Yaounde: National Assembly Committee rejects lifting immunity from Joseph Wirba 0

The honorable members of parliament did not have any period of rest between Friday and Saturday the 8th of July 2017 immediately after the closure on Friday, July 07 of the second ordinary session of the legislative year 2017. The MPs in the Francophone dominated structure were ordered to discuss two pertinent issues involving the construction of a future headquarters of the National Assembly and the adjustments to be made in the administration of the body.

We however gathered that all attempts by House Speaker Cavaye Djibril to open the debate on Joseph Wirba’s immunity met with a stonewall erected by the deputies who attended the bureau meeting of the National Assembly yesterday.

An MP from the Far North region wondered aloud that “I do not understand why we want to focus on Wirba. He’s a star at home and abroad. He did what he did, for us it’s the past. Everyone has become aware of the Anglophone crisis and everything is being done to get out of this crisis. So we have better things to do than spend the time talking about Honorable Wirba.”

For about ten years, the idea of relocating the National Assembly has been hampered by problems related to funding and the appropriate site. “We debated how to give a boost to the building project”, noted our source.

By Sonne Peter
Cameroon Concord News