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Mr. or Ms. Nkumbe, You are really the devil's advocate. The Penal Code does indeed draw sustenance from the Constitution (of 1996 or 1972?). I will not refer to any particular articles of the Constitution(s) by number but in a general sense. I think that there is a better case to be made for the Constitution and the Penal Code being used for better things in Cameroon than for enforcing the rights of same sex couples and practices. You will argue that you were writing from Buenos Aires where the gender-benders were doing their thing, therefore you limited your outing to defending their (gay) rights to do their thing in private under the protection of the Covenants which Cameroon has ratified. Fine. But I think that the level of hardship faced by ordinary Cameroonians is such that issues like the one you raise here are best left out of the public domain. What comfort is it to a starving citizen to know that homosexuals have the right to challenge the Penal Code in its criminalisation of homosexual activities in Cameroon? Instead, the average Cameroonian would be interested to know that someone is pressing for the Constitution to be implemented to stop graft. There has been a provision in the Constitution about public officials being required to declare their assets before they enter office and when they leave office. The current Nigerian President gave a good example of the first phase of such a practice when he declared his assets after being sworn in. And in Cameroon? A Constitution that has been in place concurrently with an earlier Constitution provides for similar on the Cameroonian political scene. Did we see anyone from President (2004) or MPs (2007) declaring their assets? Never. Where is the Penal Code at this time accompanying non-declaration of assets with some punishment? During the just-ended elections, there was a whole lot of fraud perpetrated by government officials to secure a win for the ruling party. Even the Chairman of a political party went out campaigning on the day of the election itself, against the provisions of the electoral law and the Constitution and the Penal Code. Where is the advocate to take all these offenders (DOs, politicians) to task and charge them in a court of law? So spare us your advocacy. We have had enough of this chasing after shadows and leaving the substance of the debate out of sight. Even if it came to charging your homosexuals, who will do it? These are filthy rich and famous/powerful people. So where will the poor stand before bringing them to court? Who will ever solve the riddle of the riddle of the young man who was sodomised and tortured(?) and thrown out of the window in the Hilton in August 2006? These and many other pertinent questions leave me in no doubt that your story is a digression because you must know deep down that those who practise homosexuality in Cameroon are above the law and they do not need your help to operate with impunity. The courts are in their pockets and your advocacy is of no use to them. Did you not hear that some government ministers were known as "mademoiselles" because they played the part of the female in those relationships? So keep your advocacy to yourself unless you are a practising homosexual and you are pleading for your kind who happen not to be in high office and are scared to face the law, if at all. Langai
Prince Awonfor: I share your dream of streamlining the political scene to suit our present day needs. I think the first commentator above is blinded by some pre-conceived notions of democracy into calling you names. Anyone who reads your suggestions carefully would notice that you are consistent about your views, since the early 90s. I too have advocated a return even to the one-party state on condition that we develop further the experiment used in 1988 for parliamentary elections where the one party fielded canditates in many constituencies on two lists. All these candidates were members of the same party, and I recall that in my village the candidates of the two lists came campaigning on the same day. It was a worthwhile experiment and it cost less for the country to do things that way. Readers should not be carried away by this notion of multi-party politics to think that it is the best model as practised in Cameroon. Actually, Cameroon copied this model from Zaire and the ideologues of the structure operating in Cameroon now are in power now. One is a professor and is minister of communication; another is a female politician and was one time minister of women's affairs. The logic behind their suggestion was that the new deal should authorise as many parties as possible so that, according to the mincom prof, they could be fighting for a share of the electorate like crabs in a basket while the ruling clique would continue to rule undisturbed. So it was a diabolic plan from inception till today. Concerning your proposal for a tripartite system, it will be possible for the ruling party to take advantage of its presence in the field to consolidate its power and so stay on. But in the long run, the two opposition parties will become a formidable force to reckon with and will grab power if their policies are right and appealing to the voters. Obviously, this culture will take time to be adopted by the people; but it is better to start now than to keep wasting our resources year in year out campaigning in a sterile manner and always having the same fraudulent results. More people need to read this article and reflect on it. For its implementation, we need a dictator ruler who has the wellbeing of the country at heart. There is no way people will willingly go in this direction. Some dictator needs to impose this on the people to save us from sterile politics that does not lead to development for the country as a whole. Who says no? Langai
To all commentators, big and small: Reverend, that is a masterpiece. Sounds like the Mbella and Ngwa exchanges elsewhere. I hope others mustered the courage (like taking a nasty tablet) to read the so-called victory speech by the head of state. I use this title advisedly because a president is elected, while a head of state worms his way into that position through any means, fair or foul, as in November 2004. What I gather from the man's speech is that he is living in a complete fool's paradise when he talks of the peaceful conduct of the elections, then in the same breath goes on to thank everybody who made this possible: the administration, the military, the parties, etc., etc. What this bloke knows and fails to admit is that any election in which the military is deployed to intimidate and brutalise voters who are perceived as opposition sympathisers is anything but free and fair. For this reason, his speech is an exercise in self-deceit. Anyway, as one of my friends always says, everyone has a constituency. So there must be people who would swear by anything coming out of an airbag like this one. Coming to the issue of the SDF SG, I only hope that she is making these noises only as a strategy to buy time and mislead the ruling party, and that on Tuesday 21 August, the SDF will stay away from the evil house called National Assembly. If this does not come to pass, I can bet that there will be total confusion. Mine is not the only voice that has advocated a boycott of the NA. Worthier and more powerful people have said the same thing for various reasons. My own reason has been to let the thieving and cheating CPDM go it alone and take the credit or blame for everything they do in that evil assembly. This is simple logic. Another dimension that commentators have not considered is that the main thrust of the electoral fraud was and has always been directed at frustrating the main opposition party, the SDF. When you look at the record of elections since 1992, you will notice that any election which the SDF has boycotted has been free and fair. The ruling party always has something we might call "Plan B". If the SDF boycotts, the entire administrative machinery is asked to play fair. If the SDF goes in for elections, the whole range of electoral fraud tricks is activated. You will recall a certain governor of the east province in 1992 who talked about something in administrative circles known as "obligation de résultats". When the main opposition party opts to go for elections, DOs and all the administrative hierarchy are reminded about the above obligation, i.e., to make sure the ruling party scores not less than 60% in their area of jurisdiction. And DOs have to toe the line, or else the famous presidential nod will have them out in the cold and jobless. So please, do not blame the SDF because the conduct of any election will be free or not free depending on whether the SDF goes for election or boycotts. And you know that whichever they decide, they will still be blamed, sometimes for boycotting (when people notice, after the fact, that voting was free and fair), and sometimes for not boycotting (as now when people witness the massive fraud). The bottom line is that change will not come to Cameroon through elections and not during the lion man's watch. Therefore, my humble view is that SDF should DISBAND and call on its militants to look for other gainful occupation in something else or in some other party. In fact, ALL political parties, except the CPDM should DISBAND and leave the scene to CPDM. If this means reverting to the 1988 option where one and the same party fielded two lists in an election, so much the better for all because we do not need to spend scarce resources each time running a show that is not worth the piece of paper on which the frauded results are written. This is my take on the whole palaver. Langai
