Saturday, July 22, 2017

University of Buea :Dean of Faculty of Agriculture Vows:“It’s time for communities to feel us !”

Professor  Ernest Lytia Molua,new Dean Faculty of Agriculture,University of Buea at installation

By Christopher Ambe
The new Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, University of Buea (UB), has said henceforth local communities in Cameroon must benefit immensely from the existence of the faculty, which he now heads.
Prof Molua(left)chats with UB  VC Prof. Ngomo
Ernest Lytia Molua, aged 44, Associate Professor of Agricultural Economics, made the commitment to reporters, on University of Buea campus, last July 19, shortly  after he officially and publicly assumed office as the new Dean of the ten-year old Faculty of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine of Cameroon’s first Anglo-Saxon University. He replaced Prof.Sakwe Nekongo Pierre Christopher, retired
    Appointed by Cameroonian President Paul Biya, Lytia Molua was commissioned into office by Prof.Ngomo Horace Manga, Vice-chancellor of University of Buea, which is a state-owned institution created in 1993.

  The Dean was commissioned alongside other newly appointed officials of same  university viz:Associate Prof. Ayu’unwi Ngwabe Neba,as new Director of Academic Affairs; Associate Prof. Nana Engo Serge Guy as new Director of Students’ Affairs; Associate Prof. Agbor Dieudonne Agbor as New Director of College of Technology  and Mr. Epoge NapoleonKang as new Director of Financial Affairs.
    The Vice-Chancellor urged them to be ever duty-conscious, to uphold the high standards of the university and ensure excellence in whatever they do.
      “The time has come for the Faculty of Agriculture & Veterinary Medicine in particular and the University of Buea in general to go into the communities and for them to really feel us; by this I mean we must design and develop short term training programs for few weeks or months and build the capacity of youth in rural areas, as well as go to the field for onsite-training”, the new Dean told reporters.

Dr.Namanga Ngongi (left),former Deputy Director,
World Food Programme, congratulates Prof.Molua
   Lytia Molua thanked Cameroon’s Head of State for endorsing the recommendation that he take over as Dean of the Faculty.
“It is an honour and a call to duty and I am ready and willing to serve the people of Cameroon and beyond”
  He noted that under his leadership, the Faculty would intensify and improve on its teaching, in such a way that students can generate knowledge, which can be used practically in the field of agriculture; we have to engage in vast research, relevant to Cameroon’s Agricultural sector and to immediate communities”
   Currently the Vice-President of Cameroon Association of Agricultural Economists (CAAE),Lytia  Molua holds a Doctor of Science Degree in Agriculture with specialization in Agricultural Policy Design and Planning from the Georg-August University of Goettingen ,Germany since 2002
   Before his current appointment as Dean, he was pioneer Head of Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness, in the Faculty of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine,

More facts about Professor Ernest Lytia Molua

Professor Lytia Molua
Ernest Lytia Molua, now Associate Professor, had obtained his First School Leaving Certificate in 1983 and proceeded to the prestigious St Joseph’s College Sasse, Buea, Cameroon, for secondary education.

In 1990, following an excellent pass in five science subjects at the Cameroon GCE Advanced Level, Lytia Molua was offered the prestigious Cameroon Government Scholarship for the best students to study abroad, and was posted to the University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria where, he obtained the Bachelor of Agriculture degree in Agricultural Economics and Extension Services in 1994, and was immediately admitted for the Master of Science programme in Agricultural Economics, and graduated in record time in 1996.

In 1997, he proceeded to Europe for further studies at the Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University in Copenhagen, Denmark, where he obtained his second Master of Science Degree in Agricultural Land-Use and Natural Resources Management in July, 1999.

In September of 1999, Lytia Molua commenced Doctoral Studies at the Georg-August University of Goettingen,Germany. In November of 2002, he graduated with the Doctor of Science Degree in Agriculture with specialization in Agricultural Policy Design and Planning.

 Lytia Molua immediately returned to Cameroon and commenced teaching in 2003 at the University of Buea as a Senior Instructor in the Department of Economics and Management, in the Faculty of Social and Management Sciences.

In 2005, he was formally recruited as Assistant Lecturer by the Ministry of Higher Education, and in 2006 he rose to the rank of Lecturer. In 2006 Lytia Molua was appointed Chief of Service for National and International Cooperation of the University of Buea.

