The Catholic Men Association handed the finances to the Bishop of the Bamenda Diocese in a ceremony that took place in the capital city of the North West region.
Touched by the sufferings that has been caused by terrorists on the population through arsoning of homes, destruction of farmlands and many other ills that have rendered the population vulnerable, the Catholic Men Association decided to come to their aid. For even the Bible says a good friend will always lend a helping hand in times of need. It is against this backdrop that the Catholic Men Association of Cameroon decided to contribute money that will go a long way to purchase drugs and other medical needs for the internally displaced persons of the North West and South West regions. According to the National President of the Association Johnson Dooh, this gesture is in obedience to Gods word. He sang the Lords song that goes thus “whatever you do to the least of my brothers that you do unto me”, a song that he mentioned has been their main motivation behind the worthy act. The over five million francs raised by the Catholic Men Association from all over the national territory is expected to trickle down to the five dioceses in the Bamenda Ecclesiastical Province with the Bishop at the helm of its management. This gesture follows the nine days of intense fasting and prayers the catholic men association invited all Christians and Cameroonians to undertake for God to intercede and restore peace once more in the both regions of Cameroon.
The Bishop expressed his gratitude to the fathers of the church whose act is considered as a continuation of the work of the church to alleviate the sufferings of the internally displaced persons. On August 7 2018, the Standing Committee of the National Episcopal Conference of Cameroon published a three page document signed by the President of the Episcopal Conference, His Grace Samuel Kleda, vehemently castigating all forms of killings. They note with regret the escalation of the crises that has claimed lives and properties and have left others as refugees and internally displaced persons. They very much count on the government to bring things to normalcy.