Poetry http://www.cameroon-concord.com Wed, 20 Sep 2017 12:37:37 +0000 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb About Cameroon http://www.cameroon-concord.com/poetry/about-cameroon http://www.cameroon-concord.com/poetry/about-cameroon About Cameroon

Do you know why I love my country?

Our army is so populous;

Three metres in Yaounde and you stumble on a man in uniform.

Do you know why I adore my country?

We battle at table with flies

We eat beside semi-toilet trash cans

We find the smell of rubbish sweet and aromatic.

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I love my country because we love experience

Our father has gathered experience for over 34 years now.

 

I love my county because strike actions bring change.

I love my nation because our president can climb a mountain.

 

You should love my country, too

We have had only two presidents since independence

Our presidency hates promiscuity or president prostitution

So we have only two presidents; that’s a sign of fidelity and perfection

We have a very populous government.

 We love to conceal truth and reveal falsehood

We love change.

Why would I not love my country?

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bogus@bogus.com (Concord Essen) Poetry Fri, 26 May 2017 18:48:37 +0000
Let many other European leaders visit Cameroon http://www.cameroon-concord.com/poetry/let-many-other-european-leaders-visit-cameroon http://www.cameroon-concord.com/poetry/let-many-other-european-leaders-visit-cameroon Let many other European leaders visit Cameroon

In CPDM Cameroon, the visit of a distinguished foreign personality often benefits some communities. During the visit of French Francois Hollande, Cameroonians saw the rehabilitation of roads in some parts of Yaounde including the road that links the nation's capital to the Nsimalen International airport. This time around, it is the population of Mbalmayo, in the Nyong and So'o Division in the Center Region approximately some 50 minutes from Yaoundé, that have profited from the visit of the Italian Head of State  President Sergio Mattarella. {loadposition myposition}

Because Mr Sergio was to traveled on Saturday for a visit to Mbalmayo to view the works of COE (Centro Orientamento Educatico) -an Italian NGO working in the area since 1960, the CPDM regime ordered the immediate tarring of the bad road linking Yaounde and Mbalmayo-a highway that has claimed the lives of hundreds of innocent Cameroonian citizens. The Italian chief executive arrived Yaounde on Thursday 17 March and has left today Sunday. His visit resulted in the signing of five cooperation agreements between Cameroon and Italy. Let many EU leaders come visiting.

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bogus@bogus.com (Peter Suh) Poetry Sun, 20 Mar 2016 15:17:10 +0000
The Man they call Edwin Fongod Nuvaga http://www.cameroon-concord.com/poetry/the-man-they-call-edwin-fongod-nuvaga http://www.cameroon-concord.com/poetry/the-man-they-call-edwin-fongod-nuvaga The Man they call Edwin Fongod Nuvaga

A Presidential decree signed Monday 21st December 2015 appointed Edwin Fongod Nuvaga as the new Director General of Customs Cameroon. The new DG, formerly Chief at the Information Department and a Senior Custom Inspector with the Customs Cameroon takes over from Minette Libom Li Likeng who was on the 2nd of October appointed Minister of Post and Telecommunications. 

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The discreet man in his 50s comes at a time when a recent government report indicates that the Cameroonian customs revenue collection was declining at catastrophic rapidity. Thus much is expected of him.

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bogus@bogus.com () Poetry Wed, 23 Dec 2015 00:00:00 +0000
Zachary Nkwo's Ultimate Commentary: A must read http://www.cameroon-concord.com/poetry/zachary-nkwo-s-ultimate-commentary-a-must-read http://www.cameroon-concord.com/poetry/zachary-nkwo-s-ultimate-commentary-a-must-read Zachary Nkwo's Ultimate Commentary: A must read

In a soul-searching book  "ZACHARY NKWO's ULTIMATE COMMENTARY", senior Cameroonian sports journalist, Ignatius Fon Echekiye paints a true picture of the man who told the Cameroon football story to the world. Frank, candid and insightful, Zachary Nkwo's Ultimate Commentary remains a thoughtful key to understanding the history of the beautiful game as was reported by an authentic eye witness. {loadposition myposition}

Recently on his facebook page, Ignatius Fon Echekiye hinted that the birth of Zachary Nkwo's Ultimate Commentary' was clearly laborious, a view shared by Cameroon Concord Chairman and CEO Nso Ngbe Tah Koukouri Soter Tarh Agbaw-Ebai.  Launches have been announced beginning in the nation's capital YAOUNDE on DECEMBER 17 and BUEA on DECEMBER '18th. It is indeed a submission in which Fon Echekiye left out nothing.

