Key takeaways from Cameroon’s national dialogue

The decentralization and local government committee at the just concluded major national dialogue has proposed that a “special status” be granted to the North West and South West regions in Cameroon as a response to more autonomy and request to changing the form of government into a federation.

The recommendation forwarded to the head of state, Paul Biya, for consideration is based on Section 61 and 62 of the constitution which provides for such exceptions.

One of the members of the committee Barrister Felix Agbor Nkongho who long campaigned for a return to federation is quoted by le journal du Cameroun to have said “if this proposal was to have any effect, the constitution must be amended to enshrine this special status.”

To Cameroon’s long-time opposition party, the Social Democratic Front, SDF the special status needs transcend into complete autonomy. An example of what takes place in Canada’s French-region, Quebec.

The Major National Dialogue which sough to find common grounds and put an end to the country’s three-years-long civil unrest, had the following as proposals at the end of its weeklong deliberation:

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  • the adoption of a special status for the two Anglophone regions
  • the restoration of the House of Traditional Chiefs
  • the election of local governors
  • the immediate relaunch of certain airport and seaport projects in the two regions
  • the rapid integration of ex-combatants into society
  • the name of the country be returned to former name, the United Republic of Cameroon
  • implement the law that government officials declare their assets, in order to tackle corruption
Amos Fofung
Amos Fofung
AMOS FOFUNG Nkunchoh is a multi-talented journalist with an intrinsic passion for investigative, politics and conflict reporting. He's based in the U. S.A.


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