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Thursday, 02 March 2006

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rexon

This criminals of la republique du cameroun working for france. to hell with you "the current leadership of la republique du cameroun".

Didier

Its funny when some intelligent young men interviewed by the post say Biya can get all these wicked theives by him self and they even when further saying we should give Biya his credit. Its puzzels me because when some of these theives where no longer in Government like Odong Dong He was attending meetings with Biya and Biya had nothing to say instead Biya was a party and when external forces now come in guys say funny things in favour of Biya of which he is not doing this out of his will. He is doing all this to attend his HIPC, oh yes it is his because if Cameroon happens to reach HIPC this same Biya and his group of theives will export the money to their usual banks abroad not thinking of the poor Cameroonians. Secondly why do i call these ministers wicked, a man will still say 58 Billion but still the day this world will come to an end him and his great grand family are not even sure of using upto 1 billion, then why steal more than one billion when you are not even sure of using one billion. The advice i will give to the powers that be is that they should make sure this our country Cameroon should never reach HIPC coz we the commoners will not benefit that money in any way rather this same gang of theives.or they will remain here and help us control the money

Ngwana Mbiseh

This is another scam Mr Biya is putting forward to try to realize his fraudulent agenda in the international community. Charles Forkwa is very right that the post is unwise to not investigate the issue before publishing this story. There are many innocent people on this list and it’s ridiculous that civil servants who have worked all their lives to serve this corrupt government end up in jail for crimes committed by Biya himself and his entourage. He has been a fruitless and selfish president. Mr. Biya has done nothing good to the Cameroonian people and he tries to get a good name by arresting a few people and putting them in jail without a fair trial. This is futile because his tricks are coming out gradually.
Mr Biya should apprehend that if he is to fight corruption he needs to start with himself and his cabinet and go from there. Mr Biyas days are numbered and if he doesn't change his politics, he will end up like deposed kings in the Bible.
a word to a wise is sufficient.

Ngwana Mbiseh

We are calling these people Biya has arrested big time thieves. They would not be big time thieves if their boss PAUL BIYA was not a thief himself. If Mr Biya was honest and just we would not have come to this. Mr Biya is just as selfish as most of our leaders we have in Cameroon today. He cares only about his own personal interest and gains. Take for example the hospital he builds in France when we have millions of Cameroonians without medical assistance. How can such an old President not learn any lessons? Mr Biya has been the head of this corrupt government. The whole place is in chaos under his control and he is the first person any logical person should blame. Its unreal to put people in prison without a fair and open trial. This just goes to justify the fact that government is respect human rights and procedures. These men will remain innocent until a just and fair trial finds them guilty. Until then, we can't call them thieves

rexon

Southern Cameroonians, read this open letter to the US ambassador.
Mr. Ambassador,

It is disingenuous when you speak of "laws and regulations," and of an "independent judiciary," all implying the service of justice when the very basis of the country (LRC) where you now represent the United States of America is a gigantic fraud, based on an evil colonial enterprise that has been outlawed by convetions that your country is party to. A fraud, that is not only illegal, but criminal and ongoing under your American nose. The corruption that seems to so interest you is just one symptom of a DISEASE fed by illegality, immorality and impunity. The regime that you do business with, and that like Don Quixote, you aspire to reform has been undertaking genocide in the Southern Cameroons since Pierre Messmer (former Governor of French Cameroun) said, as reported in his published Memoirs, LES BLANCS S'EN VONT, that "The Foumban Constitution was a sham, that safe for appearance was an annexation of the Southern Cameroons ... [Foumban] had been meticously prepared by Ahidjo's French lawyers and expert." This is the SOURCE, the DISEASE that bedevils la Republique du Cameroun, and which a culture of illegality and impunity breeds the type of hyper-corruption you now decry is based. If at all, you dare to instill legality in Yaounde, with the blessing of Paris of course, we will follow it to its logical conclusion that must end the illegality of their colonial occupation of the Southern Cameroons.

