The business sector in the Bamenda County remains grounded ever since the beginning of the Southern Cameroons uprising and Ambazonians in that part of the nation are struggling to regain their lifestyle. Economic activities are still at half-mast following the recent discovering of a bomb in front of a school on October 20, 2017.
Even with the precarious calm in Bamenda, inhabitants say they are still very scared. The explosion last week sent shock waves around the county and many are hopeless about the end of the crisis. Southern Cameronians do not know if this situation will ever end as militants are now attacking children in schools. There are fears that the Ambazonia situation will become similar to that of the Far North region.
The French Cameroun authorities have decided to post police officers on the streets of Bamenda, in order to ensure the safety of the population. Their presence, it must be said, has a mixed effect among the inhabitants of the chief city in the Bamenda State. We gathered that some feel confident and try to go about their business normally. Others for fear of retaliation do not find the strength to do so.
However, some pro Biya regime militants have welcome the presence of law enforcement officers who are well equipped and posted all over the county. According to economic operators present in Bamenda, it will really take time for the city to find the top level of its business activities.
By Eyong Johnson, CIR