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bogus@bogus.com () Poetry Tue, 01 Dec 2015 00:00:00 +0000
Dr. Shey Peter Mabu provides new professional guide for Cameroonian editors http://www.cameroon-concord.com/poetry/dr-shey-peter-mabu-provides-new-professional-guide-for-cameroonian-editors http://www.cameroon-concord.com/poetry/dr-shey-peter-mabu-provides-new-professional-guide-for-cameroonian-editors Dr. Shey Peter Mabu provides new professional guide for Cameroonian editors

A new book by Dr Shey Peter Mabu seeks to correct errors commonly made by today’s users and also provides a guide for editors. “Communicating In Standard English: A Corrective Guide For Students And Professionals,” is the latest publication by Shey Dr Peter Mabu, a former Editor-in-Chief of the defunct Cameroon Tribune in English and today Deputy General Manager of the Cameroon News and Publishing Corporation, SOPECAM. Published by SOPECAM, the 165-page book has six chapters and is divided into three parts.

It costs FCFA 5,000. With foreword by John Nkemngong Nkengasong, Professor of Literature and Cultural Studies in the University of Yaounde I, the work seeks to improve the falling standards of English language. The errors pointed out include the use of prepositions, conjunctions, verbs as well as tautology, verbosity and misplacements. Similarly, the negative influence of French, Pidgin English and local languages is to blame for the wrong use of Standard English in Cameroon today. In order to correct these errors, the book proceeds by presenting sentences with wrong use and then their corrections. Far from delving into details on rules of English grammar, “Communicating In Standard English: A Corrective Guide For Students And Professionals,” is only a guide on proper English language use.

Other aspects handled in the book are different writing styles, often mispelt words, the use of irregular verbs and faulty French language translations. There is also information on editorial policy, legal hints for covering courts and how to process or edit articles. On the other hand, appendices deal with the Editor’s Code, glossary of legal and media terms and the Yaounde 1980 Declaration on the Communication Policies in Africa. According to Prof. John Nkemngong Nkengasong, “The corrective style of the book is simple and the approach used is unique and relevant. By the time the reader goes through it, he/she must have realized how much harm he/she has already caused the English Language through incorrect usage of its structures.” This book is Shey Dr Peter Mabu’s third work after the allegory, “Cleansing The Queen,” which was translated into French. The first was “The Cameroon New Deal, and The Teaching of Religious Knowledge in Primary Schools.”

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bogus@bogus.com () Poetry Fri, 27 Nov 2015 00:00:00 +0000
From CNU to CPDM: Anatomy of a Satanic political existence http://www.cameroon-concord.com/poetry/from-cnu-to-cpdm-anatomy-of-a-satanic-political-existence http://www.cameroon-concord.com/poetry/from-cnu-to-cpdm-anatomy-of-a-satanic-political-existence From CNU to CPDM: Anatomy of a Satanic political existence

On November 6th 2015, the militants of the governing Cameroon People Democratic Movement[CPDM] in the entire nation celebrated with their chairman President Paul Biya now 82 years, his thirty-three years at the helm of leadership in Cameroon. President Paul Biya came to power in 1982 after the resignation of Amadou Ahidjo on November 4th. Paul Biya took over office on November 6th after a constitutional coup manipulated by Ahidjo in connivance with Solomon Tandeng Muna the then Speaker of the House. For 33 years as president, Mr. Biya has made very costly political and socio-economic mistakes. As the Commander-in-Chief he has made political pundits to wonder aloud the direction he is leading Cameroon to. 

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The nation-wide celebrations by the CPDM was an occasion for the president himself to address burning state issues such as the mass exodus of Cameroonian youth, an Anglophone Head of State and a peaceful democratic power transition. "This", he has failed to do and may not do until nature imposes its inevitable will on him in one way or another. The creation of the Cameroon National Union (CNU) Party in 1966 better known by its French acronym Union Nationale Camerounaise by President Amadou Ahidjo arose out of the amalgamation of the two main political parties of East and West Cameroons-Union Camerounaise (Cameroon Union) and the Kamerun National Democratic Party (KNDP) of John Ngu Foncha. Ever since the formation of the CNU, Cameroon existed as a one party state until 1990. The CPDM was founded in Bamenda in 1985. There is no evidence on record that the CPDM was registered as a political party in Cameroon.So, the party therefore has no legal or legitimate existence. This explains partly why many consider it as a crime syndicate which is used as a conduit to legitimize dictatorship and to rape the nation’s economy at the expense of the people.

The advent of the CPDM, saw the Green-Kaki tickets state -managed elections in 1988 that purged many remnants of Ahidjo;s regime from power. After the creation of the CPDM, the chairman of the party himself instituted a ferocious, criminal gang of network that has preyed on the blood of many Cameroonians. President Paul Biya, through his CPDM crime syndicate and many other criminal networks overseen by corrupt blood thirsty appointees have over these thirty three years held the nation captive making the ability of reasonable challenge to his despotic governance near impossible.

