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Cameroon – Multiculturalism: The Commission for the Promotion of Bilingualism installed today by Prime Minister Philemon Yang

Its entry into service was all the more expected, particularly as it must contribute to the maintenance of peace, the consolidation of national unity and the live-together of Cameroonians.

A mission whose importance is more to be demonstrated, in a context marked since last October by the demands of lawyers and English-speaking teachers. A situation that is certainly being resolved through dialogue and measures prescribed by the Head of State, but that we must continue to follow with great attention, “said Thursday the government daily Cameroon Tribune.

Peter Mafany Musonge and the other 14 members of the Commission he is leading should therefore take an interest in the situation in the North-West and South-West regions, with a view to contributing to a rapid return to normal in that part of the national territory.

In addition to this burning topical issue, the National Commission for the Promotion of Bilingualism and Multiculturalism will have to work on other subjects no less important, the newspaper said. “In particular, it will have to ensure the follow-up of the implementation of the constitutional provisions making English and French two official languages of equal value; Carry out any study or investigation and propose any measure likely to strengthen the bilingual and multicultural character of Cameroon “.

But also, draft and submit to the President of the Republic draft texts on bilingualism, multiculturalism and living together; To receive any request denouncing discrimination based on the violation of the constitutional provisions relating to bilingualism and multiculturalism and to report to the President of the Republic.

The President of the National Commission for the Promotion of Bilingualism and Multiculturalism, former Prime Minister, is surrounded by experienced men and women: a former Secretary-General of the Presidency of the Republic, former ministers, academics, a man of the Church, former senior state clerks, an economic operator.

According to Cameroon Tribune, these personalities who represent all the social and cultural layers of Cameroon have the profile of employment. It is only hoped that they will be strongly committed to the attainment of the objectives assigned to them, to the satisfaction of all their compatriots and the international community who observe them.

But the daily emphasizes that the profiles of the members of the NCPBM and their commitments to the task can not be enough to guarantee the maintenance of peace, the consolidation of national unity and living together. All Cameroonians have to be involved in this quest so that the structure of the baptismal font today makes Cameroonians perfectly bilingual and Cameroon is a country where living together is a palpable reality and a model.

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