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Richard Ngundam

This is what really pisses me off about this newspaper. No one has to be a genius to figure out that it's basically a public relations tool for Inoni. I mean, every single article on this newspaper, at least on the online version, has been so pro-Inoni biased ever since his appointment in 2004. I've lost a lot of respect for this newspaper. True journalists stay above the fray and avoid bias and propaganda in their reporting. Inoni isn't above the law and there is no smoke without fire. If found guilty, he should pay the price.

Despite what The Post says, it's ironic that his name has been repeatedly mentioned by most defendants in the Albatross scandal as being one of the key players. The mere fact that a sitting PM is accused of corruption and interrogated is scandalous enough. In other parts of the world, those involved would step down from their position to clear their names as private citizens because his image among his co-members of government has been tainted, compromising his ability to effectively carry out his duties and this isn't good for the image of the country.

Never before have I seen any Cameroonian newspaper singing as much blind songs of praise to a sitting prime minister as The Post does with Inoni.It's obvious someone or some people at this newspaper must be getting something in return. By the way and in all honesty, what has Inoni achieved in four years as PM? Absolutely nothing. Talk to ordinary Cameroonians on the street and the majority will tell you the man is a joke, incompetent and doesn't know what he's doing. Cameroonians aren't that stupid. Don't keep forcing your biased reporting down people's throats.

JN Royal

Richard,

You are being biased! You are crying foul about something and then turn around and discredit a man with vast years of civil administration, and world political prowess(from his days at the embassy in DC to Cameroon). No matter who is president, PM, GM, etc...someone will always have something to say...I respect your opinions...and think you have every right what so ever to hold them to your beliefs. However, I disagree with your views, and think very highly about the PM. I can arguably say he is one of the best PMs ever in the history of Modern Cameroon. I think ELM Endeley(1st PM b/4 the plebescite/referendum) , showed in so many ways that Bakwerians are good administrators...just like you can argue that Bayangis are good lawyers as they dominate that arena in La Republic...or that Bamilikes and Bangwas are good business people as there is much to show for that.
Inoni can not be liked by all...No president/PM can be all loved...when you make a choice to assume office/power; you definitely know from political science 101 - Hatred and chanting will sing/swing both ways. If you say Inoni has done nothing for 4 years...you might be oblivious to the happenings or not just follow politics accordingly. I can tell you his yeahs! and some of his naahs! but the former far surpasses the later. This news paper is growing... they make their mistakes here and there...but like we all, we are nothing but humans...CNN, BBC, FOX, if you see their reports on say Mugabe...you had been like damn! that man needs to be crucified! However, when you analyze different sources of data...you begin to make lots of sense from what is strenched! blown outta proportion etc...and being educated...you can then draw deductive reasoning what you, as an individual can perceive as truth/deceit etc.

Don't worry, this world is far from fair. This news paper is not either...sometimes when I read it...I think they are pro-SCNC or southern cameroon movements...You should read the herald newspaper (online) Cameroon, The Enterpreneur Magazine(online)

Keep the faith.

Delors

The only differences I find among all the anglophone PMs are the number of years they put in office and how good they have served their francophone masters;other than that I do not see anything to say they are good or best.

rexon

Royal,

The current Biya regime is worst than that of Mugabe. The only difference is that they spend billions bribing international PR organisations and media organs like CNN, BBC, Le Monde, New York times, etc to write good things about their despotic regime, while the Cameroonian people are languishing in jail. There is no one in that regime who is clean and they are just too dangerous to be walking freely on the streets. If anything, those people are just plain bandits and are good enough for the prison.

Richard Ngundam

Royal, I vehemently disagree with your perspective although I respect your personal opinion, which I am entitled to. In my opinion, and I do believe in the mind of several Cameroonians, if anyone were to consider some of the best PMs the country has had, Inoni doesn't even come close. Matter of fact, he doesn't make the list.


