5, February 2017
The Presbyterian Church in Cameroon has reportedly issued a statement contradicting the position held by the Presbyterian Education Authority Teachers Trade Union, PEATTU. Cameroon Concord News is yet to confirm the authenticity of the document that was emailed to our Brussels bureau today Sunday the 5th of February 2017. Below is the text as sent to us:
The Moderator is the proprietor of all Presbyterian schools in Cameroon. He has not been consulted in the present dispensation for the signing of any document by whosoever on behalf of the PRESBYTERIAN EDUCATION AUTHORITY TEACHERS TRADE UNION (PEATTU).
He is presently in AKWAYA for the Thanksgiving of his late father together with the entire workers and staff of the synod office, including a cream of pastors. Until you get his personal opinion on this issue, we consider the said Mr Stephen acting for reasons best known to him.
The decision taken before remains. We call for those detained to be released and government should stop the brutal arrest and detaining of individuals. We also call for fresh dialogue as a possible way to reinstate our dignity as a people.
The PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN CAMEROON IS NOT A SELLOUT CHURCH AND WILL NEVER BE. Blood has been split and this must not and cannot be taken lightly. Until the PCC Moderator speaks, consider PEATTU position on that approval back to school as null and void.
By Chi Prudence Asong