The recent fire outbreak in Buea, Cameroon, exposes another loop with the gangster regime -- ineffective emergency response units of the dubious growth and development policies. We cannot claim to be living in a 21st century when we still lack basic standby ambulances and firefighting brigades at the beck and call of the people in every city. On a daily basis, tax officials comb the neighborhoods, coercing people to pay taxes, and shutting down shops of defaulters. And so why can't these fraudsters protect the shops of those who paid their taxes? Who are the tax inspectors in Buea in the first place? We need their names to name, shame and blame.
Recently, we saw a pregnant lady die like a rat with her set of unborn twins after she was abandoned by state medical doctors in from of a state-run hospital in the economic city of Douala. If we continue to run the country like a drug cartel, then we should be ready for more of these. It is either we boycott the payment of taxes while waiting for stringent government action, or we stay and watch the movie play with many more cliff hangers.
Perhaps the only lesson the gangster regime understands is a strike action. Bamenda traders went on strike last week and their plights were addressed. Will Buea traders do same? In fact, will the entire nation do same? Sometimes, I wish I was a President for just two months.