The Francophone regime in Yaoundé reportedly taking the last kicks of a dying horse has created an obscure organization known as the Consortium of Parents headed by highly placed military officers. The group announced its existence recently by dragging Southern Cameroon Roman Catholic Bishops, Principals and Reverend Sisters to a court in the Bamenda province.
Local media reports say Archbishop Cornelius Esua, Bishop George Nkou together with the Principals of Sacred Heart College Mankon, Saint Bede’s College, Ashing-Kom, Our Lady of Lourdes, Mankon and the President of Bamenda Episcopal Conference, BAPEC, have all been summoned for crimes alleged by parents whose children are in various Roman Catholic Schools. The Consortium of Parents is demanding the sum of 150.000.000 FCFA as special and general damages.
The hierarchy of the Bamenda Ecclesiastic Province has confirmed the news and added that they received a direct summons from the a group calling itself the Consortium of Parents to appear before the Bamenda Court of First Instance on Friday the 21st of April, 2017.
In a release, the Bishops said the so-called Consortium of Parents was acting through a certain Colonel Tamambang and Lt. Colonel Terence SAMA both of whom are unknown to the Roman Catholic Church in Southern Cameroons. A senior Roman Catholic prelate was quoted as saying the summons and entire process might have a hidden commanding hand from the regime in Yaoundé.
By Sama Ernest