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The second Inspection mission of the Confederation of African football is in Garoua for the second phase of the inspection tours to Cameroon. This second phase shall span from the 19th of March to 22 and of March 2019. These two experts shall be visiting the stadia in Garoua,,Bafoussam, Limbe, Douala and Yaoundé.
Precisely in Garoua, they are expected to observe the stadium used by Cotton Sportif of Garoua and the training ground at Poumpoumre, the training ground of Cenajes of Garoua, the training ground of Rey-re, the Omnisport stadium of Roumde -Adiia of Garoua and its Annex stadium of Roumde-Adjiia.
These experts are Jean Louis Romain, an expert from Roland Berger's Cabinet and Ismael Wally,the chairman of the delegation. This second phase or lap is geared at seeing how far the preparations by the Cameroonian government has gone and how far are they respecting the guidelines as well as specificities of the experts.
The Prime Minister, Philemon Yang has gone to the respective stadia to accelerate work on the field as requested by the President of the Republic, Paul Biya. The team that came is expected to crown their visit by meeting with the Prime minister and the Minister of sports and Physical Education.
As reported by Cameroon Tribune, a large contingent of the African Standby Defence force, shall have joint or combined military training drills, aimed at sharpening their minds as well as preparedness for warfare in an era, marked by sectarian and armed conflicts. This combined military sessions shall go on for two weeks.
The joint multinational military exercise has been code named as " United Focus 2" it's main objective is to be combat ready confront extremism and armed militia as well as terrorism.
Sharpening the operational capacities of the contributing member Countries, especially those of the Lake Chad Basin. Cameroon: Sports, football: Birwe Minkreo is the new Coach for L'Aigle de la Menoua" The erstwhile coach of Cotton sports of Garoua and the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon'' under 17 Coach. He has signed a contract with L'Aigle de la Menoua that has a specified duration of 8 months. Birwe Minkreo was sacked as the head coach for Cotton Sports of Garoua after a dismal performance of the club after four days of play.
The political parties that indicated their willingness to participate in the forth coming senatorial election were at the Elecam office to collect their campaign materials and memorabilia .
According to the National Cameroon daily, Cameroon Tribune, the Regional Hospital under construction as well as refurbishment shall become functional in December 2018. It must be noted that hospitals aren't only infrastructure, far from that. A hospital should have standards, should meet the aspirations of the patients, care givers as well as the staff, should provide the much needed services and by specialized personnel.
However this pompous announcement is only coming as an exigency of the African Nations Cup tournament, earmarked for 2019 in Cameroon and Garoua, being one of the designated stadia. Cameroon lacking behind in terms of medical care delivery, was tasked to construct more top quality health facilities that can meet the demands of the Confederation of African football. Is it today that the Ministry of Public Health has understood that the suffering people of Garoua badly need a specialized hospital? Why hasn't it being upgraded to a Specialized hospital?
An Ambzonian frontline activist who has been on the raders of the Yaounde regime is on the verge of being deported from Germany.Gwan Philip Ngassa who is a frontline activist and one of the demonstrators at the British and French Embassies in Berlin Germany has been in deportation custody eversince January ending of 2018.
Mr Gwan Philip is an asylum seeker in Germany.He is a member of the Southern Cameroon National Council which has been putting pressure on the Biya regime and calling for an Independent state of Southern Cameroon. Mr Gwan Philip Ngassa was also one of the protesters at the United Nations Headquarters In Bonn Germany in early January of 2017. During this protest action against the regime of Mr Biya, the Cameroon regime sent in spies to take down names of protesters to which Mr Gwan Philip was booked.If deported, Mr Gwan Philip will face the same like that of Mr Ayuk Tabe and 419 others who were forcefully deported from Nigeria on 26th January 2018.
The SCNC issued a statement calling on the Germany authorities to show merc.Below is the statement:
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN
This is to certify that Gwan Philip Ngassa is a registered member of the Southern Cameroons National Council, a pressure group fighting for the independence and full sovereignty of the former British Southern Cameroons.
