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Cameroon – Anglophone Problem: Cameroon’s traditional authorities send a motion of support to Paul Biya

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Written by Deckson N.

The National Council of Traditional Chiefs of Cameroon held a National Executive Board on January 7th.

The position of the Cameroon traditional authorities on the Anglophone crisis is clear. They are all behind Paul Biya, the Head of State. Meeting on 7 January at the Hotel Mont Febe in Yaounde, they solemnly addressed their support motion to the President of the Republic.

The daily newspaper Le Jour edition of January 9, 2016, which also relays this information, says that “in their traditional attire, they could not have gone unnoticed. One with a large gandoura with a cape“.

On the side of the members of the Government, there was the presence of Jacques Fame Ndongo, Minister of Higher Education (MINESUP). He said in his speech that Paul Biya is the “Fon of Fons“. In other words, the king of kings or, as the daily says, “the boss of traditional chiefs, if not the first of them.”

However, nothing concrete has been said about the anglophone crisis that has shaken the North-West and South-West Regions for already two months. What makes the daily say that the traditional chiefs of Cameroon “ignore the English problem“.

Speaking on the sidelines of the National Council on the so-called Anglophone problem, Fon Chafah Isaac XI, Secretary General of the Council, declared: “We are delighted that the President of the Republic has recognized that there is an English-speaking problem. He is the good father who listens to the problems of his children and seeks solutions. A platform for dialogue has been created. Let us work to find solutions to the problem.

It should be emphasized that the National Council of Traditional Chiefs of Cameroon is a body that brings together several personalities from the Republic, including Alim Garga Hayatou Lamido of Garoua and Secretary of State for Public Health.

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