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Monday, 05 January 2009

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Nditam

We used to love and even adore you Mr.Fru Ndi.In the 90's when you spoke, people cried, we saw in you a true leader, hero and patriot.Have you just aged out, or are you just as tired as some of us are with the political inclination of the country?Nowadays you sound like any normal mind on the streets, just pointig out the problem and not proposing a solution like we really expect to see/hear you doing.Where is the old you gone Mr. Ndi? Come back!!!!

popomustgo

FRU NDI IS JUST ANOTHER BIYA'S ASS LICKER.HE SHOULD STEP DOWN FROM SDF POLITICAL HELM.FRU NDI,YOU ARE TOO OLD.GO HOME AND ENJOY THE LITTLE YOU GOT FROM BIYA.

Mark Thomas

I am very disappointed with the way detractors hit on Mr Fru Ndi.What I have to say here is that a Kleptocrat like Biya at the helm of power, needs a politician like Mr Fru Ndi as chairman of the strongest political party in Cameroon.
Mr Fru Ndi the world knows is a potential banana skin to Biya. He is the bedrock of Cameroon's democracy and we have to understand that he needs other heads to join his on decisions he takes and and measures the party is going to take in future to bring out for good the "LION" in Etoudi. Mr Biya and his co-adjutors are on board a pleasure boat on an extremely rough sea and there is imminent doom.
People think the Western Powers can intervene and change the situation. Is a big lie. My white colleagues these way were taken aback to see a grown up like me flow out tears after watching dead bodies of Zimbabweans on BBC site.Bishop Desmond Tutu who has the heart of an angel ( my opinion ) said " Let the the leaders of African nations and other continents bring Mr Mugabe to the Hague judge, and punish him for what he has done to Zimbabwe". What has been done ? Nothing. Did Mugabe not said openly that the British prime minister needs to have his head re-examined ?
These Western Powers are our African leaders in disguise. They are waiting for Cameroon to start experiencing a situation similar to that in other African country in jeopardy caused by war then will they set in to intensify the confusion. Don't we say prevention is better than cure.
Leave Mr Fru Ndi, leave the opposition and together lets join force and flush out the devil and if possible give him a NO COFFIN NO GRAVE treatment.
GOD SAVE MY COUNTRY BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE.

chalomagic

Fonkam or whatever he calls himself is a tool in Biya's hand to frustrate the ambitions of the ambitons of Fru's SDF. watch out for him.

lewis

I must agree that we Cameroonians are not helping matters out. First of all we turn to put the blame on Fru Ndi. Infact He has persistently denied having anything in common with Biya. We even heard him rebuke Biya openly for telling a lie that they had a rendez vous to meet in Mvomeka.Chaaaahhh!!! Power too can mislead peoples consciences. Biya even has forgotten his father's job and what he studied at the Seminary.
Now back to Mr Fru Ndi's case, Biya has just succeeded in breaking up the opposition and that's why SDF isn't very strong as at first. The CPDM used state money to spread propaganda and buy over Cameroons' judas's.
Look at Mr Fondjidam. He championed the meeting which suggested the revision of the constitution for Biya to have another term in office.Where is he? Nemesis will catch up with each and everyone.
A contry where the so called political leaders have their people at heart won't have up to 180 political parties.
Imagine, if each one wins in it's constituency and a disagreement in parliament will mean arguing every trivial matter for 180 minutes. haha L'impossible n'est pas Camerounaise"
We should leave Mr Fru Ndi alone and see what we can do. He has tried his best and is still doing. We who are young can continue at the battle front while he works at the brain front. God Bless Cameroon.. I was almost in tears. Excuse me folks. Next time

jimbimedia

Oh yes, it is empty. No news about that. Can we go home now? Home to the Southern Cameroons.

