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« Can Cameroons New Criminal Procedure Code Deliver Justice with a Human Face? | Main | The Assassination of Patrice Lumumba - January 17, 1961 »

January 14, 2007

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PAOLO  LAURENT

mr dibussi, please stop giveing these
low life tugs legitimacy, by using words like, sociological , balance, affirmatiive actions, etc, these are groom illetrate. bandits called ministers, we all unerstand what fame meant by his regional balance, first time for that matter to hear that. he mean, ( the school is in english southern cameroons, and, just as usual he is the boss, he decides who gets
admitted. competent or not,
THATS NOT NEW, IT ONLY AFFIRMS THEIR FRENCH-AFRICAN COLONIAL CORRUPT, DISFUNCTIONAL. MURDEOUS, SYSTEM OF GOVERNMENT,
SOO, PLEASE BE DIRECT, NEXT TIME CALL A SPADE A SPADE, THATS THE WAY JOURNALIST WRITE IN AMERICA.

Ma Mary

Great essay, Mr Dibussi. Wasted words, though to la Republique. Southern Cameroonians should drink deeply of your wise words and use them in the erection of a NEW SOUTHERN CAMEROONS.

Tesa

Hello Ma Mary,

You wrote:"Cameroonians should drink deeply of your wise words and use them in the erection of a NEW SOUTHERN CAMEROONS."

That is exactly the point I was trying to make in the posting about the new criminal procedure code, which led to an onslaught from SJ and co; the discussions that are ongoing now in LA Republique - tribalism, corruption, regional balance, federalism, decentralization, rule of law, criminal procedure, ethnic favoritism, etc., - may not mean much to those who are determined to exit the union that never was. However, it is in their best interest listen carefully to the basic tenets of these discussions because when SC becomes a state, it WILL face each and everyone of these problems. And if folks don't start thinking seriously about these issues now, then choas, acrimony, bitterness will follow.

Some people would rather see this blog become a SC blog rather than a Cameroonian blog. That would be our collective loss and I hope Mr. Dibussi stays on course.

Kwensi

Tande,
What happened to the article on the assasination of Dr. Moumie by the French colonial gov't and the attempts of the Biya regime to erase his legacy? Did you get a visit from the BMM or some politician advised you to take it down?

That is why I keep saying that Cameroon as we know it will NEVER change. We are too ashamed (or afraid) to carry out a thorough instrospection into our national pysche (that is if we have any to begin with) Tande, I thought your blog was here to help us face up to the realities of our fatherland but I am beginning to have my doubts. This nonsense about regional balance is just confirmation that I may be onto something here. Cameroon needs a meritocracy not institutionalized tribalism to develop. What would you rather have, a good doctor or mediocre one from your ethnic group? This regional balance talk is just a euphemism for tribalism and corruption.

Kwensi

Tande,

I just realized that the video link to the article I mentioned above was blocked because it was deemed to be contravening some broadcasting regulation. Please accept my apology for my rather hasty below-the-belt comments.

Dibussi

Hi Kwensi,

Apology accepted. FYI, I have reinstated the posting in question with an explanation why the video is no longer available online

Ma Mary

Any ideas how someone could purchase the video? I was one of the lucky ones who watched and regret that I did not download it to my drive.

PAOLO  LAURENT

tesa
OFCOURSE, WHAT DO YOU WANT THIS BLOG TO BECAME?
A CAMEROUNESE BLOG? CAN CAMEROUNESE PUT
A HONEST , FACTUAL , UNIVERSAL ARGUEMENT?
NO, THEY CANT, AND THEY NEVER WILL IN 1 MILLION YEARS, THATS THEIR HEMISPHERE IS FRAUD, CORUUPTION, RAPE, AND MURDER.
NOTHING ELSE, ITS ONLY NATURAL THAT DECIENCY DOESNT BLEND WILL, INDECIENCY.
SOO, IF YOU ARE ONE OF THEM I BET YOU TO EXIT THIS BLOG. ALREADY YOUR POSTING ARE VOID OF FACTS OR HONESTY, JUST SOUND LIKE A DRUNK WHO IS WRITING TO ILLETRATES.
YOU EVEN HAVE THE GUTS TO SAY WHEN SC BECAME INDEPENDENT, BLA BLA BLA.

FOR YOUR INFO, SOUTHERN CAMEROONS, HAD BEEN INDEPENDENT ALREADY, IN OCTOBER 1, 1961, THE SAME YEAR, THE FROG POST CLERK AND FONCHA, STARTED DEBATING ABOUT FORMING A UNION. ONLY TO HAVE THE POST CLERK PRESIDENT DECLARE ( FEDERATION BY HIMSELF THE NEXT DAY)
S CAMEROONS HAD A GOVERNMENT, TWO PRESIDENTS(HEAD OF GOVERNMENT) AND NEVER WILL S CAMEROONS FACE THE SAME PROBLEMS , BECAUSE OUR WORLD-ANGLOSAXON SYSTEM OF GOVERNANCE IS NOT ONLY DIFFERENT BU SUPERIOR AND MORE REPRESENTATIVE AND EQUITABLE, THAN THIS SLAVE/MASTER ROTTEN SYSTEM FEEDING/BRAINWASHING OUR CHILDREN. INFACT ITS HIGH TIME, EACH MAN SUM UP HIS LIFE, AND ASK HIMSELF , WHATS MORE IMPORTANT IN IT, IF NOT HIMSELF AND HIS LAND TO RULE OVER?
FOR SUCH, FIGHTING TO DRIVE-OFF OCCUPIERS IS ONLY A NATURAL SELF DEFENCE

MY FREIND, THATS HOW IT HAPPENS ALL OVER THE WORLD, IF SCNC DOESNT SUCCEED IN SECURING INDEPENDENCE FOR MY COUNTRY SOON(SOUTHERN CAMEROONS) THEN I MUST SACRIFICE ALL MY RESOURCE TO WAGE A NUCLEAR WAR AGAIN THESE BANDITS.

