By Wambo Emmanuel in Mamfe
In view of the current political deadlock rocking the two Anglophones regions of Cameroon, the sons and daughters of Manyu division of the South West region have taken a firm stance to call off the phenomenon of calls of ghost towns and boycott of schools. This was during a three days consultative meeting that held in Mamfe under the banner of “all Manyu socio-political forum” chaired by the minister of special duty at the presidency Victor Mengot in close collaboration with senator chief Nfor Tabetando amongst others. Though the three days meeting of the all Manyu socio political forum that started on Friday, April 28 and rounded on Sunday, April 30, 2017 according to the organizers was reported to be apolitical, many felt that it was a CPDM weapon to fight the ghost.
In a heated debate with the youth of the division who resisted their stands to honour calls of ghost towns and schools boycott for reasons they gave as marginalization of the Anglophones by the regime in place took minister Victor Mengot, senator Nfor Tabetando and a host of professors to convince the disgruntled youths by citing the steps government is taking to resolve the crisis. Though the youths maintained that they were being deceived by their political elite for their selfish interests, the flames of the continuation of ghost towns and school boycott was only quenched by Minister Victor Mengot and the professors when they enumerated what the state has done to alleviate the division. This includes the appointment of the sons and daughters of Manyu into higher positions of government, the Kumba-Mamfe, Bamenda-Ekok roads among others.
In his opening message to the sons and daughters of the division to keep them aware of the harm the ghost towns and boycott of schools plays negatively to the division, Mengot Victor said the Manyu man has always been noted as academicians who are today in high ministerial post. Their only power is education because they are neither good in business or agriculture and so, they should desist from the school boycott because they are killing the generation of tomorrow. He nevertheless described the ongoing crisis in the two Anglophones regions as a parasite affecting the people of Manyu negatively. He cautioned them to be informed not to be deformed. They should cultivate the habits of reading newspapers, listening to news and seeing television because those deceiving them are distorting facts.