The National Commission for the Promotion of Bilingualism and Multiculturalism has dismissed rreports that it has proposed a ban on the use of the words ‘Anglophone’ and ‘Francophone’ in Cameroon.
The President of the Commission Peter Mafany Musonge said in a communiqué that it was just one of 62 proposals tabled by experts during a colloquim organised in Yaounde to evaluate the evolution of multiculturalism in Cameroon in order to draw up a National Strategic Plan and a draft law on multiculturalism for Cameroon.
Peter Mafany Musonge said the experts proposed the term should be suppressed because they do not reflect an authentic Cameroon identity.
However the proposal has neither been examined nor adopted by the Bilingualism Commission, Peter Mafany Musonge said while equally dismissing reports the proposal has been forwarded to the Head of State.
“…the (Bilingualism) Commission will carefully examine all the 62 recommendations, and, in a collegial manner, adopt a position on their merits and demerits,” Peter Mafany Musonge said.