According to a letter sent by the Prime Minister, Philemon Yang toAmbassador Tommo Monthe , three members of government would be visiting the United States. Cameroon’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations.The Director of Cabinet at the Prime Minister’s office, Ghogomu Paul Mingo, former cabinet minister and Director of the CPDM Academy Elvis Ngolle Ngolle and the technical adviser to the Prime Minister’s office, Professor Fabien Nkot, will travel to the United States from the 3rd to 9thof August 2017.According to the letter,
The mission of these three members of government is to enlighten Cameroonians living in the US and officials about the current crises going on in the North west and South West.The US has recently shown some interest in this affair, this comes as some members of the senate wrote to The US State Department asking her to look into the crises going on in Cameroon.
Apparently the President Biya’s plans now is to try and win the hearts of the many Cameroonians who live out of the country and in the United States in particular This crisis which started with a lawyers strike and then a teachers’ strike in November 2016 is showing no signs of weakening. The government has tried so many measures to calm the anglophones but non of this seems to be working .Before reaching this dead end, the government had taken some measures in addressing the crisis. The creation of a national commission onbilingualism, the announced recruitment of 1000bilingual teachers, creation of an English division in ENAM, the redeployment of contestedFrench teachers and magistrates in some English schools and courts and the release of some detained Anglophones arrested in the heatof the crisis. Many anglophones still see this measures as not enough and they continue to maintain that if the strike leaders and others arrested and detained in Yaoundé because of the crisis are not released, there may never be genuine dialogue and reconciliation .
Many people see this move by the president as a way of seeking foreign support in favour of his plans of national unity.