We understand that whenever a child is being raised in a family where the dad dictates everything, there is the tendency that when freedom finally comes at 18, it will be abused.The case of Brenda Biya, daughter of our chief executive President Paul Biya has already been internationalized since its appearance on social networks. Indeed, having been ejected from a taxi in the United States, the young Brenda Biya claimed she was a victim of racism. A Student at the University of California some 60 km from Los Angeles, Brenda in her tussle with a US taxi man revealed that she spends over 800 dollars round trip (about 500,000 CFA francs) per day to attend classes.
When you consider that Brenda has university classes four times a week and should make this trip once or twice a day, we can deduce that the daughter of the head of state spends about 1 to 2 million CFA francs each week. A local statistician placed the annual taxi fare at 48 to 96 million CFA francs. The video posted on Snapchat has angered many Cameroonians mindful of the fact that 60% of Far North residents live below the UN poverty line. Correspondingly, many Cameroonians are dying because they have no means of livelihood.
There is an urgent need for Etoudi to sound a note of caution to this little girl. The recent happenings in the US has revealed that nothing has been taught to the little girl on the code of conduct of children from presidential families. Let alone the conduct of Cameroonian students abroad noted for their good behavior. The warm blood which she demonstrated in that video should also be properly examined. Instead of wasting time changing from one funny hair style to another, First Lady Chantal Biya should go back to the black board and begin again. A stitch in time saves nine.