12, February 2017
Members of the North West Fons Union, NOWEFU have written a strongly worded memorandum to President Paul Biya on the situation of the Anglophones in Cameroon. In the document, the Union headed by Senator Fon Teche Njei raised a finger about the growing rate of insecurity in the two English speaking regions of the country.
According to the release, NOWEFU says the All Anglophone Conference I and II, SCNC and other secessionist movements were born because of the precarious conditions Anglophone Cameroonians have been going through since they joined French Cameroon in 1961.
In the Memorandum to President Paul Biya signed by the President General of NOPWEFU, the Unions SG, Fon Zofoa Ndofoa III and Treasurer General Fon Tekouh Simon, the traditional rulers said positive dialogue is the only way in which the people can come out of this impasse. They also regretted the fact that some senior government officials including journalists don’t still believe that there is an Anglophone problem.
Even though they applauded the creation of the Commission on Bilingualism and Multiculturalism, the custodians of the tradition said those appointed into the Commission should have good faith, be honest, patriotic and God-fearing. NOWEFU also trumpeted the call for amnesty to be given to all arrested and the withdrawal of Francophones judges from Anglophone courts.