Sure, maybe he did have some successes as a civil servant here and there but as PM, he has been an unbelievable failure in my opinion. Even a good number of civil servants who work at the prime ministry complain about his incompetence and ineffectiveness.

The claim of Inoni not being able to be liked by all has absolutely nothing to do with my comments and I could care less about the man himself. What really annoys me however, is the obvious bias in The Post's reporting whenever he is concerned. I don't think that is objective journalism at all. Just see even the praises that are involved when they refer to him-they load it all with crowns and all sorts of titles, often way more than necessary. Example: "The Prime Minister PM, His Excellency Chief Ephraim Inoni," etc.

Before this Albatross scandal became as hot as it is now, The Post had already vindicated Inoni and cleared him of all culpability with one article which stated: "The Prime Minister is said to not be directly involved in the Albatross affair."

You're refusing to acknowledge and accept the pro-Inoni bias that is involved in The Post's reporting and I'm expressing my disapproval as a conscious reader simply looking for objectivity. The number of people who not only write praise articles for Inoni on The Post but who also do the same in their comments is definitely more than reason enough to question if he hasn't bought this newspaper over. Give people a break!

Fonngang

Oh Peterkins Mayong, how ignorant you are.
If Cameroon had a system of operations as your article suggests we would have been in a form of heaven in Africa. The way this Mr mayong describes activities in the government in Cameroon one would picture a smooth and calculated effort applied by government officials to get things done. But then just attempt to link operations between on minisry and another you will discover that most employees in one ministry would hardly know where the link between his ministry and another begins or ends. For example there is hardly any smooth connection between - say the ministry of health and that of Commerce. You will compile documents which would eventually need to be transmitted from one ministry to the other, only to find out that at a certain point nobody knows how the link is made or worse still the documents get stuck at non functioning courrier department or are missing in transit - and then you have to start from step one again. That has been the failures of the regime for over two decades now. But read Mr Mayong, you will begin conjuring a smooth, logical, deliberate pattern of action in composing the government or executing duties. How come we never experience such smoothness when dealing with this administration Mr Mayong? He describes Biya in a way that would make him look like a calculaing strategist. We all know the faux pas he has been taking on almost every decision making all along but covering them with a brutal oppresive policy executed by his brutal army. Also, everybody knows how scared and tight lipped the officials in Biya's goverment are in releasing information to the public. Where does Mr Mayong gets these so called facts which he always fails to qualify as 'alledgings' which they really are?
And this shameless and senseless attitude of always writing to clear Anglophones of any wrong doing is just some form of debassed bias. To The Post Newspaper every accused Anglophone is a victim of a grand conspiracy by an evil francophone clique envious of their positions and bent on destroying them. What is this Paper up to?
Fon

Fonngang

JN Royal II
how do you rate somebody who starts everything by saying 'The President of the Republic has insructed me to do such and such etc. He might not use these same word all the time though but we all know that using the firt person singular 'I' in executing or explaing any government policy seems sacrilegious to every minister, The PM himself, Local CPDM chieftains directors in ministries, provincial delegates etc, etc,. Don't we praise people from their creativity, personal skills in applying and executing policies etc etc? How come Mr Inoni is the best when every day of his public life he says all he is doing is as instructed by His Execellency, President Paul Biya pPresident of the republic, and Head of State? What makes you conclude thatit is Mr Inoni taking all these initiatives when he says te contrary every day?
JN Royal II, it seems though not blind and your eyes are open you still don't see. Though not deaf and your ears are open you do not hear. Try and find out what the problem is.
Fon

Richard Ngundam

It's just ironic to me that anyone would make a comment on this site that Inoni is the best PM Cameroon has ever had when he is the only sitting PM in the history of the entire country to be interrogated at a police station for suspicion of embezzlement of public funds. That alone says a lot in my opinion.


Everyone who knows Inoni is quite aware that the man has always been greedy, corrupt and power hungry. In that sense, I'm not surprised that all of those factors have caught up with him and led him into his current situation.


