The North West Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration centre, DDR regional director, Kum Henry Ichu has said that the price hike of basic commodities in the market has not affected the former fighters in the DDR centre.
” _Although prices of basics goods have increased in the market, I have made sure it doesn’t affect the former fighters. I have a level -headed national coordinator, Fai Yengo Francis, who envisaged the price hikes and had to put measures to avoid the situation from affecting the centre”_ Kum Henry Ichu said.
Kum Henry was speaking in a press briefing organized in Bamenda. The presser took place Tuesday April 12.
During the press conference, The regional director regretted that North West elite who ought to have been fighting for the development of the region, are instead fighting against each other.
He pointed many instances where some few elite have intervened to help out the North West DDR centre, whereas others who would have joined others in doing same, are not.
” They are elite who keep using the DDR centre in politicking when they have never known where the DDR centre is located in the region. They need not to only talk but ensure that the centre achieves its goal” Kum Henry Ichu told journalists.
On how he intends to keep reminding fighters still in the bushes to join their peers, he announced that ‘In the days ahead, I will be carrying out a project with community radios in rural areas to make such our messages keep reaching where it is suppose to reach. I call on all the boys still in the bushes to drop their arms and come to the centre and embrace a new way of life”.