7512wilson

I am not worried about those appointed to Head the ELECAM. However, those appointed to head the ELECAM should be very worried because this is a setup. Biya is setting them up and the reasoning around this is that when all hell break loose, Dr Fonkam's head (A North West elite) will be on the platter and not a person from the Beti or Bulu tribe. Those appointed at the top of the ELECAM body should be wise enough to know that Biya is using them as the sacrificial lamb. They should gracefully resign for their safety and for the safety of the Nation. However, if they fail to step aside, then they must be truly convinced within themselves that they can deliver without bias a Free and Fair election in Cameroon which will be historic. At which point, they will be hailed as the group that brought true democracy to Cameroon. Dr. Fonkam and your team, We are watching you and we are not laughing. May God bless you and your team members to make the right calls and save Cameroon.

djclaude

Dear All,
I admire the comments we all post but I don't understand why most Cameroonians keep condemning Ni John Fru Ndi?
No matter what leaders of the opposition parties do, they need us to cement their plans. It is time we take 'hostage' of those top government officials who claim they are beyond destruction. God would help us achieve this.
It high time we beleive in ourselves and look, brainstorm and dedicate one competent young and eloquent Cameroonian who got all the necessary criteria of a leader to free us from this mess. It shouldn't be like the presidency is destined for certain groups.
So check it up!!!!
Regards,
Djclaude

Mark Thomas

I entertain the point raised above my comment.Biya is very wise to place these myopic anglophones to head such a very sensitive body.If elections are rigged tomorrow, he will in unequivocal terms say " Was the elections not managed by anglophones ".They have just been shown the high way to the grave. Children of Dr. Samuel Fonkam Azu, Dr , Mrs, Iron Lady Dorothy Njeuma and the rest should come together and plead with them to quit before they are rendered fatherless and motherless.
Are we sure Biya has not bottle up the souls of these Anglophones called his collaborators ? Anglophones working with Biya behave as if they are just a television set controlled with a remote.
GOD SAFE MY COUNTRY BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE.

Bob Bristol

I would not comment on the rubbish of Biya. Nothing good has ever been delivered by him. As for Fru Ndi, let us assume that he has done his best. If Cameroonians at this time cannot realise a new spirit is needed to champion the course of change in Cameroon, I'm sorry we may not be able to forge ahead. That new course may not necessarily be championed by a new political party; neither must it be championed by a Southern Cameroonian. A change in leadership in the SDF may be an option.
What we need now is a person who can move from the traditional sentimental approach of capturing militants, which Fru Ndi and co have been using, to an appealing economic and political agenda. How can we raise the per capital income of Cameroonians?, How can we restructure the political set-up to curb or erase the spirit of disenchantment in Southern Cameroonians? How can we make our electoral system more credible in order to drastically reduce voter's apathy ? What kind of social structures can be put in place to give Cameroonians a sense of belonging? My dear bothers and sisters I thinks at this point in time, these are the questions an aspiring political leader should redress to the people.
Attitude equally plays an role in these process. It is even reflected in this forum. We must learn to advance our points without assuming a superior stance over others. The worst is when there is an outright attempt at ridiculing somebody and not his/her idea. We have to stop this. For God sake, we need unity and love in order to oust this devilish regime.

MAY THE LORD HAVE PITY ON CAMEROONIANS

Fai Wanle Yuri

Criticism is easy. Formulating concrete plans is difficult. Could Mr Fru Ndi present us his own end of year speech with concrete plans for 2009? This old man has never been proactive enough to put Biya on the defensive. Even the reactive Fru Ndi had long died. We have just a shadow now.
And talking about end of year speeches and plans of action, where is the other empty outfit called Southern Cameroon?

Nkem

Pa Fru!

Truly I have nothing against your personality but the party as a whole disappointed my aspiration for a smooth Cameroon. I later realized that Cameroon has 18 century politicians. People who have reduced themselves to “Bellyticians” if you will permit. They are so colonial that they feel confident there is no other person who is better except them – this are often visible in you peers speech or “I” not “we” because you guys have personality problems all the time. That is why your age group has decided to cheat on our generation and use us as fools. No problem, no problem… there is one thing you forget, in your days life expectancy was 86 and now we have 46 … because of the depression your peers make us go into. I remember passing and some body said “they ask Fru Ndi to step down as the chairman… and he asked the journalist how long Biya has been in power…” ha ha ha. If these facts can be established, then that is what I am talking about. If they are just street issues, then Pa Ni, the Cameroonian people need actions not big talking as we know you to be.

