Douala, 26 September, 2019 / 12:13 am (ACI Africa).
The need to have a neutral body to moderate the planned national dialogue in Cameroon, which the Bishops in the Anglophone region had expressed has been reiterated by an Archbishop from the Francophone region who has also called for an inclusive forum that would bring to the negotiating table citizens in the diaspora.
“The government should have chosen a neutral person or group to lead the dialogue so that the decisions taken will be applied to resolve this crisis and other problems destroying our country,” said Archbishop Samuel Kleda of Douala in an interview with Douala based Catholic Radio.
Cameroon President Paul Biya has called for a major national dialogue to solve the crisis that has paralyzed the Anglophone regions of the country since 2016.
Prime Minister Joseph Dion Ngute who has holding consultation meetings with various actors involved in the crisis is expected to preside over the meeting scheduled for a-yet-to-be-announced date.
Archbishop Kleda who hails from the Francophone region of the country also expressed the wish that this dialogue be inclusive and involve Cameroonians in the diaspora who have greatly influenced the conflict.