In 2008 and 2009, he embarked on some capacity- building projects which allowed him to serve as a visiting African Scholar to Makerere University in Uganda; and also to the University of Pretoria, South Africa.

In 2009 Lytia Molua was awarded the American Government sponsored US Fulbright Research Fellowship to the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, USA.

In 2010,when he returned to Cameroon Lytia Molua  was appointed as pioneer Head of the Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness in the newly created Faculty of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, a capacity in which he served until 27 June 2017.

Professor Molua has won many awards, and published extensively in national and international peer-reviewed journals. Professor Molua is a visiting Professor to the University of Pretoria, South Africa, the United Nations African Institute for Economic Development and Planning, Dakar, Senegal; and United Nations University for Natural Resources in Accra, Ghana. He has served as consultant to numerous United Nations agencies including the FAO, UNDP and UNEP

He is recipient of numerous research grants, and a member of some learned societies including: The Royal Economic Society of The United Kingdom, The International Association of Agricultural Economists and The African Association of Agricultural Economists.

Professor Molua, a native of Sasse village in Buea Subdivision, is married and is blessed with four children.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Cameroon: As New UB Vice-Chancellor Takes Office Today, Mayor Ekema’s Degrees May Be Revoked

*The mayor is accused of fraudulently gaining admission into University of Buea
Ekema Patrick Esunge (now Buea Mayor) graduating from University of Buea.Photo credit /Anonymous
By Christopher Ambe