The manner in which this was done was disclosed by the first government delegate to the Yaoundé City council-Andre Fouda. At the time all roads were heading to Bamenda for the official launching of the CPDM, Fouda a prominent East Cameroonian refused to accompany the president to Bamenda. Fouda recounted that the birth of the CPDM was to destroy the nation. And he will not be part of that destruction. Fouda later on revealed before his death that those who had been and who would be appointed by Biya will be left with no option than to pay homage to him for eternity. And that would be possible because once appointed they would be placed in a tight position not to criticise the actions of the president. For once in power, the appointees would be given unrealistic projects to execute and he/she would end up consuming the budget without realising the projects. That has the resultant effects of making the appointees to keep their mouths shut. If at any time a sacked regime baron questioned in private or public presidential acts, his or her dossier would be readily available for arrest, detention, trial and conviction. And that is how so many top brass of the regime are suffocating in jails across the nation.

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The formation of the CPDM has established a destructive system that threatens the public and private life of the nation. CPDM appointees are compelled by all standards to sing “dima bola”. The CPDM bourgeoisie club passing for a political party devised means by which it has hijacked the state by crippling the private sector making it to turn to the state for survival. This has encouraged galloping corruption making it an indispensable tool of Paul Biya’s government of personal power. The fact that after 32years President Biya is still holding on to power with no sign of wanting to quit office is evidence that the president has simply run the nation aground. Added to this trauma is a more complex reality.

The complicated and sophistry succession dynamics have animated national debate with many erstwhile vanguards of the corrupt contraption accused for the failures of the regime, ridiculed and jailed. President Biya after thirty three years in power is undoubtedly a spent force with no vision and sense of direction towards which he is leading the more than 20 million Cameroonians. All the nation relies on is counting the minutes and seconds of time hoping that God in His eternal grace may intervene and provide a remedy to their dire condition. While waiting for “HOPE”, the for better or for worse remains their only companion. The best and the brightest brains of the nation that includes a mass vicissitudes of Cameroonian youths fleeing from all forms of threats to their very existence including economic pressures have fled and sought refuge in foreign lands. With two years to the end of his current mandate and the fact that the ruling CPDM party under President Biya has not delivered its election promises, or even to implement a single item of the book the president allegedly wrote on “Rigour and Moralisation” it can now be said that the president has ran out of ideas. Age is on him and with too many wars within and along Cameroon’s borders; he is incapable of leading the nation to meet these challenges.

What a majority of Cameroonians expect of the president now is for him to take advantages of these rather insulting celebrations to introduce consultative talks with the civil society across the political spectrum in order to source ideas on how to bring about economic and governance reforms, a redefinition of the national idea, genuine constitutionalism and a major culture of change that is badly needed among political elites as opposed to personal and partisan interest. President Biya may already have missed yet another opportunity, one too many to initiate this national discussion. The fear is great that it may already be too late for the population to listen to him any longer.

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bogus@bogus.com () Poetry Sat, 07 Nov 2015 00:00:00 +0000
Free Chief Inoni Ephraim http://www.cameroon-concord.com/poetry/free-chief-inoni-ephraim http://www.cameroon-concord.com/poetry/free-chief-inoni-ephraim Free Chief Inoni Ephraim

On the invitation of Yves-Michel Fotso, Colonel Justin Mitlassou and Lt. Col Charles Ndongue from the Presidential Security unit visited the Boeing construction plant in Seattle, Washington State between September 8-12, 2001; where they were received by GIA President Russell Meek, March Goodrich of Boeing and Fotso. The two Presidential envoys were shown a plane under construction and told the plane will be delivered latest March 29, 2002 in Georgetown, Baltimore in Maryland.

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When they returned to conduct the first test flight on April 5, 2002, all they could take back to Yaoundé was a set of keys purported to be the plane’s keys and the Marquette of the BBJ-2, which they never saw till this day. Chief Ephraim Inoni was never a part of this arrangement!! He deserves his freedom and deserves better.

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bogus@bogus.com () Poetry Tue, 27 Oct 2015 00:00:00 +0000
Dear Editor: Cameroon minister of culture is not fit to sit in the cabinet http://www.cameroon-concord.com/poetry/dear-editor-cameroon-minister-of-culture-is-not-fit-to-sit-in-the-cabinet http://www.cameroon-concord.com/poetry/dear-editor-cameroon-minister-of-culture-is-not-fit-to-sit-in-the-cabinet Dear Editor: Cameroon minister of culture is not fit to sit in the cabinet

The new minister of culture, Narcisse MOUELLE Kombi seems not to have a mastery of the job description and the directives recently given by the Head of State during the last ministerial council meeting. Ever since his appointment, Marcisse Mouelle Kombi, extremely lacking in political finesse has completely slowed down work in the ministry of culture. He enjoys the job as minister but has no vision and does not think properly prompting some political commentators to start wondering if our nation would emerge in 2035 with low spirited political actors such as Narcisse Mouelle Kombi.