Mr. Ambassador, la Republique du Cameroun became independent in January 1960, and became a member of the UN in September 1960. Her boundaries, based on international law's (since we are talking about laws and regulations here) uti posseidis juris became immutable. The map that LRC submitted in her application of membership in the UN was titled " REPUBLIQUE DU CAMEROUN (REPUBLIC OF CAMEROUN)" and based on that principle of uti posseidis juris did not include the territory of the Southern Cameroons. Today, that same "LA REPUBLIQUE DU CAMEROUN" has defied the laws of geography and physics and has the Former United Nations Trust Territory of the Southern Cameroons under UK administration as part of her territory. But as demanded by the UN Charter's Article 102 (that our stubborn law again), the country where you represent the United States of America has still do not have Treaty that authorises their presence in the territory of the Southern Cameroons.

What and whose justice are you talking about? What and whose laws and regulations are you talking about?

Mr. Ambassador should this not be the basis of any justice and law that you are advocating in Yaounde? Or are the people of the Southern Cameroons less than the people of Latvia, Estonia, Ukraine, Slovenia; states once colonized by the expediency and exigency of the Cold War? Has your Cold War not ended? Do the calculations that made your counterpart (American Consul General) in Lagos in 1959, Mr. John K. EMmerson excuse the non-independence of the Southern Cameroons on external communist forces not dead?

Or is it that those negroes who by the accident of historical inertia find themselves in power, and submit to your (including London and Paris) dictates are allowed to disregard the rules of humanity that will only be tolerated under the dark world of Africa?

Is there a conspiracy in your western capitals to romance and give aid and comfort to these anti-people African leaders, who through them continues the de-humanization of the African that began with the invasion of the continent by Europeans and her predation through slavery by your forefathers?

Mr. Ambassador the African Commission of Human and Peoples Rights (ACHPR) in accepting the case of the Southern Cameroons against la Republique du Cameroun determined that we of the Southern Cameroons are a different "people" from la Republique du Cameroun. A people with a different language, state culture, and once ruled by her own government and parliament within international boundaries established by internatonal instruments of law or treaties. The domination of one people by another has been outlawed. And even within your country, African-Americans did not accept that type of domination!

Mr. Ambassador, we know well that the French think of the peoples of the Southern Cameroons as a "gift" and the British still maintains that we are an "expendable" people. What do you as think? It does not matter really, because we will tell you, the French, and the British that we are neither expendable nor a gift to any one. We are human beings, believe it or not.

Mr. Ambassador, before you meet the French puppet in Etoudi next, take the time to read this passage contained in the Southern Cameroons submission in ACHPR Communication No. 266/2003:

"On the 6th of October 2004, the home of Shey Yufenyuy in Kumba was raided in his absence. His wife Winifred Kinyuy, his 11 month old son George Yufenyuy, his 8 years old son Bizsebi Yufenyuy, his daughter Emmanuela Kinyuy and her 1 year old daughter Doris Yufenyuy were all abducted and held for weeks and denied access to relatives and lawyers. It is a measure of the profundity of the depravity of colonial repression in the Southern Cameroons that even babies and infants are liable to detention."

Mr. Ambassador, as you and your country engage in Africa, I hope you do not go the French route. You as well as anyone is cognizant of the French trail of corruption, misery, poverty, coups, massacres, and genocides they've left in their wake on the Continent. Sir, not one French African country is today developing, with a majority of them failed states or near so.

Mr. Ambassador, as you finesse the best way to bring American commerce to Africa, we remind you that the first commerce of the largest of scale on earth between the west an Africa was the commerce of slavery. Slavery led directly to colonialism which France especially carries on in Africa as we speak and under which we live in the Southern Cameroons today.

However, we are determined to bring it to an end no matter whose ox is gored, reminding you and others who clamor for democracy today, that we had it well two geneations ago in the Southern Cameroons. It gave us 3 Prime Ministers in less than 15 years. Very few countries in the world can boast such a record.

SJ

Humphrey Mbiydzenyuy

Cameroon is a bundle problems please, not only corruption:
1) Biya should resign and hand over power to the hand-clappers, hoping that they may respect the constitution and organise election of a new president.
2) Cameroonians cannot hear the same names as ministers every year, in and out. Biya drops somebody as minister for reason best known to him alone, and after two years, he calls the same person back (the Owonas, Mbidas and co).
3) Thousands of students cannot graduate from the so called state universities every year, but yet government has no plan for the most intelligent ones. Can't they be trained as our future scientists, philosophers and politicians?. Its a shame, please.
4) Why do we play the ball only one side, talking everday about stopping corruption. It is clear, leadership in this country should respect article 66 of the constitution and corruption will authomatically end, full stop.
Now, let us all go down on our kneels and pray to God and Alah, ask why He has decided to punish us with this man called Paul Biya, as president.
What the American embassidor is doing is not correct, moving here and there, and asking Biya to continue his fight against corrupt practices. Biya himself is corrupt and dishonest to Cameroonians (Did the US embassador listen to his youth day message? heh, heh ......). People should rather advise Mr Biya to surrender power and apologise to Cameroonians for having raped and ravished this country, which Ahijo gave to him stupidly and peacefully.