I just wish The Post would attempt to maintain a small measure of integrity by reporting the facts of the case as it is brought forth to the public and keeping itself out of the story. Otherwise it may as well change its name from The Post to "Inoni Public Relations."

Atangha

Dear All:
It has been very interesting reading all the postings. But, there's one thing which most of us do not yet mastered when it comes to Paul Biya: he can decide to throw anybody into jail, whenever he wants. To begin with, when he appoints you, his men [the so-called Essigan mafia] open up all the opportunities for you taking loans and other advantages so as to look like other ministers; they [Biya's appointees] then get themselves involve into all forms of corruptions, emezzlements, missapropriations, etc.

While in the system, you can't opt out - if you try, you'll be arrested and charged for the above-mentioned crimes. If Biya decides to throw one-time Minister of Agriculture, Mr. Stephen Njinyam into jail today, he'll do it. Of course, he'll always have proves, not yours or what the people say. If the people of Cameroon had a say, Abah Abah, would have long gone to jail when he was Directeur des Impôts.

Mr. Titus Edzoa is in jail today, not because he stole, [even though he has stolen like all other new dealers], but because of some ulterior motives known only to Biya and his gods. Or is it because he wanted to run for the presidential election of 1997?

On the other hand, the likes of Achidi Achu, JB Ndeh, etc. have to sing the CPDM songs. They can even say Paul Biya is more than God. Remember JB Ndeh once said CPDM [Biya is CPDM and vice versa] is the truth, the way and the light for Cameroon. Let me refresh your memories: a few months after his appointment as Miniter of Transport, Mr. JB Ndeh conceived and programmed to launch North West Development Partnership (NOWEDEP). On his way to launch the "(a)political" CPDM(?) satellite association in Bamenda, Biya called him to come and hand back the keys of the Ministry of Transport. Mr. JB Ndeh didn't even arrived Bamenda - he made a u-turn on the way and returned to Yaounde. NOWEDEP died a still-born baby. All these brouhahas of supporting the CPDM were and are meant for Biya to cover up their ills and ill-gotten wealth for the time being. He [Biya] uses, dumps and can arrest them whenever he wants.

And so, picking Inoni and throwing him into jail is like ABC to Paul Biya. He doesn't need to consult or be afraid of whosoever. When he decided that Inoni was to be his PM or anybody, he didn't consult any of those claiming that they were picked because they were from this or that area. As long as Biya is president of this country, we all know that if an Anglophone is not PM, he'll be a Speaker of the National Assembly.

Finally, I wouldn't be surprise if Inoni is picked up for the so-called albatross palaver when he's disppointed from his ceremonial position as PM of the Cameroons.
Cameroonians of good will have a responsibility of eradicating Biya and his system as soon as possible. Talking about Inoni being this or that will not move the democratic process forward.

For those who don't know him [Inoni], he was caught stuffing ballot boxes in Victoria in the 1997 parliamentary elections. If not of the forces of lawlessness and disorder, he should had been lynched by the infuriated mob that surrounded the house where he took refuge.

Worse still, the same Inoni told the SW Chiefs last year that they and their subjects should NOT vote for a Bamenda party, the SDF, but should vote for the CPDM. He didn't just end there, he went further and told the chiefs to ensure that the CPDM wins should win at all cost. Sadly enoughly, none of those chiefs mustered the courage to ask him if the CPDM is a SW party. That aside, the chiefs' opinions don't count if Inoni has to be disappointed and or thrown into jail thereafter. Being calm or not and even refusing that he was not iterogated doesn't really matter when you are part of the Biya's dictatorship. All you know is that tomorrow and now are always very unpredictable. You just have to thank God for surviving yesterday.

Thanks & let's focus on our real problem - Paul Biya!

