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Bilingualism commission poised to mediate anglophone crisis

Members of the national commission for the promotion of bilingualism and multiculturalism in Cameroon say they are determined to mediate…

Members of the national commission for the promotion of bilingualism and multiculturalism in Cameroon say they are determined to mediate on the ongoing anglophone crisis.

The resolution was taken during the commission’s first ordinary session in Yaounde. During the session, members came up with proposals on how they think the crisis could best be controlled.

Addressing the members, Senator Peter Mafany Musonge, President of the commission called on all members to totally engage themselves in order to attain the duty assigned to them. He said the main purpose of the meeting was to immediately come out with a plan of action and to define the ingredients which will be added to the commission.

During the session, members came up with various proposals aimed at facilitating the commission’s work. It was proposed that the Commission will borrow successful models from countries like Canada with a Bilingualism and Multiculturalism tradition like Cameroon; that field work will be carried out in order to come into direct contact with the realities and find appropriate solutions to the identified problems; that members should keenly read the content of the decree setting up, organising and functioning of the Commission and that an authorisation should be gotten from President Paul Biya to enable the Commission carry out mediation in view of finding a lasting solution to the socio-economic and educational crisis in the Northwest and Southwest Regions, among others.

At the end of the deliberations, the President called on all members to direct their proposals to the secretary general in 10 days. It was agreed that the commission will meet on May 25 during which the secretary general will be installed.

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