Cameroon’s Minister of Higher Education, Prof. Jacques Fame Ndongo, said on Friday the country needs over $5 billion dollars to reconstruct and develop the troubled English-speaking regions of Northwest and Southwest ravaged by separatist crisis since 2016.
Speaking with reporters, Fame Ndongo said the money will be used to rehabilitate infrastructure destroyed by separatists in their war for independence.
“The state means is not extendable to reconstruct all the infrastructures that have been destroyed, but the head of state has taken the commitment to rehabilitate (the regions) and he will respect his commitment,” Ndongo told reporters.
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“The recommendations (of the national dialogue) will not be thrown in the gutter. Not at all”, insisting that it will be examine so as to proffer a lasting solution to the sociopolitical crisis plaguing the region.
Cameroon’s North West and South West region (Anglophone regions) has since 2016 been thrown into civil conflict with UN agencies estimating that at least one thousand people have been killed as secessionist attempt to break-away from the 1961 union and establish their own independent country called Ambazonia