La Republique du Cameroun has signed two loan agreements worth FCFA 88 billion with the French Development Agency.
The money is meant to support agricultural development in the country, they say.
The deal was reached on Friday in Yaoundé.
One of the major targets of the money will be promoting vocational training, officials say.
The Biya regime has stepped up borrowing in recent months, as it complains of financial difficulties.
It has borrowed from the Islamic Development Bank, the IMF, and Spain in under six months.
Apparently Biya and his government have a couple issues to handle. The fight against Boko Haram, the battle to stifle the Anglophone Struggle financially and physically, and mismanagement of state money are some of the problems plaguing our little country.
An incident involving a junior Gendarme officer and his Boss has led to 4 deaths in Kousseri-Northern part of Cameroon.
Not only civilians and innocent demonstrators are victims of the trigger-happy nature of Biya's brutal forces. Sometimes, they also suffer from their own penchant for indiscriminate shooting.
Junior Gendarme officer, Mbechu Jude Woumessi on Friday afternoon sprayed bullets on his Boss, killing him alongside three others at the Gendarmarie Company Brigade Kousseri .
Amongst the death are:
Ondoua (Brigade commander),
Ndengue Carole (officer),
Mah Bébé (officer) and a civilian by name Ms. Ibrahim.
At the time of writing this news story, we are reliably informed that authorities are yet to establish the actual motivation behind the killings. The killer cop has offered himself to the authorities.
Nigerian lower house of parliament is currently investigating claims that Cameroonian gendarme officers have killed about 97 Nigerian fishermen in the Bakassi peninsula.
The incident reportedly happened last week.
The victims are believed to have failed to pay a $ 300 fishing levy.
Cameroon is yet to react.
Nigeria's interior minister is set to meet Cameroon, the BBC reports.
Survivors of the attack have been arriving back in Nigeria with injuries, reports the BBC.
The same minister has accused Cameroon of breaching an agreement to protect its citizens, says the BBC.
A survivor of the alleged attack says they were given a week to comply.
Nigeria ceded Bakassi to Cameroon in 2005 after a ruling from the International Court of Justice.
War almost broke out between both nations when tension rose to its apogee.
Nigeria earlier this week summoned the Cameroonian ambassador to lodge a formal protest note, reports the BBC.
A five-year UN-backed transition period was put in place exempting the area's residents, many of them Nigerian fishermen, from paying tax, the BBC relates.
The population of Lebialem yesterday boycotted the Installation ceremony of a newly appointed S.D.O. for Lebialem Division in Menji; this to the embarrassment of the Governor of the South West Region Bernard Okalia Bilai who came in person to install the newly appointed administrator.The installation ceremony was delayed due to the partial destruction of the Grand Stand earlier yesterday night by men of the underworld who used a locally fabricated bomb to explode the structure.
Reports say that only 16 members of a traditional dance group hailing from the village of origin of the newly appointed official were present at the installation ceremony alongside dignitaries.
Locals of Lebialem have rubbished the installation ceremony saying enough is enough; that they have been neglected by the Cameroon Government as though they were not part of Cameroon. Bad roads and lack of basic facilities were at the helm of the boycott according to inhabitants.It is worth noting here that earlier on his journey to Menji the Governor’s car got stuck in the muddy trenches that lead to the Lebialem Capital. His vehicle had to be pulled out of the mud by another vehicle.
The Governor in his speech condemned the attitude of the inhabitants of the locality and mentioned in his speech the following: “although some people thought that the installation will not take place, I am here and the installation must take place.
Today the Governor is expected to preside over the Installation Ceremony of the Senior Divisional Officer of Kupe Manenguba.
Ten male condoms now costs 50FCFA while Oral contraceptives and pills stand at 125FCFA. The Minister of Public Health reveal it on 13 July in his ministerial department in front of the press in the framework of the promotion of family planning in Cameroon.This meeting, initiated by the Ministry of Public Health, took place in an international context marked by a high-level summit on family planning held in London, a summit in which Cameroon takes part.
