Letter of Dr. Munzu to President Paul Biya

HIS EXCELLENCY MR. PAUL BIYA

PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF CAMEROON

UNITY PALACE

YAOUNDE

 

 

YOUR EXCELLENCY

I have the honour, most respectfully, to submit for your kind consideration the attached document.

In this document, I suggest that the Anglophone crisis that began in October 2016 needs to end now because of the negative impact that it has, and the many threats that it poses, for our country, in view of the forthcoming presidential election of 7 October 2018 and other factors.

I state why the administrative and military measures so far taken by the government, including the setting up of a National Commission for the Promotion of Bilingualism and Multiculturalism and the launching of an emergency humanitarian assistance programme, have failed to end the crises.

The document offers some comments on the government’s handling of the crisis, its option for a military solution to the crisis and its decision to treat the separatists’ demand for ‘restoration’ of the ‘independence’ of Southern Cameroons and the moderates’ demand for the restoration of the federal arrangements of the 1961 as one and the same thing.

After reviewing the context of the Anglophone crisis and of the Government’s response to it, the document makes five practical recommendations to the Head of State and the Government as a pathway to addressing the ‘Anglophone problem’ and ending the ‘Anglophone Crisis’.

I thank Your Excellency for your kind attention to this document which I submit as a contribution to your search for a just and durable solution to the crisis with which our country is confronted.

Sincerely

Dr. Simon MUNZU

Advocate & Civil Leader, Former Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations, Telephone +237 695256460, Email: anyopeuh@yahoo.co.uk

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