To all commentators, big and small: I hope you mustered the courage (like taking a nasty tablet) to read the so-called victory speech by the head of state. I use this title advisedly because a president is elected, while a head of state worms his way into that position through any means, fair or foul, as in November 2004. What I gather from the man's speech is that he living in a complete fool's paradise when he talks of the peaceful conduct of the elections, then in the same breath goes on to thank everybody who made this possible: the administration, the military, the parties, etc., etc. What this bloke knows and fails to admit is that any election in which the military is deployed to intimidate and brutalise voters who are perceived as opposition sympathisers is anything but free and fair. For this reason, his speech is an exercise in self-deceit. Coming to the issue of the SDF SG, I only hope that she is making these noises only as a strategy to buy time and mislead the ruling party, and that on Tuesday 21 August, the SDF will stay away from the evil house called National Assembly. If this does not come to pass, I can bet that there will be total confusion. Mine is not the only voice that has advocated a boycott of the NA. Worthier and more powerful people have said the same thing for various reasons. My own reason has been to let the thieving and cheating CPDM go it alone and take the credit or blame for everything they do in that evil assembly. This is simple logic. Another dimension that commentators have not considered is that the main thrust of the electoral fraud was and has always been directed at frustrating the main opposition party, the SDF. When you look at the record of elections since 1992, you will notice that any election which the SDF has boycotted has been free and fair. The ruling party always has something we might call "Plan B". If the SDF boycotts, the entire administrative machinery is asked to play fair. If the SDF goes in for elections, the whole range of electoral fraud tricks is activated. You will recall a certain governor of the east province in 1992 who talked about something in administrative circles known as "obligation de résultats". When the main opposition party opts to go for elections, DOs and all the administrative hierarchy are reminded about the above obligation, i.e., to make sure the ruling party scores not less than 60% in their area of jurisdiction. And DOs have to toe the line, or else the famous presidential nod will have them out in the cold and jobless. So please, do not blame the SDF because the conduct of any election will be free or not free depending on whether the SDF goes for election or boycotts. And you know that whichever they decide, they will still be blamed, sometimes for boycotting (when people notice that voting was free and fair), and sometimes for not boycotting (as now when people witness the massive fraud). The bottom line is that change will not come to Cameroon through elections and not during the lion man's watch. Therefore, my humble view is that SDF should DISBAND and call on its militants to look for other gainful occupation in something else or in some other party. In fact, ALL political parties, except the CPDM should DISBAND and leave the scene to CPDM. If this means reverting to the 1988 option where one and the same party fielded two lists in an election, so much the better for all because we do not need to spend scarce resources each time running a show that is not worth the piece of paper on which the frauded results are written. This is my take on the whole palava. Langai
Netmates from both sides of the Divide: UnitedStatesofAfrica equally writes on the Francophone press and his contributions there are just as prolific as they are here. I guess he has a specific agenda. I have not read many of his numerous postings, but I have a question for him here: USofAfrica, you seem to advocate a (con)federation of African States under one government. Why do you think that Southern Cameroons cannot join such a confederation as an independent sovereign country? Why must it join as a satellite of another country? Don't you trust that SCmroons is viable enough to stand on its own? Another thing, Libya, which is the proponent of the US of Africa option, had its sights on Chad some time in the past, Senegal on the Gambia, la République du Cameroun has already annexed Southern Cameroons by brute force and is running that country as all colonising powers and conquerors do, Nigeria wants Bakasi, and a host of other predator countries are doing their thing in many areas of the dark continent. When do you think African countries will do away with this colonising mentality before they embark on the concept of a true US of Africa? When you answer these questions for yourself, you may come to realise that your crusade against the SCmroons independence struggle is totally misguided, if not teleguided from the usual quarters of those who favour the status quo. Langai
Madam SG, Dr. Tamajong, I had prepared a reaction after the 6th above but it went lost in cyberspace. That was before Reverend's contribution, which captures the esssence of my proposal here. This will not be the first time I want to make a serious proposal to the SDF. Once upon a time, there were two Conventions, and some of us thought we should advise the genuine Convention in Bamenda, and we did! Whether you heeded our advice or not remains to be seen. This time, I am saying: forget about the 23 seats in the National hand-clapping Assembly or the 30 odd councils you seem to have won. The die is cast and the lion is going for your jogular vein. Do not volunteer to play along with him and his gang. If, as Fon says above, the gangsters will try to appease you with 3 to 5 harmless seats as a bait to get you in, do not fall for it. Anything short of 70 seats should be shunned immediately. I mean, anything that will not assure you of blocking any of their moves should not be approached even with a flagpole. In short, I advocate and strongly propose that the SDF should adopt strict party discipline this time and make sure that none of the MPs takes their seat unless you have a workable number in the house. If the idea is to go in as last time and stage walk-outs and what not, I say no. These people are past educating. They will spare nothing to cheat and you know it. So the operative word is BOYCOTT the National Assembly if you have no way of influencing policy there. That way the kleptocratic government will be forced to take some of their crooked candidates to replace yours. That way too they will take the credit or blame for whatever they do in that evil house. Please appeal to the Chairman of the SDF to resign quietly from the scene so that your opponent will be guessing what next. You can further confound your opponent by refusing to take the councils they think they are generously offering you. This will make the councils ungovernable, and if they like they can ferry some of their resource persons who were not voted by the local communities to come and run the councils. This will guarantee maximum chaos and perhaps a solution will be found for the deadlock. If not, they might well revert to the one-party system. This worked very well in 1988 when candidates from the same party campaigned on the same platform but under separate lists. That was less time-consuming and took up fewer resources. Above all, do not accept to go to the Constitutional Council, alias the Supreme Court. That will be your burial ground and the lion predator will be rubbing his hands in glee. See Fon's comment above and try to be proactive. The Constitutional Council is a total waste of time and resources. Please discuss this approach in higher quarters and see how you can convince your members who may want to insist on going for the bait. For Christ's sake, wake up now. Langai
7512wilson and all: I fully agree with you. The paltry 18 or so seats said to have been attributed to the SDF should be left vacant. This is the time for the SDF to insist on strict party discipline and ask all those who have been selected by the CPDM bullies to join in the hand-clapping National Assembly to stay away from that evil house for good. Nothing will ever come out of there. If the thieving government likes, it can select some of its more crooked contenders to fill those vacant seats and run the show alone, sans partage. Even the local councils should be boycotted. The erstwhile councillors of the SDF should just stand by and when the euphoria dies down, they should refuse to take up office and leave the places vacant. If again the ruling clique want, they should select their crooks to fill those positions. After all what we call election in CMR is in fact a flawed selection process. I hope and appeal to power-hungry politicians to boycott this mascarade and put the gangsters in total confusion. They should run the whole show and take credit for any achievements and also take the flak for any blunders. Fon, there is nothing like Ni John joining a kleptocratic bunch like this. No one from the SDF should be heard to be dining with the gang. I know the Rexons and the rest will jump in to say they have been dining all along. I think that that is false. In the past I have asked, if the SDF is dining with the chop people gang, why are they not allowed to hold rallies and use public facilities? Why would an ally keep putting spanners in the works of its ally? The answer is simple: these are not birds of the same plumage and they cannot flock together. Watch this space. Maverick
