SWELA SHAMES GOVERNMENT, STANDS BEHIND NFON MUKETE

SWELA SHAMES GOVERNMENT, STANDS BEHIND NFON MUKETE
FINAL COMMUNIQUE FROM SWELA GENERAL ASSEMBLY
The General Secretariat of the South West Elite Association, SWELA, held an urgent meeting of the Association in Kumba, the Association’s Headquarters on Monday, 25th January 2016. The Meeting, chaired by the Secretary General, was attended by members of the General Secretariat, Divisional Presidents and Special Invitees.
After frank and in-depth deliberations on current issues affecting the South West Region in particular and the Anglophones at large, SWELA resolved and issued the following public communiqué.
1. SHABBY TREATMENT TOWARDS SENATOR NFON V.E. MUKETE
That we the South West Elite Association and all Anglophones of goodwill vehemently condemn the poor treatment our Patriarch Senator NFON V.E. MUKETE has of recent been receiving from Government for being vocal against Anglophone marginalization in this Country especially the cause for genuine Bilingualism.
That we solidly stand behind the Respectable Patriarch, and totally adhere to his ideas.
2. TRANSFORMATION OF CDC
That the Nationalization of CDC, just like the National Produce Marketing Board which collapsed and liberalization came and left the farmers with mushroom conservative societies without personnel and follow up. CDC operations like Pamol are based on the Common Law System. That a decree already signed by the President of the Republic stipulating the implementation of the OHADA Law which indeed is an off-shoot of the Civil Law System and the possible movement of the Headquarters to any part of the Country by the General Assembly leaves SWELA completely opposed to the move. CDC remains the only legacy to the South Westerners and Anglophones at large, SWELA orders that CDC should be left in her OLD STATUS.
3. THE ANGLO-SAXON SYSTEM OF EDUCATION
That SWELA recognizes the efforts made by CATTU and TAC concerning the preservation of the English-Speaking Sub-System of Education,
Mindful of Section 15(1), Chapter I of Part III of the Education Law No. 98/004 of 14 April 1998, the idea of harmonization of two cultures which are virtually parallel is not feasible, and therefore this is a show of alienating the Anglophones, defrauding them of their cultural heritage; hence making them strangers in their own homeland.
Thus, SWELA calls on Government not to continue with the dismantling of the English-Speaking Sub System of Education (Anglo-Saxon System). We also note with regrets the alienation we are going through in HTTTC of the Universities of Bamenda and Buea which show a bias in the student enrolments, teaching staff and the syllabus disorientation. SWELA calls on Government to respect the Law No. 98/004 of 14/4/1998 including the Higher Institutions of learning for Culture and Education are interwoven. SWELA notes that the identity of a people is known through their cultures, and if this is denied them, they become alienated and defrauded in their own system. Anglo-Saxon Education speaks of “Vice Chancellor” while the French-Speaking Education System speaks of “Rector”, and therefore let everything be done decently.
4. THE COMMON LAW JUDICIAL SYSTEM
That SWELA reiterates that the Bi-Jural system of the Judiciary in the Country should be respected. We call on Government to respect the Common Law and allow it to be practiced wholly in the North West and South West Regions unpolluted.
5. LIMBE DEEP SEA PORT
That SWELA laments on the non commencement of construction of the Limbe Deep Sea Port, promised since September 1991, SWELA calls on Government to include this in the list of Emergency Project to boost the realization of Vision 2035.
6. 1996 CONSTITUTION
That SWELA regrets the inability of the Government to create the Regional Councils and implement Article 66 of the Constitution. Therefore SWELA calls on Government to specially put these structures in place.
7. DIVISIONAL GENERAL ASSEMBLIES
That Divisional General Assemblies shall be held in all the six Divisions of the Region before the Silver Jubilee Celebrations slated for October 2016. Each of the Divisional Assemblies shall be spiced with an Empowerment Summit.
8. VIGILANCE
That SWELA calls on all Anglophones within and in the Diaspora to note and be vigilant on these marginalization and assimilation policies being tactfully pursued by the powers that be.
DONE IN KUMBA, Monday January 25, 2016
MOKI JOSEPH ETUKENI
South West Elite Association

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