Nchumbonga George Lekelefack, a Cameroonian Doctorate Candidate at the Westfälische Wilhelms Universitat, Munster, Germany has addressed a 15-page open letter to the President of the Republic of Cameroon, H.E. Paul Biya.
In the letter, Nchumbonga George is requesting on President Paul Biya to take considerable steps in addressing the Anglophone crisis, first by withdrawing the military from the North West and South West Regions back to their barracks, then by granting a General Amnesty to all prisoners linked to the Anglophone crisis.
“I am gravely concerned by the rampant killings of human beings in the English parts of Cameroon, be they English speaking or French-speaking Cameroonians, ” he mentioned.
Referencing Cameroon’s National Motto, Nchumbonga George elucidated that the country has hit rock bottom especially in the troubled regions as there is “No Peace, No Work, and No Fatherland.” Also mentioning the thousands of Cameroonians who have fled to Nigeria and now living as foreigners because of a problem with a solution within grasp.
“The once attractive and safe country to tourists and visitors,” he says “has now for foreigners and Cameroonians themselves.”
Nchumbonga George in his letter urged Biya and his government to adopt the late Indian national, Mahatma Gandhi’s policy of non-violence in tackling the crisis in the Anglophone Regions.
Following it up, he says a real frank Dialogue between the State and the Anglophone activists will be essential to the resolution of the crisis, also adding the 2019 Major National Dialogue did not meet the aspirations of the anglophones because it was not inclusive “a monologue” in his words, and unfair.
“Unless the two parties meet face ad face(face to face) and talk, one listening to the other, there cannot be true peace whether we like it or not.” He asserted.