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Gov’t poor handling of Anglophone Crisis disturbs AU

The African Union (AU) has expressed worries over the poor handling of the Anglophone Crisis by the Cameroon Government.

The Ambassador of Madagascar to Cameroon, who doubles as Permanent Representative of the AU was speaking during an audience with the Bilingualism and Multiculturalism Commission headed by former Prime Minister, Peter Mafany Musonge in Yaoundé on Wednesday, September 5, 2018.

Professor Alain Djacoba Tehindrazanavelo

Talking to the head of the Commission, Professor Alain Djacoba Tehindrazanavelo, acknowledged the effort made so far by the Government to solve the Anglophone Crisis, but insisted the effort is not enough.

“All that has been done by the Government is not enough, I understand that the institution of Commission of Bilingualism and Multiculturalism was created as a result of the Crisis, that is why it is very important for me to meet the Commission,” he added.

Professor Alain Djacoba reiterated that he came under the instruction from the African Union to evaluate the effort of the Cameroon Government and also to see where the AU can intervene to bring the socio-political unrest in the North West and South West Regions under control.

“The current situation is a signal for us to find long term answers to the problem. I am also here to evaluate the emergency response, which is the humanitarian aid initiated by the Government and how AU can support following the visits of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat,” Professor Alain Djacoba asserted.

The Ambassador of Madagascar to Cameroon insisted that there is the need for the creation of humanitarian department in Cameroon by the African Union.

“The African Union is a huge organisation with many mechanisms, the office we have here in Cameroon is mainly in charge of agriculture and rural economy. We have realised that there is a need for officials in charge of humanitarian, department of political affairs, peace and security to be sent here as soon as the aforementioned departments have been created in Cameroon”, representative of the AU told pressmen.

Before his visits to the Commission, he visited the Prime Minister and the Ministry of External Relations.

It should be recalled that the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, had visited Cameroon from July 12 to 14, 2018 and his visits was not unconnected to the current Crisis plaguing the North West and South West Regions.

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