HomepoliticsReasons why Franchones should apologize to Anglophones: Director Jean-Pierre Bekoko
Jean-Pierre Bekolo a movie Director has revealed that all Francophnes need to apologize to all Anglophones. The popular Cameroonian film director made the voiced his opinion during a spectacular show on Canal 2 International on Thursday August 15, 2017, in the economical capital of Cameroon Douala. Reacting to a question from Jean-Bruno Tagne, on the ongoing Anglophone crisis, the Francophone movie Director said and I quote “I understood that there was someone who said, We solved this and that problem. If the problems were solved, it means there were problems and they had reasons for raising them, and that in resolving them, deep in the bottom it was acknowledged that there was something being done wrongly. I think that what was missing, what is missing, is first, when we are wrong, we have to apologize”.
Jean Pierre Bekolo went ahead to disclose that the discontent, known in Yaoundé as the “anglophone problem”, is fanned by the perceived lack of investment by the government; a lack of political advancement for anglophones; and the general difficulty faced in the job market by those for whom French is not their first language. He thinks Cameroon is a bilingual country. According to him, the constitution gives equal status to both English and French. But the English-speaking North West and South West regions are seething over their alleged marginalisation; accusing the government of giving preferential treatment to Cameroon’s eight other administrative regions.
Public unrest began in October 2016. It started as a strike by lawyers and then teachers over the “francophonisation” of the regions’ legal and education systems, he added on Canal 2 International television on Thursday August 15, 2017.