Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Some people benefit from the Anglophone crisis, Says Human Rights Commission

In an open letter to the President of the Republic, the President of the Commission for Human Rights and Freedoms deplores the current management of the situation in the North West and South West.

It is a desperate step. After sending four reports, "with recommendations" on the Anglophone crisis; without having "received any reaction", the president of the National Commission for Human Rights and Freedoms (Cndhl) of Cameroon opts for a "direct approach" through an "open letter" to the President of the Republic.

In this correspondence dated March 22, Chemuta Divine Banda puts on the index "some people [who] take advantage of the crisis which nevertheless causes immeasurable damages to all populations". The president of the Cndhl does not give names, but warns that the situation "could worsen if significant and urgent measures are not taken to reverse the trend."

Chemuta Divine Banda recalls the preponderant role played by the Cndhl in easing tensions. Role of the rest recognized by the protagonists, especially the separatists of the English-speaking regions for whom the Cndhl has "always been favorable to a peaceful approach to its resolution".

It is also with this recognition that the Cndhl led the mediation that led to the release of students from the University of Buea, kidnapped on March 20.