Situation in the NW/SW : Extensive Reforms Taken, Implemented
Minister Mbella Mbella on October 28, 2021 presented to members of the diplomatic corps various measures by government to find lasting solutions to the socio-political situation in the two English speaking regions
External Relations Minister Mbella Mbella has updated members of the diplomatic corps accredited in Yaounde on the different peace efforts undertaken by government as way of finding a definite solution to the crisis rocking the North West and South West Regions of Cameroon for some years now. The October 28, 2021 declaration centred on the level of implementation of the recommendations of the Major National Dialogue held on September 30 to October 04, 2019, which served as a solution seeking platform.
The government of Cameroon, the Minister stated has undertaken extensive structural and administrative reforms which translates the determination of authorities to reduce the suffering of Cameroonians and foreign residents in the North West and South West Regions. As a key recommendation of the Major National Dialogue, the Minister stated, government tabled, deliberated and promulgated into law the General Code of Regional and Local Authorities which enshrines the Special Status to the two regions concerned. « Through this process, government recognised the ardent desire of the people of the North West and South West Regions, to play an enhanced role in the formulation of national public policies, to safeguard their educational heritage, the common law system, the status of traditional chiefdoms, and the management of public service establishments in the two regions, » the Minister stated. He also mentioned the creation of the Presidential Plan for Reconstruction and Development whose goal is to restore social cohesion, reconstruct and rehabilitate basic structures and to revitalise the local economy. The law on the promotion of bilingualism, the creation of centres for Disarmament, Demobilisation and Reintegration (DDR) of ex-fighters, the granting of full amnesty to those who voluntarily drop their weapons, the taking care of vulnerable groups and displaced persons within and outside national borders, the recruitment of 1,000 bilingual teachers to respond to the shortfalls in bilingualism, creation of the Common Law Bench at the Supreme Court, and the relea...
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