The mission was led by Chief of the Defense Staff Joseph Dion Ngute, Deputy Minister to the Minister of Foreign Affairs in charge of Cooperation with the Commonwealth, and also included Prof. Fru Angwafor, Director General of the Gyneco-Obstetric and Pediatric Hospital in Yaoundé and Frédéric Ebongue Makolle, of the Prime Minister’s Office, head of government.
According to the head of the mission, on the instructions of the President of the Republic, he explained to the high authorities of the country the situation in the two regions of the North-West and South-West, Demands of teachers’ and lawyers’ unions.
“We can say that this goal has been largely achieved. The South African authorities were keen to encourage the government in its efforts to restore peace. They told us that Cameroon is a haven of peace and it is important that this persists, given the role we play in the subregion, “said Dr Joseph Dion Ngute in the columns of Cameroon Tribune on newsstands this Thursday 10 August 2017.
In addition to the South African authorities, which Joseph Dion Ngute said were satisfied with the explanations provided by the delegation, it was also a question of meeting members of the Cameroonian community living in that country. The meeting was held last Sunday at the offices of the Cameroon Chancellery in Pretoria.
“This meeting had begun well. We found many compatriots who wanted to know what was going on. Towards the end, people came to disrupt the meeting. For us, there is nothing strange. With social media, some believed to amplify this slight incident. But for us, the essential thing has been done, “comments the head of the diplomatic mission.
“We were also surprised by the magnitude some people wanted to give to this incident. We have even spoken of deaths, very serious breaks, and that I myself would have been admitted to a hospital formation of the place. I would like to reassure the public by saying that this is not the case. No one was injured or taken hostage, let alone arrested. The feeling I had was that the protesters were aiming to take photos of themselves in order to post them on social networks, “adds the minister.
According to this member of the Government, the South African authorities met will not be able to admit that Cameroon is destabilized from their territory. They want to maintain the excellent relations between the two countries.