Thursday, September 21, 2017

Anglophone Struggle, the Socio-Economic & Political Dev’t: Inside Out of the UN, AU, US, UK, Canada, Belgium, France, S. Africa Cameroon’s trips

The respective trips to the UN, the AU, US, and Europe, by the Cameroon government through its respective envoys, Prof Paul Ghogomo, Prof. Ngolle Ngolle Elvis, Prof. Fabian Nkot, Minister Laurent Esso, Dr. Dione Ngute etc. marks the last phase of government’s mission in meeting Cameroonians both at home and abroad for frank and genuine dialogue to continue. Such a meet the people education forum in the Diaspora, was to explain to the world in details, what government has done so far in solving the teachers and the common law lawyers’ plights raised in November 2016 while addressing issues of national interests raised by Anglophone Cameroonians in the diaspora (federalism and secession). The Mission well timed to certain extends succeeded, but for some minor obstructions which came in from Cameroonians demonstrating in Brussels and South Africa.
In the respective interacting working sessions, the Cameroon government through its envoys, rendered account to the UN and the AU all world decision making bodies, while taking time out to assure foreign investors and partners of the openness of the economy and how enabling the country is for all business transactions right down to eco-tourism.
It should be noted that the end result of the diplomatic mission or assignment required of the officials to come back home and open up fresh dialogue with the people in order that lasting solutions are sort so that peace and order may finally be reinstated in the Anglophone parts of the country. Those were the firm instructions of the Deputy Sectary General at the United Nation to the Cameroonian delegation on a working visit to the UN.
Readout of the Deputy Secretary-General’s meeting with a delegation led by Prof. Paul Ghogomu, Director of Cabinet of the Prime Minister of Cameroon goes does,

On 8 August, the Deputy Secretary-General met with a delegation led by Prof. Paul Ghogomu, Minister and Director of Cabinet of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Cameroon. They discussed the internal situation in the Republic of Cameroon, particularly in the Anglophone regions. The Deputy Secretary-General welcomed the efforts being undertaken by the Government to de-escalate tensions and highlighted the importance of further confidence building measures, including ensuring that justice is given to all and that human rights are upheld and respected, and noting that those responsible for rule of law are to be held to a higher standard.

The Deputy Secretary-General also reiterated the willingness of the United Nations, through the good offices of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Central Africa and Head of the United Nations Regional Office for Central Africa (UNOCA), Mr. François Louncény Fall, and the United Nations country team, to support inclusive dialogue efforts to address the outstanding root causes of the tensions in the affected regions.

The Deputy Secretary-General commended Cameroon for its generosity towards refugees from Central African Republic and Nigeria and conveyed that the United Nations looks forward to working with Cameroon, Nigeria and Chad to reintegrate those affected, especially women, youth and children.

The Deputy Secretary-General and Prof. Ghogomu also discussed the 2030 Agenda and the United Nations development system reform, as well as the situation in the Bakassi Peninsula and the fight against Boko Haram.

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