Dropping Of Arms: Borstal Institute Ready To Receive Those Who Comply

The National Coordinator for NDDRC, Fai Yengo says the centre can accommodate between 100-120 persons while other plans are in the offing for more intakes.

The National Coordinator for the National Disarmament Demobilisation and Reintegration Committee (NDDRC), Fai Yengo Francis was yesterday December 19, 2018, in Buea picturing some facilities put in place to receive those who lay down their arms. One of such places is the Borstal Institute in Buea where he was led through a guided tour by the Director of institution, Fidelis Njie Ewumbue in the company of South West Governor, Bernard Okalia Bilai.

Njie Ewumbue introduced the team through the seven workshops of the institution where those who drop their arms will gain skills. The workshops are Woodwork, Moto mechanics, Welding, Building Construction, Agriculture and Livestock, Sewing, and Fine Arts and Painting. The team equally inspected dormitories where all bedding facilities are already installed, bathrooms and kitchens which were neatly cleaned to be used by the comers.

Fai Yengo told the press after the observation that all has been put in place to welcome all those who drop their arms in the South West Region while adding that the structure conform to all security details that they would have loved to have. He noted that the centre at presence can receive 100 to 120 persons. In a working session, he instructed Fonju Njukang Bernard, South West Regional Coordinator for NDDRC to come with place B and even C to accommodate more persons. “After attaining the number of 120 persons, tomorrow more persons like 1000 might show up. So we must create room for all,” he said. The National Coordinator said that he is on a peace mission and pleads with the press to continue to sensitise the people as they have been doing to drop their arms and come out of the bushes. “This job is that for all Cameroonians. All of us want peace and we know that only Cameroonians will create that enabling environment for peace to reign,” he indicated. Fai Yengo supplicated to those in the bushes to come back home for a better future. “Our young brothers and sisters should choose ano ther way of life which is coming back home to live with us as they used to do. And it takes the effort of everybody to achieve this,” he pleaded. Through the guided tour while affirming that all the needed tools and material are in place to begin training now, the Director of Borstal Institute however tabled to the NDDRC the shortage of trainers in certain disciplines. A situation Fai Yengo said that clear cut and quick response measures have been put in place to provide the personnel.

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