N Melo
by N Melo
December 17, 2020 0

Anglophones of the North West region appeared disappointed when the prime minister visited Buea and made no mention of the genocidal statements vocalised by a certain chief moja moja who was an element of the the BIR Unit. North westerns still remain unsatisfied with his visit; they do not understand if the actions of chief moja moja was planned at a higher level or personally motivated.

But the prime minister went on to call for calm and a peaceful atmostphere

Prime Minister Dion Ngute called for peace and unity in the country and in the North West and South West regions in particular.

The administrator made the appeal by addressing traditional leaders after one of their own was murdered by separatist fighters.

Solving the problems encountered, he noted, is possible through dialogue alone.

Read the full speech below.

Speech presented by the Prime Minister, Head of Government, Chief Dr Joseph Dion Ngute, to the Chiefs and elites of the South West Region yesterday Wednesday December 16, 2020 in Buea, Capital of the South West Region of Cameroon.

Members of the government,
The governor of the South West region,
Members of Parliament,
Your Royal Highnesses,
Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen.
The Head of State asked me to tour the sports infrastructure that will host the next African Nations Championship in Yaoundé, Douala, Limbé and Buea.

Having thus instructed me, he also learned of the horrific act that took place here in Fako with the murder of one of our leaders and the kidnapping of others. He therefore asked me to come and meet you in order to assure you of his constant solidarity with the institution of the chiefdom of the South-West regions.

Excellencies, Royal Highnesses.

For almost 3 years now, life has not been the same in the North West and South West regions. The strategy of the armed terrorist groups has been to spread terror,

They targeted the very foundations of our communities; our schools, our churches and our traditional leaders, guardians of our tradition, and they did not even spare the republican institutions.

The recent kidnapping of the traditional rulers from Mile 15 and 16, and the murder of the traditional ruler at Dibanda at mile 14 is one that is too much for us. It is the one who calls for a general mobilization against evil.

However, we should do it as one person. We should do this without giving in to the divisive tendency that criminals come from one field or the other.

If we do, we will give faith to the demonic ambitions of criminal groups whose main weapon is to instill not only fear but division in our populations.

I ask Your Royal Highnesses to accept the sincere condolences of His Excellency President Paul Biya and I invite you to rise for a minute of silence in honor of our late leader.

We can only solve our problems in brotherly love and peaceful dialogue that the Head of State himself has repeatedly prescribed.

Now is the time to act as one. Independently of the forces of public order. As traditional leaders, we must speak out and mobilize our populations against this evil.
I can assure you that the Head of State will support any initiative you take in this direction.

We know that traditional authority is a cornerstone of our governance. It is therefore very unfortunate that they were desecrated, targeted, kidnapped and killed.

I come here today on the instruction of the Head of State, His Excellency President Paul Biya, to share your grief and encourage you to work in synergy with your administration and your population to put an end to these atrocities.

I come here to call on you to be careful with the manipulation and intoxication of our distractors who might use divisive messages to achieve their malicious goals.

We will not participate in destroying the toil and sweat of our ancestors.

I also call on the population, the elite, the deputies, the mayor, the regional councilors to support our traditional chiefs.

There should be synergy around our traditional leaders. It is inadmissible for a traditional leader to be kidnapped in his village and for the villagers to cringe in defense as we have seen in other regions.

Each village must boast of a vigilance group and each council must reactivate its municipal forces so that they work in synergy with the local forces of law and order.

The Head of State asked me to tell you that he wants you to assure him that you will mobilize the people against this common evil. This evil knows no religion, no color, no gender, no tribe, no culture and no people.

We can’t do anything without Unity. This is why, despite our differences, we can and must work together to stand up against the chaos and anarchy that many people have as an agenda for the North West and South West regions.

My dear peers, I speak like one of you. I want you to be your brother’s keeper. We must stand side by side against this evil.

Long live His Excellency President Paul Biya

Long live the Republic of Cameroon

N Melo
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