Bamenda, 27 August, 2019 / 2:12 am (ACI Africa).
The need to provide a future for children through education is the focus of an open letter of the Anglophone Bishops in Cameroon who are concerned that for three years, schools in their region have remained closed.
“We cannot take children hostage, compromise their future and use them for political exploits,” the Bishops state in their open letter dated August 23.
“All men of whatever race, condition or age, in virtue of their dignity as human persons, have the inalienable right to education (Gravissimum Educationis),” the Church leaders of the Bamenda Ecclesiastical Province in Cameroon have reiterated.
The two English speaking regions of the country have been paralyzed since 2016, after a strike action of lawyers and teachers turned violent.
The violent conflict resulted in the growth of an armed separatists’ movement claiming independence for the so-called republic of Ambazonia.