by Fonban Emmanuel
The Follow-up Committee of the Major National Dialogue chaired by Prime Minister head of Government, Chief Dr. Joseph Dion Ngute on Thursday, 3 September 2020 meet at the star building for the inaugural meeting of the committee.
The meeting was chaired by the Prime Minister head of government who chairs the committee and present were committee members amongst them, Christian Cardinal Tumi, the Emeritus Archbishop of Douala.
The inaugural meeting took stock of the implementation of the recommendations made by the different committees of during the Major National Dialogue organized in the second half of 2019.
Presiding over the inaugural session, the Prime Minister Head of Government, Chief Dr. Joseph Dion Ngute, said the session will afford the committee the opportunity to evaluate what has already been done and then build a better path for the future.
“It should enable us to design a roadmap for ensuring that all our children from all towns in the North West and South West Regions peacefully resume schools and businessmen and women in those regions restart their enterprises and our brothers and sisters who have become refugees and IDPs go back to their villages and carry on with their regular activities,” said Chief Dr. Dion Ngute.
To Christian Cardinal Tume, he believes the President of the Republic of Cameroon, Paul Biya is serious about seeing the fruits of the Major National Dialogue being implemented to the best.
However, he was critical about the level of implementation as reflected in his opinion
“Some of the implementations are not going on as fast as we would like it. For example, the rebuilding of the North West and the South West. But it is always better to be late than not to do it at all” said Cardinal Tumi.
After the inaugural session, the spokesman of the Major National Dialogue, Dr. George Ewane granted a press conference to highlight the progress that has been recorded with opportunities that has emanated from the implementation.
“The Special recruitment of 500 translators and translators-interpreters in the civil service …by the head of State President of the Republic. The recruitment and absorption into the judiciary, the first batch of English-speaking people judges and class at ENAM as well as the creation of a common law section at the supreme court and at ENAM. The promulgation of law No2019/019 of December 24 2019 on the promotion of official languages in Cameroon. The promulgation of law No 2019/024 of December 24 2019 on the general code of decentralized authorities which includes numerous responses to the sociopolitical crisis in the NW and SW Regions” said Dr. George Ewane as he briefed the press.
He went further to inform press men and women present on the plans to establish an industrial zone in the English-speaking regions which can provide over 9000 jobs to the population that has been affected by the crisis.
As the government continue to make concessions to stop the crisis, time is unveiling new challenges which seems to increases the problems on the ground as the population in the middle of crisis long to one day enjoy peace and get back to their struggles for economic survival in life.