One of the main objectives cited by the Prime Minister for his visit to the Southwest region on Wednesday 22 September, was to make the population of the two English-speaking regions of Cameroon better understand what the Head of State Paul Biya, meant by ‘Special Status’.
Prime Minister Joseph Dion Ngute said the President asked him to go to Buea to preside over the second session of the follow-up committee for the implementation of the decisions of the major national dialogue. “The first thing I want to say is that the population of the Southwest region have been extremely happy about this decision to hold this session here in Buea. You saw…from the reception they gave us when we arrived and the enthusiasm of all the participants, all the invited guests who have contributed enormously in making about positive proposals that would help to change the dynamics of the situation” Dr Joseph Dion Ngute.
“The major issue which they raised is that we need to communicate better and right to the grassroots, all that the Head of State has been doing, in the resolution of this crisis. The special status that has been given and a very good illustration was done to show the importance of this special status which some people don’t understand till now, we are going to go back to work to try and put this in a very understandable form”.
The Head of Government said they are going to dispatch people to the nooks and crannies of the Northwest and Southwest regions to broadcast all the positive changes that are taking place especially the special status which is a response to what many persons in the two regions have been waiting for.