Cameroon – Anglophone Problem: For Simon Munzu (Former UN official): President Ahidjo made a “forcing” to unify the two Cameroons

Written by Deckson N.

According to the former official of the United Nations, the former president wanted to consolidate his power by highlighting unitary motivations.

Simon Munzu understands the current claims in the northwest and southwest regions. He said that those who started a strike recently “feel the consequences” of the situation of marginalization denounced by the strikers and other protestors. The diplomat who retired from the United Nations two months ago still has across the throat the change of name of Cameroon imposed in 1984 by President Paul Biya.

How do you expect a law in 1984 to change the denomination of the country in this way? At least when in 1972 Ahidjo proposed the name of our country the United Republic of Cameroon “the term” united “evoked nevertheless that there were two States. In 1984 the others considered that since 1972 all the institutions of Western Cameroon had been eliminated, the governors, the SDOs, the DOs etc. And since there was no one to defend the particular interests of this part of the country, we said that we succeeded, “he said in the program” Entretien Avec” broadcast on the antennas of STV at the end of last week.

He is distressed at the fact that the Anglophones were then spoken of the superior national integration which would be superior to national unity. For this former leader of the progressive wing of the CPDM, it is not for a question of posts or positions that anglophones protest and claim.

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