The newly appointed Vice-chancellor (VC) of the University of Buea(UB) ,Professor Ngomo Horace Manga  officially takes office today in replacement of Dr.Lyonga Nalova, retired. The New VC is assuming office amid serious allegations that the state-owned University violated its own requirements for admission of undergraduate students, by accepting -either in complicity or by error, an applicant named Ekema Patrick Esunge, to read history with just one GCE Advanced Level paper.
    The said Ekema Patrick Esunge is the current Mayor of Buea, headquarters of Southwest Region of Cameroon,
   Disturbing Facts have emerged that he sat for the Cameroon General Certificate of Examinations (GCE) Advanced Level up to four times but passed only in one subject (history) with an ‘E’grade (being the lowest pass grade).
   Yet, he ‘fraudulently’ gained admission in to the prestigious University of Buea, whereas many applicants who pass same exam with at least two papers and better grades are, yearly , denied admission, for failing to meet the institution’s  minimum requirements.
  These findings were obtained from the Cameroon GCE Board and were made public on Friday July 7 at a press conference in Buea by Mr.Tambe Tiku Christopher, rights activist and Southwest Regional Secretary for the National Commission on Human Rights and Freedoms (NCHRF).
    To be awarded an Advanced Level GCE certificate in Cameroon, a candidate must have passed in at least two papers at the same sitting. To gain admission for undergraduate studies into the state-owned Anglo-saxon University of Buea, an applicant must have passed in at least five GCE Ordinary Level subjects including English language and at least passed in two ‘A’Level subjects at one sitting.
Tambe Tiku talking to reporters
   But Ekema, who formerly was a junior staff of the University of Buea and reportedly had as his highest qualification a pass in One Advanced Level in his employment file at the institution, was later admitted to read history and he was awarded a Bachelors’degree in 2006.
  In March 2014, he graduated with a Master’s degree in history from same university and is now reportedly studying elsewhere for a doctorate degree.
Strangely, and probably worried by the fact he had his Bachelor’s degree in 2003 without a GCE Advanced Level certificate, Ekema again registered for the ‘A’ Level in 2007 (for History, Geography and Philosophy) but did not sit for the exam.
  At the press conference, Tambe Tiku told journalists that his office was “inundated with complaints relating to alleged violation of the right to education by the University of Buea”, adding that “the complainants alleged that the university’s requirements in to some departments are discriminatory. They {alleged} that whilst some of them were refused admission with five points, a certain Ekema Patrick Esunge was admitted with one Advanced Level paper with one point”
  Tambe Tiku, who also teaches law at same university, said based on the complaints, he was forced to write to the Cameroon GCE Board to get the detailed results of Ekema Patrick Esunge “to establish the veracity of these allegations”
  The Human Rights official said he acted within his competence, citing the National Commission on Human Rights and Freedoms, which as per Section 3(2) of its organic texts can “request competent authorities to carry out searches and require the production of any document or evidence in accordance with ordinary law.
   And upon receipt of the official request from the Buea  Regional Office of Human Rights and Freedoms, Dr.Monono Ekema Humphrey, Registrar of the Cameroon GCE Board who is on record to  have  said “I have nothing more to give my country than working honestly for it” acted accordingly and swiftly by furnishing the details results.
  Tambe Tiku said the University of Buea has already been informed about his findings and it has promised to act accordingly if its own investigations confirm Ekema Patrick Esunge frauded his way to become a student of the institution.
   What is certain is that if the University confirms that Ekema Patrick,now Mayor of Buea illegally gained admission there, his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in History will be revoked and a public announcement made to that effect.
  With pressure mounting on the University of Buea to quickly make a pronouncement on the scandalous findings, many think the new VC will consider the matter a priority challenge, to save the “battered” image of the university, which was created in 1993 and part of its mission statement says:
   “The University of Buea is dedicated to the continuous quest for excellence, the promotion of moral and human values, and service to community”
If at all the University confirms that Mayor Ekema frauded his way into the institution for studies, apart from stripping him of the degrees, it could initiate a criminal action against him.
   According to the Cameroon Penal Code in Section 207(1), “Whoever forges or alters any official certificate shall be punished with imprisonment from six months to three years
(2) “Whoever makes use of any such certificate shall be punished in like manner”
Tambe Tiku said it is “overwhelming for a public figure to continue in office after engaging in a fraudulent act of this magnitude”, urging the Mayor to resign from office.
     Sounding very confident at the press conference and relying on the confirmation of Ekema Patrick’s results made available by the GCE Board, the rights activist noted:
   “From the results at our disposal,we can state boldly that Ekema Patrick Esunge frauded his way into the University. It is difficult for us to ascertain whether it was done in complicity with the University”
    Tambe Tiku said, “It beats one’s imagination why Ekema who earned a degree (in History) in October, 2006, would proceed to register for Advanced Level (for same subject) in 2007.”
   He said with the GCE Board’s confirmation that Ekema has a pass in just one paper, “it is now left for the University and the Judiciary to take their responsibilities”
   Unlike before when the Mayor would react swiftly and angrily to pronouncements made against him by the Buea Human Rights office, Ekema Patrick has surprisingly maintained sealed lips on the sensitive matter, fuelling speculations that he has nothing to counter the allegation, which has also gone viral on the social media.
   Meanwhile, the Faculty Executives of the University of Buea, have addressed a memo titled “Disapproval of Fake Academic Credentials From Mayor Ekema Patrick Esunge” to the Vice-chancellor and Registrar, among others.
   The Memo calls on the University authorities to “bring the said Ekema Patrick to Justice”
   The students’ memo does not say exactly what will happen if the University   administration fails to heed their demands. But going by past records, students had always used strike actions to cause the administration to satisfy their demands.
   Mr.Ekema became Mayor of Buea in 2013, under the platform of the ruling CPDM, whose National chairman is Cameroon’s President, Paul Biya.
  CPDM officials are said to be saddened by the scandalous revelation about one of theirs.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Cameroon:Engineer Emmanuel Kouontchou’s Commitment to nation-building rewarded.

