Returning to the latest report by Freedom House, the Minister of Communication decried and condemned what he considered as “hard” on Cameroon.
Issa Bakary Tchiroma was once again with the press on May 24th 2016. And as usual, he was to talk about the different reports of international NGOs on the situation of Human Rights in Cameroon. True to himself, the Minister of Communication (MINCOM) talked of conspiracy theories against the country of Paul Biya.
In April, the American NGO Freedom House published its traditional report of 195 countries on the situation of human rights in the world. According to this institution, in 2015, Cameroon is in the category of countries where people are not free at all. Public freedoms are nonexistent, says Freedom House.
That was enough to provoke the ire of Issa Tchiroma for whom it is a conspiracy. “This is a denial of reality,” commented the minister. Referring to earlier reports, he said that “the Government considers that such fury can not be a coincidence.“
Taking the opposite of these NGOs, he who is also leader of NSFC (Front pour le Salut National du Cameroun) said that Cameroon respects the civil and political rights and civil liberties. He cited political pluralism, the organization of transparent elections, the fight against corruption and embezzlement of public funds, the cases against the soldiers guilty of abuses, the existence of public events, etc. In short, for him, Cameroon is a state of law.