The Minister of Public Service and Administrative Reforms, Joseph Le, says “Military intervention alone cannot effectively handle the crisis situation in the North West and South West Regions and the Far North Region of Cameroon”.
He was speaking in Limbe on Wednesday, June 13, 2018, while presiding over the second international seminar on Crisis solving organised by the National Advanced School of Administration and Magistracy (ENAM).
According to Minister Le, the three day seminar seeks to propose anticipative and corrective measures to handle terrorism with lectures from renowned international experts on terrorism.
He said before the seminar rounds up, participants will be expected to come out with an approach that is more adapted to contemporary challenges, taking into consideration the political, economical and judicial implications.
The Minister lauded this pedagogic step on an issue he says “has often been given a military regard.”
The international seminar organised by ENAM, comes on the heels of security challenges facing Cameroon and most of its neighbouring countries like Nigeria, the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Central Africa Republic.
It should be noted that the solutions proposed during the seminar could be applied to the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Central Africa Republic.
According to the officials of ENAM, civilians, administrators, religious and traditional authorities are always the target of terrorist attacks. “Therefore a collective approach is necessary to minimise the risk.
The opening ceremony of the seminar was attended by the Governor of the South West Region, Bernard Okalia Belai and a host of other dignitaries. Two partnership agreements were signed between ENAM and the International Relations Institute of Cameroon (IRIC).
The seminar is holding under the theme: “Post Crisis Management of Actors and Victims of Terrorism.”