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Cameroon: SWELA's memo To Biya Abandoned In Empty Hall


A memo written by the South-west Elite Association SWELA, and destined to President Biya was abandoned in en empty hall after a coordination committee meeting on Saturday, November 11 in Kumba.

The document read at the meeting, advocates for free admission of Anglophones into HTTC Kumba and a quota for those wishing to read medicine at the University of Buea.


Just four delegates and the SWELA Scribe, Joseph Moki Etukeni, showed up the Kumba City Council Chambers for the meeting. A host of 16 names in a radio announcement which Emmanuel Etuge, Secretary of the Meme Coordination Committee invited to the meeting were absent. Those invited, but never showed up included; Wilson Ekong Sona, John Nduku Agbor, Isaac Mania, Prince Ndoki Mukete, Maurice Ndo Lobe, Dr. Joseph Betoto, Dr Zacheus Ebongo, Rev. Nyansoko Ni-Nku, Elisius Agbor, Victor Ndip Akem, L.T Nso, Professor Daniel Anime, and all the Mayors of Kumba and Chiefs of the Region.
Quizzed on the massive boycott of the meeting, the SWELA Scribe stated that it was a meeting exclusive to members of the General Secretariat. He claimed the Assistant Scribes from the six Divisions of the South-west and their executives were expected.
 
Moki claimed that having four of the six Assistant Secretaries General present at the meeting makes the deliberations representative of the population. He explained that the Memo is part of SWELA's contrtbution to seek solutions to the Anglophone Crisis.


 
 Other Demands
 
SWELA, in the memo, wants the Head of State to fully implement the 1996 Constitution. The association believes a Constitutional Court would have easily addressed the Anglophone Crisis.
The same document wants Biya to put in place the Regional Councils. It stands for the election of Divisional Delegates and two chiefs from each Division, into the Regional House.The elite association is also asking Government to make projects such as the Limbe Deep Sea Port a reality. It draws the attention of Government to the nauseating absence of industries in in the Anglophone regions.
The document, which is still under process, is expected to reach the presidency, following Saturday's deliberation.


Invitee fighting over Announcement


The Poet gathered that a host of those invited to the meeting queried over the position of their names. Such individuals visited radio stations asking  that their names be read first whereas none of them attended the meeting.
 
Moki insinuated that there was  a campaign against the meeting. He linked the development to that fact that, his leadership is not an appendage of the  is not an appendage the CPDM.
 Meme SWELA Scribe, Prince Daniel Nasako, told reporters that Moki has an agender of his own. He claimed there are internal issues within the association that must be addressed and not convening a meeting without invitees present. Nasako staged a walkout at the meeting claiming he was not invited.

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