Thursday, May 4, 2017

Anglophone crisis - Common Law Lawyers Fail to Honour Call from Bar Council to End Strike

 Striking Common Law Lawyers are still to answer to a clarion call from the President of the Cameroon Bar Association, Ngnie Kamga who announced that they will resume work by Tuesday, May 02, 2017. Reports say Jackson Ngnie Kamga, had declared in a Press Release that the strike had been called off and that the latter would resume service on May 02, 2017.
It should be noted that Bar Council President on April 03, 2017 issued a communique stating that the striking lawyers agreed on March 8, 2017 in Buea in the south-west and 25 March 2017 in Bamenda in the North-West region.Speaking of Bamenda, to go back to work after close to six months sit-in strike.
This announcement had sparked controversy among some Common Law lawyers. Some associations had argued that the Bar Council President did not have the locus standing to call of the strike. It is alleged that lawyers say they are ready to go back to work but: “We are ready to work, but our colleagues must be released.” However, it is not yet clear whether the lawyers will go back to the courts or not.

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