Remember this; most people tend to give in to your party the SDF because they need change - that should have been your strength. If you did a bit of law, then you will come across the phrase “power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” That is what we are talking about in the case of Biya and his regime. The Cameroonian people have learn to turn their despairs into opportunities, hatred for the regime into avenues for food. That is why the SDF has never succeeded in winning anything after the 90s yet day by day it is strip to become a “Nanga Mboko”

Take my words, we shall over come; and unless you feel you are the sole opportunity for a solution they shall never be a victorious SDF. The international community is concern with Gaza for God sake… can you learn from experience I mean after the 90s you should have concentrated the party to advocate for the socio-economic values which the Cameroonian man and woman needs.

You will remember the SDF never had a youth agenda, and till date there is no such concrete stuff. Some will argue that the Westminster gave some funding to that effect… who where those in the seminar, how where they chosen, what were the resolutions, what has happen next otherwise like some of my friends would say in this forum, the SDF has been turned into an NGO.

Pardon me Pa Fru, but year in and year out, the SDF keep making the same errors and have been side listed to be the “S” wing of the CPDM party no matter what “S” means.

I believe an ear is listening. Leaders don’t wait for us to joint before he makes move… he move and other follow based on his motive and values. Those are the credibility egos the SDF lack to win Etoudi instead of thinking that the misery of Cameroonian shall be your basket of opportunities… you lie as we Cameroonians are never hungry hence cannot think for proper action to change stuff.

Jesco

The fact that forumites do not chant about the UNDP, CDU, ANC, MDP etc still goes a long way to show that the SDF is still the greatest opposition party in Cameroon. Change must not only come through Ni Fru. It can also be through you or me. Put your own agenda on the table rather than criticizing somebody who deserves a decent place in the history of Cameroon politics.

Fon.

Djclaude,
"I admire the comments we all post but I don't understand why most Cameroonians keep condemning Ni John Fru Ndi?"
Your brain is very small. You have failed before you even start your job here.
According to you Popomustgo =Nkem, represents most Cameroonians! I want to even think that Popomustgo =Nkem =Djclaude= the same person.
Where did you get your satistics, that most Cameroonians condemn Fru Ndi?
Be ready for the fight; little CPDM spy.

red flag

I understand why any southern cameroonians
would spit on fru ndi face. because , our concern is for cameroun to own up to its own state and borders and leave us alone ,soo we can manage abd run our own country. this is fact none iamgination, just 4 decades ago southerncameroons have moved from a souvereign governing country to a colony of cameroun, which itself is still a colont of France. which menas we southern cameroonians are slaves to slaves of FRANCE. OR A DOUBLE SLAVE
PEOPLE. thats the unos of fru ndi mission. but he allow himself to be currupted by paul biya cameroun and start
reasoning about accomodated some falsehood of southern cameroons as a part of cameroun, even as all history and facts tells us not soo. soo fru ndi is there opposing nothing. his sdf is just an NGO OF RDPC, his sdf is creatinf confusion and a smoke screen to the international commuinty ,such that the independence and statelessness of southern cameroons is not view well.

Bob Bristol

The most frustrating situation for a "Democratic" country is to function without an opposition to check the excesses of the ruling party. This is where we are today. It's a painful reality to accept; but that is the truth. And when we function within a system where past glories are compensated for present failures, when we cannot put forth an appealing blueprint to counter the much criticised central policies, when we cannot compromise or even synthesise our strong political inclinations , then we begin to wonder "where is the way forward".
This is the 21st century. The idea of survival of the fittest is gaining full control. When the intellectual ingenuity of a candidate cannot flourish, threats take central stage. When threats fails, a coup is plotted. When the coup plot is betrayed, mobilsation becomes imperative. This is facilitated by sensitisations.
Anybody counting on Fru Ndi is wasting his/her time. He is not worth all the criticisms. We must forget about him. This is the time we have to come together to see who is best suited to take over the charge. The Anglophone / Francophone or the Northwest / Southwest divide are issues to be tabled after the current regime has been toppled.
We may not have a candidate with a 100% clean record. A lot of good people have been forced, either by situation or by threat, to be part of the present mess. What we need from them is their sincerity, open confessions and a political and economic agenda.