Feli, Fon, Atangha, Francis: I want to join you in insisting that Rexon and his group have an agenda here, namely to denigrate Ni John and his party and so discourage his following, thus making Mr. Biya's fraud machine more confident and comfortable in their rigging plans for 22 July. Our task in the last few hours before polling is made more difficult because these SDF detractors spread their poison far and wide, pretending to be fighting for SC sovreignty. Is it only Ni John who is preventing them from achieving this? Does Rexon and his group not see Muna campaigning like the CPDM in SC territory, making promises left and right? Are they not also going to colour Mr. Biya's assembly as a democracy? The beast known as the international community, has it ever lifted a finger to help when it is not in its best interests? The point is: even if Ni John and his party stay away from Ngoa Ekelle, others will go and from SC territory. Sovereignty will not come today or tomorrow on a platter of gold through those beautiful western countries, Sweden and the rest. They have nothing at stake there. So all those covertly campaigning for Mr. Biya and co in the name of SCNC should know that a day of reckoning will come, and we who have chosen another path to overcome all the hurdles kept on our path by the kleptocratic regime in Yaounde want to make a last-minute appeal to you covert agents of the Yaounde regime to think of future generations of SCians. The crumbs you are receivng now to betray a whole country and a worthy cause are worth nothing next to what you and yours will have if we join hands and voices and wills to oust the looters of the public purse, of our natural resources and the rest of the good things awaiting us or future generations, if we do not see better days in our own lifetime. Please back off and let us finish our campaigning for change. As I told my dad when he said some young man was not entitled to be selling a piece of land, whether he was entitled to or not, he was still selling and you had better bought the land or someone else will buy it right to your doorstep. Same with the CPDM government: do not stop your SC brothers and sisters from voting for a party of their choice because even if they do not vote, elections will go on and someone will come to lord it over them, someone not of their choice. A word to the wise... Maverick
Rexon, Please see the comment from mk the southerner. What he says about JFN and Chief Ayamba should serve as an eye-opener for us all. In the past, we have exchanged harsh words about the interaction between the SDF and SCNC. From the above contribution, I see that there are many ways of belling a cat. It could be through a political party or some other outfit. I have always held the view that if you have a target and find an obstacle in your way, you do not just stand there and complain. You either jump over the obstacle or go round it to the next phase of your quest. La Republique has so many tricks up its sleeve and it takes approaches from all conceivable angles to bring it to reason. You will notice that in the forthcoming elections, the Minat fellow seems to be speaking against the RDPC for misleading him about the candidate from Balikumbat. But that is not the reality. He is playing their game. That is a fellow who thinks it is all right to break the law on elections. He promised in an interview elsewhere to continue to release voting trends (in favour of his party in power) once elections have ended, but before the vote counting commissions have done their job and handed in the final results. That is why I have all along advocated the use of mobile phones to broadcast the results from all areas. Once these are in the public domain, there will be fewer chances of tampering with them. I can foresee the ruling clique doing all in their power to disable communication on polling day. They have always borrowed a leaf from China when it comes to screwing up the population. Imagine China which supplied the machetes used in Rwanda to kill hundreds of thousands of people in the 1994 genocide there. It is the same China which is standing behind Sudan now and helping it to stand up to the international community. It is the same China that I learn has scrambled access to news online in the past few days, maybe weeks. The band leader of Cameroun has been to China a few times and learnt some of the tactics from them. I am really scared that he may unleash tragedy in Cameroun before his 20 years are up as he promised in 2004. About Ekindi the lion hunter of 92, I think it is mad to fire a gun in the house. The harm that could result from such behaviour would be enormous. He should focus his attacks at the RDPC and its acolytes. But if he thinks he will succeed by turning against an opposition party like his, then good luck to him. I doubt, however, that he can rally enough support for his views. He may be perceived as a turncoat now playing the RDPC game of dissipating the efforts of the people at having a change of regime. So much for today. Maverick
All contributors out to the field: Since it looks as if elections will take place as planned in July, I am re-posting a comment I made in March so that readers should remember to protect their votes when polling day comes. I will ignore all the ranting I have seen here from the usual ranter extraordinaire because it is a distraction. He (Rexon) cannot convince me that he is not working with the Cpdm gov't to stifle the progress of democratic norms. Or else he should tell me what will happen when his call for boycott succeeds. Will the Cpdm militants also stay away from voting? And if they don't but Sdf militants boycott as he wants, will that not take Cpdm politicians from SCmroons to NA? Where will that leave the independence issue? So readers should not be fooled about the rantings of a paid agent of the regime in place. Besides, this guy woted in Scotland, a foreign country, seeking independence from Gr Britain. Why did he not boycott that election too? That said, those who have succeeding in registering should vote and vote out the treasury looters and corrupt people of the ruling Cpdm. Also make sure you protect your vote when you have cast it because rigging takes many forms, including preventing people from voting and giving wrong figures. As you read about the red alert below, you can substitute the right election date for the wrong one. Those in the Diaspora count on those who can help rid us of the evil clique. "Red Alert! As usual, commentators who wear blinkers over their eyes chase the shadow and forget the substance of the debate. The reason is that they will persevere until their mission to denigrate the SDF and its leader is complete. Some of their group have taken leave of the PostOnline temporarily, but I am sure they will come back when the stakes are higher or when their paymasters see the need for them to come and continue their dirty job of divide and rule. The SDF leadership has raised a number of issues surrounding the election and registration of voters. Did the detractors address those issues? No. Never. Should the June elections be postponed? Yes. The SDF has given its reasons for asking for postponement: So that the Elections body can be set up/appointed and familiarise itself with its terms of reference. The SDF is a political party vying for power through the grassroots (local councils) and through the legislature. Presidential elections are not until 2011. So what has Fru Ndi not becoming president of LRC, dixit Hogbe Nlend, got to do with the forthcoming elections? NEO will come to the end of its mandate (if it had any) in May 2007. There is no reason why a delinquent government will call an extraordinary session of parliament to pass a bill and refuse to implement the bill from that session or defer its implementation for 18 months. There is also no reason for extending the mandate of NEO after May 2007 before the planned elections of June 2007 because ELECAM should take over from NEO and MINATD. All these points are raised in the Chairman's statement. All the prophets of doom on this forum should at least have addressed the same issues and showed how the SDF's worries and proposals are irrelevant, and make more valid proposals (not boycott). The truth is that if you have a target in view and a tree lies in your path, you either jump over the tree or go round it to reach your target. You cannot stand on the spot and complain that you have been prevented from moving by the tree. The CPDM government is this kind of obstacle. It will frustrate you in many ways and, if you do not act wisely, it will use the "winner take all" option, although the winning is by high tricks. This brings me to the red alert above. You must have observed that P&T is talking of the telephone going 8 digits in June 2007? Why only then? The announcement is made by a minister who is in the ruling camp. It is not as innocent as it sounds. It is said that the introduction of 7 digits opened the way for 8 million lines and that so far only 3 million lines have been taken. So what is so urgent about increasing the available lines when 5 million lines are still not taken? I can read in-between the "lines" and I believe that this sudden interest in extending the network has serious political implications. Think of the scenario in June 2007 during the elections, which the government will force Cmroonians to accept. It has been known that in other countries, the mobile phone has helped spread the true election results and forsetalled massive rigging. In June 2007, you find it difficult to remember how to reach your contacts by mobile phone. When this happens, the ruling clique will consolidate the rigging machinery, making it impossible for Cmroonians to communicate with one another or for the outside world to communicate with Cmroonians. When they finally bring their US Senators to confirm that voting was free and fair, there will be no opposing voice because communication will be difficult, if not impossible. The bottom line is that all of us who aspire for change should be on the watch-out. Know beforehand how to reach essential numbers in June 2007 when the rigging begins. For those in the Diaspora, we have already been disfranchised. So there is no hope for us to get our voice heard as happens in civilised countries, even on the African continent. Stay awake because your enemy the State of CMR is using all sorts of devices to stay put. Maverick Posted by: Maverick | Tuesday, 20 March 2007 at 06:52 AM" Maverick
