It is almost a week now since the latest student strike action in the university of Buea,students have been arrested,offices ran-sacked,vehicles burned to ashes,lives threatened.
Yet it seems no one is ready to take the blame.While the student Union UBSU claim that they are on the right path,the administration seem to distant itself from the demands and hold strong on theri stand.
Report say some student leaders are now in hiding as police continue to search for them.it is alleged that the arrest of students continue, forcing them to go on comatose.
As this UB Strike-Arrest Continues,Student leaders in Hiding,UBSU Promise another attack,the administration should not take things light.There should be dialogue.
One student leader SIGALA REMY is said to have been shot on the leg Sunday at Malingo Junction,purportedly by VC,s Security Guard.
While OBASI Benbessi who was brutaly wounded on the day of the protest is said to have collapsed at the prison cell twice
An official statement from UBSU facebook account says that Tuesday 21st May,Students will gather against what they claim,injustice and dead threats.
While report say there are some innocent students who were arrested last wednesday still in prison.
Sources also say the number of UB students who took part in the National Day match pass was far-less than their normal participation.Report also say UB had Only One Placad during Match pass and people could hardly recognize students in black coats.
Just called a student now and latest news is that those students caught which many say include innocent ones will appear in court this Tuesday.
From all indication,the court maybe jam-packed with students.
Opinion are that if these students are not released an unending strike may ensued in UB.
Students as well as lecturers are expected to meet an uneasy calm on campus after match pass.
While The Vice Chancellor of the university of Buea,Dr Nalova Lyonga has called for peace to reign in the institution.
THIS IS WHAT MAY HAPPEN TO UB IF PEACE IS NOT RESTORED
1.The Degree students ontain will be regarded as a Strike-Degree
2.Second for the academic year 2012/2013 may not end
3.School properties may continue to be destroyed
4.Innocent students will continue to troop the police station after abitary arrest
5.Some officials may lose their position
6.some over zealouse studenty leaders maybe caught in the drag-net
7.As UBSU have promised that Tuesday 21 May will not be easy,then…
8.There are Fear that 2005,2006 incident may occur-the Motuary maybe the next destination.
Peace therefore need to reign
Humbly written as an observer
Nfor Hanson Nchanji,
Journalist at Equinoxe Radio and television,
Cameroon have opted to retain coach Jean-Paul Akono for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers but will continue to look for his replacement.
The decision was announced by the Cameroon Football Federation (Fecafoot) after consultation with the government.
Akono, whose job was advertised without his knowledge, will oversee the matches against Togo on 9 June and Democratic Republic of Congo on 16 June.
He will also be in charge for the friendly against Ukraine on 2 June.
It had looked like Akono would be replaced ahead of the three matches after Fecafoot rejected his latest squad selection.
But in a turnaround, Fecafoot has said “Akono would be maintained for now”.
And a spokesman for the Cameroon Prime Minister’s office revealed: “Persons consulted on the recruitment of the coach have all said Jean-Paul Akono should be maintained in his post while the search continues for his replacement.”
It is also understood that Cameroon are looking for a local coach, not a foreign coach, to take over from Akono.
Report from a reliable source indicates that Lohshie Eugene,a Level 300 student from the department of Journalism and Mass Communication has been brutality beaten by forces of law and order.
sources say he was caught on campus and taken to the Buea central Police station,after receiving snake beatens beyong recognition. He is among the unfutunate students who have also been beaten due to the strike action.
Our sources also say the recent strike action has taken a different twist as non-students have join in the unrest.The battle is now between perpetrators,innocent students and the police who are said to have transformed UB to a military barracks.
Tear gas and canons now battle space in the air with birds as they fly from left to right top disperes the striking students.
News Watch reports that Six persons have been injured following the second spate of unrest in less than three months in state-run University of Buea in southwest Cameroon.
The injured are campus security guards and at least three vehicles belonging to the institution were destroyed by striking students, an official of the university who asked not to be named said.
Another official said the students mainly want charges at a Buea court against 12 student leaders dropped and for fresh first semester examinations to be set for the suspects who were rounded up during the examinations period.
The students were charged to court for holding the Vice Chancellor, Dr Nalova Lyonga, hostage for over three hours in her car on campus during a strike in February.
The students also want the institutions leadership to let the union elect its leadership before May 20 and demand that the union be accorded funding, a release on Saturday from the University of Buea Students Union (UBSU) stated.
The latest strike comes after talks ended in a deadlock on two occasions.
The vice chancellor rejected the demands of the students at a meeting on Monday.
Security forces are reported to have forced their way through barricades mounted by the students and was dispersing them with tear gas.
According to Contacting the VC on phone a while ago, Dr Nalova said she could not comment on the issue because she was on the highway.
She was spotted at the National assembly in Yaounde late on yesterday, Tuesday May 14 during the first statutory ordinary session of the senate.
Fresh images from UB reveal the some what little strike action that begun in the morning has been fanned to a giant street street protest with hundreds of students and mescineries joining the strike and the invasion and looting of properties around UB junction was the other of the day.
The S.D.O. of Fako, Zang III has cut short his resting day after weeks of installation to address this disturbing situation. A huge contingent of military officers have been deployed to the seen to kind of instruction to cleanse the street of Molyko from any student, big or small.
Many fear that if nothing is done,the 2005 incident may replicate itself.
Unconfirmed report from the University of Buea say students have gone on strike again demanding the holding of elections into the central executive committee of the Students Union,UBSU among others
Report still to be confirmed say students have destroyed some properties in the school.
The students are also demanding for charges to be dropped against 12 of them at the Buea court of First instance have reportedly resorted to the destruction of university property.
Two meetings between the students and the administration have ended in a deadlock.Report puports that security officials are already on stand-by for a counter action.
As the celebration of 50 years of Cameroons reunification get closer,there have been wide construction of some major projects in Buea.
The construction and renovation of the famous Mountain hotel is eminent,the parliamentary flat,reunification grand stand,village,and other sites like the fly-over-road to the governors office,renovation of prime ministers lodge are near completion if not some.
This construction cannot passed without destruction noticed,many critics have argued that the destruction of the cemented area that separated the dual carriage from mile 17 to the central police round-about is a deliberate attempt by the regime to destroy the pride of anglophones.This destruction,as others see it,will help to create more road accidents,because it has left the road wide open for any crash.Why therefore did this lane constructed if officials knew it maybe one day destroyed?
School children and other road users,before used to find it easy to cross the road,wait on the lane before finishing the other half of the road.”But now this lane has been removed just for a one-day celebration.”
There is also the issue of some road constructions that have been poorly executed,roads like the Buea-Tole,Malingo-Muea,and other strategic areas have just been given a retouch and not necessarily real construction.
The cry is that when president Biya exhorts his visit to Buea,these projects such as street lights,pod-holes infested roads will be begging for renovation.
The recent visit by the Minister, Director of the Civil Cabinet at the Presidency of the Republic Martin Belinga Eboutu to Buea and his confirmation that the sites to host the celebration are ready is a perfect signal that Etoudi will soon be transferred to the Southwest region for some few days when the President of the republic Paul Biya comes visiting.
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