Monday, April 6, 2020

'Maurice Kamto is a top flight recuperator'

In an editorial previously published in the daily rue des Brasseries, Cameroon Tribune and published on Monday April 6 on Facebook, Marie Claire Nnana, Director of the press and publishing company, state enterprise publisher of CT, draws the lessons from the coronavirus.

The journalist in her editorial attacks Maurice Kamto who does political recovery according to her. "Where does it come from that it is the target of some in a virulent way?" Upon observation, we can see that this funny pandemic, unprecedented in its magnitude, its speed of contamination, and even its media coverage, is a powerful indicator of the cunning, emptiness or lust behind it certain positions. We can thus wonder about the posture of certain leaders of political parties, high-flying recuperators, who make a diversion more than they argue, surfing on a subject that is very publicized in the hope of attracting attention and the 'interest. This is the case of the president of the MRC: he cannot without bad faith claim to be the only one who does not see the President of the Republic and the government at work, in a clear strategy of mass screening and flexible containment which has succeeded in South Korea. Doubled by the complete and free management of containment and care. Which, by the way, is not always the case in wealthy countries, ”writes CT's RFP. 

Lebledparle.com offers you the entire Editorial. 

Lessons from covid-19 

One month after the detection of the first Covid-19 case in Cameroon, the government is at work both to care for the sick and to try to limit the pandemic, supported by the medical profession, the scientific community, the media, development partners, economic operators, without forgetting the symphony of religious communities, who play their part in this struggle through prayer forces and an all-out awareness of the populations. Without wasting time, the President of the Republic instructed the government to implement 13 flagship safeguard measures, which are enriched or readjusted progressively, in order to integrate research developments into the national strategy and the realities on the ground. The Covid-19 poses a serious threat not only to humans, but also for the economy and the stability of the country. The government, coached daily by the President of the Republic, is working with courage and determination to provide an effective and transparent response to the spread of this virus which is bringing to its knees the political and health systems of the most powerful countries in the world . Is this Cameroonian strategy flawless, however? No of course, perfection is not of this world. It remains perfectible, and also, we hope, open to any further enrichment that could improve its efficiency. is working with courage and determination to provide an effective and transparent response to the spread of this virus which is bringing to its knees the political and health systems of the most powerful countries in the world. Is this Cameroonian strategy flawless, however? No of course, perfection is not of this world. It remains perfectible, and also, we hope, open to any further enrichment that could improve its efficiency. is working with courage and determination to provide an effective and transparent response to the spread of this virus which is bringing to its knees the political and health systems of the most powerful countries in the world. Is this Cameroonian strategy flawless, however? No of course, perfection is not of this world. It remains perfectible, and also, we hope, open to any further enrichment that could improve its efficiency. 

Where does it come from that it is the target of some virulently? Upon observation, we can see that this funny pandemic, unprecedented in its magnitude, its speed of contamination, and even its media coverage, is a powerful indicator of the cunning, emptiness or lust behind it certain positions. We can thus wonder about the posture of certain leaders of political parties, high-flying recuperators, who make a diversion more than they argue, surfing on a subject that is very publicized in the hope of attracting attention and the 'interest. This is the case of the president of the MRC: he cannot without bad faith claim to be the only one not to see the president of the Republic and the government at work, in a clear strategy of mass screening and flexible containment that has succeeded in South Korea. Doubled by the complete and free management of containment and care. Which, by the way, is not always the case in rich countries.

This, the country has been able to do thanks to the creation by the President of the Republic of a dedicated solidarity fund, in the context of security crises added to a subregional economic crisis. Not to mention the massive investments made for the organization of CHAN 2020 and CAN 2021. How can we not praise the government's voluntarism in such an environment? At this very moment, in order to strengthen the capacity to receive the sick, Cameroon has fitted out new premises and requisitioned others. He is also preparing to take delivery of the medical equipment he has ordered, including respirators. Criticism is free, of course, but it is indecent, even obscene when it creates an unjustified controversy on such a serious subject, where the lives of men are at stake. governments are free to define a specific strategy to combat Covid-19, because in this area there can be no dogma. We are not in religion, are we? And if the controversy was intended, ultimately, to make the buzz in social networks to exist politically, then the process would be completely wacky and vile, let's agree. 

There are clearly useful lessons to be learned from the Covid after the storm. We have thus learned through social networks the grim predictions that certain Western chancelleries made about the future of Africa after Covid-19, losing sight of the fact that the worst is never certain. As you would expect, these are totally apocalyptic: no more life on the horizon, no activity, no state. Nothingness, the abyss. So that by seeing us continue to live ordinary daily life, with obstinacy and hope, these countries must observe us with the disapproving eye of a God who would watch the passengers of the famous Titanic dance, a few minutes before the ship flows into the depths of the ocean. 

As Africans, we must refuse this intrusive, condescending, sickly pessimistic look at our destiny. On closer inspection, there is little chance that these countries have made correct predictions about the relative weakness of their own health systems, which have demonstrated a form of helplessness in the face of the pandemic, the number of deaths being taken as proof.. 

Let us agree, however, with a French political leader that African countries should have built in 60 years, more health infrastructure and train more medical staff, develop a real pharmaceutical industry. Where there are divergent views is on responsibilities. And the lessons. We assume ours: insufficient or bad allocation of resources, corruption, yes, perhaps. At the time of the balance sheet, the old colonial powers and the masters of the world must accept theirs. Is our economic independence, for example, real, full and complete? Do we have a say in the selling price of our raw materials? Do these countries intend to change something better, in their relationship to Africa in these times of upheaval? Unanswered questions. 

As Cameroon, and all affected nations, continue to fight to the blood to save the lives of the Covid-19, it is undoubtedly time to recognize that this virus is for everyone a blow on the head. If it does not knock us out, it will determine significant changes, first in ourselves, then around.

In ourselves: now is the time to question our legendary indiscipline, which turned into irresponsibility in the context of the battle against the Covid-19. Because the fate of this battle also depends on individual responsibility. In recent days, the unconsciousness of some has made the bed of illness in others. Solidarity, sacred union must nevertheless be the watchwords. Everyone is responsible for their brother. "United we stand, divided we fall". This health crisis should also be a great opportunity to reshuffle the cards, in all areas: reducing economic dependence, developing industry and Made in Cameroon in general, allocating more resources to research and innovation, and especially to value their discoveries. 

In the meantime, we are still in the daily battle against the virus, for which Cameroonians must arm themselves with courage, remain cautious, disciplined and united. With the certainty that President Biya watches over them, as in the past.

The Covid-19 is a test on our way. One more. We will come out stronger. 

Marie Claire NNANA, Director Sopecam and DP of Cameroon Tribune


Source: lebledparle.com