Monday, 13 March 2017

Pastor Kenedy Ejacha on Southern Cameroon Crisis - Encourage Our Students To Go Back To School For The Sole Purpose Of Acquiring Knowledge

I strongly believe that the time has come for some of the elders in the social media chamber of our struggle for self-determination to wake up and to chart a way forward out of the present egotistic and self-aggrandizement strife that we see every on great display within our community.

Every day you hear people wake up and proclaim that there is no disunity in the rang of the movements fighting for the self-determination of our people but when you turn around you find that it is these same people who are sabotaging the very prospect of carving a unitary approach to the struggle by using propaganda rhetoric against each other in ways that are not different from those used by our oppressors. The inordinate quest for power and potential financial misappropriation of the resources of our people are issues that we should strongly guard against.

We must clearly understand that there are two key actors to the success of our struggle. These actors are on the one hand the militant activists from the diaspora and on the other hand we have the home based militant activists. Our success depends very much on how we engineer the interaction between these key actors. First and foremost, we must understand that the most important of the two groups is the home based militant activists. It is a fact that the home based militant activist can bring victory to our people without the diaspora, but on the flip side, the diaspora can never achieve anything without the participation of the home base militants. This is simply to say that the diaspora needs the home based far more than the home base should need the diaspora. That is why I caution anyone of us in the diaspora to always treat our brothers and sisters back home with the highest level of respect because they are our trench soldiers without whom we cannot advance the course for our self-determination.

What I have observed of late is that there has been a disruption in the diaspora-Home base synchrony that enabled us to make the giant strides that we have so far been able to achieve. One of the reasons for the disruption is not unrelated to the egotistic tendencies of a few who have decided to usurp power roles within some of the frontline organizations involved in this struggle. How can we achieve unity when we are dealing with individuals who are unable to unit their words with their actions? How can we carve out unity with people who don’t know what they stand for, because their positions are determined by where popular opinion stands at any given time? We must open our eyes and minds and call out such individuals any time we perceive that they are derailing.

We need a strong mutual regulation of our relations with one another and most especially between the diaspora group and the home-based activists. We need to listen to the signs of time back home and regulate all our strategies accordingly. We cannot from the diaspora feel that we have the power to tell our people back home what they must do. By the way, they are the ones who started this struggle.
My greatest concern right now is that there is some wear from attrition that is creeping itself into the resiliency capabilities of our people. Even the most diehard optimists would tell you that most of the civil disobedient acts are currently only partially followed, with some estimating success at 90% which is a drop from the enthusiastic success levels of 100% that were prevalent throughout the homeland. While we don’t necessary need to change strategies, it is paramount that we come up with some aggressive tactical moves that will help to preserve the gains of the protest against the Biya regime. It is in this light that I have come up with the following suggestions;

1- Completely drop out the ghost town and launch a massive sensitization campaign of tax boycott as well as the boycott of any form of fee payments that would put money in the regime’s coffers

2- Encourage our students to go back to school for the sole purpose of acquiring knowledge while refraining from taking any tests and exams and not paying any fees. The goal here is to permit our children to continue to grow intellectually while completely undermining the authority of the Biya regime. By the way, from the trend of things, schools are opening even though nonchalantly.

3- We must seek for the active support and participation of our political elites. One of such elites that we should turn unto for political guidance is chairman Fru Ndi. It is a blessing that the most revered and listened to political opponent to the regime of Paul Biya that is oppressing us is from our homeland. The active participation of Chairman Fru Ndi in this struggle would boost the enthusiasm level to levels that have not be attained so far. I still have in my mind the greatest rally of the movement so far which was the one that he addressed in Buea at the onset of this struggle. Do not give attention to those petty minds that would shout out that No politician is needed simply because they have a secret agenda of quenching their own personal power mongering thirst. We have seen some of such cling unto interimships like death unto a corpse. We have seen many of those who said that they do not need the participation of politicians because they claim that politicians are corrupt, whereas they themselves are today unable to give account of money that they have received under the pretense that they cannot divulge the destination of the funds received due to the strategic nature of the expenses made with the funds. I totally agree with the fact that yes, in a struggle like this, strategic decisions are taken that cannot be made public. But my question to them is that, did this concept of strategic expenditures just start with their inclusion in the decision-making levels of the apparatus for social change?

These my proposals are intended to reconstruct the strong interactional synchrony, between all the diaspora and the home-based militant groups and organizations, that has been critical to our successes this far.
 Pastor Kenedy Ejacha on Southern Cameroon Crisis - Encourage Our Students To Go Back To School For The Sole Purpose Of Acquiring Knowledge
Pastor Kenedy Ejacha on Southern Cameroon Crisis - Encourage Our Students To Go Back To School For The Sole Purpose Of Acquiring Knowledge
God Bless You All
Pastor Kenedy Ejacha
For a New and Better Cameroon.
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