The secretary of state at the Ministry of Mines, Industry and Technological Development, says Anglophones should be more concerned with setting up the Regional Councils because the conflict in the two regions is more linked to regional management.
According to the son of Donga Mantung Division, elite of the North West region, there was a vacuum in the management chain from the Presidency of the Republic down to the local councils, but the complete putting in place of Regional Councils will raise new awareness and diversity, making Cameroon a more unique country in Africa.
In a recent outing over the national station (CRTV), Fuh Calistus Gentry revealed that expectations of Anglophones are high given that the much awaited Regional Councils will come alongside the Special Status provided to the North West and South West regions following the 2019 Major National Dialogue that held in Yaounde.
“Affairs of the region would be managed by regional elites who master and have been living with the problems of the people,” he noted, adding that;
“Representatives of Traditional Rulers who will constitute the House of Chiefs are going to ideally defend the interest of their respective villages.”
By explaining the numerous benefits that Anglophones in particular and Cameroonians in general would have with the Regional Councils, Minister Fuh Calistus Gentry sent a strong message to his brothers and sisters.
“Cameroonians should ignore the diabolic calls from some politicians who have lost touch with reality in the country……, and by refusing to go for Regional Elections, you create a vacuum that will rather generate more problems than solve it” he said.
It is true that the Anglophone Crisis has lasted for a while, but during the period, Minister Fuh Calistus Gentry indicated in his outing that President Paul Biya has been the one handling the crisis, and has decided to entrust it in the hands of Regional elites/experts for a more proximity approach in resolving it.
He noted that in a country, there are pessimists and optimists. The pessimist will say there is wind, while the optimist will say let there be a change. But a good leader like Paul Biya is saying it’s time to adjust the sail.
“Many are politicians, but those who are called to lead the nation are few” he emphasized.
The convening of the electorate for the Regional Council Elections to him was a great relief, given that many have been waiting for the Councils to be set up.
“It is the content of the offer to resolve the Anglophone Crisis that matters, not the name, call it federation or decentralization, Regional Councils would serve as perfect guarantors of peace in the country.” News Upfront gathered from the Minister.
The Minister was confident when he said that the year 2021 would begin on a good footing with the “special gift” of Regional Councils, and so the interest of the peace loving people of the two English speaking regions should be benefits they will achieve from the Regional Councils and not any other illegal political project that will further cause more harm than good.