Regards to Nkem

Nkem

Fon,

Why do you fill up spaces comparing people and trying to know whether they are the same? Is that what Cameroonian needs of people like you. Honestly I hardly cherish such egos in forum which are suppose to be a place were the air we speak should reflect the opinions of all Cameroonians not some iota of fanatic or permit me say a bunch of intellectual giants who are morally dwarf hence are themselves the obstacle they don’t want to see.

If you have personality problems i.e. persons who post in this forum, please as a solution take your time and reflect on the sense of their comments no the person who might have made such. I want to believe spending your time in critiquing posting is waste of time. True advocates are not worried about what people say about their persons, but how concrete is the objective of the argument they tend to push forward. I challenge us to think in this way and the solutions we only seek shall follow my good friend. It is better you use the words “I disagree…” sorry I am not the moderator but who else can be the change he wants to see…yourself!


Bob

I thank you for your comments and hope Fon doesn’t equate you to Bob = Nkem. My brother you have said one thing I believe people who are listening can take upon as a recommendation. Indeed we waste time talking about Pa Fru and over 19 years has passed with the same ideas which never break to see the morning sunlight. I do agree its high time Cameroonians start thinking of who can take charge. That is why we have lost the taste of real politics because they “ones” we now see on the stage, have all been passed through by Biya.

The opposition should realized that if strategy A is not working, then they should take plan B. Parties should be a thing of a group not a think of individuals. The structures of the political parties in Cameroon are like a one man’s thing. The reason they don’t seem to have a plan B to cajole the people they claim to represent. Look at the CPDM, anyone who dares to challenge Mr. Biya is immediately sent to jail either because he had a fraudulent birth certificate or corruption charges are levied on him or better still, they tell him to respect party discipline. The SDF is not different from such talk less of the UPC the UNDP and MDP, etc… all have profound realms of self actualization. It is their efforts and that is why I keep on saying… it’s not working.

I will come back to the SDF and hope Fon spare me here as it is just an example. I believe in trying to bring forth recommendations not critics. If we one day, know that most Cameroonians have lost faith in Pa Fru; hear him hold a press conference announcing he is stepping down as the party’s presidential candidate [not the chairman at least], do you know what change that can effect and the pluses such a move will make on the party. Those are the stuff we are talking about. Parties need to X-ray themselves and get other people at the head so that the ideas are changed to reflect the current needs of the people.

I lay my case to rest.

