30, August 2017
The Francophone surrogate, Vincent Ndumu Nji has carried out his threats in the Bamenda County by closing shops at the Nkwen market . The corrupt so-called government delegate was quoted by a French newspaper as saying that “The fact that their shops have been sealed is an unexpected setback. The message from the government delegate was not seen as an injunction. So, these traders find themselves caught between two fires. ”
On Monday, August 28, 2017, traders in the Bamenda County in Southern Cameroons kept their shops closed, despite the opening of the main gates by council workers. The merchants respected the calls for the on going civil disobedience campaign in Southern Cameroons and stayed at home.
Cameroon Concord News gathered that the said Ndumu Vincent is now asking the traders to pay the sum of five hundred thousands francs CFA for the council to reopen their shops. One of the traders contacted by CAMCORDNEWS at Nkwen observed that half a million CFA is far above the value of his business center and that the Biya regime is greatly energising the Southern Cameroons revolution and depriving itself from revenue that it badly needs from the Southern Cameroons business community.
Since Tuesday, 29 August, messages of indignation were circulated on social networks. Both sides questioned the attitude to be adopted. For, on the one hand, the ghost towns have been intensified and on the other, the French Cameroun administrative authorities are asking Southern Cameroonians not to respect the Southern Cameroons Governing Council and the Cameroon Anglophone Civil Society Consortium by promising security guarantees.
It should be remembered that at the beginning of the revolution, some traders had attempted to ignore the instructions given by the Consortium which required the closure of all shops. Considered as offenders, these traders were ruthlessly crushed and severely dealt with.
By Eyong Johnson
Cameroon Concord News