Saturday, 24 December 2016

Breaking News - Deadlock in Bamenda At PM’s Meeting With Teachers, Lawyers

The National Chairman of the Social Democratic Front, SDF party , John Fru Ndi has asked Paul Atanga Nji, Minister in charge of Special Duties at the Presidency, to hand himself over to the Police for making outrageous statements to the effect that there exist no Anglophone problem in the country.

“I feel very sorry for a person like Nji Atanga for the statements he made. When he tells the world that the gentleman who got so angry and marched down the streets should give himself to the Police, let him give himself to the Police first. He said Anglophones have no problems, yes he said that because every trip Mr. Biya makes out of the country he takes him, if he is out for three weeks he will be there sleeping in porch hotels with very good food and all the like. So that’s why he can say that there are no problems because he doesn’t have a problem. His children go to the best schools, he sleeps in best hotels and so how do you think that he can tell you that there is a problem in Bamenda? How often does he come to Bamenda, for how long has he ever stayed in Bamenda.” Fru Ndi questioned.

By Nfor Hanson Nchanji
Paul Atanga had said on gov’t’s run CRTV news cast that Mancho Bibixy known as Mancho BBC who led the strike in Bamenda Monday, should hand himself to the Police.

Fru Ndi made his remarks shortly after a meeting with Prime Minister Philemon Yang at Ayaba Hotel in Bamenda in which he told the PM that the problems faced by Common Law Lawyers, Teachers and Bamenda residence should not be neglected or given cosmetic solutions.

Also present in the meeting was Fon of Bafut, Fon ABUMBI II, the educationist who said dialogue is imperative said that there is an Anglophone problem and urged the Prime Minister to look into those problems and propose workable solutions.

“You cannot say that there is no Anglophone problem, they have a problem I am telling you. I am part of the education sector and so I can tell you that there is a problem.” Abumbi II said.

At Press time, the meeting with Common Law Lawyers with PM Yang was still ongoing. That with Teachers was rescheduled for 7pm after the first one ended in a deadlock.

The Cameroon Journal learned that the Teachers Trade Unions were insisting that only a Federal system will solve all the problems faced by Anglophone teachers.

Meantime, the Bamenda population that learned of the meeting turned out in their numbers with placards insisting that a ten state Federation will be welcome. Other inscriptions on placards gave support to lawyers and Teachers and warned that negotiations should be of the benefit of all and sundry.

Just breaking now

Lawyers have just come out of meeting with PM Yang, the leader, Barrister Bobga Harmony says strike continues – but that the meeting is a good start because they have communicated. He disclosed that they are ready for an enlarged meeting with Justice Minister.
Breaking News - Deadlock in Bamenda At PM’s Meeting With Teachers, Lawyers
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