Rene Emmanuel Sadi, the Minister of Territorial Administration and Decentralization, has called upon the regional governors to Yaounde, the country’s capital. Nine out of the ten Regional heads are joining the meetings to be held at the City Council Hall of Yaounde. Due to the death of Central Governor Otto Wilson, the region will be represented at the Governor’s office by the Secretary General.
This second semi-annual meeting for 2016 of regional governors starts on Dec. 20 and ends on Dec. 22. The theme of the conference is “Administrative authorities, performance of public administration, and reform of the budget program”. However, this theme could be surpassed by the continuous turmoil in the country’s English-speaking regions.
Holding of the conference comes at the critical time when the Governors of the North West and South West regions are under scrutiny for poor management of the Anglophone problem. Manifested in the use of brutal force on lawyers and unarmed demonstrators in Bamenda and also with the University of Buea’s students.
Being unable to stop the teachers’ crisis, these governors have opted to use intimidation of protesting teachers in the two regions.
Banning TV and radio debates by Bernard Okalia Bilai, Governor of South West, on the problem with Anglophone has been criticized as slapping on press freedom.