Thursday, April 27, 2017

Members of the Commission on the Promotion of Bilingualism and Multiculturalism Installed

Prime Minister Philemon Yang has installed the 15 members of the Musonge Commission. Before commissioning the members today at the Yaounde Congress Hall, Prime Minister Yang Philemon called on them to be duty conscious and reminded them of the roles and responsibilities. Appointed on 15 March, 2017 following its creation on January 23, 2017 by the Head of State, they are expected to play a primordial role in informing government on pertinent issues.
The creation of this commission was one of the remedial measures to the sit-in strike action by Common Law Lawyers and Anglophone Teachers’ Trade Unions asking for a better consideration of the bilingual nature of the country, reasons why President Biya signed a decree to lay down the Establishment, Organization and Functioning of the National Commission for the Promotion of Bilingualism and Multiculturalism. In announcing his decision to create the Commission, President Biya on December 13, 2016 while addressing Cameroonians said it was important for sons and daughters of Cameroon to learn to work together, paying little attention to divisive issues given the intricacies involved.
Prospects are high at that with members of the Musonge Commission drawn from diverse backgrounds their experiences, knowledge and ideas will go a long way to consolidate diversified opinions.

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