Cameroon Minister of Territorial Administration Paul Atanga Nji has pointed out to Cameroonians that President Paul Biya has always been very supportive to Anglophones and has always given Anglophone preferential treatment.
He was talking today 1st April in an interview he granted to Cameroon Calling a program over Cameroon Radio and Television CRTV when he cited that the New Deal Government has done a lot to Anglophone as Anglophone occupies over 40% of the Cameroon government.
His declaration is coming days after he rounded up a two day visit to the South West Region where he meet with stockholders to access the ongoing Anglophone crisis that has taking a different dimension as violence has become the new normal.
In Buea the minister said, the government is willing to dialogue only with people who want to see that Cameroon remains United and will not discourse with people who want to split the country.
Minister Paul Atanga Nji said that it is only a matter of time the “terrorists” will be apprehended and peace will once more return to the troubling areas.
Here is an excerpt of the interview
“The Head of State has always given to Anglophone preferential treatments and whenever there is any important event in the life of Cameroon it goes either to Bamenda or to the South West and I give examples, when president Paul Biya came to power in 1982 his first visit out of Yaoundé was in Bamenda were he said Bamenda is my second home in Bamenda And he was made Fon of Fons in Bamenda.
In 1984, he came back to Bamenda for the first Agro-pastoral show, and in 1985 he came back to Bamenda for the creation of the Cameroon Peoples Democratic Movement so the head of state was in Bamenda, 1983, 1984, 1985 and when he had to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the military he took it back to Bamenda, when he had to celebrate the 50th anniversary of reunification, you know there were claims that the Fuban conference it should go to Fuban and president Paul Biya said I am carrying the celebrations to BUEA.
Those are facts that the first social contracts of the new deal was with the North West and the South West but are we making good use of it? That is the question we have to ask ourselves.”