#BetaPipol as it is tradition, yesterday February 10th 2020, President Paul Biya made a speech on the occasion of the 55th Youth Day celebrations. For us, these are the highlights of his speech:
-He congratulated some 3 young Cameroonians who in recent times have caused Cameroon to be celebrated on an international level:
1- the writer, Djaïli AMADOU AMAL, 45, who won the Prix Goncourt des Lycéens 2020 in France;
2-the mathematician and computer scientist, Thystère Djob MVONDO, who brilliantly defended his doctorate thesis at the age of 22, making him the youngest to ever do it, worldwide,
3-the nuclear physicist, Arsène Stéphane TEMA BIWOLE, 28, at General Atomics; who partnered with NASA to create a formula to deflect nuclear turmoil.
-President Paul Biya mentioned some Youth Empowerment Programmes that he has told the government to set in motion. The programmes include:
-The “Special Youth” Three-year Plan which, in 2020, financed about 5 500 projects for a total amount of nearly 15 billion CFA francs, thus enabling the settlement of a little more than 16 000 young people in 66 second-generation pioneer villages.
-The Decent Employment Promotion Programme which aims to create 500 000 jobs during the 2021 financial year.
Lastly, a Paul Biya Speech
is not a Paul Biya speech if it doesn’t contain “words of wisdom.” These are some we gathered from the speech:
-Peace is a prerequisite for progress.
-Be pragmatic and persevering. Do not yield to pessimism and discouragement.
-Shun adventurous paths and those that seek easy gain.
-If you embark on the conquest of the world, come back to build your country. Promote Cameroon!
-Concerning national unity, some of you have unfortunately chosen to rally behind the demons of hatred and division, driven by barbaric fanaticism. They are “anti-role models”. I urge you to stay away from them!