Humphrey Mbiydzenyuy
Huntsville, AL, USA

knganjo

AS the saying goes power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.We are living witnesses to this situation in Cameroon.Absolutism is the worst form of government.It was overthrown in France in 1789 by a disgruntled French populace.Will Cameroonians chase away this great monarch and breathe some fresh air? It is a shame that in the 21st century we are still lectured by foreingners on how to run our country.This is very disheartening and disgraceful.Arresting and throwing people in jail is not the solution to this pandemic.These culprits should be brought before a court of law and if found guilty the money should be retrieved and put back in the national treasury.This is the scandal of the century.A government run by a gang of robbers? God forbid.

Andre Fokam

Rexon
i hope this "vox populi" (voice of the people) from "the post" will show you how OUT OF TOUCH with REALITY you (and many on this forum) are. i don't think the journalist interviewing these people was biased, so i assume it was a random selection (hope you understand statistics). all the people interviewed were located in Anglophone provinces and i did not read any one talking about scnc or SC!!
if they did, it would have certainly been published here. these are real people who live in cameroon and who are more in touch with daily realities of the Land. they are patriotics and love their country. they are all concerned about the real problems we have in the country which are, corruption, nepotism, struggling democracy!

Come out of your illusions and return to reality. your sanity is at stake!

Andre Fokam

rexon

Fokam,
How can they speak their minds out? When they dont know if the interviewer is an agent of your colonial government? Do you think southern cameroonians are fools? You must take us for fools, you have lots of agents around, our problems is on the heart. I was visiting some local government areas recently as january/february. Lots of people spoke of the SCNC, people who have never travelled abroad. They spoke of the hope they have for the SCNC and they made it clear that the SCNC is the only hope they have for the future. They cannot speak to you because they surely know you are a colonial agent of la republique du cameroun and france.

Hilary awoo ndole

SO FAR SO GOOD, AS TO ALL WHAT MR BIYA HAS BEEN DOING. LETS HOPE HE GOES FURTHER. I WILL PRAY CAMEROONIANS TO PERMIT HIM GO AHEAD. HE TOOK CAMEROON TO WHERE IT FINDS ITSELF TODAY AND I THINK HE SHOULD BE THE RIGHT PERSON TO BRING IT BACK. TO SUCCEED IN HIS MISSION. I WILL HUMBLELY ADVISE HIM NOT TO LIMIT HIS FIGHT ONLY TOWARDS THOSE WHO MUST HAVE HURT HIM IN ONE WAY OR THE OTHER, LIKE THE ENGOS AND THE EDZOAS. IT MUST BE EXTENDED TO OTHERS LIKE MARIOLOQUE BETTER KNOW AS SERPENTOLOQUE. HE MUST UNTIE THE HANDS OF THE JUDISIARY IN CAMEROON IF HE IS SERIOUS AS TO WHAT HE IS DOING.
MAY GOD BLESS CAMEROON.

Hilary awoo ndole

SO FAR SO GOOD, AS TO ALL WHAT MR BIYA HAS BEEN DOING. LETS HOPE HE GOES FURTHER. I WILL PRAY CAMEROONIANS TO PERMIT HIM GO AHEAD. HE TOOK CAMEROON TO WHERE IT FINDS ITSELF TODAY AND I THINK HE SHOULD BE THE RIGHT PERSON TO BRING IT BACK. TO SUCCEED IN HIS MISSION. I WILL HUMBLELY ADVISE HIM NOT TO LIMIT HIS FIGHT ONLY TOWARDS THOSE WHO MUST HAVE HURT HIM IN ONE WAY OR THE OTHER, LIKE THE ENGOS AND THE EDZOAS. IT MUST BE EXTENDED TO OTHERS LIKE MARIOLOQUE BETTER KNOW AS SERPENTOLOQUE. HE MUST UNTIE THE HANDS OF THE JUDISIARY IN CAMEROON IF HE IS SERIOUS AS TO WHAT HE IS DOING.HAPPY HE HAS COME TO REALISE THERE IS NO REPENTANCE IN THE GRAVE.
MAY GOD BLESS CAMEROON.

