A New Normal? Bamenda Journalists shudder by N.W. Regional Delegate for communication handwritten communiqué Banning Political programs During electoral Campaigns.

A new Normal; Bamenda Journalist shudder by N.W. Regional Delegate for communication handwritten communiqué.


The Regional Delegate for communication in the North West Region of Cameroon has issued a communiqué indicating the suspension of political programs during electoral campaign in the entire region.

The communiqué is coming two weeks ahead of the upcoming senatorial election schedule to take place on the 23rd of March 2018 one day to the celebration of the CPDM anniversary.

According to the Regional Delegate for communication in the North West Region, Cameroon law prohibits the organization of political programs in media organs during campaign period.

Hence, it is illegal to host any political program when electoral campaigns are ongoing within the North West Region.

The communiqué has come under heavy criticism from media men and women around Cameroon who saw the handwritten communiqué as a joke of the 21st century to the media profession for a country that pride itself as a nation that has advance democracy; the communiqué is mark by wrong spellings from “A Regional Delegate of Communication” who ought to lead by example.

This is the communiqué

The communiqué has no letter head, no reference number in case it needs to be reference for posterity.

The question media practitioners are asking is why did the delegate not type and print the communiqué? Why did he not put a reference number to his handwritten communiqué assuming he had no electricity?  Are there not generators in Bamenda to type and print?

The above questions remains open ended. This communiqué has once more come to highlight how most our offices runs.

This communiqué finally confirm that in Cameroon 32 GB = 500 GB. For those who are still in the old technology in Cameroon will see the communiqué as not typed but for those in the new technology they are seeing a type communiqué


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