Is it a gesture of appeasement? Among the persons appointed on March 15 by presidential decree as members of the National Commission for the Promotion of Bilingualism and Multiculturalism (NCPB), figures Ngwane George Esambe.
Yet the latter was an advisor to the Cameroon Anglophone Civil Society Consortium (CACSC), the famous consortium banned by the government on January 17 after being pointed out as one of the main instigators of the demonstrations in the North- West and South-West.
This university professor, mentioned by La Nouvelle Expression in newsstands on March 20, 2017, “is one of the intellectuals who have never hidden their convictions. In particular, the return of ” Southern Cameroons ”, a region of Cameroon attached to Nigeria, then returned to Cameroon in 1961. Activist, pacifist, he is also the founder of Africaphonie, a Pan-African organization of which he is the Executive Director, and who works to strengthen democracy and economic development “.
LNE analyzes that through this act, Paul Biya “wants to use some of those who have been accused of dividing Cameroon, to try to appease the spirits“. Ngwane George is the only known and least-publicized English-speaking leader. “his role in the reconquest of the hearts of the populations of the two English-speaking regions can not therefore have any concrete effects,” LNE believes.