Roland Ngong

Mr. Andre Fokam,
Why behave like an ostrich? Why bury your head in the sand and behave as if there is no anglophone (Southern Cameroons) problem.
Of course there is the problem of nepotism and corruption in Cameroon as you have quite rightly stated. But there is also the very serious problem of a significant segment of Cameroonians being DELIBERATELY EXCLUDED and SYSTEMATICALLY MARGINALISED in every domain. That has become our fate as Southern Cameroonians.This, Sir, is a fact of Cameroon's contemporary history.No one wants - let alone votes - to be a second class citizen in his or her own country. It is not because the subscribers to this column have not written about it that it seizes to or does not exist.That would be a most naive and incredibly shortsighted way of looking at the problems of Cameroon.
I notice from your name that you are of the Bamileke extraction. You cannot for instance wish away the fact that Ahidjo, in collusion with French legionnaires (dispatched from Indochina after the French Army was routed at Dien Bien Phu)and with the help of their African surrogates from Senegal and Chad (les "tirailleurs")practised a scotched earth policy in the Mungo, Bamileke region and Quartier Congo in Douala. Conservative estimates put the number of Cameroonians who lost their lives as a result of that pogrom (I call it genocide) at some 300,000 men, women and children. You cannot say that it did not happen just because Cameroonians in Cameroon do not talk about it.Have you ever wondered why villages in the Bamileke region are built close to the main highway? This, you may wish to be informed, arose from a deliberate policy of the French which involved moving villagers to secure zones called "regroupements" so as to isolate and "flush out" or in the case of Cameroon "smoke out" the so-called "maquisards". That, Sir, is also a fact of Cameroon's history.
Time must come - as it surely will - when people must stand up and be counted for what they believe in.Not bury their heads in the sand and, like cowards, pray that they weather the storm.

Ndiks

Gobshite and Calves like Fokam and Ricardo should not think that their parochial and unbridle comments will be what will galvanize ambazonians into action.Instead,we had galvanized Fokam and his ilk to be writing the CODSWALLOP he is injecting here.Things will not be turned to fokams direction.Those people may be your brothers,who knows.Fact is cameroun is illegaly annexing AMBAZONIA.cAMEROUN IS UNDER AN INTERNATIONAL OBLIGATION to quit that territory.This is a fact Fokam whether you like verdict or not.You and Cameroun MUST abide by it.

mukete

More than 90% of all those bringing Cameroon down to its knees and actually killing the economy of the country are former BUSH FALLERS. From president Paul Biya, through almost all the ministers, Governors, District officers, senior divisional officers, Directors, Sub-directors, chair persons of Companies, University Chancellors, and many others who are destroying the economy of the country, more than 90% had lived abroad as BUSH FALLERS before returning home.

And when they were living abroad, they too, used to send pounds, Euros, German Marks, and Dollars to Cameroon. They too used to criticize the government and the degradating business atmosphere in the country. They too used to complain about the mess in Cameroon and presented the government of late president Amadou Ahidjo as inefficient and destructive. They too, used to write volumes about the sad financial and managerial situation in Cameroon, and gave the world the impression that they left the country because the opportunities weren't there. They too gave the impression that their main problem was the giovernment in place. They too gave the impression that they have many business plans and initiatives with them, but when they returned home, they diverted all these original intentions into stealing.

But when they returned to Cameroon and took up positions of responsibilities, they used the seemingly high knowledge they have picked abroad just to play over the intelligence of Cameroonians and to kill the economy. These returned Bush Fallers are those who know better how to steal and export our monies abroad; they know better how to manipulate figures and accounts; they know better how to divert state money from abroad into private foreign accounts; they know how to use big words and financial concepts to deceive the innocent; they know the principles and they know better that the computer gives back only that that which it receives.