Thus to avoid the maternal mortality in Cameroon due to the Too early pregnancies; Too close together; Too many and too late, the government is committed to ensuring contraceptive security by making available quality contraceptive products; Increase the funding of family planning in the national budget; Initiate community-based delivery of injectable methods in addition to pills and condoms; Increase access of young people to reproductive health/family planning services.
“Contraceptive products are available at publicly funded health facilities from the integrated health center to the first-tier health facilities. In addition, pharmacies also offer them, “added the minister.
Brain washing or having a sense /feeling of recognition by La Republique determine those who now push and cry that schools reopen . LR has convinced the brainwashed by telling them that," Those who say schools be shut down are all abroad and their own children in schools while we stay home in Cameroon and receive all negative consequences of children not going to school". This statement is brainwashing because education is not necessarily about schooling. Workshops are better placed in the present situation of the country than rushing to obtain certificates that neither give us clear cut skills to compete nationally and internationally. This type of education is only useful for those with godfathers who will give such youths/citizens fake certificates, fake recruitments into government offices and higher schools of learning and this outcome is a fake society . It is not uncommon to see a medical doctors from the said schools butcher patients in hospitals. The teachers in teaching, teach " wrong stuff" . Etc. The brainwashed Southern Cameroonian does not see that, all about schools reopening is for LR's advantage only. How many children of peasant farmers are in ENS, EMIA, ENAM etc.? You must have a godfather to cross. SO WHY RUSH CHILDREN TO SCHOOLS today so that tomorrow they beg for dresses and shoes from you as graduates? We are helping LR to go ahead with corruption, embezzlement, annexation and all other societal ills including the selling of the future of our children by buying their deceitful brainwashing ideas. Why do we not open our workshops at all angles and give children skills that will help them to be independent financially at early stages of life so that they can return to formal education later while we handle this rubbish?
PARENTAL ROLE MODELLING
Play a good role in parental counseling. Can your child look and copy your life style and even call you their role model? In other words are you a good parent? Or are you a parent with La Republique blood flowing in you or are you helping in bringing up these children in God' s principles? Are you comfortable with your LR connections so that the rest of our children may rut in jail, poverty and servitude while yours continue to foster the tribe of privileged slaves?
Those who are asking you to send children to schools have their children pampered by our endowed natural resources and your tax money. For some time now, they have received no money from the physical stamps etc we buy .This money always ends up in individual pockets. When you assess the number of children deceived to write ENS a year and the amount each student pays before writing the exam, multiplied by total number of students who write the exams and adding to the total number of exams launched each year, then you will see why they are preaching the song for schools to reopen. These exams are announced when the list of those to enter the schools had already been compiled with each candidate handing in heavy envelopes for LR circles to share. When we get back our land it will certainly not be a problem taking care of the teachers who were not paid during the period of crisis.
Our children have a right to decent education, meaningful and purposeful education. You have a right to good health insurance considering the natural resources we have. Everybody has the right to enjoy a certain percentage of these resources. It is every parent's dream to endow their children, both with a good education and a thriving economic legacy. Good parents don't only want to leave behind an inheritance for their children, they think of their grand children as well. Let us not be a penny wise and a pound foolish.
What if churches and school proprietors call us to send children to school? These are businesses and they are under pressure. This is because, they are trying to come out of the heat LR is putting on them. But know that if we say no, they will not enter our homes. What do you say about those in prison and those who have died, those in exile? Where is your steadfast contribution as an individual or community?
Why do they say there is dialogue yet those who spoke the truth and asked for dialogue are in prisons? Well let us know the fact and the truth; if our parents had done their assignment, we most certainly won't be here. Shall we look at our children and allow the fear of hunger defeat our good reason? Are we able to stare them in the face and tell them:
"Dear children, we are sorry, you will have to handle this situation on your own when we are gone?"
Dear good parents, let your conscience guide you.