By Christopher Ambe
   Emmanuel Kouontchou, a senior civil engineer  and  Director of the Advanced School for Public Works (NASPW),Buea Annex   has been honoured by the State of Cameroon for his  patriotism and commitment to nation-building.
Governor Bernard Okala (left) awarding Emmanuel Kouonchou,Director of  NASPW-Buea, the national  medal 
   The quiet-looking but workaholic Civil engineer who has been Director of   NASPW,Buea Annex  since 2005,was  on May 20th 2017 among many others singled out for state recognition  for their valuable services to the nation.
   Mr. kouontchou, in his early 50’s, was awarded the medal, Officer of the National Order of Valour by Southwest Governor Bernard Okala Bilai on behalf of President Paul Biya, at the Buea Buea Independence Square, during celebrations marking this year’s National Day.
He had five years ago been honored by the state of Cameroon with the medal, Knight of the National Order of Valour.
   Mr. Kouontchou is director of a state-owned institution, which has graduated hundreds of Cameroonians with specialized technical skills, who are now actively, involved in either the public or private sector helping in the realization of various development projects in the country.
    The NASPW which, was created by decree No.82-464 of October 1982, has its main campus in Yaoundé with Professor George Nkeng Elambo. The NASPW,Buea Annex  offers specialized training both at the Ordinary Technical cycle and the Higher Technical Cycle, in the following fields: Civil engineering, Land Surveying, Rural Engineering and Town Planning.
   Mr.Kouontchou, who has dedicated his award to the staff and trainees of his NASPW, expressed optimism that NASPW Buea has been making significant contributions towards the realization of Cameroon’s Vision 2035.
   While promising to do his best to ensure that NASPW remains a training center for excellence, the Director hailed the inputs of his hierarchy towards his successes.
“I must thank the Minister of Public Works, the Grand Chancellor of National Order,the Director of the NASPW Yaounde for contributing in one way or the other to the honour I just received from the State of Cameroon”,
    According to Tarhyang Tabe, chief SAF at NASPW, the student population of the institution now stands at 10482, out of which about 200 are females and about 300 Anglophone Students.
  Mr. Tabe said the number of female and Anglophone Students have surged in recent years because the Director launched a campaign to that effect.
   Although Mr.Kouontchou hails from Koung-khi Division of the West Region, he has worked as engineer in the Southwestwest Region in various capacities for more than 22 years.graduated with flying colors from the NASPW Yaounde in 1986.
    Upon his graduation from NASPW Yaounde in 1986, Mr. Kouontchou joined the public service and was posted to the Ministry of Public Works, Department of Roads. 
    From 1988-90,he served as  head of service in the then Southwest  Provincial Delegation of Public Works; in 1990, Mr. Kouontchou was appointed Divisional Delegate for Public Works in Ndian Division and after three years he was appointed  Divisional Delegate  of Public Works  for Fako  Division and after four years, he was was promoted  to the rank of  Southwest Provincial Delegate for Public Works  where he served in that capacity for three years. From 2000-2005, this duty-conscious civil engineer was lecturer at NASPW Buea where he demonstrated the mastery of civil engineering skills. That professional brilliance further worked in his favor. He would in 2005 be appointed as Director of NASPW Buea, a position he has held to date, attracting praises from both his hierarchy and the general Public.
He is a father of several children and married to Victorine kouontchou, a former government employee.
    Mr. Kouontchou is frontline CPDM member and has been subsection President of CPDM Mile 4.He  has also served as councilor of Limbe 1 council.
   He is also a philanthropist, often assisting the underprivileged.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

BOOK REVIEW: Achingale’s “The Wrong Decision”: A play on ordinary people against the backdrop of political corruption

By Edwin Ntumfon Tangwa (PhD)
In a society that is rigged by institutionalized corruption and an amateurish political system that feeds on its own inefficiency, truth and honesty are heretic values that can only be cherished by the most peripheral. Recent works from Cameroon have either been scathing attacks in this political system or critiques of the social climate in the country. Achingale’s latest play deliberately avoids such obvious, overt political themes but by no means remains apolitical. The playwright artfully foregrounds the simple striving of ordinary people against the backdrop of elemental political corruption and successfully depicts the institutional failure in the postcolonial nation-state and its attendant vexatious social upshots in the most subtle, yet poignant, tone.
    Some people read plays or watch performances for the entertainment and/or to see how much of their own lives is mirrored in the characters, while others look for the playwright’s political message; for as Ngugi Wa Thiong’o puts it, all postcolonial writers are ‘writers in politics’. The Wrong Decision will certainly satisfy both groups, for it is a play about young people pursuing education as a means to build a bright future for themselves in a society plagued by moral decadence where schools teach corruption. These young people sharply differ in their perception of what that bright future is and how to build it.
    For Ango and Gambesso, that future is already assured because of their admission into the Major Academy for Neo Elite (MANE) where they are “trained to be rich” (a subtle reference to the thievery for which graduates from that school are reputed). Ule and Besingi, on the other hand, believe in hard work, love and modesty and their dreams are limited to Elamron Instructors College (EIC) which Ango calls “cheap, popular side”, (again a subtle denigration of the teaching profession which is despised by many in the corrupt Republic of Remak).
     There is an unstated conflict between Besingi, Ule and Bih on the one hand and Ango and Gambesso on the other. We only get a sense of this conflict through a passive reference to history made by Besingi in a conversation with Ule. Thereafter it becomes evident that Remak is a divided country and that the opposing circumstances of Ango and Besingi are not the work of chance but rather the consequence of a historically constructed marginalization of people like Besingi, Bih and Ndemazia. It is in the contrast between these characters and their ideas of life that the playwright’s message comes through. The writer’s successful juxtaposition of the simple and the complex, of greed and generosity of heart brings home the message that we reap what we sow but without the usual moralising clichés that usually accompany such themes.
    The Wrong Decision is not an elitist play. Entirely absorbing and beautifully crafted in the typical local Cameroonian speech, it is accessible and relevant to every society. Achingale successfully portrays the prevailing political and moral corruption of the barely concealed Central African country through the eyes of its young victims who seem to have sharply contrasting views about good and evil. The students’ experiences at the university and their survival strategies will be familiar to anyone who has been a student in any Cameroonian university while the use of popular names like Bate Besong and Bole Butake brings the play ever closer to the unsuspecting reader.
    Finally, Douglas Achingale’s pedagogic drive for which his previous works are reputed is unmistakable in this play. His successful combination of the virulence of Bate Besong and the subtleness of Bole Butake sets him on the path towards a new genre in Cameroonian drama. This is a play that deserves a place in our school syllabi both for its pedagogic and moral undertones. I look forward to more works from this budding writer with a lot of promise.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Jailing of Cameroonian journalist Abba 'outrageous'

