The frustrated and corrupt Government Delegate to the Bamenda City Council, Vincent NDUMU NJI, has urged traders in Bamenda major markets not to respect ghost town days but to go about their usual activities. The man who attempted to claim a building at T-Junction belonging to a late business tycoon, made the call on Tuesday March 14, 2017 at the City Council hall during a crisis meeting held to discuss the way forward after a fire incident ravaged close to 60 shops in the market.
The loud sounding nothing CPDM militant opined that ghost town was helping to paralyze activities of traders than the killings, rapes and militarization of the Bamenda province of Southern Cameroons. Vincent Ndumu sounded like his Buea counterpart, Patrick Ekema by appealing to all traders to send their children to school and forget about school boycott.
Without any security backing from the Francophone dominated police establishment in Bamenda, Mr. Ndumu reiterated that the fire incident was perpetrated by those people who do not want children to go back to school. His suspicion he claimed was based on tracks which were reportedly circulated Monday warning traders who continue to boycott ghost town days.
In an attack on the Cameroon Anglophone Civil Society Consortium that has legitimate authority in Southern Cameroons, Vincent NDUMU stated that people should not be obeying leaders they cannot see. He added that if the Government had succeeded to take Bakassi from Nigeria, defeat Boko Haram, then it would be able to track down perpetrators of the burnings in Bamenda.
During the enlarged meeting with victims of the fire incident and market Masters of some major markets, Vincent NDUMU NJI promised that the burnt shops will be reconstructed within three months and that the new ones will be modernized.
The fire incident occurred early Tuesday ravaging about 60 shops, it was only contained by army rescue unit and police who exploited water Canons that were previously used on innocent students at the University of Bamenda. The Bamenda so-called government delegate avoided to comment about traders whose children have been abducted and ferried to unknown destination in La Republique du Cameroun.
By Rita Akana with files from CIN