By Moma Sandrine
The government delegate to the Bamenda city council, Vincent Ndumu Nji, has urged denizens of the town to fight against all forms of manipulation coming from separatist fighters.
Following the ongoing Anglophone crisis in the North West region, inhabitants have been forced to stay indoors on Mondays, boycott any commercial/socio-economic/political activity ongoing in the town etc. In the just passed presidential election, inhabitants of the North West joined their counterparts in the South West region to observe ten days of ghost town. During these days, neither vehicles, nor motor bikes could be found circulating. Garbage was littered all over the town as the waste management company HYSACAM, could not carry on with its activities. The economy came to a standstill, but for some few public offices that were functional.
Following the several disruptions in the functioning of activities in Bamenda therefore, the government delegate frowned at such actions and called on the population to wake up from their slumber. “I think the people making demands should have limits. You cannot be asking for whatever; you stop children from going to school, you stop people from going to the market, from going to their farms, from carrying out any activity, at the same time you stop even an action that comes towards your well being, the removal of garbage! You burn vehicles and infrastructures that are there to provide you services,” Ndumu Vincent alarmed.
He went further to say that such outrageous actions should be denounced “…these are the kinds of things that should not only be denounced by authorities whether municipal or administrative or the forces of law and order, but by the entire population and the press in general.”
To this effect, the government delegate called on the entire population in the region to be conscious and not allow actions that are detrimental to their lives. According to him, it takes a courageous and united population to fight for what is right. “They have an obligation to stand for their rights,” he concluded.