Monday, 8 October 2018

God Has Done Good In Cameroon Barrister Akere Muna Writes

“The cameroonian presidential elections took place yesterday, 7 October 2018.

After announcing my intention to run for the supreme judiciary, exactly one year ago, on 8 October 2017, I made my application in strict compliance with the law.

Over the past year, I have travelled to all the near or distant areas of the Republic, and I have had the privilege of communion with citizens at all levels. I had a clear idea of their anguish, their misery, their aspirations, but above all the minimum required to survive. I understood that these elections, beyond the choice of a new president of the Republic for Cameroon, had become the most important event that could change the lives of many cameroonians. In advance, I conducted an assessment of the governance situation of our country using the methodology and standards of the aprm, with the support of more than 20 volunteer experts. The conclusions of this evaluation have enabled me to design a society programme, providing adequate solutions, I think, to all the problems encountered on the ground.

In addition, the anglophone crisis whose impact on our desire to live together continues to have profound implications for all sectors (Humanitarian, economic, social, political and corporate governance): these concerns have motivated my choice to be Candidate for this election.
God Has Done Good In Cameroon Barrister Akere Muna Writes
This crisis resulted in the death of more than 500 people (military and civilian), the displacement of 300 people; the fire of more than 90 villages, thousands of people injured; about 60 000 refugees and nearly 70 children who have still not found the way to school. This is a description of a country in a critical socio-political situation.

According to the latest report of the gicam for 2018, the North-West and South-West regions contributing 40 % to Cameroon’s GDP, lost cfaf 56 billion in 2017. Cameroon is losing more than 100 billion cfa francs because of the persistence of this crisis. More than 10 people lost their jobs. The CDC, the largest national economic operator, operates only 10 % of its capacity.

The security situation in the far north region – as a result of the Boko Haram Nebula -, and in the eastern region – due to insecurity from the central African Republic -, still needs to be addressed.

These are serious problems that our country is now facing and must be resolved urgently. According to all the information that has come to me so far, the elections that have just taken place are extremely imperfect and I cannot, in conscience, believe that any result would be the faithful expression of the choice of All this brings me back to my fundamental concern, governance.

As the electoral process ends, I renew my support for the presidential candidate, Professor Maurice Kamto.

My main concern will be to ensure that, regardless of the government of the elections, the development of policies to improve the situation of the population is the main priority. This requires an ethical reform of governance and the establishment of a system where the citizen will be at the centre of any project.
With regard to the North-West and South-West regions, any proposed solution must necessarily include the redesign of the state form, reconstruction, resettlement and rehabilitation of internally displaced persons, and Refugees; and the review of the situation of all detainees, those under investigation, and those in forced exile.

The protection of the privileges of a few oligarchs who have put this country on their knees cannot be the priority of the functioning of our state

God has done good in Cameroon by sending us so many warnings: I fear that if we do not take a break taking these signals into account, our March, which must be triumphant, might be a step towards disaster.”
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