Cameroon journalists have proposed that the country adopts a federal system of government with a rotational presidency limited to two five-year terms.
Ahead of the National Dialogue set for September 30 to resolve the crisis in the restive Anglophone west, the Cameroon English Language Newspaper Publishers’ Association (CENPA) and the Cameroon Association of English Speaking Journalists (CAMASEJ) also called for decriminalisation of media offences and release of detained journalists.
They made the proposals on Tuesday to Prime minister Joseph Dion Ngute who however said the system of government would not be discussed during the peace talks.
“We want to stabilize the (Anglophone) regions first and then look into the root causes of the problem,” Dr Dion Ngute said.
The government will from September 30 host a “Major National Dialogue” to solve to the bloody crisis that has engulfed the country’s two English speaking regions of the Northwest and Southwest, among other issues, for two years.
The talks in the capital Yaounde will span five days.
Source: The East African