By Augustine Nyuykongi
The speaker of Cameroon’s House of Assembly Honorable Cavaye Yeguie Djibril has tasked traditional rulers from the North West and South West Regions to return to their chiefdoms.
Honorable Cavaye made this suggestion at the opening of the last ordinary session of Parliament for the year 2021.
Amongst a host of other things addressed by the House Speaker, Hon Cavaye Yeguie Djibril implored defected traditional rulers of the crisis stricken regions to return home. This to him is because they can better cooperate with the Government in ending the crises from home than away.
Hon. Cavaye praised the efforts of the Prime Minister, Chief Dr Joseph Dion Ngute who had embarked on peace missions to the North West and South West Regions. He said “…The trips enabled the Prime Minister to interact with the people of the South West and North West Regions, and to reiterate the offer for peace by the president of the Republic…”
To him, the peace trips portrayed President Paul Biya’s determination to resolve the crisis, and as the sole guarantor of peace in Cameroon.
Addressing the traditional rulers of the North West and South West Regions, he said “As a traditional ruler, I would like to seize this opportunity to appeal to my peers of the NW and SW regions who fled their chiefdoms that they should return.”
He also reminded them that they have a binding duty to work in synergy with the Government authorities in restoring order in the Anglophone Regions.
The Anglophone crises has caused a massive displacement of traditional rulers, and civil servants away from the troubled regions. Many of them who have received death threats have decided to settle in other Francophone regions. This however is quite contrary to the popular assertion amongst some Government officials who claim the armed conflict is approaching it’s end