The storm is yet to settle as the population of the South West region watches in total disbelieve and consternation as the region’s administrative official’s battle with the custodian of the region’s traditions in what has been spilled over into social media
Governor Okalia in a meeting to prepare for national day celebrations commemorated every may 20th had tasked the chiefs of the region especially in Fako to carry placards and March pass the grandstand with their villagers behind them
After facing massive criticism from South Westerners and cultural lovers, the chiefs fired back in a communiqué of their own 5 days later, accusing the governor of promoting “hate speech” adding that they will never march pass the rand stand in an embarrassing tit-for-tat response
As the aggrieved population of the Southwest region struggles to come to terms with the tug of war between the governor and the region’s chiefs, the DO of Buea did stir another controversy of his own, putting a traditional ruler I Buea on notice for his response to the governor’s orders
In a rare letter of observation issued by the administrator of the regional capital Buea addressed to chief Mafanyi Njie today May 3rd 2019, one of the signatories to the April 30th 2019 declaration by the chiefs, the DO says the letter of observation is “intended to convey to you my total disapproval of this malicious, odious and intriguing attitude” referencing the response by the chiefs on April 30th
Paul Wokam in his letter of observation accused the Buea chief of orchestrating some kind of royal mutiny against the state by taking upon himself on behalf of the traditional rulers of the South West region to condemn the governor
“You took upon yourself on behalf of the traditional rules of the South West region to denounce in calumnious language to the person of H.E the governor of the South West region, the appeal he made on April 25th, 2019…” the statement reads in part
The D.O went further to accuse the said chief of deliberately distorting and manipulating the words of the governor before warning that such “agitations are punishable at administrative, disciplinary and panel levels especially in these periods of security challenges”
The DO’s latest letter has sparked an avalanche of criticism once again on social media as many wonder the role of once-revered traditional rulers in the English speaking regions of the country
Breaking: The D.O of Mbengwi has been kidnapped
AmbaNews24 is reporting that seperatist forces have kidnap the Divisional Officer (DO) of Mbengwi, Fouda Etaba Benoit Nicaise.
“Nicaise was arrested in Mbengwi, the seat of Momo State and of the Mbengwi local government area or “subdivision” as the occupying Cameroon government describes it. Colonial DO was appointed by Presidential decree number 2017/239 of May 22, 2017 as D.O for Mbengwi” ambanews24 writes
In March 2019, a military convoy transporting Nacaise came under attack by separatist fighters, but the DO was safe and unhurt.
The government is yet to confirm the news and TeboPost cannot independently verify the news.
But if true, it will be a major setback ahead of plan national dialogue scheduled for September 30th as government struggles to find lasting solutions to the Anglophone crisis
Mbengwi is the divisional capital of Momo division North West region. The same division where the DO of Batibo was kidnapped years back and his whereabouts remain unknown till date.
National Dialogue: South West elites hold “regional dialogue” of their own.
The authorities of South west region have rallied different stakeholders within the municipality and beyond for pre-dialogue ahead of the national dialogue called by President Biya which is scheduled for end of September.
The pre-dialogue discussion taking place at the chambers of the Buea council Buidling is the first of its kind since the announcement of the grand national dialogue on September 10th 2019.
Chaired by the governor of the South West region alongside other top officials in the region, the dialogue aimed at finding a common ground ahead of much anticipated national dialogue.
Prime minister Dion Ngute who is charged with the coordination of the historic talks has been holding consultations with different stakeholders in Yaounde ahead of the talks.
In his surprised address to the nation on September 10th 2019, President Paul Biya announced the holding of national dialogue at the end of September which he says is geared towards resolving the socio-economic crisis in the South West and North West Regions of Cameroon and other national concerns.
Powerless Batibo council responds to Ambazonian savagery
The Batibo Council on its Facebook page this Monday writes Monday September 16, 2019 has condemned the brutal and inhuman murder of a woman in that municipality
“It is with anger filled trauma that I write condemning the burial of a life being in our municipality.
No matter the reasons, I shall never be part of such gruesome acts!
I say again, there is life after the crisis and each of us will give an account of what he/ she has done”. The council writes
The killing which has sparked outrage on social media was allegedly carried by Ambazonian fighters. The fighter in a viral video said she is a “black leg”.
Batibo council in Momo division of the North-west Region is one the areas greatly hit by the socio political crisis in the Anglophone regions of tbe country.
In 2018 the administrative head of the Subdivision was kidnapped on a day Cameroon celebrated her youths. His whereabout have since remained unknown.
Many inhabitants of the Sub Division since the escalation of the crisis have since been seeking for refuge in other towns and cities. They are fleeing from atrocities committed as the conflict in Cameroons North West and South West regions continues to escalate.
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