Sunday, September 21, 2008

Updates on AfroVisioN Group's One Website for Every Cameroonian

Its been about three months since we launched the "one website for every cameroonian scheme" where we offer full sites like www.inacod.org as low as 50,000FCFA (110usd) per year to cameroonian firms or business men.
We have added a couple of businesses to the scheme but this one caught my attention, its a site we built for a business consultancy agency here in buea - U and I business consultancy hosted and www.openuandi.com .
The client is happy to have had his business represented on the web and the pricing is comfortable. We are looking forward to more businesses signing up to this our on going scheme with about 18+ websites since launch.

Screen shot

The pic below is a screenshot of the home page of U AND I CONSULTANCY'S WEBSITE. click on it to view the site and remember its under the " one website for every cameroonian SME and citizen scheme


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A Pre-MORTEM FOR THE ANYANGWE’S
RESTORATION GOVERNMENT

The authenticity and legitimacy of the Southern Cameroons’ quest for self- determination is a truism and it cannot be discounted, tainted or diluted by even the most reactionary critic. What could be more deserving to a territory with a land size of 43 000 sq. km and a current indigenous population of about 6.5million people? Southern Cameroons is populated more than at least 60 United Nations and 18 African Unity member states, larger in area than at least 30 UN and 12 AU member states. It is self sufficient in food and natural resources and has a compelling, irrefutable and poignant history of marginalization and annexation, making her claim to self determination historically justified and supremely deserved. In the 1990s a plethora of newspapers of all political persuasions in Cameroon, acting as the watchdogs of the public interest of Cameroon, especially the Anglophones, effusively reported the fact that the Anglophones had become the victims of structural marginalization, deliberate inferiorization and infernal assimilation and this triggered the people of Southern Cameroons to come to the belated and profound realization that something significant had to be done to rescue an unfortunate and grave situation and liberate a group of people raped and guillotined by one of the most outrageous and abhorrent machinery of contemporary tyrannical politics. The Catholic Church, compelled by its moral and ethical obligation to intervene and assuage a potentially volatile situation, called on the Cameroonian government to attend to the Anglophone problem before it spun out of control. The prevailing trepidations and the vitriolic sentiments of the moment fostered by a union with La Republique du Cameroun which regretfully had not yielded any discernible advantage to the Anglophones suddenly burst out like molten magma and triggered the convening of the All Anglophone Conference (AAC1) in 1993 in Buea, the first concerted initiative by the Anglophones to alleviate their plight. The conference had a tectonic effect on Southern Cameroons nationalism as it offered an astounding medium for the articulation of the grisly treatments the Anglophones had undergone as well as an incredible opportunity to put a definitive end to a sustained period of aggrieved mulling over the agonizing shackles that had been fastened on the ankles of the Anglophones.

The realization of that first bold initiative was in part a function of the unflustered resolve of Prof. Carlson Anyangwe, the erudite and iconic professor of constitutional law and a long-time fixture of the liberation struggle. He was one of those who determinedly set out to put in place a structure that will assuage the systematic marginalization of the Anglophones. At the time Professor Carlson Anyangwe was undoubtedly one of the finest Southern Cameroons minds imbued with the requisite intellectual curiosity, candor, impeccable political savvy and pragmatism to hustle the fallacious perception that the fortunes of the Anglophones were intrinsically yoked to the fortunes of La Republic du Cameroun into obsolescence. If that political trajectory had continued unperturbed, the liberation struggle would have made significant strides but unfortunately the leaders of the liberation struggle relapsed into a lethargic, docile and vegetative political state, a situation which was exacerbated by their inability to unveil an innovative agenda designed to sustain the revolutionary fervor. The effete leadership of Southern Cameroons engaged in increasingly vitriolic attacks on one another at the expense of a noble cause. They concentrated on fluffy platitudes and shamelessly showed a scant regard to the fundamental tenets of the struggle. The mushrooming of a multiplicity of restoration governments despite their apparent cathartic seduction has only served to reinforce how out of touch the leaders of the liberation struggle are with the real concerns of the people of Southern Cameroons. The uneasiness and trepidations associated with restoration governments in Southern Cameroons was palpable as the Anyangwe’s restoration government attracted dripping contempt, virulent hostility and an unprecedented repulsion at its inception. It was declared dead on arrival because of its inherent lapses. The entire scheme from its conceptual framework, appellation and the various components of the ill conceived nascent government was perceived as ludicrous because it replicated ad nauseam the trademarks of the inner trappings of the government of La Republique du Cameroun