Awudu

REGIONAL BALANCE NOT RESPECTED AT THE UNIVERSITY OF DOUALA MEDICAL SCHOOL:

According the the Director of Communications at the Ministry of Higher Education, "There were 85 students admitted in the Douala medical school, of whom 9 were Anglophones..."

(1) Asong Micheal (2) Awoudu Christian (3) Azie Paul Chi (4) Ebangha Nkongho Enonchong (5)Egbe Eta Nkongho (6)Etang Agbor Kelvin (7)Nduma Njie Basil (8)Ngum Ewi (9)Nkongnui lnes, plus one on the waiting list Nancy Christel Muke.

According to this fellow (cited by Eden Newspaper), "If you divide 85 by 10 provinces, you realise regional balance in terms of Anglophone representation, was highly respected”.

However, as the newspaper rightly pointS out,

"... regional balance ascribes 20 PERCENT of all places to the North West and South West provinces. By that logic, regional balance would have been seen to have been respected if 17 candidates out of 85 came from the Anglophone provinces. The 9 names the Minister is brandishing represents only 10.4 percent, making it short of regional balance by 9.6 percent.

Analysts point out that the Minister’s claim simply confirms what seems more like an institutionalised policy of looking at the two Anglophone provinces as an ethnic group, rather than two different provinces within a country of 10 separate provinces."

http://www.edennewspaper.com/edition140/famengondo.htm

Eugene Ateh

Hi Mr. Tande,

This regional balance issue is really hot and timely. It is not a one time issue and it would be coming up every year since these entrance exams are yearly. I think what we Cameroonians can do is request for the regional balance text and have a debate on it. If not we would be crying foul to no avail every year. Some questions which we should be asking include, Is this regional balance issue based on Province of Origin, Linguistic background, Place of birth, Origin of PArents etc etc? There should be a minimum entry requirement before the regional balance issue can be considered. Does it appply only to entrance to our nmedical schools? What about other areas in public affairs? We should carve this out as a pressure point and get answers. The list is long. Please lets have a debate or ask for the right questions and try to get the right answers and put this issue straight. Once initiated by the Government we should not allow it be taken away.

MaMary

Good luck, Mr Ateh.

Tayong

Mr Ateh and others

Don't be misled. Fame Ndongo's obnoxios and tribalistic "équilibre regionale" is unacceptable an he's simply trying to play smart here with this Douala entrance. Get the facts right! The aforementioned students were in the list of "les admissible" as the french put it

That's to say all these anglophones students merited their successes and not being jolted in to maintain "équilibre regionale" as was the case in Buea.

Secondly out of the list of those added ,take a look at those from South Province with a population not up to Bamenda town and Kumbo combined. Was that still "équilibre regionale"? Maybe "équilibre Sousregionale"!

And dont be surprised , a trusted informat from Cameroon told me the list presented by Fame Ndongo above consists of those who were admitted into the orals, and that finally only two were admitted into the school.

I'll check this out to confirm to this forum that this was nothing short of ethno-political machinery that has held this nation hostage for decades.
Tayong

Arrey Agbor

Tesa, you are intellectually dishonest. You intentionally misquoted Ma Mary. Don't you think there is a difference between: "Southern Cameroonians should drink deeply........" and "Cameroonians should drink deeply........"?
You should know that there is a difference between "The Republic of Cameroon" and "The Southern Cameroons".

Agbor

felix ntube

Hi Mr.Tande,i personally believe you're doing a great job out here,firstly by giving us the opportunity to ponder on happenings back home.It's rather sad that many people are just interested in inseminating hatred and bar debates instead of giving constructive ideas to come out of our chronic situations back home.This shows clearly that even if we are given the chance to govern or direct some institution at home,we might even be worse than the chronic disease we've had allthrough.
Coming back to "UNIBU",i believe it should have it's autonomy like any other big institution.It's so ridiculous that it's the ministry that determines entrance into whatever University.(same case with what happens with our national teams-ministers Vs Fecafoot).
If we wish to consider regional balance,it should be regional balance i.e taking into consideration each of the 10 provinces equally,by merit and rights.The rest is the same old story whereby the anglophone part is always the guinea pig.
Greetings to all from Italy!

NN Junior

Hi Sir,
It is wonderful information you are dishing out to Cameroonians. Infact it is time for us to sit up and take the bull by the horn for things to change in our country rather than pionting acusing fingers on our brothers as being traitors.
We should also continue to pray for the country that nothing should happen in the name of fighting as it is happening in Kenya now.
Courage brother.
God Bless.

AKOSON NKENJANG JOSEPH

I think regional balance should be highly respected in all the entrance examinations into any state owned university or polytechnic, and a nation like cameroon seeking for development and to achieve the "greater achievement" plan of the head of state should have not lessthan 10 polytechnics.look at countries like south korea, singapor,hong kong taiwan ect. lets copy thier examples

ngwangu

Why 39 northweeterners for only 21 southwesterners?

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