The resolutions were adopted last August 11, in Buea at the 5th meeting of the Follow-up Committee on the recommendations of the Major National Dialogue.
The meeting, chaired by Prime Minister, Joseph Dion Ngute, president of the committee, was an opportunity to take stock of the situation between the 4th session in August and last Friday. It emerged that much has been achieved since the Major National Dialogue was held from 29 September to 4 October 2019.
Among these achievements is the acceleration of the decentralisation process, with the granting of special status to regions in crisis. Also the reception and training of secessionist fighters who have laid down their arms in DDR centres, as well as the gradual resumption of economic activities in towns and some villages.
With a view to resolving these problems once and for all, 12 resolutions were adopted. Most of them concern the economic aspect, which was the focus of the 5th session. Among other things, they call for the intensification of the implementation of economic recovery measures for local development and national growth.
The Buea session also called for a community-based approach to the identification, study and support of development projects. They urged authorities to improve roads so that small farmers can transport their products from fields to markets. Participants also called on ministries to devolve all powers to local authorities. Similarly, the regional assemblies of the North-west and South-west were urged to support the state and promote development.
The participants called on the separatists to lay down their arms and urged the authorities to set up special army posts to secure the plantations and the workers who work on them.