Bamenda, Buea and other localities in the South-West and North-West, the two Anglophone regions of Cameroon, are experiencing this Tuesday, January 17, 2017, a new day of Ghost town.
This is a somewhat distant consequence of the strike that has been launched for the last three months by anglophone teachers and lawyers to demand, among other things, the improvement of their working conditions. In response, the government had established an ad hoc Interdepartmental Committee to review and propose solutions to the problems identified with respect to the demands of Anglophone teachers. This committee, chaired by Professor Ghogomu Paul Mingo, held two meetings with representatives of striking teachers in Bamenda. The last one took place on Thursday 12 and Friday 13 January.
Each time, the Committee failed in its attempt to induce trade unionists to lift their call to strike. In the communique below, released yesterday Monday 16 January 2017, Professor Ghogomu Paul Mingo, announces the end of his mission and takes to witness the national and international opinion on the attitude of “those who take hostage students for political purposes, notwithstanding the right to education, which is an important prescription of our constitution “
Copy of the Communique signed Monday 16 January 2017 by Paul Mingo Ghogomu: