The Minister of Forestry and Wildlife, Ngole Philip Ngwese launched the 2017 National Tree Planting Campaign in Ngaoundere on the 4th May 2017. Philip Ngwese who is one of the Anglophone members of government rejected by Southern Cameroonians from the Kupe Muanenguba constituency, revealed that the theme for this year’s edition is “Let’s address climate change together by standing up against deforestation and the degradation of forest reserves.” On the occasion, the Minister announced that some 568 trees are expected to be planted nationwide by the end of 2017- a pronouncement made every year by the corrupt regime in Yaounde.
The tree planting exercise hinted Philip Ngwese is part of efforts to fight global warming and climate change and the wanton destruction of forest by agents of the Yaounde regime with the help of the Asian Tigers. To facilitate the exercise, the Ministry of Forestry and Wildlife through a convention, will work with municipal councils in carrying out the over 500 million CFAF project.
The Minister later visited the Ngaoundere Forest Reserve from where he reportedly condemned the illegal encroachment of state property by the population. During his stay in the region, Mr Ngole Philip Ngwese also visited a nursery of the National Forestry Development Agency (ANAFOR) and the Adamawa Regional Delegation of Forestry and Wildlife and made the usual CPDM fake promises. Reacting to Southern Cameroonians still serving in French Cameroun, a member of the Cameroon Anglophone Civil Society Consortium noted that ghost town operations will continue on Monday and schools will remain closed indefinitely.