Monday, September 30, 2019

The Great National Dialogue is a Masquerade - says Kah Walla

Edith Kah Walla, the president of the Cameroon People's Party (CPP) thinks that the Grand National Dialogue that opens this September 30 in Yaoundé, is doomed to failure.

The opponent, candidate in the presidential election of 2011, decided to boycott the assizes, believing that the prerequisites are not met. "It is inconceivable that we can say that we will dialogue on a crisis whose main leaders are still in prison," she said this morning on the airwaves of RFI (Radio France Internationale), referring to Sissiku Ayuk Tabe and his companions, recently sentenced to life imprisonment.

The 54-year-old politician also believes that all detainees held in Cameroonian prisons should be released as part of political affairs, including opposition leader Maurice Kamto.

"The content of this dialogue was imposed by the regime," denounces the former activist of the Social Democratic Front (SDF), who doubts the implementation of its resolutions. "The results of the 1991 dialogue have never been applied. What guarantees do we have that this time it will be done, "wonders Ms. Kah Walla.

The discussions that open on Monday will focus on issues of decentralization, cultural diversity, the school and judicial system, and the reconstruction of conflict-affected areas.

The power of Yaoundé hopes to solve the crisis in the English-speaking regions, after three years of deadly clashes. But the separatists decided to boycott the work.