Monday, March 25, 2019

Anglophone Crisis: Chemuta Divine Banda announces peaceful resolution

Chemuta Divine Banda is worried about the fate of the North West and South West regions. The President of the National Commission for Human Rights and Freedoms (CNDHL) expressed his feeling in an "open letter" sent on 22 March 2019 to the President of the Republic Paul Biya.After telling him about the talks that led to the liberation of the 20 or so students kidnapped at the University of Buea, he wondered about the ability of the Cameroonian armed forces to effectively fulfill their duties in the North-West. and the Southwest.

"This other unfortunate incident highlights widespread insecurity in the affected areas. We are therefore entitled to question the effectiveness of the defense and security forces deployed in the conflict zones. In the past, our defense and security forces were unable to prevent attacks on Mankon's Sacred Heart in August 2017, at the Presbyterian Secondary School in Bafut in November 2017, at the Presbyterian Secondary School in Nkwen in November 2018. or at the Kumba District Hospital in February 2019, "lists Chemuta Banda. He concludes that there are complicities in the security apparatus. Acts, he believes, by people who preserve selfish interests. "We are entitled to think that some people are benefiting from this crisis, which nevertheless causes immeasurable damage to all populations. This situation could get worse if significant and urgent measures are not taken to reverse the trend, "he warns.

The head of the CNDHL recalled that reports with recommendations were sent to Paul Biya. He gives the references of four of them remained without continuation, according to him. This led him to produce the open letter of which we report the main information. He reaffirms the interest of his Committee in maintaining the confidence of the people who expect him to continue to play his role of fostering dialogue and cooperation between the parties with a view to finding a lasting solution to the crisis. . Chemute Divine Banda adds: "Having already met some leaders of dissident groups as part of our field observation and investigation missions, we are today convinced that they will cooperate to ensure a peaceful outcome. to the problems that arise ".