All contributors out to the field: Since it looks as if elections will take place as planned in July, I am re-posting a comment I made in March so that readers should remember to protect their votes when polling day comes. I will ignore all the ranting I have seen here from the usual ranter extraordinaire because it is a distraction. He (Rexon) cannot convince me that he is not working with the Cpdm gov't to stifle the progress of democratic norms. Or else he should tell me what will happen when his call for boycott succeeds. Will the Cpdm militants also stay away from voting? And if they don't but Sdf militants boycott as he wants, will that not take Cpdm politicians from SCmroons to NA? Where will that leave the independence issue? So readers should not be fooled about the rantings of a paid agent of the regime in place. Besides, this guy woted in Scotland, a foreign country, seeking independence from Gr Britain. Why did he not boycott that election too? That said, those who have succeeding in registering should vote and vote out the treasury looters and corrupt people of the ruling Cpdm. Also make sure you protect your vote when you have cast it because rigging takes many forms, including preventing people from voting and giving wrong figures. As you read about the red alert below, you can substitute the right election date for the wrong one. Those in the Diaspora count on those who can help rid us of the evil clique. "Red Alert! As usual, commentators who wear blinkers over their eyes chase the shadow and forget the substance of the debate. The reason is that they will persevere until their mission to denigrate the SDF and its leader is complete. Some of their group have taken leave of the PostOnline temporarily, but I am sure they will come back when the stakes are higher or when their paymasters see the need for them to come and continue their dirty job of divide and rule. The SDF leadership has raised a number of issues surrounding the election and registration of voters. Did the detractors address those issues? No. Never. Should the June elections be postponed? Yes. The SDF has given its reasons for asking for postponement: So that the Elections body can be set up/appointed and familiarise itself with its terms of reference. The SDF is a political party vying for power through the grassroots (local councils) and through the legislature. Presidential elections are not until 2011. So what has Fru Ndi not becoming president of LRC, dixit Hogbe Nlend, got to do with the forthcoming elections? NEO will come to the end of its mandate (if it had any) in May 2007. There is no reason why a delinquent government will call an extraordinary session of parliament to pass a bill and refuse to implement the bill from that session or defer its implementation for 18 months. There is also no reason for extending the mandate of NEO after May 2007 before the planned elections of June 2007 because ELECAM should take over from NEO and MINATD. All these points are raised in the Chairman's statement. All the prophets of doom on this forum should at least have addressed the same issues and showed how the SDF's worries and proposals are irrelevant, and make more valid proposals (not boycott). The truth is that if you have a target in view and a tree lies in your path, you either jump over the tree or go round it to reach your target. You cannot stand on the spot and complain that you have been prevented from moving by the tree. The CPDM government is this kind of obstacle. It will frustrate you in many ways and, if you do not act wisely, it will use the "winner take all" option, although the winning is by high tricks. This brings me to the red alert above. You must have observed that P&T is talking of the telephone going 8 digits in June 2007? Why only then? The announcement is made by a minister who is in the ruling camp. It is not as innocent as it sounds. It is said that the introduction of 7 digits opened the way for 8 million lines and that so far only 3 million lines have been taken. So what is so urgent about increasing the available lines when 5 million lines are still not taken? I can read in-between the "lines" and I believe that this sudden interest in extending the network has serious political implications. Think of the scenario in June 2007 during the elections, which the government will force Cmroonians to accept. It has been known that in other countries, the mobile phone has helped spread the true election results and forsetalled massive rigging. In June 2007, you find it difficult to remember how to reach your contacts by mobile phone. When this happens, the ruling clique will consolidate the rigging machinery, making it impossible for Cmroonians to communicate with one another or for the outside world to communicate with Cmroonians. When they finally bring their US Senators to confirm that voting was free and fair, there will be no opposing voice because communication will be difficult, if not impossible. The bottom line is that all of us who aspire for change should be on the watch-out. Know beforehand how to reach essential numbers in June 2007 when the rigging begins. For those in the Diaspora, we have already been disfranchised. So there is no hope for us to get our voice heard as happens in civilised countries, even on the African continent. Stay awake because your enemy the State of CMR is using all sorts of devices to stay put. Maverick Posted by: Maverick | Tuesday, 20 March 2007 at 06:52 AM" Maverick
Akoson, Watesih, Rexon, Knganjo, Feli: In reaction to Akoson’s message to SDF militants, I wish to say the little I know about JFNdi and his humanitarian approach. In the late 1970s, I had a friend who was very close to JFN. Most weekdays after work, he used to tell me he was going to see Ni John. No idea what they discussed, but I imagine things here and there, maybe football. My friend’s enthusiasm was really high, and when I heard about the bookseller launching a political party in May 1990 against the deployment of the security apparatus in Bda, I believed that the man was very courageous. In 1992, I attended his rally with the Union for Change at the AH Stadium Yde. It was a mammoth crowd that easily gave the incumbent fever. This convinced me more than ever before that this was a kind of messiah. Even professors like the one Rexon is promoting here sat down on the bare ground to listen to JFN. Unlike the incumbent, he crissed-crossed the country many times and still does, and can feel the pulse of the population. The point is, he has faced obstacles from the ruling clique in all sorts of ways. The SDF is a grassroots party. You will recall what Mbah Ndam said in May 2006 about the stand-off with the Muna group. He said when he went to the SDF Secretariat and people started calling him “patron”, he knew that something was wrong. Mbah Ndam said real SDF militants call him “Mbah Ndam” simply, and I am sure they would call JFN in the same way. Power comes from the people. It is not because you dislike the Chairman that he should leave. Rather the party should, as Akoson seems to be saying, start thinking of the post-Fru Ndi era. Nobody has lived for ever. So a successor to JFN is only logical in the end. Now, should a political party disclose all its strategies? No. This party said “No Elecam, no elections”. The ruling party is very happy when it hears statements like these. If the opposition faces stubbornness in the absence of an Independent electoral body, it should not run away and give the ruling band a free hand. It should also make things hard for the gov’t. I do not see what else a political party like the SDF can do in the face of a wicked anti-people government like the CPDM government. They can’t fold their arms and watch. REXON, the SDF was never formed to liberate Southern Cameroons. It was formed to snatch Cameroon back from the hands of looters and absentee gangsters. If you keep singing your song about Feko having said this or that, how come he (Feko) and Mukong advocated joining forces with the Yondo Black in Dla? Do you think this group cared a jot about the Anglophone problem? Do you think this group was ever going to include the independence of SC on their agenda? Read more about this from the following clip from the SDF website. You have been given this link several