Saturday, December 21, 2019

Cameroon: Paul Biya still targeted

The RDPC regime never intended to protect the natives in Cameroon.

Since obviously, nothing threatens besides this Social Category in Cameroon except the poverty and unemployment linked to the bad governance imputed to this regime which dodges its own balance sheet like the plague. 

When we want to protect a social group, the minimum is to say against what or against whom we protect it. However here, the explanation that the affidées of the mode give are of a lightness to make you push the hives. We are talking about protecting the cultural identity of aboriginal people. And how ? 

By reserving the exclusivity of town halls to indigenous people. Is. 

Only these are the town halls of 14 cities in Cameroon. Only 14 cities, while Cameroon has hundreds. 

Simple questions:

Why do we want to protect the cultural identity of indigenous people in only 14 cities and not in all cities? Since the natives exist in all the cities of Cameroon. 

Do the natives of hundreds of other cities in Cameroon not have a cultural identity to protect? 

It is here that we must understand that the objective of article 246-1 is not to protect any cultural identity. For Yaoundé, it is a question of dividing, of tribalizing society to protect its power and not to protect the natives. The word indigenous put forward is only a bait to feign virtue after sowing vice, the seeds of division. 

By sending each Cameroonian back to his ethnic group, Yaoundé, who is aware of his chaotic record and of his unpopularity, intends to imprison the national conscience and the unity of Cameroonians who can be fatal to his power, which is now strongly contested ... 

I have nothing against the protection of indigenous people if they are really threatened. But my parents and grandparents have always lived in perfect harmony with non-natives for more than 90 years in Douala. Some going to eat at the others and vice versa.

I am surprised that one fine morning people get up to talk about protecting aboriginal people on the basis of nothing at all. Otherwise imaginary threats. 

If we love indigenous people so much, why not protect them from the real threats of unemployment, poverty, lack of drinking water, roads and hospitals worthy of the name? 

Protecting the cultural identity of the indigenous people is not to reproduce a sort of apartheid policy in Cameroon. It is absolutely destructive. Instead, one should for example have considered the construction of museums, cultural centers, libraries, cinematheques in addition to an endowment to support their various cultural activities such as the writing of national languages. That is the minimum if we intend to protect the cultural identity of the natives. 

This has nothing to do with the outrageousness of an indigenous mayor in the city. 

I want the mayor of the city to be aboriginal. But do not lie to Cameroonians that if the mayor of the city is foreign, our cultural identity will be threatened. It is grotesque.

Ahidjo did not need to manipulate indigenous / non-indigenous tribalist concepts to solidly build the Cameroonian nation. A nation which is dangerously disintegrating under the revival. 

And I also learn from my elders that the Cameroon of Ahidjo was more united than that of Biya where we stir the ethnic groups morning and evening, and where we saw Cameroonians chased with impunity from other Cameroonians in the South of the country due of their ethnic origins. This impunity provides proof that Cameroon is ruled by fundamentally tribal people who make fun of national sentiment, and this can be seen in their unhealthy propensity to send each Cameroonian back to his ethnic group. 

This is why I maintain that article 246 of the draft decentralization code is only an alibi to the fatal plan to divide Cameroonians. 

How sad it is to see how far Cameroon has fallen with people in whom the people believed at some point in their history. 

This Cameroon is not the one dreamed of by our nationalists who fell on the field of honor for its greatness. For them, tribalism was part of the problem, not part of the solution.

It is not the Cameroon of our dreams, what we see today. 

Let us not be the first gravediggers of our own hope. Save Cameroon. 

Arlette Raspberry Doumbé Ding

Journalist: TV news