Thursday, May 30, 2019

Anglophone Crisis: National Assembly Lawmakers Set To Meet On Monday June 10, Amidst Increasing Violence In NW, SW and Far North Regions

Another decree, signed by the president of the lower house of the National Assembly, Cavaye Yeguie Djibril same Tuesday May 28, convenes parliamentarians for the second ordinary session of the National Assembly same day at 11 am. It is customary for the second session of both houses to hold in June, lasting not more than thirty days.

The session holds amidst increasing violence in the Anglophone regions and the Far North. While separatists are battling against the military for autonomy over English speaking regions, Islamist group Boko Haram's attacks on civilians and military in the Far North have increased in recent months. It is expected that law makers will look into the sociopolitical unrest.

It will also be an occasion to assess government action through question sessions posed to government Ministers who will be invited to clarify the people’s representatives on specific actions carried out in the past months.

This session might also be the last for members of the lower house of parliament if legislative elections are organized and results published before the start of the November session.

During the plenary session of the house in March, law makers adopted rules governing the organisation of regional elections in Cameroon.

They also condemned ongoing attacks in the Anglophone regions. Both presidents of the lower and upper house made calls in March for the international community not to intervene in the affairs of Cameroon.