I was relaxing in the cozy confines of one of Washington’s finest hotels, cooling off with an exotic Italian wine, eavesdropping madly to the vagaries of American politics and relishing the efficacy of its democratic system from my neighbors at an adjoining table when my Black Berry exploded with a call from Lambert Mbom, the Editor in Chief of “The Southern Cameroons’ Voice”. He relayed to me the breaking news that Professor Carlson Anyangwe had formed a new government and dubbed it the Restoration Government of British Southern Cameroons liberation Front (BSCLF). My instinctive response was “You gotta be kidding. Prof. Anyangwe is far above the fray of creepy and surreptitious maneuvers.” That turned out to be woefully wrong. Prior to that moment, in my random musings, my mind constantly reeled on the prospect of a founding father of the liberation struggle joining forces with Justice Fredrick Alobwede Ebong to reinvigorate a struggle that was slowly but perceptibly ebbing in steam. Justice Frederick Alobwede Ebong who has been aptly described as a living and breathing fragment of history has prospered in the liberation struggle because of the steadiness of his temperament and the judicious quality of his actions. Ebong’s unique ability to intermittently harness such enduring traits with gut decisions, unfazed by the tyrannical restraints of the moment and his irresistible propensity to go against his normal palliative impulse, remains his most alluring strength. It was his gut that motivated him to proclaim the restoration of independence over state Radio in Buea in 1999. What is more, the Ebong’s decision to reorganize the Southern Cameroons National Council- North America (SCNC-NA) in 2007 in Takoma Park, Maryland was taken carefully with an exhaustive attention to details and contemplation of all possible angles contrary to the criticisms of some dim-witted machismo of political drudge that the move was narcissistic. My visceral understanding of the trajectory of the Southern Cameroons politics gave me a fallacious conviction that Prof. Anyangwe was the only sure shot to recalibrate a beleaguered movement. This explains why I initially dismissed the fact that he was the architect of the restoration government as a farce. I had always savored a Southern Cameroons Republic steered by the constitutional law professor and I certainly could not appreciate how his impulsiveness could lead him to such a spectacularly bad and schizophrenic decision. I found it difficult to reconcile his unsullied intellectual prowess to such a gaffe of a disparaging proportion. I was pretty certain that some political vampires had used his unblemished clout and reputation to inoculate themselves from acrimonious attacks from a restive populace that was plenty critical of such devious and furtive stunts. Professor Anyangwe’s initial muteness and inability to admonish the restoration government was pretty unsettling and disconcerting and this prompted some quarters to ascribe his reticence and bashfulness to acquiescence. When he finally assumed culpability for this bilious mess with his first official address to his utopist nation, an address that was fraught with a lot brilliantly meretricious baloney, I realized to my greatest chagrin that if bull shit were currency, the iconic and erudite professor of constitutional law could bail out Wall Street without recourse to any external support.

Firstly, the so-called Restoration government is completely at variance with the basic tenets of democracy since it was constituted by a handful of Southern Cameroonians. It violated the Resolutions of the Constituent Assembly held in Bamenda on May 1st and 2nd, 2000 and the decisions of previous conferences like the AAC1, 1993 and AAC2, 1994 which, in all fairness, were very representative and reflective of the aspirations of Southern Cameroonians. The shaggy dog story concocted in South Africa by a pocket of Southern Cameroonians for selfish, hideous and nefarious reasons certainly has the blessings of La Republique du Cameroun. It has always been the avowed ambition of the repressive regime of Mr. Biya to frustrate the struggle because of its expressed irredentist objective and gullible Southern Cameroonians always readily fall prey given the financial accoutrements. The most obvious criticism that the restoration government drew came from its appellation, an appellation that did not have any bearing on what Southern Cameroonians have come to identify their liberation struggle with. The appellation “British Southern Cameroons Liberation Front” (BSCLF) completely threw Southern Cameroonians off and attracted wrenching contempt since it was a demonstration of a nostalgic attachment and fondness to what has been putatively described as a benign neglect on the part of the British administering Authority to nurture British Southern Cameroons towards independence. This concern has been dismissed by the proponents of the restoration government on the grounds that it is just an appellation with little or no significance on the general trajectory of the struggle. Arguments that view it in this light are not only misleading but quite frankly, myopic. If as the Latinists have it, nomen est omen, that is, every name is a sign then the foregoing argument is misleading. This is so because they fail to take into account what an appellation does to a national psyche and myopic because such an argument represents either a covert or overt indictment of the symbolic and factual content of an appellation and its role in eliciting national consciousness. In a meeting that took place in the office of SCNC-NA in Maryland on September 26th 2008 Prof. Anyangwe made a tenuous and lame effort in explaining the use of the appellation BSCLF. He indicated that the decision of La Republique du Cameroun to revert to its original identity in 1984 was a driving motivation for the novel nomenclature. Following on the heels of La Republique, he further stated that they were left with no choice but to revert to the pre-union identity and to resume the decolonization process anew. But even if one were to entertain such absurdity, the notion of using the excesses of one of the most outrageous regimes in contemporary politics to style a liberation struggle, rids the proponents of the restoration government of a creative and imaginative predisposition and amply demonstrates a perennially flawed line of reasoning. The new appellation was a glaring demonstration of the fact that the proponents of the restoration government had demonstrably shunned any attempt to extricate themselves from the shackles of colonial mindset or rescind a union with La Republique du Cameroun, which is widely regarded as villainy, a plague, an albatross around Southern Cameroonians' necks, and a none-too-heroic act. Whatever predilection such an orthographic fillip is anchored on, the act of changing the name, a decision barefacedly implemented without recourse to the constituent assembly that was held in Bamenda in May 1st and 2nd 2000 was a stinging assault on reason.