Where is the guarantee, therefore, that the current BUSH FALLERS who are shouting in the wilderness abroad will not do the same when they, too, happily, return to Cameroon? Where is the guarantee that these very Bush Fallers who are using this forum to propose solutions that they can not apply, will not also rush to eat state money immediately they return home? Should we merely believe the tons of cry-die they write, when we know that those presently killing the country and its economy were BUSH FALLERS who were crying the same way before retuning home? With the high Computer literacy of the current Bush Fallers, should we not, instead, be afraid of their return? Will they not manipulate the computers and figures better than their uncle Bush Fallers like the Biyas, Owonas, etc. when they are given positions of responsibilities in Cameroon? Will they not know know better how to bite and blow at the same time?

What is the difference between Bush Fallers of yesterday and Bush Fallers of today? What makes the current Bush Fallers harmless? It is no secret that the situations that current Bush Fallers now find themselves abroad is worst than the ones that former Bush Fallers passed through. Who can therefore be the most dangarous thief? A former Bush Faller or a current one?

I have no problem with Bush Fallers, even if it is my patriotic responsibility to refuse my fellow brothers and sisters from becoming SLAVES in another man's land. My main concern here is to let people understand that Bush Fallers do not carry the keys of Cameroon's salvation, and that those who presently kill our country and economy have been experienced Bush Fallers before returning home. So telling the world that they live in the USA, Europe, etc. does not add any credibility to their managerial skills. Instead it sends shock waves through the spines of those who have love for our country - and there is no secret that my country comes first even before myself. True!

I challenge Bush Fallers to give detail description of the business ventures they claim to have in mind. Writing volumes about business and stating that Cameroonians are doing business abroad does NOT give the guarantee that the same Cameroonians would do the same in Cameroon. Success in any venture is strongly influenced by the geographical location of the business. It is not because a Cameroonian has a tomatoe or protitution business in the USA that he will do well in business in Cameroon. People like Fotso and many other billionairs here in Cameroon did not need to start business abroad before becoming what they are today in Cameroon. These are people who started by selling cigarettes in the streets. Do not ask me how many of such people are in Cameroon, because I would ask for the number of Cameroonians doing successful business abroad.

We have Cameroonians based here in Cameroon, who have never been Bush Fallers in their lives, but who are not only doing real business here in Cameroon, but are doing same all over Africa, Europe and even in the USA. I did not need to start business abroad before being blessed to be employing Bush Fallers here in Cameroon.

Please kindly spare us this outdated songs on "Bush Fallers are doing this and that..."

Mukete

mukete

More than 90% of all those bringing Cameroon down to its knees and actually killing the economy of the country are former BUSH FALLERS. From president Paul Biya, through almost all the ministers, Governors, District officers, senior divisional officers, Directors, Sub-directors, chair persons of Companies, University Chancellors, and many others who are destroying the economy of the country, more than 90% had lived abroad as BUSH FALLERS before returning home.

And when they were living abroad, they too, used to send pounds, Euros, German Marks, and Dollars to Cameroon. They too used to criticize the government and the degradating business atmosphere in the country. They too used to complain about the mess in Cameroon and presented the government of late president Amadou Ahidjo as inefficient and destructive. They too, used to write volumes about the sad financial and managerial situation in Cameroon, and gave the world the impression that they left the country because the opportunities weren't there. They too gave the impression that their main problem was the giovernment in place. They too gave the impression that they have many business plans and initiatives with them, but when they returned home, they diverted all these original intentions into stealing.

But when they returned to Cameroon and took up positions of responsibilities, they used the seemingly high knowledge they have picked abroad just to play over the intelligence of Cameroonians and to kill the economy. These returned Bush Fallers are those who know better how to steal and export our monies abroad; they know better how to manipulate figures and accounts; they know better how to divert state money from abroad into private foreign accounts; they know how to use big words and financial concepts to deceive the innocent; they know the principles and they know better that the computer gives back only that that which it receives.

Where is the guarantee, therefore, that the current BUSH FALLERS who are shouting in the wilderness abroad will not do the same when they, too, happily, return to Cameroon? Where is the guarantee that these very Bush Fallers who are using this forum to propose solutions that they can not apply, will not also rush to eat state money immediately they return home? Should we merely believe the tons of cry-die they write, when we know that those presently killing the country and its economy were BUSH FALLERS who were crying the same way before retuning home? With the high Computer literacy of the current Bush Fallers, should we not, instead, be afraid of their return? Will they not manipulate the computers and figures better than their uncle Bush Fallers like the Biyas, Owonas, etc. when they are given positions of responsibilities in Cameroon? Will they not know know better how to bite and blow at the same time?

