appeasement by the Head of State in respect most especially in the crisis zones in the North West and South West Regions, 289 Cameroonians were release in line with the crisis. In this vein through a Presidential Decree, the head of state instructed the minister Delegate at the Presidency in Charge of Defense for the discontinuance of the proceedings.
Following the decree by the president of the republic, the minister delegate reacted to this promptly by calling on the different military tribunals to react to this. To this effect the following military tribunals instructed to carry out public hearing in Bamenda, Yaounde, Buea and Douala.