DR TAN OF CAMEROON

DEAR ALL
CAMEROON,S PROBLEM IS DIFFICULT TO ADDRESS, BECAUSE OF OUR SOCIOANTHROPOLOGICAL MAKE UP AND THE GLOBALLY ACCEPTED WORDS[NATIONAL SOVERIEGNTY].
THERE QUESTION IS THAT OF LEADERSHIP.
LEADERS ARE ALWAYS DRIVEN BY NATURE. THEY ARE EASILY BORED DEALING WITH THE SAME ISSUE. THEY USAUALLY COME AND GO.
UNLIKE MANAGERS , WHO ARE EITHER APPOINTED OR COME THROUGH OPPOERTUNITY, LEADERS , ARE VISIONARY, WHO TRUELY BREAK NEW GROUNDS.
VISIONARY WILL ALWAYS BE FOUND DOING PUBLIC SERVICE, WITH OR WITHOUT PUBLIC OFFICE.
MANAGERS MOST HAVE AN OFFICE TO OPERATE FROM BECAUSE , THEY ALWAYS OPERATE FROM POSITION POWER.
A CGANGE AGENT MOST KNOW WHEN TO HAVE A MANAGER IN A POSITION IN OTHER FOR HIS VISION[S] TO BE IMPLIMENTED
MR BIYA IS NO VISIONARY. HE FOUGHT FOR NOTHING. HE WAS GIVEN A POSITION, REALIZED HOW SWEET IT IS, AND WILL DIE TO KEEP IT.
THE MR FRU NDI QUESTION.
FIRST, AS I ALWAYS SAY, HIS IMPORTANT CAN BE SEEN , IN THE AMOUNT OF INK, PEOPLE USE ON HIM. HE WILL OCCUPY A GREAT PLACE IN HIS HISTORY AMONG HIS CONTEMTPORARIES NO DOUBT ABOUT THAT. HW WILL BE IN THE CAMEROONIAN HISTORY BOOKS AS ONE WHO HAD THE COURAGE TO OPPOSE BIYA IN THE 1990S, WHEN NO BODY OG HIS GENERATION COULD DARE, THAT IS THE TRUTH.
IS MR NEE JOHN A VISIONARY/
IS MR NEEJOHN A CHARISMATIC LEADER.
IS MR NEE JOHN A MANAGER
DID HE ORGINATE[VISION] FOR CHANGE IN THE 90S, OR TOOK ADVANTAGE OF A LEADERSHIP VACIUM CREATED BY FEAR.
A VISIONAY AT 80, WILL STILL BE BURNING WITH THE PASSION OF VISION REALIZATION[ E.G MANDELA]. AFETR REALIZING THE DREAM, HE IMMEDIATLY STEPPED ASIDE TO PUBLIC SERVICE WITHOUT PUBLIC OFFICE.
A VISION ALWAYS CREAT IT,S FOLLOWERS NOT THE VISIONARY. A VISIONAY IS ALWAYS FREE OF INTRIGUES. A VISIONARY IS ALWAYS FEAR LESS.
OUR KUMBA WAS IN DISARRAY, MR AKPO MUKETTE, OF THE CENTRAL COMMITTEE, WAS USING AYUK JOHNSON , TO CAUSE HAVOCS, I HAD A DREAMOR VISION, GAT THIS AKPO OUT , AND STEP ASIDE. I AM NOT A VISIONARY, BUT ALL I CAMPAIGHN ON WAS ON THE SUBJECT WERE THE IS NO VISION THE PEOPLE PERISH.
UNTIL OUR PARENTS WEATHER BIYA OR JOHN OR AYUK, DISTINCGUISH THE DIFFERNCE , BETWEEN PUBLIC SREVICE, AND PUBLIC OFFICE.
THE YOUTH WHO ARE ALREADY GROWN WILL BE ANGRY WITH THEIR FAILURES.
THIS IS OUR TIME , I AM FOURTY, I DONOT NEED DREAMS, [BIBLE SAYS OLD MEN DREAM DREAMS AND YOUNG MEN SEE VISIONS].
GOD SHOWED MOSES THE PROMISED LAND, AND MADE IT POSSIBLE FOR HIM TO LEAD , THEM TO THE WILDERNESS, AND CALLED JOSHUA TO CONTINUE. NEE JOHN MAY JOST BE MOSES WHO WANT TO PLAY THE PART OF JUSHUA TOO.
FINALLY, IN NIGERIA, WHEN THE ABIOLAS AND THE MILLITARY GENERALS HAD MADE THEIR MESS, AND THE PEOPLE STARTED WAILING TO GOD, GOD SPOKE TO CERATIN RELIGIOUS LEADERS, WHAT HE WAS ABOUT TO DO, AND SAID HE WILL BRING DOWN CERTAIN LEADERS , STARTING WITH THE CHURCH, WHO WERE WHO WERE STANDING ON THE WAY.
ABIOLA AND ABACHA WENT THE SAME TIME.
GOD IS A DEMOCRAT, THAT IS WHY ONE OF THE GIFTS IN THE BIBLE IS THAT OF ADMINISTRATION[LEADERSHIP]. IT WAS NOT MEARNT ONLY IN THE CHURCH.
HANGING ONTO POSITIONS , OR DICTATORSHIPS ARE OF THE DEVIL [REFUSING OTHER PEOPLE A CHANCE IS GREED].
I AM AN ADVOCATE OF ROTATORY MANAGEMENT POSITIONS. LEADERS DO NOT ALWAYS SEAK OFFICES TO BRING CHANGE, OTHERWISE JESUS WILL NOT BE CALLED A LEADER.
GOD BLESS OUR MANAGER[LEADERS].

