BREAKING NEWS: Yaoundé Finally Goes to Bamenda – PM Yang Meets With Common Law Lawyers Today

PM Yang, will he's be a mission accomplished?
PM Yang, will he’s be a mission accomplished?

By Nfor Hanson Nchanji, November 25, 2016

Cameroon Journal, Yaounde – Prime Minister Philemon Yang will today, Friday, Nov. 25 by 8am, meet with some leaders of Common Law Associations, Trade Union leaders and other stakeholders at Ayaba hotel to discuss the way forward aimed at ending a series of strike actions which have paralyzed activities in schools and courts in the North West and South West Regions, The Cameroon Journal has learned.

The Executive Secretary of Cameroon Teachers Trade Union, CATTU, Wilfred Tassang, confirmed the news and disclosed that other teachers Trade Unions will be in attendance.

Barrister Kemende, representative of North West Lawyers also disclosed that some lawyers will join him to take part in the meeting.

The Cameroon Journal cannot independently confirm the participation of leaders of Common Law Lawyers Associations who have been at the forefront of the strike action. The striking

lawyers had demanded to only take part in negotiations which involved the presence of the Prime Minister or any other senior member of government other than Justice Minister, fundlawyersLaurent Esso.

The lawyers and teachers who both refused going to Yaoundé for a series of previous dialogue meetings had insisted that they were only going to participate in a meeting held either in the North West or South West Region. Observers feel that the PM’s Visit to Bamenda marks a sign that the government, despite its intransigence is finally bowing to pressure from the Lawyers and Teachers.

If discussions reach the satisfaction of the groups, courts and schools in the regions will once more reverberate with activities.

Yang’s announced visit to Bamenda comes barely few hours after Paul Atanaga Nji, Minister in Charge of Special Duties at the Presidency, unremorsefully refuted profusely to reporters that there is any Anglophone problem in the country. Speaking to State media Thursday, Atanga Nji, who originates from Akum, North West Region, said the fact that Anglophones have a Prime Minister position is glaring enough that they are not marginalized.


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  1. Atangana Nji makes a fool of himself by thinking that the position of PM which is 4th in the hierarchy is very important to southern Cameroonians. He will be in jail next year for embezzlement of state funds. We are supposed to have a constitutional and elective position. Not a position that can be dismissed with a stroke of Mr Biya’s pen. This Atangana man thinks we are as stupid as he is.

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