What is the difference between Bush Fallers of yesterday and Bush Fallers of today? What makes the current Bush Fallers harmless? It is no secret that the situations that current Bush Fallers now find themselves abroad is worst than the ones that former Bush Fallers passed through. Who can therefore be the most dangarous thief? A former Bush Faller or a current one?

I have no problem with Bush Fallers, even if it is my patriotic responsibility to refuse my fellow brothers and sisters from becoming SLAVES in another man's land. My main concern here is to let people understand that Bush Fallers do not carry the keys of Cameroon's salvation, and that those who presently kill our country and economy have been experienced Bush Fallers before returning home. So telling the world that they live in the USA, Europe, etc. does not add any credibility to their managerial skills. Instead it sends shock waves through the spines of those who have love for our country - and there is no secret that my country comes first even before myself. True!

I challenge Bush Fallers to give detail description of the business ventures they claim to have in mind. Writing volumes about business and stating that Cameroonians are doing business abroad does NOT give the guarantee that the same Cameroonians would do the same in Cameroon. Success in any venture is strongly influenced by the geographical location of the business. It is not because a Cameroonian has a tomatoe or protitution business in the USA that he will do well in business in Cameroon. People like Fotso and many other billionairs here in Cameroon did not need to start business abroad before becoming what they are today in Cameroon. These are people who started by selling cigarettes in the streets. Do not ask me how many of such people are in Cameroon, because I would ask for the number of Cameroonians doing successful business abroad.

We have Cameroonians based here in Cameroon, who have never been Bush Fallers in their lives, but who are not only doing real business here in Cameroon, but are doing same all over Africa, Europe and even in the USA. I did not need to start business abroad before being blessed to be employing Bush Fallers here in Cameroon.

Please kindly spare us this outdated songs on "Bush Fallers are doing this and that..."

Mukete

rexon

Mukete,
On the contrary, the plan to develop Ireland from the base of Dublin was developed from abroad. It was developed by irish academics and businessmen who emigrated to the united states and UK mostly those who settled around New York and London. At the time, none of them were prepared to move back to Ireland, but they had the will to assist their country. They were given incentives to implement this will through the political process and the incentives they received included free accomodation, etc. they made a development plan from regular meetings in New York and London, they presented it to politicians, the planned worked out. 13-15 years after, see Dublin, see Ireland? We are all running there. The financial system forms the basis of every economic development. the financial system can only function properly when there is reliability on basic information. How can we be reliable from information got from a society that is going through moral decadence? Look at small countries like Swaziland, bostwana, namibia, etc, they can manage a stock market, why not us? We are corrupt, even if we creat any stock market in douala, any realistic investor will not invest in that kind of a stock market and those who invest will merely hold shares as they will never be confident of the information that flows to the market. We cannot do anything without the political will. that is the main problem we have now. We of the southern cameroons have that political will, to change our country, change its morals and change its institutions. we really need our freedom to implement this will.
We have great potentials, see Malaysia, see South Korea, their development has been based on leaders/leadership who understand and were interested in their countrys economic development. Macro policies need to be changed for micro policies to work out. My Bamilikie friends here will always argue with me about the importance of what they call "petit structures, petit business" but how can those petit business function well in a system of corruption?
I understand your concern. I have thought about it with friends in my younger days in europe in Sweden. I have questioned why Paul Biya and co. cant implement the basic tenets of good governance that they must have learned abroad? Sweden in terms of natural resources is a very poor country, but their economy is surviving because of the political will of the people. they invest their minimal resources on education, develop their human skill and they are leading the world. Eight million people can compete in many industries with bigger countries like germany, the united states, etc. See Volvo( one of the leaders in car manufacturing), SAAB (Leader in winter cars and aviation products), SCANIA (one of the leaders in truck production), ERICSSON (one of the world leader in telecommunication), ASTRAZENECA (leader in pharmaceutical business), SKF (Leader in bearings and other products), Ikea (leader in wood and wood related products), BOO.COM, etc. All this companies are in the five biggest in terms of industrial classification in the world. How can 8 million people do all this. they dont have any internal market, no petrol, no diamond, no gold, no copper, limited iron ore, just stones and wood. development of talents through investments in education, etc is their main concern, in return, they gain engineering and other natural skills that they employ in all this industries. they are very honest people. We immigrants destroyed their society. In the 90's you do not need to be asked in a restaurant, bars, buses for any payment or ticket. Everybody knew his basic responsibility to his country. If there is any government, any people that does not have the political will to effect economic development, nothing can change.
i have come to the conclusion that there are different kinds of bushfallers. To work in the system of la republique du cameroun, you must be a french puppet and that is what all those people are doing. They are merely working for the interest of France and you cannot keep any meaningful position in that country if you are not an active french puppet. That is why we of the republic of southern cameroons want to develop a state that will be free from ay external influence, that will have clear policies of good governance, a state where talents will be recognised, where individual skills will overrule all. To begin with this, we will have to implement policies of moral purification, where children are taught the basic tenets of a succesful society. i wept when i recently visited the republic southern cameroons after several years abroad to see children openly fancying feymen at the streets of fako and other provinces of the country. Unlike the current trend in la republique du cameroun, we will not tolerate feymenism, bribery and corruption, sex for marks, pornographic activities, etc. We have the potential to do that, but we cant do that giving the current colonial objectives of la republique du cameroun on our land.

