We reported yesterday that the Catholic Bishops from the English speaking regions of Cameroon collectively went over to Yaounde to dialogue with Jacques Fame Ndongo; Minister of Higher Education, for a possible solution to The Anglophone problem in Cameroon.
As reported by bareta.press here is a short statement from the secretariat of the Bishops Conference giving a summary of how that meeting yesterday with Jacques Fame Ndongo went down:
The Bishops of the Bamenda Provincial Episcopal Conference (BAPEC) met with the Prime Minister and the Minister of Higher Education today, 31 January 2017. They expressed their concerns about the current crisis situation in the North West and South West Regions of Cameroon. They made proposals to Government to reopen dialogue in the interest of getting a lasting solution to the Anglophone Problem.
The Bishops were particularly concerned about the stalemate in the schools and in other areas of life and business in the said Regions. However, they pointed out to the Prime Minister and the Minister of Higher Education that the resumption of schools and the calling off of the strike depend on the effective provision of a lasting solution to the crisis by Government, the decision of the Teachers’ Trade Union Leaders and the spontaneous collaboration of parents.
For and on behalf of the Bishops of BAPEC:
Zephyrinus YEM MBUH, SD,
Secretary General of BAPEC