The inhabitants of Mamfe today January 16th 2017 defied all odds and stayed at home obeying the call from their leaders of the Cameroon Anglophone Civil Society Consortium to observe a ghost town all over Southern Cameroons.
Shops, offices, markets all remained closed throughout the day. Motor taxis and other transporters deserted the roads. This situation will continue tomorrow as the people of Manyu Division have resolved that decision making in West Cameroon is now in the hands of the Consortium. All schools in the entire Manyu are currently closed.
It is vital to include in this report that the Mamfe population registered their anger and frustration against Mayor Ayuk Takunchong who earlier attempted to disrespect constituted authority designated in Mamfe by members of the Cameroon Anglophone Civil Society. The mayor himself had been a victim of Francophone marginalization when he was refused the opportunity to play with the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon for lack of mastery of the French language.
By Bruno Difand Tarh in Mamfe