I WILL NEVER LEAVE THE CPDM BECAUSE OF AMBA – Senator Regina Mundi
I WILL NEVER LEAVE THE CPDM – Senator Regina Mundi
Senator Elizabeth Regina MUNDI is free
CPDM Senator Elizabeth Regina Mundi is back on duty. Less than 48 hours after her release from the clutches of armed separatist groups, the CPDM activist went to the headquarters of the party of the flame where she reaffirmed her loyalty to her political family. Welcomed by the secretary general of the party Jean Nkuete, Elizabeth Regina Mundi seems to take her revenge on the Amba Boys who deprived her of freedom for 30 days.
“I will not leave my party. I continue to be a member of the CPDM. I remain a member of the CPDM. Do not forget that I am a member of the Political Bureau of my party. What else do they propose? (…) I am a Cameroonian, born and raised in Bamenda. Cameroon is a democracy and I have the right to belong to the political party of my choice,” she said before expressing her gratitude to the Head of State Paul Biya who initiated the operation that led to her release.
“I am overwhelmed and overwhelmed by the concern, especially that of the Head of State. Gratitude for life to think that he (ed. Paul Biya) sent a special squad to free me. My thanks to the secretary general of the party who showed so much concern and had to visit my family at this critical time, which only confirms that the CPDM is one party, we are one people and I know that I served the right to party, “she said.
Militant of the first hour
Regina Mundi is part of the backbone of the system of Paul Biya. A member of the CPDM central committee, this businesswoman was the Managing Director of Hoseana Enterprises. She was the first woman appointed to a position of responsibility to a governor by Paul Biya.
“In 1983, I was appointed by presidential decree as advisor on social and cultural affairs to the governor of our province. This is a ‘command’ position and I was the first woman to be appointed to this post. Today, we have female divisional officers and a senior divisional officer. It was a very exciting position and I saw a lot for women to do. That’s why, in 1986, I ran for president of the women’s wing and won,” she recalls.
A purely American product, Regina Mundi got a taste for politics during a study visit to the United States in the 1960s. She met several prominent American personalities and breathed the wind of freedom.
“I was fortunate to be part of the third class of African students who studied in America under the African American Scholarship Program for American universities. This scholarship program was initiated by President J.F. Kennedy. I studied economics at Trinity College, now Trinity University. I am extremely happy to see that the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, and the Governor of Kansas, Kathleen Sebelius, are alumni of Trinity College,” she says.
A fan of Paul Biya
Regina Mundi is a great admirer of Paul Biya. An early activist, she expressed her support for Paul Biya when he took power in 1982.
“I left the governor’s office to devote myself entirely to politics. In June of that year, National President Paul Biya, in a televised address to the nation, said, ‘We must be ready for the competition. Although many people could not believe this statement, there was no turning back. He is committed to making Cameroon a democratic nation. Paul Biya came to power in 1982 and in his book Communal Liberalism, he laid out his philosophy of governance: moral rectitude, social justice, national unity and integration, and economic development. I read this book very assiduously and I was convinced, as I am now