That Gwan Philip Ngassa has been facing persistent harassment, arrest, torture and detention because of his frontline role in the struggle for the liberation of the oppressed minority English speaking people of Cameroon.
That we are thankful to God he succeeded to escape, no matter how he did it and whatever his plans, he must not come back to Southern Cameroon until he hears from us.
That We have finally laid our hands on a photocopy of the warrant for his arrest which weighed on his head and which was delivered by the said ‘’La Republic’’ agent based in the southern Cameroon to the person of the Attorney General of that English speaking Region Resident at Buea for Rioting and provoking Violence through social media against ‘’La Republic’’ (French Cameroon) following the present English Speaking separation movement.
That due to his courage and zeal for change as he demonstrated it physically by his public demonstrations and also through the Media from his Facebook posts denouncing the recent and ongoing series of killing of English Speaking Cameroonians back in Cameroon.
That many of our leaders have been killed and some have been arrested dismissed from their jobs and moved to Bafoussam and Yaoundé which are both French speaking regions of Cameroon.
That the main leader Sisiku Ayuk and 47 others were arrested in Nigeria and brought to one of the ‘’La Republic’’ French speaking regions of which we know not their whereabouts.
That right now there exist no freedom of speech and security in the English speaking regions of Cameroon as people fighting for the independence and freedom of the English regions of Cameroon as Gwan Philip Ngassa did before his escape are been tortured, locked up and killed by the ruthless ‘’La Republic’’ government .
we are issuing this document therefore to solicit for understanding and compassion to the German authority to grant Gwan Philip Ngassa mercy for him to be able to have a stay there in Germany because right now our country Cameroon is going through tremendous violence and killing especially the Anglophones, and coupled with the fact that he is one of those fighting for the liberation of the Anglophones with a warrant on him, Cameroon will not be favourable to him to get into now.
Therefore, we advise it will be hazardous for Gwan Philip Ngassa to make any appearance anywhere in Cameroon, because if caught he will be tortured and sentence to life imprisonment and worst of all his life may be terminated because Cameroon judiciary is the most corrupt in the world supporting government activities.
Nonetheless, we are taking up the matter seriously with the administration and should feed you with the latest development, and we shall be very grateful if you understand with us and keep Gwan Philip Ngassa in your country for his safety.
Accept our warmest regards:
DONE AT BUEA THIS
19TH DAY OF MARCH 2018
On March 14, 2018, during the hearing at the correctional chamber of Eséka court, Jean Pierre Morel, the current managing director of CAMRAIL said that an international independent expertise was needed to determine the real causes of the 2016 Eséka train derailment.
According to his statements, after the incident, CAMRAIL set an inquiry commission to determine what happened. The experts then concluded that at some point of the journey, the train was over speeding. That speed has been the cause of this accident, they said. However, they did not explain the reason why the train suddenly revved up even though there was no sign of anomaly since the train left Yaoundé.
He also explained that Cameroon’s government acquired the wagons involved in the accident following an international call for tender the country launched in 2010. He further added that according to the concession agreement, between CAMRAIL and Cameroon, the country was responsible for the replacement of the rolling stocks. Moreover, he said, after the 40 wagons were constructed by CSR Nanjing, the technical testing (in accordance with the international standards) was positive.
Jean Pierre Morel continued saying that security being a “constant concern” for CAMRAIL, the railway company not only implemented the security measures set by the former operator REGIFERCAM but it also strengthened them based on Bolloré group’s experience in the management and operation of rail networks in Africa.
According to our sources, during the next hearings, the court will hear Didier Vandenbon, CAMRAIL’s managing director at the time of this accident, and the train driver who was driving the train involved in the accident.
For the record, on May 23, 2017, Ferdinand Ngoh Ngoh, secretary general at the presidency published a statement which revealed that an investigation launched and conducted by the government concluded that CAMRAIL had the overarching responsibility in this accident.