Ahmed Abba (Picture: Supplied)
Cape Town – Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has described the 10-year sentence of a Cameroonian journalist Ahmed Abba on terrorism-related charges as "outrageous," says a report.
According to BBC, Clea Kahn-Sriber from RSF said that Abba, who works for the Hausa Service of Radio France Internationale, had been given an "utterly disproportionate sentence, although the prosecution produced no hard evidence".
"This is a clearly political decision designed to scare all journalists, especially those who might try to cover the security situation in northern Cameroon," Kahn-Sriber was quoted as saying.
Abba was arrested in 2015 over his coverage of attacks by Islamist militant group Boko Haram in northern Cameroon. 
After nearly two years, a military court convicted him of non-denunciation of terrorism and laundering the proceeds of terrorist acts, reports said on Monday.
Cameroon has remained in a protracted battle with Boko Haram since 2014, when the fighters began attacking the government.

Detained for four days
Reports have claimed that Abba and a lot of other journalists were the victims of Cameroon's "war on terror". 
According to News24, three other journalists – Baba Wame, Rodrigue Tongue, and Félix Cyriaque Ebolé Bola – who were arrested in 2014, are also being prosecuted in a military tribunal for failing to disclose information and sources to the government.

The trio were investigating allegations that security forces were assisting an armed group from the Central African Republic which is destabilising Cameroon’s eastern region.
In August 2015, Simon Ateba, a freelance Nigeria-based Cameroonian journalist, was arrested and detained for four days on accusations of espionage, over his investigations into the abysmal conditions of refugees in the far north region
 In April 2014, Denis Nkwebo, the president of Cameroon’s press union, had his car bombed. Nkwebo has received repeated threats for his reporting on Cameroon’s security forces.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Secessionist Groups Blamed for Cameroon Arson Attacks

People assess the damage in part of a burned down market in Limbe, Cameroon, April 3, 2017. (M.E. Kindzeka/VOA)
Cameroon’s government says secessionist groups in the English-speaking regions have been behind arson attacks on public buildings, most recently a large market in the town of Limbe. The destruction is prompting renewed calls for dialogue to end the five-month strike in the English-speaking areas.
     The fire at Limbe market burned for four hours Saturday. Fifty shops were destroyed.
The governor of the southwest region, Bernard Okalia Bilai, said police arrested a suspect believed to belong to a secessionist group.
   "The suspect has already denounced many of his accomplices, and those who are in a way or another linked to this act of terrorism will be answerable. We want to call the population of the southwest back to peace and I want to reassure the population of Limbe, the administration is there with the forces of law to protect them," Bilai said.
   The fire at Limbe market points to the dangers and the cost of the deepening impasse in Cameroon’s two English-speaking zones.
   Lawyers and teachers in those areas, the northwest and the southwest, have been on strike since November. Most schools in the affected zones remain closed and business is paralyzed. The strikers are demanding reforms to counter what they say is the overwhelming use of French in the bilingual country.
   But while some strikers are demanding a return to federalism, other activists are calling for total independence for the English-speaking zones, ratcheting up tensions and violence.
Several schools, private residences, police stations, administrative buildings have been burned. No one has claimed responsibility.

