Teacher Trade Unions and the government set agenda towards suspension of strike action.
It was a busy weekend for the Prime Minister, Head of Government, Philemon Yang who spent long hours on November 2016 25 and 26, 2016 consulting and encouraging North Westerners on the way forward for nation building without frustrations. Coming on the heels of some disorder on the streets, lawyers and teachers strike actions that rock the capital of the North West region, the consultations, on-the-spot in Bamenda were inclusive and in camera.
From the look of things, it is all about the commitment of the government to give a listening ear and dialogue in the process of putting the blocks together for nation building. On the very topical teacher trade unions strike action, some union leaders told Cameroon tribune that an eight point agenda was adopted to chart the way towards the suspension of the strike on or before November 30, 2016. It requires the implementation of at least one of the requests, featuring among others the creation of a new institutional framework to look into problems raised by teachers.
In effect, the Prime Minister, flanked by North West Governor, Adolphe Lele Lafrique and the Prime Minister’s Directors of Cabinet, Prof. Paul Ghogomu spent long hours listening to separate delegations of Teacher Trade Unions, Common Law Lawyers, Clergy, North West Fons, politicians, civil society etc. Spotted entering or leaving the consultation premises included Common Law Lawyer leads, Barristers Harmony Bobga and Felix Agbor Bala, teacher trade union leaders, Wilfred Tassang, Tameh Valentine, Afuh Stephen, North West CPDM elite, Senator Regina Mundi, Hon. Njingoum Musa, Alhadji Baba Ahmadou Danpullo, Ntumfor Fru Jonathan, SDF National Chairman, Ni John Fru Ndi, UDP Chairman, El Hadj Lawan Bako, CPP’s Dr Tita Fon, Archbishop Cornelius Fontem Esua, CBC Executive President, Rev Ncham Godwill, the Vice Chancellor, University of Bamenda, Civil society leaders, journalists and some commercial motorcycle riders.
Curtains dropped on the consultations with virtually all saluting the Prime Minister, Head of Government, Philemon Yang for showing respect by reaching out to citizens of the North West region for discussions on issues that threaten the nation.