DR THOMPSON AKWO NTUBA MD, Ph.D .

cameroon4eva

Dr Ntuba
I appreciate your comments and the similarities you draw between leadership in the Bible and what we should be witnessing in Cameroon.
I agree with you to the extent that leadership must bring CHANGE in the community and in the position of leadership itself.
I also agree that God called Joshua to replace Moses however i would like to draw your attention to two facts:(See JOS 1 Ver 1:8)

FACT No 1:
Joshua was not to depart from the law. Joshua could only have kept the law if he was aware of the law. The lessons we could draw from this include the fact that we should all partake of the processes of national development. It doesn't take a ministerial appointment for Cameroonians to Buy a newspaper and read the finance act (Budget) each year.
In Short The Best Way To Defeat a System is From Within.

FACT No 2:
The Lord Gave Unto Joshua a certain framework within which to work. Joshua Could only occupy from the mediteranean to the Euphrates (Irak etc). However they were to occupy only the land that the sole of their feet did tread upon.
What Lesson are we to learn from this?
Effort, Yes my friends effort. Cameroonians need to acquaint themselves of the law and DO SOMETHING TO CHANGE THINGS.
E.g. The Public Investment Budget for Dschang revealed that last year money was assigned to Common Initiative groups that existed only in the minds of those who awarded the grants. (See Ashou Tellatih 3 Million Francs)

Usually, this money would have gone AWOL unnoticed. How was it possible this time to notice? Because the councillors decided to scrutinise every disbursement.

In the same vein a while ago we read that SOWEDA had allegedly not been able to consume almost 40% of its assigned budgetary allocation.
How many of us "enlightened" ones have been able to submit proposals for funding to these institutions?
I could go on and on...take Rumpi Project for example...allegedly they have not been able to consume their allocations because of lack of project proposals submitted?

Shall we be as responsible as citizens in the USA who rose up as one man to impose a "Negro" or Black man on the "White house"?

Shall we be as patriotic as the Ghanaians who have recently replaced the ruling party with an opposition party after 8 years? How did they do this? By reporting all suspicious events during the elections to FM radio stations which had 24 hour broadcasts.
If Paul Biya and the CPDM want to "pretend" to be democrats lets call their bluff...let's dare them

Nkem

cameroon4eva

Erratum my brother!

I wish to contribute by furthering on your post. In fact, I read and understood immediately you where a civil society crusader and have not given into the ideas must Cameroonians hold that Mr. Biya is our sole problem but ourselves.

I will contradict myself in other not to be biased so that people don’t side me for any party. It’s funny… I know!

Cameroonians are now using the case of Ghana a model for others to follow… my question is… do we know how far the Ghanaians have gone? Are we just contented in the outcome of the process or the process itself? That should have being the talk of the day. Permit me continue by saying our problems is not just limited to the regime in place but extent into our bedrooms. Remember that man is what he is when no body is watching. Ghana possesses a strong civil society and they are willing to make the noise necessary to make things happen. The reverse in Cameroon is that of individual business. Where NGOs are now being used as some sought of poverty alleviation for the individual not for the project which needs to be executed. Instead of forming a strong civil society our leaders of such responsible groups are blackmailing others and writing bad recommendations so that they be identified as the viable organization in the country for self aggrandizement. You see what I mean. Even simple elections amongst themselves you find malpractices, tribalism and corruption talk less of making them Mr. Biya which they critic everyday.

On the other hand, it is true that the air in Ghana makes breathing a little bit better for people to speak and serve as watch dogs. Whereas, we have the French role in Cameroon where the civil society is weaken for the benefit of the regime in power. Remember I am not saying it’s a dead end, but I am saying “when we reach the precipice we change”.

