Entire North West closed down: Bamenda wakes up this Monday January 9, 2017 without the usual effervescence that charaterise school re-opening day. The street are empty void of the traditional means of transportation be they commercial motorcycles, taxis, school buses and even private cars. It is a “Ghost town.”
A few commercial bikes tried working this morning but met with resistance from some enforcers of the Ghost town adherents. We are gathering from a radio reporter at mobile Nkwen that some of the adherents have been arrest and forced to sit by the road side by forces of law and order.
Across the North West region reports talk of a similar atmosphere despite administrative efforts and heavy military presence to ensure schools resume today
Kumbo, Nkambe have just been confirmed ghost towns
An attempt by the forces of law and order to take or accompany some students to GBHS Bamenda failed to end up with effective classes
A state Counsel in Mbengwi has just been booed by onlookers for taking his children to school. He has however taken them back home
Even within the quarters in Bamenda people find it difficult moving though with no military presence. Drinking spot inside the quarters are very active
Talking to John at mile two junction, he has no idea of who called for a ghost town nor how long it will last but says it is for the good of the children
Financial houses, money transfer agencies and businesses all shutdown.
We cannot independently confirm this; we have reports saying that the Minister of Secondary Education is about cutting short his six days visit to Bamenda
Though opened, some markets are empty. no sellers no buyers
"Bamelike's" return to their houses sweating after attempting to open shades and stores. No one chases them but one Christophe says "the ghost is everywhere"
It is now confirmed that the Ministers are cutting short their mission to Bamenda. Their departure is soon. their bags are belongings being moved out of the hotel
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