The recent appointment of former Prime Minister and Grand Chancellor of National Orders, 74 years old Peter Mafany Musonge as President of the newly created National Commission for Bilingualism and Multiculturalism has raised more questions than answers as to how this body is going to help in the resolution of the current Anglophone problem in Cameroon. Some critics have described this appointment as putting old wine into new wineskin.
It is exactly one and a half months that the South Elites Forum was held in Buea to discuss the current Anglophone crisis. It was in this Buea Mountain Hotel meeting that Peter Mafany Musonge, Nalova Lyonga of Buea University et al pointed accusing fingers to the North Westerners as main perpetrators of the crisis and called on South Westerners to take their destiny into their own hands.
Onlookers think that nothing good will come out of the commission with Peter Mafany Musonge at the helm.
They say he has been a long time Biya’s ally who has benefited greatly from the regime through flagrant manipulation and dishonesty.
Critics are also questioning the competence of the former prime minister to lead a national commission made up of Anglophones of the north and south west given the xenophobic comments that came out from his mouth in the February 02, 2017 meeting. Others say “out of the abundance of the heart, the mind speaks”.
Other members of the committe include:
Vice Chairman: Oumarou Djika Saïdou
Ama Tutu Muna
Anguoin née Ndanga Françoise
Mbappè née Tiki Ngonde Ndjo’o Agnès
Abbé Jean-Marie Bodo
Abouem à Tchoyi David
Ahmadou Mohamadou Baba
Efoua Mbozo’o Samuel
Halle Nicodemus Ndessi
Itoe Mutanga Benjamin