times but you have failed to look at it. Instead, you have pursued your smear campaign against the SDF, to the greatest satisfaction of your paymasters and the ruling clique. Many have pleaded with you to focus on your independence struggle, but you have failed to listen. You claim you have advisers. I am sure they have all gone to sleep while you run down the cause of the SCameroons. Although pleading with you is like pouring water on a duck’s back, I am again appealing to you to leave the SDF alone to do its politics in a difficult set-up. It already has too many hurdles to cross without your having to add to the weight of its burdens. By forming new administrative units, the ruling clique is creating headaches for the SDF and others. This means they will have many more DOs to face, and the rigging machine will be used to the fullest. The clip from the SDF website follows: “The decision to transform the Study Group 89 appears to have been influenced by many factors but what actually pushed the members to take this decision at this point in time was the fact that diplomatic missions in Yaounde while they appreciated the work of the Group, wanted them to clarify their official status as well as leadership. During the February 17 meeting, the founders resolved that whatever the name of the political party, the words ‘social’ and ‘democracy’ must be part of it. Justice Nyo’ Wakai presented a paper during this meeting (17/2/90) entitled The New Social Order for Cameroon. This paper served as the basis for the Manifesto of the SDF. Also during the February 17 meeting Messrs Mukong and Feko informed the Group that there was a similar initiative going on in Douala led by one Mr Yondo Black and suggested that they invite the Douala Group to join them. The meeting considered that such moves will result in the leaking of the initiative to the regime and consequently it will be nipped in the bud before they are able to take-off (from the ground). Messrs Feko and Mukong, however, maintained contacts with the Douala group on their own accord. They were subsequently found out, arrested and charged for trying to form a political party. On Saturday April 4, 1990, the Group met at Professor Clement Ngwasiri’s residence in Yaounde to put final touches on the Manifesto… http://www.sdfparty.org/english/history/128.php” Maverick
Red Alert! As usual, commentators who wear blinkers over their eyes chase the shadow and forget the substance of the debate. The reason is that they will persevere until their mission to denigrate the SDF and its leader is complete. Some of their group have taken leave of the PostOnline temporarily, but I am sure they will come back when the stakes are higher or when their paymasters see the need for them to come and continue their dirty job of divide and rule. The SDF leadership has raised a number of issues surrounding the election and registration of voters. Did the detractors address those issues? No. Never. Should the June elections be postponed? Yes. The SDF has given its reasons for asking for postponement: So that the Elections body can be set up/appointed and familiarise itself with its terms of reference. The SDF is a political party vying for power through the grassroots (local councils) and through the legislature. Presidential elections are not until 2011. So what has Fru Ndi not becoming president of LRC, dixit Hogbe Nlend, got to do with the forthcoming elections? NEO will come to the end of its mandate (if it had any) in May 2007. There is no reason why a delinquent government will call an extraordinary session of parliament to pass a bill and refuse to implement the bill from that session or defer its implementation for 18 months. There is also no reason for extending the mandate of NEO after May 2007 before the planned elections of June 2007 because ELECAM should take over from NEO and MINATD. All these points are raised in the Chairman's statement. All the prophets of doom on this forum should at least have addressed the same issues and showed how the SDF's worries and proposals are irrelevant, and make more valid proposals (not boycott). The truth is that if you have a target in view and a tree lies in your path, you either jump over the tree or go round it to reach your target. You cannot stand on the spot and complain that you have been prevented from moving by the tree. The CPDM government is this kind of obstacle. It will frustrate you in many ways and, if you do not act wisely, it will use the "winner take all" option, although the winning is by high tricks. This brings me to the red alert above. You must have observed that P&T is talking of the telephone going 8 digits in June 2007? Why only then? The announcement is made by a minister who is in the ruling camp. It is not as innocent as it sounds. It is said that the introduction of 7 digits opened the way for 8 million lines and that so far only 3 million lines have been taken. So what is so urgent about increasing the available lines when 5 million lines are still not taken? I can read in-between the "lines" and I believe that this sudden interest in extending the network has serious political implications. Think of the scenario in June 2007 during the elections, which the government will force Cmroonians to accept. It has been known that in other countries, the mobile phone has helped spread the true election results and forsetalled massive rigging. In June 2007, you find it difficult to remember how to reach your contacts by mobile phone. When this happens, the ruling clique will consolidate the rigging machinery, making it impossible for Cmroonians to communicate with one another or for the outside world to communicate with Cmroonians. When they finally bring their US Senators to confirm that voting was free and fair, there will be no opposing voice because communication will be difficult, if not impossible. The bottom line is that all of us who aspire for change should be on the watch-out. Know beforehand how to reach essential numbers in June 2007 when the rigging begins. For those in the Diaspora, we have already been disfranchised. So there is no hope for us to get our voice heard as happens in civilised countries, even on the African continent. Stay awake because your enemy the State of CMR is using all sorts of devices to stay put. Maverick
NetMates, The posting by Ma Mary is correct. The Andrew Wallis guy did his research well. Some operation called turquoise or something of the sort was organised by the French to shield their accomplices in that genocide and lift them out of the hell they had sponsored there. About French antics in Africa, click on the following link to see their philosophy. http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xb7r4_fx-verschave-la-francafrique Or copy it and paste in Google search to open it. We have no lessons to learn from this predator of a country. How can you encourage tourism in a place when you do not encourage the building of a road infrastructure? How do tourists move about in a place with no road network? Even when there is the semblance of a road, it is taken over by potholes. I can only imagine that the French parasites are looking for another outlet for their thieving French culture through the teaching of their language and culture in UB. No right-thinking person should entertain this offer. Only those emasculated Cameroonians with a colonial mentality will go for it. The world is fast becoming an English (language) world, especially in business and technology. As someone rightly pointed out, the French are sponsoring Quebec separatists. Why would they care about Buea except to stem the tide of independence that is looming over that city? Dining with the French over the years has been a capital sin. Now is the time to shun those seemingly innocent/philanthropic offers and adopt an attitude of aloofness with these people who dump our brothers and sisters in the desert to find their way back home, all in the name of protecting the hexagon from the very people they are pretending to cosy up to in this diabolic move called bilingualism. We can learn French language and culture on the same basis as we do for other cultures: for our own interest and not for the interest of those cultures. Maverick