Its like Cameroonians don’t know that it is not Mr. Biya who votes twice, it not the regime in power that carry ballot boxes in bushes, it is not them who facilitate the ridging of the elections but we who claim to be very intelligent and smart are used as strategies to achieve their goals.

I used to believe that we had reach the precipice and could change and face reality nonetheless our energetic segment of the population spent time on bottles and care not about anything waiting for another Moses to be sent to take us to the promise land.

The solutions are there, yet we keep on waiting for the decease of an individual as a means to an end, whereas it is high time we represent the change we want to see. How do I mean, first, we all know the issue of our constitution and those who are its custodian, I want to believe the present national assembly is merely a bunch of hand clappers, we kick them out. They give us 1000frs for a vote for the next 5 years and they make at least 600,000frs as salaries and 8 million per year as micro project on which they buy us a hand full of zincs, soap, and exercise books and behold the entire news is full of their deeds. Is that the Cameroonian people we want to see?

The sovereignty of the Cameroonian people has been vested in two persons; the head of state and the Cameroonian people [represented through our MPs]. The former has used their ego for much food and deviance to their responsible to win them over to the detriment of the people the represent. So of them can move freely in their local quarters. This is where I want to blame the opposition.

I have personally noted that, the opposition party in Cameroon in the case of the main opposition if you permit ‘the SDF’ has only one campaign manager. This old man has to move from east to west, south to north to do his campaign and into all small villages thereby wasting a lot of time given his age and state of mind to the advantage of the CPDM party who deploys its agents instead. What do I mean, the opposition does not really campaign in Cameroon… this can be seen in the number of people who register for elections in Cameroon. Most people in Cameroon identify themselves as opposition in Cameroon by virtue of mouth without any voter’s card. How can you effect the change in this condition?

Whereas, the CPDM is busy campaigning by forcing people to register, even ghost names, providing them with ID cards in the case they don’t have, birth certificates, the opposition is waiting for Pa Fru to leave Santa and go round to win the election. Sorry your strategy needs to be changed. Most people who register are mainly those indebted to the CPDM, that is why they win. The myopic man will never agree to this fact.

Obama won because he got many people registered. Experience has proven that where many people take part in elections it is difficult to cheat…. I will continue later!

Watesih

Nkem,
I thought you will sit back and try to be level headed in this brand new year,but here you go,running your mouth on everything you have little grasp of.Hear you:"Its like Cameroonians don’t know that it is not Mr. Biya who votes twice, it not the regime in power that carry ballot boxes in bushes, it is not them who facilitate the ridging of the elections but we who claim to be very intelligent and smart are used as strategies to achieve their goals".
You better stop this type of bare-face hypocrisy,because you only make yourself a laughing-stock in the eyes of the world.It would really be wasting share time enumerating instances of people hired by the regime to go from one place to another to vote.At least you remember that some of them perished in an accident on their way to Monatele to vote.I don`t want to be reminding an adult of what a carnivore like Fon Doh did over the years.I know you have not yet seen the dead end,that is the worst you want Cameroonians to live,but the people have seen the worst.You are blind to the defrauding of elections by the regime,but you are omniscient about the people drowning their misery in beer.Shame on you! You think you are abusing the intelligence of Cameroonians,but you are just an overzealous bootlicker.You are cheating yourself pretending to be writing about the situation in Cameroon.How can the Cpdm be campaigning,forcing people to register,and have ghost voters at the same time? After forcing people to register,what is the need having ghost voters? You hap about the fact that most people who register are indebted to the Cpdm!How indebted to the Cpdm were those who registered in 1992,and had Biya thrashed in the elections? I registered to vote several times at the Biyemmassi neighbourhood,and I never got my voting card.This is how your party has been disenfranchising the people.
Obama did not win because he got many people registered.He won because his message resounded in the minds of many,who came out to support his policies.Not like your Cpdm that has to count on ghost voters.
If you want to play games on the minds of Cameroonians ,go and join your masters in Yaounde.If you are counting to do it on this forum,then you will be in for a very good awakening.

