Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Biya's stay in Geneva: President of Swiss in the hot seat

They are about a dozen organizations of Cameroonians of the diaspora, gathered in the "Collective of the Cameroonian diaspora" to have undertaken to challenge the president of the Swiss confederation on his complacency vis-à-vis the Cameroonian president, Paul Biya, who has planned to secretly make a private trip to Switzerland with his wife, accompanied by an army of soldiers and gendarmes carrying war ammunition, to face the Cameroonian diaspora who threatens to give him a welcome of misery everywhere where he will land in Europe because of the mistreatment his tyrannical regime inflicts on Cameroonians.

In this correspondence, the Cameroonians blame the Swiss head of state who seems to be still the only leader of one of the countries of the free world to make soft eyes to the Cameroonian satrap, his pretense of not knowing in what indescribable sociopolitical chaos and humanitarian Paul Biya and his clannish regime plunged Cameroon, one of the countries.

Below, the entirety of the letter of the Collective, which invites to the extreme vigilance the president Ueli Maurer. "To Mr. Ueli Maurer, President of the Swiss Confederation, Federal Chancellery, West Federal Palace, 3003 Bern Mr. Ueli Maurer, President of the Swiss Confederation We, the Collective of Democratic and Patriotic Organizations of Cameroonians of the Diaspora (CODE), the Circle Belgo-African for Human Promotion (CEBAPH), the February 2008 Movement in Cameroon, Action Solidaire Internationale (ASI), the Folefack Collective, the Moumié Foundation, the Ceuta & Melilla Collective, the National Collective Against Impunity in Cameroon ( CNI) ... have received a lot of information from Cameroon and Cameroonians living in and around Geneva about the presence on the territory of Cameroonian police, armed and stationed around certain buildings of the confederation like the intercontinental hotel in Geneva, a private clinic and a private residence in Lausanne.

Indeed, this Cameroonian police presence, armed abroad and fully funded by the power of Yaoundé who has been home to the Intercontinental Hotel for ages, is the perfect illustration of the violation by the Swiss Confederation of the Directive (EU). ) 2017/853 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 May 2017, amending Directive 91/477 / EEC on the control of the acquisition and possession of arms

It will also be recalled that according to Swiss law on the police of October 26, 1957, entered into force on January 1, 1958, all the police services on the territory of Switzerland are placed under the authority of the chief state councilor of the department of security and the economy

The Cameroonian police by squaring certain buildings of the confederation, acting in foreign territory under the authority of the Cameroonian head of state, on a foreign territory violates this law cited above and deserves penalties as provided by law.

On April 4, your competent services received a fax message from Cameroon's Chief of State Protocol, Simon-Pierre Bikélé, asking to obtain from you, authorizations to carry arms for the benefit of the elements of the Presidential security Cameroon as part of a trip in preparation in Switzerland.

Mr. Ueli Maurer, we are aware that you recently notified the Cameroonian head of state that you were no longer able to mobilize your own officials to ensure the safety of the latter on a private visit to Switzerland.

Today, our country, Cameroon is going through a serious multidimensional crisis: political crisis, electoral crisis, economic crisis, social crisis, security crisis ...

On the security front, peace is the watchword of the propaganda of power.The public media rustles all day peace.Official speeches do not lack reference to peace. The President of the Republic is presented as the pope of peace.Paradoxically, Cameroon has never accumulated as many weapons of war as now. Whole containers, large quantities of weapons of mass destruction from China, the Czech Republic, Singapore, North Korea and recently Libya, are imported without the knowledge of the military high command.

At the electoral level, today unfortunately, it is clear that since 1982 that Mr. Biya is at the head of power in Cameroon, Cameroon has never known the practice of free, transparent and fair elections. Paul Biya has restored the unilateral organization of elections by the government and organs made by himself to defraud and drag on to power

On the social level, the situation is characterized by a great paradox.Cameroon is rich. Rich in raw materials, arable land, rivers and rivers, forests, sun.But Cameroonians are poor. Despite the huge revenues generated by these natural resources

More than 70% of Cameroonians live below the poverty line; their daily lives are endemic suffering: endemic unemployment, expensive living, lack of drinking water, electricity, kerosene, gas, lack of social protection, very poor access to health care, famine and malnutrition.

Meanwhile, the Cameroonian head of state, if he is not himself present in Switzerland, his delegation of more than a hundred people and some members of his family stay in Switzerland, in one the most posh hotels in Europe, squandering the money of the Cameroonian taxpayer.

All these practices that are part of a past of sad memory, that we believed forever, reflect the stubborn will power to go against the tide of history and restore chaos in Cameroon

In any case, Mr. Ueli Maurer, we invite you to be vigilant, and recommend that a Swiss government mission visit the Intercontinental Hotel located at Chemin du Petit-Saconnex 9, 1209 Geneva, Switzerland to ensure the veracity of our allegations and especially, ask the Cameroonian delegation to leave this hotel.

With this in mind, the Cameroonian people will know that you do not contribute to the ruin of Cameroon and the homelessness of the Cameroonian people.

Do not do it Mr Ueli Maurer, would make you an accomplice.

"What would the people of Switzerland say, your people, if you spent more than three quarters of the year living in a hotel in Yaounde, surrounded by a battalion of courtiers who give you the illusion of grandeur, by shamelessly looting your country? What would your people say if you settled your family for more than a quarter of a century in a posh hotel in the Cameroonian capital at the expense of the Swiss taxpayer, far from the Switzerland whose destiny was entrusted to you? The answer to these questions seems obvious : You would be dismissed and judged

We dare to believe Mr. Ueli Maurer, that our message will hold your attention

In the hope that this correspondence will awaken the Helvetic State on the chaotic situation in Cameroon, we beg you to believe, Mr. President, in the expression of our perfect consideration. "

Done at Brussels, April 10, 2019.

• The Collective of Democratic and Patriotic Organizations of Cameroonians of the Diaspora ( CODE),

• The Belgo-African Circle for Human Promotion (CEBAPH),


• The February 2008 Movement in Cameroon,

• International Solidarity Action (ASI)

• The Folefack Collective

• The MOUMIE Foundation

• The Ceuta & Melilla

Collective • The National Collective Against Impunity in Cameroon (CNI)

Source: cameroonvoice.com