Minister Paul Tasong who chaired the meeting in Buea said that they came up with a roadmap on how to diffuse the difficulties in their division.
Lebialem elite in the South West Region were on Saturday June 9, 2018 in a get-together at Mountain Hotel in Buea where they set a plan of action in seeking lasting solutions to what has become known as the Anglophone Crisis.
The consultations held behind closed doors for about three hours were chaired and coordinated by the Minister Delegate in charge of Planning at the Ministry of the Economy, Planning and Regional Development, Paul Tasong.
He told the press after the meeting that they had agreed to be meeting regularly as a means of brainstorming on appropriate solutions. “We took stock of the state of our division, Lebialem, given the socio-political crisis rocking the North West and the South West Regions of our country.
We identified key and specific issues related to our division. We then drafted a road map of action which we intend to implement. It will diffuse the difficulties faced by the region which is affecting the political development of our nation,” Minister Paul Tasong stated.
One of the main traditional rulers in the Lebialem come together was the Paramount Fon of the Bamunbu clan, HRH Senator Lekunze Andreas Nembo. He said his palace is opened to youths to talk love, peace and dialogue without negating their thoughts.
He noted that other Fons will do same in their respective clans. He called on those in the bushes with arms to return home to their ancestral land. “We are stretching an olive branch to those in the bushes to come back home so that we talk the problem and get rid of the social disorder,” Fon Lekunze appealed.
Acts of arson on people’s homes, schools, palaces were out rightly condemned. Many elite regretted the state of affairs in the educational milieu in Lebialem where the education of young Cameroonians has come to a standstilli.