25, February 2017
Prime Minister Philemon Yang has made another vain attempt at appeasing Southern Cameroonians to end the strikes and civil disobedience campaign that has rocked the entire Anglophone regions. The so-called Head of Government on Thursday the 24th of February 2017 signed a text that makes effective the transfer of financial resources to local councils across the country.
Cameroon Radio and Television reported that the move is intended to speed up the execution of development projects and especially render local councils more autonomous. The Philemon Yang order also stated that the sum of ten billion FCFA will be transferred to the councils for the 2017 Financial Year for the purpose of development and the day-to-day management.
Some pro CPDM comedians opined that the Prime Ministerial order appears to be one of most ground-breaking decisions taken for an effective decentralization process that began in the early 2000’s. At the time of filing this report, the interim leaders of the Cameroon Anglophone Civil Society Consortium had not reacted to the text from the Star Building. However, information filtered that the Consortium plans to intensify the strikes and the ghost town operations as of next week.
By Rita Akana with files from CRTV