|H.E David Musunda|
David Musunda, Zambian Minister of Youth and Sport has been described by the Regional President of the Cameroon National Youth Council as a glaring example of a role model. Talking to the Press at the Bafut Palace esplanade, during the official launching of the 49th edition of the National Youth Day manifestation in the North West, by Cameroon’s Minister of Youth Affairs and Civic Education, the young Zambian Minister expressed satisfaction at what he witnessed. All youth leaders who spoke to this reporter said they were all inspired by the presence of the youth dynamic Minister. “ I wish Cameroon could copy from Zambia to appoint youths to oversee and coordinate youth activities. After listening to him, I concluded that we are in an identity crisis because our Government doesn’t know who is the youth”, says Lienny Constance. "I am really inspired by the presence of the Zambian Minister. He is am sure in his early 30s and from all indication youths from Zambian are not suffering the way we do here", says Jacky Nfon. This statement was further corroborated by SDF National Chairman who decried the fact Ministers and Directors of state corporation from Yaounde traveled to Bamenda to hijack and politicize youth activities.
Worthy to note that youths were sideline in almost every aspect. It is even alleged no youth was allowed to be part of the committee that was incharge of the selection of prizes to youth groups. Youth leaders of the North West region were buried in the crowd at their own event. “If the Minister of Youth Affairs was a young man or woman he would have understood our importance. Can you imagine that Divisional Presidents of CNYC were chased away from the seats. Youth Presidents did not even have food to eat. In fact it is deplorable and unacceptable”, vomited another youth. More so, the communication department also ferried in journalists from Yaounde to Bamenda while those based in the Northwest were left in the cold.
Earlier in his welcome speech, the Mayor of Bafut, Langsi Abel since the inception of Pajer-U only three youths from Bafut have benefited, while 9 youths benefited from the National Civic Participation. Besides, the Sub Delegation is in a borrowed premise.
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