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Monday, 29 October 2007

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ftroit

Kosovo will declare its independence on December 10th. How is Southern Cameroons going to move forward? While others blame the multiple Southern Cameroon cause factions for its ineptitude to move a progressive forward, I think the multiple factions is not the issue. It is the inability of these many factions to speak with one voice. Even prior to reunification with French Cameroon, we had more than one political party. The present factions represent political parties, they represent divergent views characteristic of democracies. It's a lovely thing. The way forward however, would be for these various factions (or parties as I'd prefer calling them) to assign the functions of leading the course to a particular body --similar to Palestine. Running the affairs of the Southern Cameroons will be their paid full time job. Opinions among the present leadership differ particularly in the arena of asylum and everything else to comes along with it. You find leaders who go behind the back of others and present themselves as the "real" Souther Cameroons "official" with "capacity" to talk on behalf of Southern Cameroons on asylum issues. In my line of work, I've come across ridiculous documents from former and present 'leaders' (I won't make reference to any names) sent for e.g. to U.S immigration authorities each declaring their prowess in Southern Cameroons affairs. They may all be correct, but I think in order for anyone to look at this organization with some seriousness, it all needs to start from within. Southern Cameroonians need to introspect and get their acts together. Moreover, there is also this issue that comes up quite often in immigration court regarding money being paid for SCNC leadership to appear as expert witnesses. The SCNC (registered in the U.S. as a not for profit entity) and apparently ignorant U.S. federal and State fiscal laws, often flop when the matter is posed. They deny to state exactly what fee was charged of the asylum applicant. They fear that they'll lose their not for profit status if they declare that they receive a certain sum of money. This is not true. There are much bigger not for profit organizations that receive more money than the SCNC and who are no where near losing their not for profit status. It is understandable that is near impossible for one to hold a position in the SCNC office in the U.S. for example and at the same time maintain a regular job. Hence it is only reasonable (and the fiscal authorities won't find any problem with that) for the SCNC to declare exactly how much they seek for representation. They have an organization to run. And we all know that it cannot be run on some low $250 per person. The SCNC is losing credibility with many immigration Judges and this is hurting its cause. If they assess fees say for example $600 in addition to $250, that is a reasonable fee and as long as they justify that this money is not intended to be profit and they diligently use the resources,it is fiscally responsible. Someone correct me if i'm wrong but my lone accounting/economics course I took mentioned that monies that remain unused by not for profits in the course of a fiscal year are called excesses, rather than profits. Many hospitals here in many U.S. jurisdictions are not for profit entities, but they assess fees (and high ones too) for services. The defining feature of nonprofit organizations is not that they cannot make profits – many do – it is that they are prohibited from distributing their profits to anyone who exercises control over the firm. This “non-distribution constraint” means that no parties have a claim to a not-for-profit’s residual earnings. The SCNC does not require a large functionary service. It can determine a commensurate size of officers that can take care of its activities (in North America and elsewhere, but particularly in North America) and place them on more than average wages. I've talked to various SCNC NA leaders, none of whom have heeded to my advice. Out of frustration, I have encouraged asylum seekers to declare (or have their family members declare) any monies given to the SCNC for asylum affidavits and representations, to the IRS on tax forms. I only hope the SCNC officials are reporting the corresponding amount to the IRS, else it'll be doom for them at audit time. I hope they read this and be more responsible in their actions. If we had a much more responsible fiscal attitude, we might have some excess to print out some T-shirts and distribute for FREE to non-southern Cameroonians. I've worn my Southern Cameroons T-shirt to hang out on Adams Morgan in DC. I've worn mine to other social gatherings and I was wowed by the numerous questions posed by folks whom I don't even know. Some asked where they could get a T-shirt and the only thing that came to mind was www.southerncameroons.org. (dont even know if that site still exits). During graduation day, I got into a verbal battle with the organizer of the event who acted all repugnant to the idea of identifying my nationality as Southern Cameroons. We came to an agreement and it was read as "... from Southern Cameroons in Cameroon", similar to my mate who's was read as "... from Palestine in Israel". Just like many of you, I dream of a statehood for Southern Cameroons, but I'm too frustrated at the direction of things. Consider these comments the comments of a frustrated pro-Southern Cameroonian activist. And oh, I'm not an accounting expert, but I took a few 101 courses.

red flag

SOUTHERN CAMEROONS INDEPENDNECE MUST BE FOUGHT ON 2 FRONTS,
WHY HAVE SCNA-ISA,EUROPE, ABROAD NOT FUNDED A SECRET HIT SQUARD AT HOME TO BLOWUP THESE GOUVERNEURS, GERDAMES AND POLICE STATIONS ?
I MEAN WITH 1 LITRE OF PETROL. YOU CAB BURN DOWN A GERDAME STATION OR A GOUVERNEURS HOME AT NIGHT. THERE IS AMONIA NITRATE, WHICH CAN BE USED TO SABOTAGE
MILTARY INSTALLATION, BLOWUP SONARA ETC
ARMED THE LOCALS TO DEFEND THEMSELVES.
YOU CANT JUST BE SINGING SONGS, WITHOUT ACTION ON THE GROUND, THATS WHAT KOSOVO, ANC, SWAPO ETC DID.

luka

Red Flag-

You seem to be a trained expert in explosives even though I doubt based on how you spelled the exploives to be used against "Gouverneurs", I wonder why you are so good in what you do, but yet asking others to do. Lead by example, and not by preaching gospel, I am sure you have never heard the sound of a bullet before.

What ftriot wrote about the org. getting its act together will even work better when we start planning to use "1 LITRE OF PETROL. YOU CAB BURN DOWN A GERDAME STATION OR A GOUVERNEURS HOME AT NIGHT. THERE IS AMONIA NITRATE, WHICH CAN BE USED TO SABOTAGE" Before this is done, it is important that it requires cordination, and I am sure you realize that Al qaida is succeeding because they are well cordinated and speak in one voice.

For SCNC to make a case, they have to be a unified bunch. Adieus and good luck if your "AMONIA" will explode, and remember blowing up SONARA means the entire southern Cameroon will suffer, and hope you have plans to rebuild it.


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