CAMTEL GM visits DDR Centre, encourages ex fighters to be ambassadors of peace


CAMTEL GM face-to-face with Ex-combattants

Ex-figthers currently camping at the Demilitarization, Demobilization and Reintegration Center (DDR) Bamenda have been encouraged to be pro-active in the development of Cameroon through encouraging their brothers to leave the bushes and to be peace ambassadors. 

The entourage constituted of confident state ladies involving the General Manager of CAMTEL, Judith Yah Sunday Epse Achidi, Members of Parliament like Hon. Mrs Injoh Prudencia Fongang and Hon. Mbongyor Naomi, paid a warm visit to the ex-combatants bearing encouraging messages and gifts to boost their moral and make them feel the warmth of a mother.  

Some of the items donated

While addressing the the youth, Mrs Achidi  appreciated them for taking a U-turn from their old ways as separatist fighters and preparing themselves for eventual reintegration. 

"I want to thank you people for being able to make the right choice. Nobody is perfect, we all make mistakes. You can be angry but the best way to solve a problem is not to kill your neighbours or anybody. We want to forget all the things which you did in the past which were wrong and bad and welcome you back home. As long as you are traumatised, we as mothers are more traumatised."

Women March to decry the Kumba Killings

The general cry of the people of the North West is long lasting peace which was reiterated to the ex-combattants. They were tasked with the duty of being peace crusaders for a smooth development of Cameroon. 

"You know your brothers and sisters who are still in the bushes because you all lived in the bushes together. Plead with them that we all want peace. They should come out, nothing will happen to them. They will be forgiven, note that nobody has the right to take away the life of another." Mrs Achidi Judith emphasised. 


At the end of her visit, the youths at the DDR center were handed gifts including food stuffs, sanitary materials and financial aid. 

The visit to the DDR center comes barely minutes after Ma Fo'os and Mothers of the North West region assembled at the Bamenda ceremonial ground to mourn and to decry the killing of children in the North West and South West regions of Cameroon.

At the ceremonial ground, both the Ma Fo'os and mothers chanted songs of praise and worship for the peaceful repose of all children who have been killed and for an end to all killings. It was then crowned by a series of prayers from various languages in the region 

Reacting after the ceremony, some mothers have applauded the opportunity given to them to cry out and pray for better days. 

"I want to thank the organizers of this day. As mothers of this region we do not want our children to die. We do not want to know who is killing them, but we want it to stop. We can no longer bear the pains as mothers for losing even one child. It is our plea that everybody should be happy and we pray that the God we have prayed to today will answer us"

The general outcry against the Kumba Killings has been very consistent since the maccabre act which occurred on October 24 at the Mother Francisca International Bilingual Academy with seven children killed in cold blood

By

Anye Nde Nsoh

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