The Bishop of Kumbo and Vice President of the National Episcopal Conference, Bishop George Nkuo has said Cameroon’s commission on bilingualism and multi-culturalism is unfit to resolve the current crisis rocking the country’s English speaking regions.
To the Prelate, the Musonge led commission should have been a commission on Bilingualism and Bi-Culturalism which would have help protect and preserve Cameroon’s bi-cultural heritage.
Throwing more light on the problem, Varsity don and historian, Verkijika Fanso has warned that Cameroon will continue to be a lame country if the authorities do not urgently seek a solution to the Anglophone Problem.
Fanso says the Anglophone Problem was exacerbated in 1984 when the Head of State, unilaterally, signed a decree changing the name of the country from the United Republic to the Republic of Cameroon.
He argues that the move was a deliberate distortion of History, in a bid to ignore the Anglophone entity of United Republic of Cameroon. “That marked the start of the ‘Anglophone Problem’,” said Professor Verkijika Fanso of the University of Yaoundé 1.
He said the absence of protective guarantees meant that “the values that English-speaking Cameroonians brought into the union were eroded.