“The people of Cameroon will feel safe if given the chance to exercise political power like the opportunity to elect local representatives that include the governors”. Tibor Nagy, US assistant Secretary of state in charge of African Affairs has stated in an exclusive interview granted to Canal 2 International Television in Cameroon.
To the US diplomat, the partial implementation of the 1996 constitution in Cameroon is the root cause of all socio-political and economic problems that have resulted to a full armed conflict in the North West and south west regions of Cameroon.
Mr. Tibor posits that an efficient implementation of decentralization is the way out of the violence.
On the question of who the country of Donald Trump thinks is responsible for the manslaughter and destruction in the Anglophone regions of Cameroon, the US assistant secretary of state says America has received conflicting reports from the government of Cameroon and separatist fighters.
To him, many have died with enormous material destructions recorded with innocent population of the North West and South West suffering the effects of Ambazonia/military atrocities.
He regrets that basic social facilities like schools, hospitals and others have been shut down with workers fleeing for their lifes.
The US envoy expressed concerns that the situation has gotten worst to a point where civilians in the restive regions no longer trust the military and other forces of law and order.
For this, he acknowledged the sovereignty of Cameroon as an independent country but warns that the earlier the problem is resolved the better for Cameroon.
The Kamto Affair:
The arrest and detention of militants of the Cameroon Renaissance Party most especially professor Maurice Kamto has equally attracted the attention of US. On the trial of the militants,Tibor says “…the perception at the international community is that the militants have been arrested for their political activities. We will see what the judiciary in Cameroon will say. But as you know, perception is often reality”.
The straight forward nature of the US assistant secretary of State in the course of the exclusive interview on Canal 2 Television, political commentators say speaks volumes of what he discussed with President Paul Biya at the unity palace this week.
Dominic Meme Nwakimo
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