South West Governor, Bernard Okalia Bilai, has exhorted the population of the Region to come out in their numbers on Sunday, May 22, 2018, and celebrate the country’s National Day with pomp and fanfare.
According to Governor Okalia Bilai, a huge turnout at the Buea Independence Square on May 20 this year, will dealt a severe blow on those who want to destroy the unity of Cameroon.
“We should all come out in our numbers on Sunday and shame those who want to destroy our country. Our country is one, united and indivisible. We should be proud of our unity in diversity and work hard to consolidate it,” Okalia averred.
The South West Chief Executive was speaking at the CRTV Buea Regional Complex on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, during a special outdoor broadcast programme bordering on the concept of unity and living together.
The special programme brought together administrative, political, religious and traditional rulers. Members of the academia, civil society activists and some high profile names in the Cameroon media landscape of were not also left out.
During the four hours uninterrupted programme on national unity, national integration and living together, the panellists drilled the South West population on these complex issues that have defined the polity of Cameroon. They x-rayed what has worked very well, what hasn’t worked and what can be done to make living together a reality.
The panellists were unanimous that the ongoing Anglophone Crisis is not only a menace to national unity, national cohesion and living together, but that it was an aberration to the core values which the founding fathers of Cameroon’s independence and reunification fought for.
They all agreed that something has to be done to stem the tides of the Crisis before there will be anybody left to listen to the living together slogans.
Speaking after the special broadcast programme, CRTV Buea Station Manager, Kangue William Wassaloko, said the special broadcast programme was line with the CRTV General Manager’s vision.
According to him, the media have an indispensible role in fostering national cohesion.
On his part, the Chief of Great Soppo, HRH Etina Monono, said “we must all stand up to support the Head of State’s vision of living together.”