cameroon4eva

Watesih,
I am thankful that you take the time out to give us your comments on issues of national development.
However, i would prefer that we avoid insults and attacks on personality. Lets get to the facts on the ground.
I strongly believe that Nkem is No Laughing Stock and that he indeed is entitled to his opinion.
Please be gracious enough to grant him that.

cameroon4eva

Nkem,
Thanks for your kind words.
A few thoughts crossed my mind as i read your reaction to my post:

1 - I agree with you, Biya is not Our Problem but he is part of our problems, I Dare Say A Big Part. That doesnt mean even with Biya in control nothing can be done to better our lot. On the contrary much can be done to make things better even under his watch.

2 - In seeking to avoid bias you fear contradicting yourself. Do Not fear for the conflict between established ideas and new ones has a name: Creativity.

3 - How far gone is Ghana? Good question. To give you a comparative perspective
Please Search for the CIA World Factbook and do take a critical look at the figures.

Alternatively you may use these links
(In the links below please change xx to tt and yyy to www; this is done to avoid web crawlers)
please use this link:
hxxps://yyy.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/gh.html
for Ghana

and this other link:
hxxps://yyy.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/cm.html
for Cameroon

A visit to the CIA World Fact book reveals that Cameroon is wealthier than Ghana (at least for 2007 figures PPP GDP 31 Billion USD for Ghana and and 40 Billion For Cameroon)
However in terms of democracy and the achievements of Ghana in terms of the tools which are used to defend that democracy please look at the number of FM radio stations for Ghana:
86 FM stations (2007 estimates..currently it's about 100 stations)
FM Radio Stations for Cameroon 9
TV Stations 7 for Ghana (1 was added recently making 8 and 2 more are in the offing)
TV Stations For Cameroon 6

I suppose now we know why its easier for Ghanaians to defend their democracy

How much does it cost to start a community radion station?
Why Can Cameroonians not get together and start radio stations?
I am told UNESCO can support these community radio stations so it is likely if you develop a good plan especially involving accountability you are likely to get a radio station for FREE. Cameroonians must sit up.

On another note I do not agree with you that when people invest time and money or simply any effort into a project they should not benefit from the project. On the contrary, profit is a formidable motivator and indeed people should "Tchop" from projects that they build and work on. My only warning would be that they should make sure they are accountable for all their "Tchopping" decisions.
The communities within which these projects are found should ensure that they have a stake as community members in the operations of each project within their community.
I suppose the point i am making is that personal benefit and community development are not necessarily mutually exclusive.

Dear Nkem, I HAVE A QUESTION FOR YOU
WHO IS YOUR MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT?
WHAT IS HIS/HER NAME?
WHERE DID HE/SHE WORK BEFORE BECOMING AN MP?
WHAT ARE SOME OF THEIR POSITIONS IN TERMS OF PARLIAMENTARY WORK?
WHAT PROMISES DID THEY MAKE WHEN THEY WERE CAMPAIGNING FOR YOUR VOTE?

We can ensure that the 8 Million they get every year is used appropriately. We can use private newspapers for this. We can also use Private radio stations since the government media may not necessarily be interested in this (i must say we are assuming here, they just might be professional enough to pay attention to it).

If we challenge the Private TV stations to target achievements of all parliamentarians and investigate their projects for broadcast that would put some of them on their toes.
I tell you the CPDM will not cover for any MP that brings disrepute to the party. They will consider the value that you bring to the party. If it doesn't add up to the bad publicity they would get, i bet you they are going to let the fellow bite the bullet

Now you also suggest that we kick out MPs how do you propose we do that?
perhaps by exposing their incompetence as i suggested in partnership with the TV stations and radio stations.
However we go about it, we must make sure people regain faith and interest in the system so as to come out massively and vote MPs who are found wanting out. The Douala V elections were apparently won with a voter participation of about 30% how shameful!

Those were my 5 franc comments.

On another note i do

Puma Outlet

still love every scrap I have left in my stash and ever project I've done with it! Thanks

for sharing.
People are always telling you what to do, but what's right for them may not be right for

you.I really wish I would of thought of that!

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