Cameroon – Anglophone crisis: Lawyers’ strike continues in North-West

Written by Deckson N.

In spite of the appeal of the B√Ętonnier to resume his service, the lawyers still refuse to go to court.

The information is relayed by the daily newspaper Le Jour of 9 May 2017. Lawyers in the North-West Region are still on strike. As the rest of the population they observe the ghost towns. The daily cites as an example Monday May 8, 2017. “No great movements, people have learned to live with the ghost town. At the Courthouse at Up Station, it was also the usual monotony. The lawyers in black dress that often flood the place were not very visible, ” the paper wrote. According to the newspaper just a few lawyers who have in charge the management of some cases have been seen in the offices. A situation that contrasts with the last exit of the president of the Bar Council. He announced the resumption of service in the English-speaking Regions as of May 2, 2017.

The newspaper reports on the dissatisfaction of some anglophone lawyers. “They are not convinced by the” advances “of a government that makes promises which are never fulfilled” the tabloid wrote. Besides that the lawyers find the last exit of the president precipitated. One of them states that “since the Government has recognized the relevance of the claims that are made, there is no law that materializes anything. Ministerial decisions are not enough. Moreover, where are the leaders of this claim? “. The lawyers also contest the president’s decision to appoint representatives in the “conclave“. The daily says they do not feel solidarity with their decisions.

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