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Excerpt: "...has anyone ever noticed that beer is more expensive than fuel in Cameroon? A liter of gasoline currently costs 568 FRS while a 65 Centiliter bottle of beer cost 600 FRS. Yet I have never heard of Cameroonians demonstrating over the high cost of beer; or drinking spots closing down because of lack of business ..." From Notes from a Vacationer’s Dairy, By Julius Nyamkimah Fondong Published in the Chia Report, Wed, 5 May 2010 Comment: The motto of the Camerounese Nation is Peace Work Fatherland. I would have replaced one of those with JUSTICE. Why? That will change the dynamic especially in a situation like the one described by Ex-D.O. Fondong. Ok, let me land. If a large cross section of a given population is hooked on (as in addicted to) the consumption of a product (in this case beer as in alcohol), and all factors indicate that this addiction is detrimental to the health and life expectancy of the consumers, JUSTICE dictates that the supplier of the said product, while making profits from the addiction of the said consumers, should (and must) also provide services that would cure these consumers from the debilitation that comes with consuming the said products. Alcoholism or addiction to alcohol has been declared to be a disease by all well meaning humans. Its production, promotion and propagation is tantamount to the deliberate spreading of disease. While these companies operate under so-called legal parameters set by whosoever gives them the licenses to operate in Camerounese territory, in order for true JUSTICE to be implemented on this major issue, there has to be a concomitant instrument that would require the said profit-making companies to invest in treatment facilities and services that will either cure the addicted citizens of their disease or provide healthy alternatives in their place. However, in an environment where JUSTICE is not part of the modus operandum, all of the above sounds like the pipe dream of a ganakoh. ~wanaku
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The Third Option? On 04.10.2006, Ben Muna wrote: "Colonel Cook, Director of The British Council ... informed me that my country, Western Cameroon under British supervision, achieved independence by entering into federation with Eastern Cameroon, this 1st October 1961. He reminded me that I had entered the British territory with a colonial passport, issued by the general governor of Nigeria, who was at the same time the high commissioner of Western Cameroon. He told me that I had to choose between three solutions: either I requested - a passport of the Republic of Nigeria, - or that of the federal Republic of Cameroon - or then that of the United Kingdom." Question: Citizens of British Southern Cameroons with their backs to the wall can fall back to any of these options if need be. Should they? ~w~ Ben Muna 04.10.2006 October 1st 1961: What if the Gov't Stoked the SCNC Source: (French)
Rebuttal * The President has denounced the manipulation of Youths ans promised to ensure that law and order prevailed.* Our country is witnessing a situation, which brings back unpleasant memories of a period we thought was long gone. [Which period? Tell us again. The children of today do not know what you're talking about. First of all, are these so-called 'memories' taught in the History classes of your AbNormal schools?]...] While it may be understandable that when negotiations fail, the demands of a group are sometimes expressed through strike action, it is unacceptable that such action should serve as a pretext for outpourings of violence against people and property. Besides, it is now established that any industrial dispute can always be resolved through negotiation. [It is now established? By who?] In actual fact, that is not the problem.[Oh yea? Then why bring it up?] What is at issue is the use, not to say exploitation of the transporters' strike for political ends. [Who is the politician here? You or the strikers?] For some people, who by the way, did not hide their intentions, the objective is to obtain through violence what they were unable to obtain through the ballot box, that is to say, through the normal functioning of democracy. [Who are you talking about? Just get to the point? Name names if you are sure. Don't beat about the jungle] They therefore did not hesitate to throw into the streets bands of youths who were joined by delinquents lured by the possibility of looting. [Delinquents? What have you done in 25 years to help the so-called 'delinquents'? 'Bands of youths'? Are they also 'delinquents'?] The results are there: public buildings destroyed or burnt down, shops and businesses looted or devastated. [Who were you negotiating with in the first place? If you were negotiating with these people, you think they will go out and start destroying stuff?] Be it State property, I mean our common heritage, or private premises, these are years of efforts thus reduced to nothing. [This sounds like your legacy. Take it or leave it] The demons who manipulated these youths behind the scenes, were not bothered about the risk that they made them to run by exposing them to confrontations with the forces of law and order. As a result, several of them lost their lives, which, of course, cannot but be deplored. [Demons? Hear who is talking about demons. Do you really believe in the existence of such creatures? What is the shape, size and weight of a 'demon'?] When the human and material toll of these dark days will be taken, it will probably be very heavy. Those behind these manipulations definitely did not have the good of our people in their mind. A country cannot be built through destruction. [What say you about "chop broke pot". For 25 years you have not understood what the common wo/man in the street can write a thesis about. 'Country cannot be built through destruction ... Can a country be built through "chop broke pot"?] It should therefore be made absolutely clear that Cameroon is a Constitutional State and intends to remain so. [Don't even go there. Cameroun is a state ruled by Decree. Are you still pulling the wool over the people's eyes?] It has democratic institutions which are functioning normally. It is within his framework that the nation's problems are addressed. It is not in the street that they are resolved. [Democratic what? Functioning ‘normally’. Really?] The vast majority of our people long for peace and stability. The last elections proved this. Cameroonians know that disorder can only bring about calamity and misery. We cannot allow that to happen. ["We" Who?] To those who are responsible for manipulating the youth to achieve their aims, I want to tell them that their attempts are doomed to failure. All legal means available to Government will be brought into play to ensure the rule of law. [This is irresponsible. You are by this statement saying that the youth of Cameroun cannot think for themselves, and that they need for a puppeteer to spring them into action. What kind of youth programs have you presided over for 25 years? The Creation of a puppet-youth generation?] Source: Presidency of the Republic --- End forwarded message ---
Civilization started in Afrika? But where did it end? Until we define our own realities, others (be they French or Chinese) will define it for us. "That is why BlackMan dey suffer today" Blessings ~wanaku
Deuteronomy 22:25-27 "But if out in the country a man happens to meet a girl pledged to be married and rapes her, only the man who has done this shall die. 26 Do nothing to the girl; she has committed no sin deserving death. This case is like that of someone who attacks and murders his neighbor, 27 for the man found the girl out in the country, and though the betrothed girl screamed, there was no one to rescue her"
Junior should read: Ten Reasons Why Southern Cameroons Should Not Join La Republique Du Cameroun By Dr. E.M.L Endeley's CPNC Party A prophecy of doom that came true. Once bitten, twice shy. Do we now know the way forward? Blessings ~w~
Roads What a shame! See what the Romans could do about this problem below... Now we are talking about the 15th century here. I think what we lack are "heads" that can "think" ... not just think but do so "critically", in order to come up with solutions that can truly work. If we think hard enough, we might come to the conclusion that "tarred roads" might not work for us for various reasons ... If at this point we cannot even catch up with Romans of the 15th century, any wise person will realise that there is something fundamentally wrong that needs to/ has to be corrected. "Perhaps more than any other civilization the Romans are famed for their incredible constructions There appeared almost no limit to what they could do with stones, bricks, mortar and wood." "Roman roads ran to every corner of the Roman empire. Well built, stone-covered roads laid on proper foundations. The Romans learnt early on that to control their territories they needed easy access to them. Also trade prospered (and brought in taxes) wherever there was reliable roads. Sooner or later all towns and cities of the empire were connected by an elaborate road system, which meant that from any place within the empire you could travel to Rome by road - leading to the famous phrase; 'All roads lead to Rome'" Source: Blessings ~w~