Monday, 12 December 2016

Referendum on federalism 'unacceptable' - PM Philemon Yang on Anglophone strike

Prime Minister Philemon Yang has ruled out the option to hold a referendum on a possible return to a federal system in the country. He made the remarks as the Northwest and Southwest provinces, Cameroon's only English-speaking areas, are witnessing protests with people calling for an end to the use of French and perceived disenfranchisement.
Amid ongoing protests, some groups called for a return to a federal state system. Others called for the breakaway of the Northwest and Southwest provinces and the restoration of the so-called "Southern Cameroons", a British mandate during colonisation.
"In Cameroon, the constitution is one and indivisible. We appeal to all our children to go back to school. Tomorrow, why not? Dear children, your place is at school to prepare and educate yourself for the future of your country," Yang was quoted by AFP as saying.
French and English are the official languages of Cameroon. In October, a group of English-speaking lawyers took to the streets of Bamenda, capital of Northwest region, to protest against the use of French in courts and the lack of English versions of some legal acts and codes.

Demonstrations continued throughout November with lawyers striking in both the Northwest and Southwest, amid allegations the Cameroonian police "used tear gas to disperse" the lawyers.

8 comments:

  1. This Guy doesn't speak for us , he is there to serve himself and the French to whom they pay a colonial Tax that's crippling Cameroun and 13 other French colonies

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  2. Wanders like say them be di ask their opinion

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  3. Do you think he'll say something to the contrary? He echoes only what his masters say.

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  4. This man is not serious.

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  5. Who asked him? Let Paul himself come and talk. Nonesense!!!. Some of these black legs are really a pain in the a*se. He is saying trash now just to protect his fat salary and a pipe to drain and reap the public of their taxes. He should just start seeking asylum from La Republique

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  6. He is under enormous pressure, we need to free ourselves and in return help free them from the bondage in which they find themselves.

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  7. We should go to school because we are the leaders of tomorrow. Hmmm i doubt the tomorrow when the old do not give way for the youths, so going to school is a waist of time mr Yang

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  8. PM my sincere advice to you is to resign from the Biya's Regime and retire in a manner that is honorable, rather than stay in a system and contradict every think you say/Do. that dose not speak well of you in particular and Anglophones in General because this gives way for critics to say we are the minority or vandals as we are being referred to. we are better than that.i know you have been working with Mr biya long in the days of Ahmadou Ahidjo denounce them now b4 it gets out of your control. we will not accept you back home with stories of my hands were tight you have the chance now and dont be a coward. thanks.

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