Need for dialogue
In mid-March, lawmaker Enow Tanjong from the southwest region addressed his fellow senators, stressing a need for dialogue.
   "I would like to point out and castigate the arson that ravaged the Faculty of Medicine of the University in Bamenda and the destruction of the administrative block of the government high school Akwaya. The political elite, religious figures, members of the civil society, traditional rulers have all joined the head of state in appealing for dialogue and peace," Tanjong said.
    Visiting Bamenda in the northwest two weeks ago, Cameroon’s prime minister called the destruction an attempt
   "Government and the strikers should come back to the negotiating table and I think one of the conditions which they are requesting is the release of those who were negotiating with government, who have been caught and brought to Yaounde. Peace has no price. We should be able to have some amnesty, release these people and let schools start," Banadzem said.
    President Paul Biya has on several public outings declared that he is open for dialogue, but that he is not ready to release arrested suspects and that he is not open for any discussions that call into question national unity.
to exert pressure on the government.
    In response, the government has cut internet to the affected zones and made arrests. That includes three community leaders charged in relation to the violent unrest in December. If convicted, they could face the death penalty, according to Cameroon’s 2014 anti-terrorism law.
Negotiations to end the strike fell apart when the state refused the strikers’ demand to release everyone currently detained.
   Lawmaker Joseph Banadzem of the opposition Social Democratic Front is calling for compromise.
 Courtesy VOANEWS