Azore Opio, You paint a very gloomy picture of the Cmr landscape, and it is mostly correct. I would have been relieved to see a connection between this picture and the treachery of global politics, particularly of the FranceAfrique/Francopholie type. The 16 million plus Cmrians are all under a spell. Never mind the lessons to be learnt from current African hotspots like Guinea, Ivory Coast, to name just these two. Someone observed that the Cmr situation seems not to fit into any known category. It is all a system on its own, with the most evil people on the continent managing it. This is a country which throws dust into the eyes of the whole world by the way it practises politics and governance. When the world, through their IMF and WB accomplices, asks for certain conditions to be met, Cmr produces those conditions and even more. But the bottom is empty. Do you want a body (IEC) to manage elections? Cmr calls an extraordinary hand-clapping session to push through an instrument, then says it will be put in place progressively in 18 months, way after crucial elections would have taken place under the auspices of the all-powerful DOs. This is just one example out of hundreds of smokescreens put up by that regime to fool the rest of the world and mostly its own people. Nothing is ever done the right way in Cmr. One political leader said in the 90s that when citizens go out demonstrating on the streets asking for bread, the government gives them live bullets instead. This is a murderous approach that makes Cmr comparable only to hell on earth. I did not care to watch any tv news on the recent FranceAfrique summit in Cannes or somewhere of the sort. But the few images that were foisted on me by some of the visible press gave me the impression of a meeting of a congregation of lucifer and his agents. The high priest of the congregation is retiring but called all his agents and surrogates in the dark continent to give them his parting instructions on how to continue to screw up their own parts of the kingdom. He hugged them in turn and, if I were a cartoonist, I would have had a dialogue bubble saying "stay well; do as we have agreed; see you in the master's house at 2000 degrees." Even if that is not what he was telling each and everyone of his pupils, including the diminutive guy from next door Gabon, I am saying that this is the proper dialogue for that group of rogues that has kept a whole continent on its knees. The picture of Cmr and Cmrians as a collective bunch of emasculated people thus finds its place in this FranceAfrique world which has lucifer as its leader. God save us. Maverick
Mr. Rexon, I have written at length under the posting concerning the banning of the SDF rally and there, I suggested that you were an agent provocateur, a heckler, working for your masters, the CPDM. Your persistent arguments about Fru Ndi confirm that you are what I think you are: a file attachment to the CPDM program that refuses to be deleted. I believe that they (your masters) have given you the leeway, as they did to your predecessor, the original Mukete, to throw a few jabs at the CPDM and its leadership under the guise of criticism in order to hoodwink the rest of us into thinking you are just an ordinary SCian concerned about your independence issues. No, no and no. You cannot deceive us. Have you never learnt that there are many ways of catching a rat? Those people (SDF MPs) you call handclappers serving as suretees for the CPDM's window-dressing are actually patriots striving to right the wrongs of a delinquent regime. If their party were part of the CPDM machinery as you claim, how come it has to cross so many hurdles to make a public appearance? Why do the regime's structures not facilitate things for them if they are in the same camp, or is it window-dressing as you claim? For your information, those "handclappers" were voted by the same people you are addressing in your bid for independence. And if the elections had been free and fair, that party would have had many more "handclappers" in the National Assembly, and they would have used that medium to bring about the GOOD governance that Cameroonians are yearning for. As it happens, the fraud machine of the regime makes sure that only a handful of "handclappers" are admitted, few enough to make them harmless. That is why that party seems to be looking for other ways of getting in in sufficient numbers. They say no elections without elecam, but at the same time, they ask their militants, including those you are targeting in the scnc, to register when they have the chance, given that the DOs will still try to do their thing. Now, if like you (the CPDM agent on this forum), the CPDM behaves true to type and goes ahead with elections without elecam, no one should be caught pants down. That is why the distraction you are causing here as a paid agent is very very harmful to the cause we are fighting for: good governance and accountability. Should you read this posting and feel like continuing with your antics, I will personally ignore your rantings and hope that other readers will follow suite. In the end you will write and reply to yourself. Your predecessor on the job you are doing was advised to create his own website. Maybe you will consider doing that yourself and reign there unopposed. This is only a mild attack; but it could be more vitriolic than this. Maverick
It would have been a good idea to post the 42-page report in PDF or say how one can have access to it. Not that a reading of the report will make much difference in CMR today. History students may be familiar with an old history textbook by Dennis Richards. We read it in secondary. There was a caption or cartoon in that book about the overbearing Russian society under the Tsars. It said "Nothing is ever done properly in Russia, even hanging." This was said by someone who was being hanged, but the noose gave way and he fell from the scaffold alive. Nothing is ever done properly in Cameroon. Someone here repeatedly called it a failed state. It is obviously such a state. Do you know that its good governance programme was actually stripped of all good? It was called the National Programme on Governance. Of recent we saw something called ELECAM sitting in for an IEC. If you followed the reasoning advanced by a certain minister delegate (the government's ideologue on arm-twisting of MPs), you would have heard him arguing that an elections body, call it observatory or whatever, cannot be entirely free from government control. In the early 90s when the call for multiparty democracy was at its peak, another ideologue, today's minister for communication, advised government to encourage the creation of as many parties as possible. This, he said, would take the heat off the C-party since the other parties would, like crabs in a basket, fight one another and provide a distraction that would enable the ruling party to rule unopposed. That is what we have today with over 200 political parties. All said and done, Cameroon has no idea about governance/accountability, not to talk of good governance. The international community is also willing to help the country down this road of bad governance. Are they not the ones who believe all the government laundering through the press? Was Canada not the one country in 1997 which helped advertise registration for elections "I register, I vote" although it was impossible for a majority of Cameroonians to register for those elections? So the international community in a way helps Cameroon to hoodwink the rest of us; but it is not that we are dumb. The only answer the government knows to any demonstration is the use of force. Unlike civilised places where the police use rubber bullets to scatter the crowds, CMR uses live bullets in crowd control, often with fatal results. More could be said, but I am sure readers know all these things and do not need to be reminded of the sad state of affairs. Maverick
The comment below first appeared under the SCNC arrests story. It is added here with further comments because the stories have more or less the same type of actors and commentators. Hold your horses! There has been too much fire and cross-fire in this minefield. Now is the time to stop and think. Here are a group of SCians trying to map out a path for the future, and here are others, mostly SCians on the net trying to have their say about the brutal reaction of the occupying forces of the modern-day coloniser. The current story is about a colonial governor who is behaving like a loose cannon. Those who, like Rexon, think they know all and should react to everything said about this struggle should stop and consider the following: If you were a pig, a roach, a cow or a chicken, and you had a parliament of, say pigs, would you allow butchers to attend your deliberations and listen to your strategies on how to avoid being slaughtered at Christmas? If you were a roach, would you allow chickens to attend your meetings to hear how you intend to avoid being eaten? You have poured so much virtual ink over the internet that I have to step in and call a halt to some of the things I am reading here. You may say I am not like Rexon, the guru of SCNC on the internet, so I do not have my say. But hear me out. You have the likes of Riccardo, even Rexon and other prying ears on this site picking up things here and there. These guys are like butchers attending a parliament of pigs, or chickens attending a parliament of roaches. I am convinced that some of the contributors here are nothing short of agents provocateurs. Why on earth would anyone cause an asylum seeker to be sent back to hell if he was not this kind of agent mixing with people and provoking them to say things they could take back to their paymasters? Why does Rexon think he should be writing extensively about the SDF and its leader when his fight is supposedly for the SCNC? Is it not on purpose, as has been demonstrated by Fruntah, Watesih and Fon, that he is out to achieve what Mukete aka Fon Lawrence left undone, that is, to vilify the SDF and weaken its support? Does this Rexon fellow actually go to lecture rooms to pontificate as all lecturers do or does he sit at his keyboard all day long waiting for Postnewsline article and comments on them? Why would anyone (Rexon) be stabbing left and right at people and calling them names when he knows very well that these people are all suffering under Pontius Paulate and his group? Does Rexon not know who runs the R du Cameroun? Why does he not direct his attacks at this person or group of persons instead? Can he honestly say why he would honour any extradition agreements useful to that country if he is not covertly fighting for the R du Cameroun? If he does not enjoy living in CMR, why should he be happy to send back Nahjela's cousin to face the cruelty of those red and black berets we know so well? Is is not obvious that if he left CMR in a hurry with the help of his brother, a diehard C-man, he is returning the favour by his write-ups castigating NJFN and the PMUC deal? While we are on Rexon's case, will he be able to face the music if the many persons he has named in the Postnewsline in connection with all sorts of scandals were to take him to court for defamation? Does he not know that you can refer to those juicy scandals (including his own scams) obliquely, without necessarily naming names? These and many questions like these make me think that if you have any contribution to advance the cause, you should see Ma Mary's input in various places on how to get your contribution to the right place. I am sure Ma Mary will thereafter take care of educating the people who need to know these things. You should not bare your soul in the public and give your opponent the ammunition to fight you with. Maverick
