The Mayor of Buea Patrick Ekema Esunge has shut down the premises of at least twenty businesses that respected the lockdown orders from the Southern Cameroons Interim Government.
The Mayor had warned on Thursday that businesses respecting the ghost town operations will be sealed for thirty days beginning April 5.
Matching words with action, the Mayor went down to Molyko and ensured that shops were opened. He also placed a seal on shops that remained closed.
Amongst the businesses affected by the Ekema action are mobile telecom agencies, banks, microfinance institutions as well as other small shops.
Several persons have argued they don’t feel secured to open their shops with the threats from separatists and frequent clashes with security forces.
In several meetings with the Mayor, they expressed their wish to open their business premises if their lives and businesses were safe.
Journal du Cameroun