Fon  Lawrence

Mukete
That was a piece of satire.You are becoming more of an animator.

Christopher

We should not write commends like Illiterates.Biya is doing a good job.In my opinion I think Biya is a very good hearted man.We local citizens do not understand what it means to be a leader of a Country.This means being a leader of the Military(they have arms,do not forget)and a leader of all organisations.These organisations have co-leaders that represent them and who are intouch with their co-leaders often than the main leader Biya himself.Biya is a wise man,without the support of great nations like the USA,UK,i would not say FRANCE(Because they are the most corrupt in my opinion in the world),Germany,Holland,China.With this support economically and to be precisive MILITARILY,Biya is confident and can do what he thinks is good for the Cameroon people.If you have been a leader of any organisation you will understand what i am talking about.
Christ
Sweden

rexon

Chris,
i wont agree with you. Biya is a very dangerous man. He has no intent to develop cameroun. He does not even know the problems of cameroun and even the people he is working with. Instead, he is a disgrace to the nation. Deep down inside me, i think Biya is insane. He really lacks human concience. See the destuction he is doing on peoples lives?
That is a very harmful man.

rexon

Funny,
A criminal is expected to arrest a criminal. Funny.

Janvier Tchouteu

THE LIVING SPECTRE THAT IS HAUNTING US:

Pose this question to any Kamerunian with a deep perception of the world that; who is Africa’s most dishonest and illusionary head of state? The answer from the absolute majority would be obvious. Our tenant in the unity palace is that head of state.

Kamerun’s second president is a bad leader in the furthest sense of the word. His governance has destroyed most of the foundations of our people’s way of life and progressive values. Unprincipled, unscrupulous and visionless, he was elusive enough during his early years of leadership by convincing many to regard him as a brilliant leader. Yes, he made himself brilliant and appealing to the people even despite his true convictions.

The second Kamerunian president as the demagogue he is, harangued about his NEW DEAL of Rigor and Moralization, when he never intended to work for the interest of all Kamerunians. He came to power for the sole purpose of defending the interest of his patron(The mafia in the French establishment over its African policy), to enhance the material well-being and social position of his clique of unscrupulous businessmen, politicians,, functionaries and above all the ethnic group of his birth.

The second Kamerunian president is a dishonorable man without convictions. He began his political manifestations as a Kamerunian nationalist of socialist orientation under the banner of the Union of the Populations of Cameroon (UPC), but soon unhesitatingly discarded his nationalist garment for the high positions offered to renegades of the Kamerunian struggle by the Anglophobic Ahidjo regime and its French masters. Having switched his loyalty to the glory of naked power in the French-backed regime overseeing the genocide of the union nationalist forces in Kamerun, Paul Biya quickly won the hearts of his patron to become prime minister in 1972 and later president in 1982. After that, he shed all aspects of his ties to Kamerunian nationalism and became a fervent Francophile and Anglophone manipulator. Today, it is clear for all to see that Paul Biya stands as the leader of the renegade forces that may eventually kill Kamerunian nationalism and lead the nation into abyss, denying it the realisation of its century old Kamerunian dream of unity, independence, prosperity and open opportunities. He is a purposeless, faceless and paranoiac leader whose long years of power and the emptiness of his rule have been masked by France and his Kamerunian collaborators.