Hold your horses! There has been too much fire and return fire in this minefield. Now is the time to stop and think. Here are a group of SCameroonians trying to map out a path for the future, and here are others, mostly SCameroonians on the net trying to have their say about the brutal reaction of the occupying forces of the modern-day coloniser. Those who, like Rexon think they know all and should react to everything said about this struggle should stop and consider the following: If you were a pig, a roach, a cow or a chicken, and you had a parliament of, say pigs, would you allow butchers to attend your deliberations and listen to your strategies on how to avoid being slaughtered at Christmas? If you were a roach, would you allow chickens to attend your meetings to hear how you intend to avoid being eaten? You have poured so much virtual ink over the internet that I have to step in and call a halt to some of the things I am reading here. You may say I am not like Rexon, the guru of SCNC on the internet, so I do not have my say. But hear me out. You have the likes of Riccardo and other prying ears on this site picking up things here and there. These guys are like butchers attending a parliament of pigs, or chickens attending a parliament of roaches. I am convinced that some of the contributors here are nothing short of agents provocateurs. Why on earth would anyone cause an asylum seeker to be sent back to hell if he was not this kind of agent mixing with people and provoking them to say things they could take back to their paymasters? Why would anyone be stabbing left and right at people and calling them names when they know very well that these people are all suffering under Pontius Paulus and his group? Does Rexon not know who runs the R of Cameroun? Can he honestly say why he would honour any extradition agreements useful to that country? If he does not enjoy living in CMR, why should he be happy to send back Nahjela's cousin to face the cruelty of those red and black berets we know so well? While we are on Rexon's case, will he be able to face the music if the many persons he has named in the Postnewsline in connection with all sorts of scandals were to take him to court for defamation? These and many questions like these make me think that if you have any contribution to advance the cause, you should see Ma Mary's input at places above on how to get it to the right place. I am sure Ma Mary will thereafter take care of educating the people who need to know these things, instead of baring your soul in the public and giving your opponent the ammunition to fight you with. More to come if I still feel like contributing, otherwise the level of the debate has fallen very low with the likes of Rexon and some of his group of "thinkers". Maverick
This is vintage Charly Ndi Chia. No one could have done better than this in bringing out the realities of this tragedy. The hidden rules which are said to apply in this country are only brought out from the dusty drawers when it comes to my brothers and sisters on the other side of the divide also enjoying the fruits of research, as in the creation of this Buea School of Medicine. No cockroach has ever been known to win an argument in the court of chickens. Like a kite and its baby kites, this ugly minister will swoop down on the chicks until he has his way and pushes in the 26 candidates of the big people's lists. As for me, I am resigned to anything that these hawks will do because they have too many resources at their beck and call, not least the use of brute force. You cannot fight a villain like this with bare hands. Our own ideologues on this forum should come up with strategies for us to respond to this other outrage: Riccardo, you are not welcome to comment on this; any idea you put up here as the high priest of the repressive regime will be ignored. So you better not waste valuable space, even to earn your keep as an agent of darkness. Maverick
The shooting dead of the 2(4) students was no accident. But let me digress a little. If there was any hidden agenda, it was not on the student side of this catastrophe. The hidden agenda was rather on the government side through the agency of the VC and his lieutenants. I blame the PostNewsLine for allowing its cyber space to be used as a government tabloid. We have been too used to seeing this type of interview or question time in the National handclapping congregation in Yde where ministers "defending" their budgets are not asked follow-up questions. (Parliament,which gets its name from the French "parlement", where people go to speak constructive ideas, in CMR becomes an oppressive instrument in the hands of the executive, and its members have no way of influencing policy.) I can only guess that the Post obtained the right to interview VC Lambi only on condition that E. Sumelong ask him only those questions chosen by the VC for which he had ready answers intuitively designed by him for his self-preservation or dictated to him by the commandeers of this mess. So we will never know the truth, whether the additional list from Yde was from the Minister of Public Health (as has been mooted in some reactions) or from that of Higher Education (as would be expected in the circumstances) for whom merit is a far-fetched word. That is the same fellow who claimed that he, as director of ESTIC/ASMAC, could train anglophone journalists in a period of 1 month, just to show that they come 2 for a dime and were not important in the corrupt set-up run from Yde. For a proper interview that clears the air, we need to know where the additional list came from and that it will not be taken into consideration. Or else, as suggested by Ma Mary, someone should leak the list on line so we know which doctors to boycott in the years ahead since the system will go ahead and push them into the medical school in Buea anyway. Now to the issue: was the shooting an accident? No. Have a look at the gruesome pictures of the 2 students. You will notice that they were shot in the facial/neck area. For a bloodthirsty system like CMR's which thrives on blood-letting, the particular point of entry of the bullet was important. Count Dracula was reputed to suck the blood from the neck area of his victims' bodies. When important issues are on the table in CMR, eg, football, elections, HIPC completion point, IEC, where the ruling house believes it has been pushed against the wall, it resorts to this tactic of blood-letting so as to shield itself from any demands being made of it. Usually, they go for able-bodied Cameroonians to eat and drink their blood, as it were, and to be fortified against the wishes of the majority of people. The 6 trampled in Bda in 90, the zero mort in 91, the others in Kumbo, Ndu, Ndop, Buea, Kumba, Muyuka, Douala and many other places go to join this catalogue of atrocities to sustain a vampire system. That is why the hidden agenda is that of the government and not of the students. The black berets or red berets are only an instrument in achieving these dark designs on an unsuspecting public, a public that has no one to turn to for sympathy, certainly not France or those other Western "democracies" which supply the arms, grenades and tear gas. God is our only help in these dark days. Langai
