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Presidential Election: Akere Muna's plan to resolve the problem of expropriation

The Presidential candidate of a coalition of political parties whose ambition is to create a favourable platform that can guarantee the possibility of joint ownership of landed property. If voted, Akere Muna has promised that things will be settled as far as landed property is concerned. This promise was made on Tuesday in Yaoundé, during a meeting with women and maidens, selected across the social strata of the nation.

In perfect harmony with himself, dressed in an attire so simple that meets the occasion, Akere Muna responded to all the questions that were asked. Some of the questions were related to the numerous cases of social injustices faced by the woman folk and most importantly the maiden. Women are often denied the right to own landed property, especially in Cameroon. According to Akere Muna, this problem is " as a result of bad governance,lack of political will and overt corruption" in the nation. According to Akere Muna, this phenomenon should be treated as a priority in order to protect the most underprivileged. " in case of expropriation on landed property, it should be established in the first place that she has such rights as well in such expropriation exercise to be indemnified" The problem is in the political system which is stinkingly corrupt and damaged by bad governance.

On paper one can be requiring 10 hectares of land but gets 15hectres, meaning that the 5 extra hectares are sold out to some other person. One can convert someone's landed property and make it his through fraudulent manipulation of expropriation exercise and that becomes history. There is a lot of such stories in Kribi. In order to construct a route, it's imperative to carry out a lot of analysis and geotechnical findings. However it's true that the route can pass through landed property that demands indemnification. This was seen during the Chad- Cameroon pipeline project. Properties were seen that acquired for expropriation. Therefore our major problem is corruption , according to Barrister Akere Muna. In Cameroon, expropriation is practiced by those who are in need of expropriation such as mineral resources, infrastructural construction.

The indemnification is granted according to the function and the quality of investment located on the piece of land. The expropriation is calculated according to the size and the amount can be cheap or expensive. Lots of Cameroonian cities have been subjugated under this phenomenon of expropriation. Such is the case of cities of Douala, Yaoundé, Bamenda, Bafoussam or other villages equally expropriated at the same rates as in urban centres. The solution as proposed by Akere Muna is"We should tackle this problem of natives and settlers that is mounting unnecessary pressure on how to define the status of a city. How do they bury their dead? How much of their landed property is left unused as of now and how can it be protected? There is the need for a political plan that truly favours a veritable protection of landed property that is patrimonial to the community.

I believe that in such villages, there is still land that needs to be reserved as community land. I shall provide the finances so that the population can establish a community reserved patrimony, so that the returns from it can be used to refund the finances that were used to obtain it and use it for other developmental projects .

In the long run the village become the owners of the land and as such the notion of joint ownership is developed. This permits villages to be able to raise funds for their respective development projects, thus building their subsistence capacity that protects them. This equally shall help check unwanted conflicts within families, neighbors and villages. As a consequence of such trivial conflicts, families have been divided and thus communities become fragile" Equally on that same Tuesday, Muna talked on education and the entrepreneurship of the Cameroonian woman and many other issues.

The political aspirant of the coalition of four political parties such as ( The Alliance of Progressive Forces,The National Front for Development, The National Patriotic Party of Cameroon,and the Socialist Party of Cameroon) This coalition intends to make a contact tour of the South West Region and this is expected in the days ahead.

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