During his early years as head of state, Paul Biya talked of rigor in the implementation of progressive work ethics, rules, laws, freedom, Human rights and economic reforms, when he never intended the slightest change from the French imposed system he inherited from his predecessor. Biya never had any intention to change the course of dictatorship, corruption, kleptomania and division that was the rule of the system and the trappings of power and wealth it offered. A decade after his pronouncement of rigor, kamerun which had the second fastest economic growth rate in the world after South Korea in 1986( though it lagged behind its true potentials even then), is today with the least promising economy in Africa.

Biya’s moralization rhetoric is an unacceptable abuse to humanity. Promising to make his rule a moral one where governance would be based on a program to enhance the right conducts in public, social, economic and political affairs, he reneged by presiding over the worst degeneration of a non-war ravaged nation in Africa.

Unfortunately, for Kamerunians, Biya is one of those regrettable products of nature with quite an exceptional strength of character that is a negation of a good leadership. It does not bother him in the least that his practically wrong actions and leadership has reduced Kamerunians into a poverty-stricken people, eroded their sense of purpose, divided their ranks, rendered them into the grips of despondence, denigrated their influence in national and international politics, and encouraged corruption to the form of an art; and above all, it suits his propose that he has wrapped kamerun into the clutch and whims of France.

For the past twelve years, Biya has ruled Kamerun more like an absentee caretaker than even an absentee landlord. A two-month trip abroad for amusement using the taxpayer’s money is unprecedented from any head of state. Nevertheless, it surprises only those who have no insight into his personality. Biya committed moral suicide years ago and now lacks the morality that is expected from a head of state. His rule has shattered the bilateral respect that prevailed between the different generations.

From peasant origins, Biya has learnt, but wrongly assimilated aristocratic values. The sad result of this is his blatant and unjustifiable contempt of the masses from where he had his origins. As a man of high learning, it is unfortunate that despite his long years of service in the system, he still possesses all the traits of a pseudo-intellectual and a pedant. And it is due to his awareness of his intellectual feebleness that he has developed a masked inferiority complex. That is why he rejects, snubs and shies away from the good ideas of his intellectual superiors.

Kamerun is the only nation in Africa where its true liberation fighters and nationalists were never permitted to the helm of power. It is the first nation in Africa where France became deeply involved in collaboration with Ahidjo, in the genocide of those who resisted its deception (close to a million deaths in the 1956-1970 war against the UPC). Kamerun is the only country in Africa, which has been the most cruelly raped in our modern times by France. Even though Kamerunians are one of the most dynamic people in the continent, they have never been left to their devices to harness their potentials and build their country into the great nation that it truly deserves. Instead, Kamerunians have been brought low by a conspiracy hatched during the years of Jacques Foccart’s control of French policy on Africa, a conspiracy that has effectively used Kamerunian collaborators, especially Paul Biya.

It does not bother the second Kamerunian president in the least that the Kamerunian people are suffocating in his bondage. He has lost touch with the Kamerunian masses, the Kamerunian reality and life in its different forms. However, unlike his psychopathic counterpart, the Roman emperor Nero, he has mastered one art-the art of retaining power despite the opposition from the masses. And as most megalomaniacs and experimentalists, he would continue to experiment with his theory of power retention, despite his unpopularity, not worried that the Kamerunian people are being dragged into abyss in the process.

Biya is performing his theory of power retention on us, an experiment that is certainly going to destroy the best of our creative forces if left to persist. Moreover, with that will be the destruction of the faith we have in our dream and worst still the mother of progress, which is hope. The sad result of the disaster of Biya’s rule would be the death of kamerun. To our rational minds, that is unacceptable.

Perhaps for a little while longer, the living specter of the second Kamerunian president will continue to haunt us, treacherous in his ways, ruthless in his methods and nonchalant in his views. It is our unavoidable task, if only for the sake of our children, that we rise up; take back our dignity, hope and future from him and his patrons. Then following the natural course of history, we shall confine him and his legacy to the dustbin of history.

February 28, 1995

Janvier Tchouteu

ako

When biya does bad, we criticise him, and justly too.But does this that we should be blind to positive efforts from him? Ofcourse much more needs to be done, but he is on the right track.kudos to you popol

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