Sunday, January 15, 2017


By Nicholas Ogbe Keme*
Lawyer Nichlas Ogbe Keme
 The Governor of Southwest Region of Cameroon,Bernard Okalia Bilai, in a bid to distinguish himself as the ‘Game Changer’ went ahead to issue salary suspension threats to teachers who failed to resume classes on the 9th of January, 2017.  But in reality today, that anti-ghost town venom instead has turned to hunt the ‘hunter governor’.
   Not only were these threats of Okalia Bilai very insensitive and provocative, they also served as an incontestable proofs as excellently argued by Hon. Wirba that, an average La Republic’s administrator serving on the West of the Mungo regards the Anglophones as his slaves, infidels, second class citizens or sub humans and can do and undo with impunity.            Furthermore, when read in context with the soft landing appeal from his counterpart Adolf Lele Lafrique of the Northwest Region, one may be quick to conclude that Gov. Okalia’s threat once again vindicated some repeated criticisms that his prolonged stay in the office even after due retirement is a calculated strategy by the regime to have him deliver the ruling CPDM party in the region from the upcoming presidential polls in 2018 and nothing more. Because if not so, then why should the ‘tough spoken lion’ of the foot of Mt Fako be spitting fire and unleashing terror on teachers when his Northwest counterpart resorted to absorbing appeals for peaceful resolution of the same issue created by similar circumstances. 
    Again, if Okalia Bilai is not a calculated strategist for presidential polls in 2018, why is it that at the same time that he was pounding on teachers and displaying the purported incidents files of potential so-called culprits to the media, neither the Prime Minster nor the Ministers of Basic and Secondary Education could issue a disclaimer to such an aberration from the Gov. even when  they were still  in the field soliciting for peace in Bamenda as was done in the case of the infamous Atanga Nji. ?  Why? Or is it because he is not an ‘Anglo’ who can easily be contradicted even by his own spy-driver.
   However, looking at Gov. Adolphe Lele L’Afrique’s administrative style and that of Okalia Bilai, one therefore wonders, what really inwardly moves or controls Gov. Okalia Bilai that he usually perceives things in a rather strange manner like Adolf Hitler of Germany who finally became the ‘hero-of-a victim of his own  misfortune’. How can Gov. Okalia dismiss or suspend salaries of teachers he never employed? – Legally, no  person, including himself can  take what he cannot give,  neither can  he give what he does not have; better expressed by the most cherished Latin maxism  ‘Nemo dat non quod habet’. This, in simple terms graphically explains why his dictatorial voice and threats of suspending the salaries of teachers who fail to resume classes on the 9th of January, 2017, fell on a concrete retention wall of an unprecedented non partisan teachers’ solidarity. And that being the case, the venom of such threats had to naturally splash back at him as the school establishments remained conspicuously shot-down and even till date despite the media-dramatic hunt of defaulters.
   By now, he should have probably come to terms that, just as teachers are not UB students, the Region is not the VC Dr. Nalova Lyonga that he can manipulate freely or vice versa. The Anglophone Civil Society Consortium, through its esteemed leadership, has erected a very formidable solidarity wall across English speaking Regions of Cameroon as an indication to Mr. Okalia that the Anglophones are not as divided as he thinks, or they are no longer as divided as the regime and politics suggest-A movement which Madiba of South Africa aptly described as a ‘Creative Nonviolent Revolution against the Oppressor(s)’. 
   Even if  Mr. Okalia Bilai be the Ministers of Education, he cannot claim the monopoly of suspension of teachers’ salaries in an atmosphere of a deepening professional rancor occasioned by some apprentice annexationists(his masters) of  la Republic, who ought to be answering treasonable charges in competent tribunals for gross violation of section 1(2)(3) of the 1996 Constitution, for attempting to nocturnally and unconstitutionally restructure the bilingual, bi-jural and bicultural characters of the country so as to transform the Anglophones as their conquered slaves. Such nefarious plot is now belated.
   Also, one needs no seminal at the governor’s office to understand that various Ministers of Education are heavily represented by their various Regional Delegates and not Mr. Okalia Bilai. It has become very imperative to advise Mr. Okalia to endeavour to learn to separate purely administrative issue from professional issues. Neither the Ministries of Education nor teachers are an appendage of the Ministry of Territorial Administration and Decentralization which he represents at the Regional Level.  He perhaps, can only ensure the control of Divisional Officers, Subdivisional Officers, and Mayors. As a professional corps, teachers understand the dynamics of a legitimate industrial action especially if so declared by their syndicate leaders as it is the case today.
  No nation can ever claim of adequately rewarding its teachers commensurate to their services. As opposed to politicians who bring nothing to the table but take almost everything therefrom, because of their ability to manipulate the people of saying there is no problem even when they are standing on the problem.
    Gov. Okalia perhaps should take notice of the fact that under the English subsystem of Education which he is aiding and abetting for a complete eradication, teachers teach us how to identify and solve problems. But politicians counsel or manipulate us to deny knowledge of any problem as a way of solving it. Thus, such unprovoked threat was not only excessive, but equally unnecessary and sounded reminiscence of the words of the last surviving colonial despot considering the general tempo at the time and the government’s effort in resolving same.
  This partly explains why, irrespective of the massive media projection and coverage, it was not possible for any underserved distinction as the solicited ‘game changer’ which the Gov had probably hoped for, maybe as a pre-requisite for extension of time to vacate the office and give way for the next ‘hero’. To navigate freely in the UB campus with troops to torture and rape students, tele-guide the brutalization of lawyers and seizure of their wigs and gowns, instigate the investigation of leaders of SYNES UB and so forth, might just have been few achievements of yesterday but not a guarantee of continuous heroic achievements in the Southwest Region at the expense of the peoples’ inalienable rights and quest for happiness again.
    Everybody now aspires naturally like (him) to become the hero of his own struggle-reason why the classrooms or school gates are still conspicuously closed-a situation that has offered yet another opportunity for a critical appraisal of our administrators, their stability, mental capacities and understanding of the dynamics of the world. 
   Finally, Mr. Okalia Bilai cannot be seen to lay claim again that he was pushed by the VC to so issue such salary suspension threats as he attempted to do in the case of rape, torture and assault of the UB students by the troops he dispatched to brutally crush a peaceful protest of the UB students who had embarked on a peaceful strike to unravel a highly sophisticated corrupt machinery put in place by the VC, Dr. Nalova Lyonga. Ref : Post No. 01782, p3. 
   Everything as well as every person has his own time, including Atanga Nji-the victim of zero Anglophone Problem of old. The Anglophone struggle….

 NB:*Nicholas Ogbe Keme is an advocate and solicitor of the Supreme Courts of Cameroon and Nigeria,Litigation Officer,Shalom Legal Consultants,Buea-Cameroon.He is also a PhD candidate,University of Buea.