Some parliamentarians were absent at the ordinary Parliamentary session today at the National Assembly. They pointed the need to stay away from populated environments and reduce chances of contracting the coronavirus. They regret that the speaker of the National Assembly convened the session in total violation of a Prime ministerial order prohibiting the gathering of people of more than 50.
Cameroon Minister of public health has frowned at the Cameroonian public for not taking seriously coronaviru preventive measures as prescribed by the Prime Minister. In a tweet today, Dr. Manaouda Malachie appealed to the consciousness of Cameroonians to think about their health and those of their loved ones.
Respecting a Prime ministerial decision to close drinking spots at 6 PM, in Douala owners of bars say the decision has far reaching effects though necessary for the health of Cameroonians . In some neighbourhoods, security forces were forced to chase people away to enforce the decision.
The Nkafu Institute at the Foretia Foundation has created a webpage to track the spread of coronavirus in Cameroon as the number of infected cases soar. So far 27 cases have been confirmed by health officials. The webpage will provide up-to-date information and recommendations for the general public. Click here to have access: https://nkafu.org/coronavirus/.
Cameroonians are stuck in a Kenyan Airport for four days now. This was after Cameroon authorities sealed all borders as part of measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus that has witnesses a significant increase in the past days. The Cameroon government is yet to comment on the situation of it’s stranded citizens.
Legislative election rerun in some parts of the North West and South West regions this Sunday March 22.There is uncertainty given the high level of insecurity and the outbreak of coronavirus. Some electorates have been expressing fears if the process will go on hitch free as mentioned by the Minister of territorial administration.
Senator Nfon Victor Mukete absent at the opening plenary session of the Senate today. The eldest Senator in Cameroon was conspicuously absent. Reasons of his absence remain unknown. The law maker and Paramount leader of the Bafaw community has never been absent in an opening session.
The military say soldiers have retaliated Galim separatists attack two weeks ago. They say in an attack they killed one “General Action Man” of the ambazonia forces and seized several weapons. Separatist fighters have not reacted to the claims by the government.*News Briefs: March 20th 2020*
Uneasy calm reigns in Nkoulouloun in the Douala II subdivision following the murder of a businessman by bandits. Traders, friends and colleagues of the deceased stormed the neighbourhood against youths, whom they accuse of being responsible for the assassination of one of theirs. A tensed confrontation between two camps was contained by riot police, which used tear gas.
The National Communications Secretary of the Popular Actions Political party (PAP), Fabrice Lena has been summoned by the dreaded state defence secretariat, popularly known in its French acronym as SED, in Yaounde-Cameroon.
Confiding to Mimi Mefo info, Fabrice Lena who doubles as a member of Stand Up Cameroon said, he received a phone call from a lady summoning him for Tuesday, March 24th at SED.
Cameroon’s Multy Billionaire Fotso Victor is dead. He died this afternoon in Paris, France at 94 after an illness.
The Billionaire was Mayor of Bandjoun in the West region of Cameroon and owner of several factories and enterprises in Cameroon and the Sub-region.
Mayors and their deputies of the Njikwa, Andek and Mbengwi Councils have taken the oath office. This was at the mbengwi Court of the first instance. The oath-taking comes at a time when the whereabout of the Mayor-elect of Mbengwi remains a mystery more than 15 days after he was kidnapped.
The fire has consumed an apartment house at the mile 2 new layout in Limbe Fako Division of the South West region.
Local sources say efforts from locals to remove the occupants’ properties were all fruitless as almost everything got consumed by the flames. Unconfirmed sources say the incident was caused by a 5-year-old child who set up one of their mattresses on fire.
We are told the parents were not at home when it happened.
They blame the fire fighting unit for failing to respond positively to their call