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Cameroon – Bilingualism Commission: Paul Biya disburses 700 million to Mafany Musongue

Paul Biya pays 700 million for Mafany Musongue
Written by Gisele Alba

The endowment of the Head of State Paul Biya will be used for the beginning of the implementation of the 2017-2018 plan of action  adopted during the session of the National Commission held on Wednesday in Yaoundé.

The work under the chairmanship of Peter Mafany Musonge was held in camera. Peter Mafany Musonge, in his opening remarks, made a set of announcements. In addition to the 700 million CFA francs, it was learned that on high instructions from the President of the Republic, three floors of the Immeuble de l’Émergence , A building located in the center of the city of Yaounde are made available to the Commission.

According to Cameroon Tribune on the newsstand on Thursday, since the April 28 session, which was mainly devoted to making contact, the President of the Commission, some members and Secretary General Cornelius Chi Asafor met with the High Commissioner of Canada in Cameroon, “during which the modalities of collaboration with Canada were discussed“. Overall, yesterday’s work allowed the adoption of an action plan for the period from June 2017 to December 2018, as well as the Commission’s Rules of Procedure.

Among the other actions already taken and included in the program of work yesterday was the draft organization chart of the Commission which had been prepared by the Secretary-General. The official installation of Cornelius Chi Asafor as Secretary-General of the Commission is expected today.

One of the tasks of the National Commission for the Promotion of Bilingualism is to monitor the implementation of the constitutional provisions making English and French two official languages of equal value; To carry out any study or investigation and to propose any measure likely to strengthen the bilingual and multicultural character of Cameroon.

But also, draft and submit to the President of the Republic draft texts on bilingualism, multiculturalism and living together; To receive any request denouncing discrimination based on the violation of constitutional provisions relating to bilingualism and multiculturalism and to report to the President of the Republic.

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