Atangha

Atangha

Dear All:
It has been very interesting reading all the postings. But, there's one thing which most of us do not yet mastered when it comes to Paul Biya: he can decide to throw anybody into jail, whenever he wants. To begin with, when he appoints you, his men [the so-called Essigan mafia] open up all the opportunities for you taking loans and other advantages so as to look like other ministers; they [Biya's appointees] then get themselves involve into all forms of corruptions, emezzlements, missapropriations, etc.

While in the system, you can't opt out - if you try, you'll be arrested and charged for the above-mentioned crimes. For example, If Mr. Biya decides to throw one-time Minister of Agriculture, Mr. Stephen Njinyam into jail today, he'll do it. Of course, he'll always have proves, not yours or what the people say. If the people of Cameroon had a say, Mr. Abah Abah, would have long gone to jail when he was, at that time, Directeur des Impôts.

Mr. Titus Edzoa is in jail today, not necessary because he stole, [even though he has stolen like all other new dealers], but because of some ulterior motives known only to Biya and his gods. Or is it because he wanted to run for the presidential election of 1997?

On the other hand, the likes of Achidi Achu, JB Ndeh, etc. have to sing the CPDM songs. They can even say Paul Biya is more than God. Remember Mr. JB Ndeh once said CPDM [Biya is CPDM and vice versa] is the truth, the way and the light for Cameroon. Let me refresh your memories: a few months after his appointment as Miniter of Transport, Mr. JB Ndeh conceived and programmed to launch a North West Development Partnership (NOWEDEP). On his way to launch the "(a)political" CPDM(?) satellite association in Bamenda, Biya called him to come back to Yaounde and hand the keys of the Ministry of Transport. Mr. JB Ndeh didn't even arrived Bamenda - he made a u-turn on the way and returned to Yaounde. NOWEDEP died a still-born baby. All these brouhahas of supporting the CPDM were and are meant for Biya to cover up their ills and ill-gotten wealth for the time being. He [Biya] uses, dumps and can arrest them whenever he wants.

And so, picking Inoni and throwing him into jail is like ABC to Paul Biya. He doesn't need to consult or be afraid of whosoever. When he decided that Inoni was to be his PM or anybody, he didn't consult any of those claiming that they were picked because they were from this or that area. As long as Biya is president of this country, we all know that if an Anglophone is not PM, he'll be a Speaker of the National Assembly.

Finally, I wouldn't be surprise if Inoni is picked up for the so-called albatross palaver when he must have been disppointed from his ceremonial position as PM of the Cameroons. Thus, Cameroonians of good should have as a responsibility of eradicating Biya and his system as soon as possible. Talking about Inoni being this or that will not move the democratic process forward or bring development to our country.

For those who don't know him [Inoni], he was caught stuffing ballot boxes in Victoria in the 1997 parliamentary elections. If not of the forces of lawlessness and disorder, he should had been lynched by the infuriated mob that surrounded the house where he took refuge.

Worse still, the same Inoni told the SW Chiefs last year that they and their subjects should NOT vote for a Bamenda party, the SDF, but should vote for the CPDM. He didn't just end there, he went further and told the chiefs to ensure that the CPDM wins should win at all cost. Sadly enoughly, none of those chiefs mustered the courage to ask him if the CPDM is a SW party. That aside, the chiefs' opinions don't count if Inoni has to be disappointed and or thrown into jail thereafter. Being calm or not and even refusing that he was not iterogated doesn't really matter when you are part of the Biya's dictatorship. All you know is that tomorrow and now are always very unpredictable. You just have to thank God for surviving yesterday.

Thanks & let's focus on our real problem - Paul Biya!

Atangha


limbeman

Anyone who has followed The Post closely and the writings of Peterkins Manyong will realize that this man is a praise-singer and has nothing in him to justify serious critism. Last year, he wrote a piece on Nsaila which painted the CPDM politician as a saint without fault, despite the masssively rigged parliamentary elections in Jakiri where he played an active role.
Mr. Ngundam, you are right on this one, and until we have a balanced news source from Cameroon, we will be forced to be reading rubbish from people like this, even from the so called 'free press'.

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