The Consortium Declares Release Ending Teacher’s strike Null and Void!

In view of the so-called communique calling the strike action off from few teachers Trade Union leaders, the Cameroon Anglophone Civil Society Consortium has reacted. Their release reads thus:

In view of the so-called communique calling the strike action off from few teachers Trade Union leaders, the Cameroon Anglophone Civil Society Consortium has reacted. Their release reads thus:

Consortium Declares Release Ending Teachers’ Strike Null and Void.

Our Fellow West Cameroonians,

We have all heard on Cameroun’s state broadcaster CRTV that a few teachers in the teacher’s trade union headed by Tassang Wilfred, have been coerced by the 34-year brutal regime through the colonial governor of the Northwest region to sign a release calling off the school boycott.

We are all aware that the true leaders designated democratically by all the interest groups fighting for the liberation of West Cameroonians are either in detention, self-exile or on the run.

We have watched Mr. Tassang Wilfred of the leading teachers’ trade union, CATTU, urging every West Cameroonian to remain firm until we get to the finish line. He has released several videos from his hudding place to call for maximum civil disobedience. Those leaders decreed the boycotts of 11 February 2017 and 20 May 2017 celebrations. The reason is to protect the future of our very children and secure that they do not face what we are seeing today.

Finally, our leaders pointed out clearly that this strike action will only be called off at a public press conference. This means that whatever announcement you are hearing on CRTV or other propaganda media with regards to the strike is null and void. And it should be disregarded and discredited.

CATTU has only one legitimate leader called Tassang Wilfred who is still in the country. No one must take his place. The strike, by the way, is no longer a teachers’ strike. It is a West Cameroon struggle whose leading body is the Consortium. Only the Consortium has the legitimate right to call off any strike.

The Consortium, therefore, reiterates that the boycott of ALL SCHOOLS in West Cameroon must continue. We shall not celebrate 11 February anywhere and everywhere in West Cameroon. Keep up with the ghost towns on Monday, 6 February; Friday, 10 February; and Saturday 11 February.

God is with us!

For the consortium

Tapang Ivo and Mark Bara

Source: http://www.bareta.press

“Dialogue Always Prevails” says Richard Bona

Renowned Cameroonian Jazz Bassist and artist, Richard Bona who originates from the Littoral region of Cameroon took to his Facebook account to speak in favor of Southern Cameroons.

Renowned Cameroonian Jazz Bassist and artist, Richard Bona who originates from the Littoral region of Cameroon took to his Facebook account to speak against the brutal manner of approach which the government  has taken to solve the Southern Cameroons problem.

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Richard condemned the government on their methods and advice the President to stop the voilent approach as he believes won’t work and engage in a peaceful dialogue for like he said dialogue prevails always. Below are extracts of the posts he made.

 

BREAKING NEWS: Consortium Calls For Immediate Referendum, Cancels Press Conference and Declares Ghost Town Beginning Monday

Members of the Southern Cameroons Consortium of Teachers, Lawyers and Parents meeting yesterday with the gov’t arranged adhoc

Members of the Southern Cameroons Consortium of Teachers, Lawyers and Parents meeting yesterday with the gov’t arranged adhoc committee to find solutions to ongoing strike action by Teachers and Lawyers rose from the meeting with rather more punitive measures against the Cameroon regime, daring it to summon an immediate referendum that return country to the status prior to 1961.

“The government should organize a referendum without further delay so that West Cameroonians can effectively return to the two State Federation.”

They made the demand in a hastily drafted press released sent out early this morning, Cameroon time. In the release, the leaders said they are calling off a scheduled press conference they had planned for 11:00am Cameroon time, justifying it on increased insecurity in the city.

They also disclosed in the press statement that just after the talks ended late last night, some four Southern Cameroonians were fatally shot by trigger ready military officers deployed into Bamenda, wondering why gov’t should be talking dialogue and at the same time militarizing and brutalizing citizens.

“Our people,” they said, “are ready to peacefully resist the sadistic military occupation which have continued unabated for half a century.”

Due to general insecurity in town, the press conference scheduled for the 14th January 2017 at 11:00AM at the Presbyterian Church Centre has been cancelled ,” the press statement read.

The statement, signed by Barrister Nkongho Felix, Dr. Fontem Neba  and Tassang Wilfred, begins with a chronicle of how proceedings at the committee started.

Source: http://www.cameroonjournal.com