Nkambe—Members of the ‘the Mfuh’ (society of warriors) joined militants of the ruling CPDM party in an anti-ghost town march on Friday May 19.
Holding banners with inscriptions like “CPDM Donga Mantung I says no to ghost towns,” the about 2,000 militants marched from the Nkambe community hall to the municipal grandstand of the town where preparations for the celebration of the National Day were being finalised.
The walk was the hallmark of a joint section conference of militants of the three wings of the CPDM in the Donga Mantung I section, Nkambe.
Speaking during the conference that rallied hundreds of militants, supporters and sympathisers of the ruling party, Donga Mantung I section president, Ngala Gerard said the conference was in line with the party’s statutes which requires that sections hold such twice annually.
Holding on the eve of the celebration of the National Day, the section president said it was “strategically scheduled as a billed up to the day.”
Ngala Gerard told attendees that the head of state, chairman of the CPDM party had understood the grievances posed by lawyers and teachers which are being “properly addressed.”
Enumerating some of the moves to address the grievances, he said government announced the special recruitment of 1,000 science and technical teachers and a FCFA 2 billion as special subsidy for lay private and confessional schools in the country.
Ngala Gerard reminded CPDM militants that the Head of State has ordered a yearly integration exercise for contract Basic Education teachers into the public service, while the ministry of Secondary Education has since been redeploying teachers according to their linguistic and educational system training.
The Donga Mantung I CPDM section president said after the creation of a common law bench at the Supreme Court and a similar department at ENAM as requested by lawyers, the government recently launched an entrance examination for Anglophones into the school among others.
Ngala Gerard however regretted that while the striking professionals were exercising their fundamental rights, recognised by the law of Cameroon, some individuals stepped-in and orchestrated violence.
“Nobody has the monopoly of violence, but we in the CPDM we believe in peace, reason why we have not relent our efforts in calling for peace,” he said.
By Ndi Eugene Ndi in Nkambe