In his outburst this month at the Cameroon Senate, the most Elderly Senator, Nfon Mukete latched out on the ongoing killings and destruction in the English-speaking regions of Cameroon.
Using general expressions, he blamed his colleagues, the legislators and government for “playing games” with people lives.
Recalling history how both countries came together, Senator Mukete who campaigned for the unification of both West Cameroon and La Republic du Cameroun said he is now “in tears” as his people are dying.
He accused the government of authorising the military to “let’s kill the English”.
Senator Nfon Mukete’s outings is a bitter reminder to Anglophones of more than 26 years of fighting to regain integrity from a divisive union which they feel used, their institutions erased and their grievances do not listen to.
Echoes of John Ngu Foncha’s resignation letter
John Ngu Foncha, the late former Prime Minister of West Cameroon and Vice President of Federal Republic of Cameroon in his resignation letter on June 9, 1990, stated:
” All projects of former West Cameroon I had either initiated or held very dear to my heart had to be taken over, mismanaged and ruined, e.g. Cameroon Bank, West Cameroon Marketing Board, WADA in Wum and West Cameroon Cooperative Movement.
In point 4 and 7 in his resignation, he said:
“4) Whereas I spent all my life fighting to have a deep sea port in Limbe(Victoria) developed, this project had to be shelved and instead an expensive pipeline is to be built from SONARA in Limbe to Douala to pipe the oil to Douala.
7) The government has used the national media through people who never voted for unification to misinform the citizens about Bamenda; deliberate lies have been told over the mass media all in an attempt to isolate the Anglophone Cameroonians who voted for unification and subject them to hatred and more discrimination and harassment from other Cameroonians. ”
The newspaper front-page cuttings as seen below and above rewinds memories of the Anglophone struggle.