Meanwhile the Yaounde regime has received twice a prohibition of the forum of Cameroonians of the Diaspora which had to take place first in Ouagadougou (Burkina-Faso) then in Abidjan from the 26 to the 28 of June 2017, the Prime Minister Philemon Yang was the one to represent the head of State Paul Biya at the official opening of FODIAS (Economic Forum of the Diaspora), at the congress hall in Yaounde.
The forum which is the initiative of Paul Biya, has as objective to bring together members of the public sector in Cameroon and obedient Cameroonians living abroad even though there is much disgruntlement about it in the Diaspora.
For the other Cameroonians overseas, who don’t see any reason why they should participate in such a forum, they called for a boycott of this meeting organised by the ministry of External relations. These Cameroonians see this forum as a way the regime wants to garner support from those who will fall for their machinations.
On the side of the government, they see it as an opportunity to create a permanent platform for dialogue which will increase the participation of Cameroonians outside the national triangle in the development of their nation.