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Every single correspondent from his office to either the Prime Minister or the presidency filters to the press-an indication that he is not good ministerial material. What is even more disturbing is the fact that more efficient cabinet ministers including the Prime Minister and Head of Government are maintaining a kind of deliberate silence over his failures and short-comings.

Recently, he wrote a confidential letter raising some concerns against former Minister Ama Tutu Muna and a trust account of one billion FCFA that was aimed at supporting the cultural policy of the CPDM regime. Again, the document was made public by some local newspapers in Yaounde. At these very difficult times in our country’s history with major security challenges, men like Narcisse Mouelle Kombi should not be in government. He is a good example to demonstrate that practice does not make perfect.

 

Tanyi Peter Agbor

Bastos, Yaounde

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bogus@bogus.com () Poetry Fri, 23 Oct 2015 00:00:00 +0000
Minister Elung Paul Che: Having a meteoric rise in the CPDM system http://www.cameroon-concord.com/poetry/minister-elung-paul-che-having-a-meteoric-rise-in-the-cpdm-system http://www.cameroon-concord.com/poetry/minister-elung-paul-che-having-a-meteoric-rise-in-the-cpdm-system Minister Elung Paul Che: Having a meteoric rise in the CPDM system

Friends, relatives, collaborators and well-wishers thronged the Odza-neighbourhood residence of Elung Paul Che in Yaounde on October 2, 2015 with one major reason-to jubilate. They had heard on state radio and television that the former General Manager of the Hydrocarbons Prices Stabilisation Fund (CSPH) had been appointed to Minister Delegate to the Minister of Finance by President Biya.

Elung Paul Che was born on October 10, 1968 in Tombel, in Kupe Muanenguba Division of the South West Region. After primary education, he was admitted into Government School, Nyasoso from where he obtained his General Certificate of Education (GCE) Ordinary Level in 1985. After obtaining his GCE Advanced Level Certificate in CCAST Bambili, he enrolled into the Faculty of Law and Economic Sciences in the University of Yaounde where he obtained an Undergraduate Degree and later a Postgraduate Diploma in Public Law before gaining admission into the National School of Administration and Magistracy (ENAM). {loadposition myposition}

Graduating as an Inspector of Treasury, he was successively Treasurer/Paymaster General for the North West and South West Regions before becoming at just 37 years old, the youngest-ever Director of Treasury and later Director General of Treasury in the Ministry of Finance. He left for studies in Harvard University in the United States of America and upon his return, held other duty posts before his appointment as CSPH boss on April 26, 2013. At 47, he re-enters the Ministry of Finance that he knows rather well.

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bogus@bogus.com () Poetry Mon, 05 Oct 2015 00:00:00 +0000
Someone Stop The Angry Lake: In Loving memory of the victims of the Nyos gas disaster http://www.cameroon-concord.com/poetry/someone-stop-the-angry-lake-in-loving-memory-of-the-victims-of-the-nyos-gas-disaster http://www.cameroon-concord.com/poetry/someone-stop-the-angry-lake-in-loving-memory-of-the-victims-of-the-nyos-gas-disaster Someone Stop The Angry Lake: In Loving memory of the victims of the Nyos gas disaster

SOMEONE STOP THE ANGRY LAKE**.

We woke to a chilling morning (the few of us who did)

Under an inferno burning sun

It rained cats and dogs

Human remains caressing each other

In hopeless submission to a cruel opium

From the Buea mountain to mount Koupe

From mount Oku to the Wandara

Fear enveloped us with grief as if grief was our specialty

Helplessness of an innocent people

Precious lives chocked out of them

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Where did we go wrong, my brothers?

Who will tell me where we went wrong, my sisters?

One could hear the silent hissing of the lifeless waters of the irate lake

You could see horror and despair standing on both legs a barrage of defenseless lives

Strangled in sleep deep midnight slumber near the shores of the fuming lake

 

 

Yes ... it happened !

From the grass fields of Bamenda to the arid plains of Garoua

From the forests of Mamfe to the sea shores of Kribi

Men and women still feel the pinch

That infamous belch of the enraged lake

Makes our hair stand one-by-one

As if ready to be counted

Just as we counted our dead

When the angry lake Nyos belched

 

 

Someone stop the angry lake Nyos.

**On August 21st 1986,

A crater lake in the N.W. Province of Cameroon,

Lake Nyos, emitted a poisonous gas that killed about 2000 people

Those memories remain fresh in our minds till date

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bogus@bogus.com () Poetry Sun, 23 Aug 2015 00:00:00 +0000