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Anglophone General Conference to hold in August

The crisis rocking the North West and South West Regions of Cameroon since November 2016 could be about to take…

The crisis rocking the North West and South West Regions of Cameroon since November 2016 could be about to take a new twist after the conveneing of an Anglophone General Conference from August 29-30 in Buea.

This decision was arrived at by religious leaders of the anglophone extraction in a meeting convened by the Archbishop Emeritus of Douala His Eminence Christian Cardinal Tumi.

Also present were the Synod Clerk of the Presbyterian Church in Cameroon, the Rev. Babila George Fonchang, the Imam of the Bamenda Central Mosque, Tukur Mohammed Adamu and that of Buea Alahdji Mohammed Aboubakar.

Organisers of the AGC say the meeting has been convened to agree on the issues to discuss  at a national dialogue on the anglophone problem and to freely designate representatives at the dialogue.

The conference will be organised by a committee comprised of representatives of religious and traditional authorities, civil society leaders, professional associations, youths and women’s groups, trade union organization and other groups.

The Governors of the North West and South West Regions will equally be invited to attend.

Participation

Organisers of the Anglophone General Conference say it is open to all Cameroonians home and abroad but whose ancestral origins are from the thirteen divisions of the territory that today constitute the North West and South West regions of Cameroon.

Participation is also opened to those whose parents or grand parents not having their ancestral origins in the North West and South West Regions in Cameroon but settled permanently in this territory as at October 1, 1961.

Drop Arms, Free All Arrested

The organisers of the AGC have also called on the Government of Cameroon and the various armed groups to declare an immediate end to hostilities in order to create favourable conditions for finding a peaceful and lasting solution to the Anglophone problem and the crisis.

In order to create a favourable condition for all anglophones to attend the conference, the organisers have called on the government to discontinue all criminal proceedings against persons detained in relation to the crisis as well as facilitate the return of all persons internally displaced persons and refugees as a result of the crisis.

Dr. Simon Munzu, a well-known civil society activist has been designated as adviser to the main convenors and Coordinator of the Conference Organizing Committee.

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