It was no accident: The shooting dead of the 2(4) students, I mean. But let me digress a little. If there was any hidden agenda, it was not on the student side of this catastrophe. The hidden agenda was rather on the government side through the agency of the VC and his lieutenants. I blame the PostNewsLine for allowing its cyber space to be used as a government tabloid. We have been too used to seeing this type of interview or question time in the National handclapping congregation in Yde where ministers "defending" their budgets are not asked follow-up questions. I can only guess that the Post obtained the right to interview VC Lambi only on condition that E. Sumelong ask him only those questions chosen by the VC for which he had ready answers. So we will never know the truth, whether the additional list from Yde was from the Minister of Public Health (as has been mooted in some reactions) or that of Higher Education (as would be expected in the circumstances) for whom merit is a far-fetched word. That is the same fellow who claimed that he, as director of ASMAC, could train anglophone journalists in a period of 1 month, just to show that they come 2 for a dime and were not important in the corrupt set-up run from Yde. For a proper interview that clears the air, we need to know where the additional list came from and that it will not be taken into consideration. Or else, as suggested by Ma Mary, someone should leak the list on line so we know which doctors to boycott in the years ahead since the system will go ahead and push them into the medical school in Buea. Now to the issue: was the shooting an accident? No. Have a look at the gruesome pictures of the 2 students. You will notice that they were shot in the facial/neck area. For a system like CMR's which thrives on blood-letting, the particular point of entry of the bullet was important. Count Dracula was reputed to suck the blood from the same area of his victims' bodies. When important issues are on the table in CMR, eg, football, elections, HIPC completion point, IEC, where the ruling house believes it has been pushed against the wall, it resorts to this tactic of blood-letting so as to shield itself from any demands being made of it. Usually, they go for able-bodied Cameroonians to consume, as it were, and to be fortified against the wishes of the majority of people. The 6 trampled in Bda in 90, the zero mort in 91, the others in Kumbo, Ndu, Ndop, Buea, and many other places go to join this catalogue of atrocities to sustain a vampire system. That is why the hidden agenda is that of the government and not of the students. The black berets or red berets are only an instrument in achieving these dark designs on an unsuspecting public. May God be our own defence in these dark days. Langai
Ongola-Iwondo: I bet you are a mutant of Riccardo or Agbormbai or even Vally of England. This forum is used to people changing ids when their duplicity has been disclosed. In civilised places, people want to get to power so as to implement a programme, which they tell the electorate about. When they are voted, they implement their electoral promises as far as this is possible, of course with various amendments dictated by events during their tenure. In Cameroon, power is not obtained through the ballot box. It is foisted on whoever is going to dance to the tune of the incumbent. If a government cannot provide the basic needs of the population like schools, hospitals, roads, utilities, and a healthy climate for investment, why should it be called a government? If all a government does is to loot the resources of the country and impose hardship on the population, what is the reason for singing its praises? Who should provide amenities for the population? Is it the population fending for itself or those who put themselves forward as a government? When you charge those in the diaspora with not improving their neighbourhoods and the rest of the trash you have been paid or asked to post here, what obligation does anybody have to help people outside his/her family circles? You must certainly be living abroad on a stipend from your sponsors in the CMR government who have asked you join in rubbing pepper into the wounds they have already inflicted on Cameroonians. When you see the taxes collected in civilised countries being used to run the economy, don't you feel that it ought to be the same in Cameroon too? Except for unforeseen cases, you have electricity 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In these countries it is well known that good governance is a development tool. You find few people pocketing the country's resources and doing nothing for the population. Rexon has told you about Western Union. Find out what marvellous things those in the diaspora do with the help of Western Union and MoneyGram. I bet the government we have in Cameroon would like to put its hands on the money transferred through these agencies. I bet someone is looking for ways of taxing all the dough coming in from abroad to relieve the suffering of the masses in CMR. You have only just signed in today, or you claim to post a thing or two once in 3 months. Well, before you post again, try to do your homework and know that today you are accusing the wrong people. It is not those struggling Cameroonian bushfallers who contribute a lot to alleviate suffering that you should be blasting. Rather you should have a sharp word for those who spend sleepless nights creating problems for my poor brothers and sisters in CMR. Langai
From Langai: In the olden days in my place, princes and princesses were kept away from school and from the farm because these were "menial tasks" fit for slaves and nchindas only. In the end, the slaves and nchindas were the winners. Sometimes when a naughty prince was crying and refusing his food, a nchinda would be brought so that the prince could pinch him hard and have satisfaction that he had someone in his power. From here we developed the saying "take something from a stronger person and give it to a weaker person." Dr. Ghogomu, as a Bambalang prince and a prince of the CPDM royal household, is trying to take us back to those dark ages when everything was done to keep the royal household happy. This is not new in the distorted value system of the C government. First of all, because they are not used to fair play, they postponed council/local elections in 1992 so as to work out a strategy for a contrived landslide victory. When elections were finally held (I don't know when), and the opposition parties pulled some councils from the lion's mouth, the C government had a ready-made answer in its repertoire of tricks. They imposed gov't delegates on Douala, Kumba, Bamenda, Bafoussam (?), Yaounde (where the SDF was not allowed to win any councils), Garoua, and Limbe (I guess). Dr. Ghogomu just stopped short of suggesting that the C government should have worked out something for them in Ndop too. But the hint is quite clear. Between the C government and the opposition, who is more likely to embezzle money and give no account of it? Besides, we have been witnesses to the C government doing everything to frustrate opposition MPs and councillors. I don't believe that this government is capable of promising and making funds available to opposition-held councils without months and years of foot-dragging. The most that may have happened here is that the Ndop Council was allocated funds, but the thieving administrators in the name of DOs and SDOs sat on the funds, just as Tadzong Nde does for BUC, as Nnoko Mbele for KUC, etc. Dr. Ghogomu, just say it point blank: please, Mr. C government, take this Ndop Council from the S people and give it to us so that we can stay on top for ever and ever, world without end. Langai
I'd like to post a comment here that I posted under the CamCCUL article, because that one is on its way out. Under this article I will only add that I am skeptical about the declared intention of the minister of finance to fight poverty. You will notice that somewhere in the article it is mentioned that a security helicopter will be purchased with the funds. We should not be surprised if all the funds are diverted to security issues. After all, those in the security industry are the most dangerous; so they need a lot of pampering, as has been the case since 1993. I am only surprised that these countries which cancel debts do not do their homework. In 1997, the Canadian government thought it was helping the election process by sloganeering. You could see posters and hear advertisements on the radio such as "I register, I vote". Of course, the Canadian government should have known that the government was just putting up a front. On the field, they would have known how difficult it was to register, not to talk of voting. The almighty DOs made sure that registration of unwanted voters did not take place. So how did they help us with elections? Debt cancellation will only go to line the pockets of those who are already filthy rich. Below is the comment on the CamCCUL article, and it is put here because both articles deal with reserves which treasury looters can put their hands on. Langai --------- It is a tragedy that this article ends with some concrete figures to show the achievements of the Credit Union Movement. When I think of what happened to Cameroon Bank, PMO (NPMB), and now CDC, I shiver to think what the association of looters will do next to this cherished CamCCUL, which has inadvertently been helping them in the fight against poverty and other ills. My point is: if the government claims that it is fighting poverty, it should be seen to be doing just that, and not announce growth statistics on radio and tv while the common man on the street cannot feel it. This very CamCCUL was fortunate to recover its 15 billion from the defunct Cam Bank. They should not push their luck. The collapse of Credit Agricole, BIAO, SCB, CamBank, Post Office Savings Bank, and the imminent collapse of the Credit Foncier are not accidental. These are programmed so as to make the suffering of the masses as complete as can be. So no one should think that this government will listen to CamCCUL today or tomorrow or any time in the future. People lost their savings in Bank of Credit and Commerce, Post Office Bank, BIAO, SCB, Credit Agricole, etc. So who cares about them anyway? In future, the journalist should be careful when mentioning figures because those in control are like flies following the scent of a corpse or something to feast on. They will just zoom in on the establishment and kill it. I am aware, however, that CamCCUL has its Union Bank and the operating principle is that, if ever the government appoints some voracious fellow as its manager, members should know which way the wind is blowing and head for the next safe port (in the finance world). A word to the wise.... Langai