Yet another explanation proffered by the learned professor was that the British tag was meant to shame the British who had abandoned Southern Cameroons on the highway. What a laughable tale? Could this group be so short sighted? It is worth remarking here that the struggle has degenerated into a theatrical comedy with any Tom, Dick or Harry arrogating powers to himself and naming this political entity whatever suits him. There is the Ambazonia of Fon Gorji Dinka, Ambazania of Dr Gumne and today we have British Southern Cameroons Liberation Front. What a mockery? This confusing scenario has made Mr. Biya and his surrogates to perceive the movement as a barren political instrument in the hands of irresponsible people, a perception that that has emboldened them and they are committed more than ever before to tighten their scurrilous grip over Southern Cameroons.

The architect of this political sacrilege replicated a palpable political blunder of La Republique du Cameroun by creating a plethora of ministries to reward friends and relations. The Federal Republic of Southern Cameroons which is a tiny strip with a population of about 6.5 million has 37 ministers and deputy ministers in the fake restoration government. This incongruity is grimmer when one takes into consideration the fact that the Republic of Cameroon is ten times the area of the Federal Republic of Southern Cameroons and four times its population. Most of the so-called ministers were appointed without consultation; Barrister Charles Taku, Dr. Arnold Yongbang, Mr. Charles Mbide Kude and Justice Frederick Alobwede Ebong are celebrated examples. The aforementioned blunders demonstrate Anyangwe’s implacable resolve to stand as an unfinished product of Biya’s stewardship founded on a strong belief in a plethora of ministries manned by non entities. An overwhelming majority of the appointees are from the Northern Zone, a move that either deliberately or inadvertently accentuates an apparent and insidious cleavage between the Northern Zone and the Southern Zone. This cleavage, which has been artificially created and fueled by the government of La Republique du Cameroun and regretfully endorsed and nurtured by some unscrupulous Southern Cameroonians, is not in the best interest of the struggle. This tactless scheme may be a harbinger for irredentism in Southern Cameroons. Some of those ministers are men and women of questionable character and integrity purporting to speak on behalf of the people of Southern Cameroons. A handful of them in the US are impostors currently under investigation for corruption, sexual harassments and acts of impropriety, acts which have denigrated the struggle and even threatened to shatter the fabrics of credibility that the movement has always used as a leverage to draw international sympathy to its cause. Such nefarious maneuvers cast an ominous prospect for the struggle as it erodes the much needed unity and strength, vital for the rapid restoration of our independence. The decision taken by the Restoration government to appoint members of the legislative branch who are not well-acquainted with the nuances of the legislative process is a colossal error of judgment and it makes a mockery of the resolve of the people of Southern Cameroons to rapidly achieve the restoration of their independence. The apostles of the restoration government arguably fed on the twisted trapping of the tyrannical machinery of Mr. Biya and this reinforces the contention that some gullible Southern Cameroonians have imbibed the political culture bequeathed by La Republique du Cameroun which is predicated on a sinister exhortation of pervasive institutionalized system of corruption.

The fortunes of Anyangwe’s restoration government hit rock bottom because of its reliance on an ill-fated protégé, Eric Tita-moh Takwi who has been estranged from the SCNC circle in the United States because he perpetuated a network suffused with a troubled and menacing satchel of problems such as racketeering, corruption and sexual scandals. When professor Anyangwe visited the United States in summer 2008, perhaps guided by his parochial obsession with legitimacy from Southern Cameroonians in the US, he yoked his political fortunes to Takwi and they engaged in a “meet the people tour”, a frenetic attempt to sell a disgustful restoration government to a Southern Cameroonian populace that was plenty critical not only of the restoration government but of Eric Tita-moh Takwi, perceived by a sizable chunk of the Southern Cameroonian populace in the US as a garden variety political drudge and a personification of fraud. Consequently, they met only their shadows in the much heralded “meet the people tour”. The trip ostensibly, did not yield the requisite dividends because of the ensuing trepidations from the formation of the restoration government. The fact that Anyangwe’s visit to the US coincided with the first ever convention organized by SCNC-NA and his unwillingness to attend it in spite of the fact that an invitation had been extended to him put his capacity for leadership to test.

Even more embarrassing is the recent tomfoolery by the erudite professor of constitutional law to be part of the affidavit saga that had bedeviled SCNC politics in the US and his tacit endorsement of Eric Tita-moh Takwi as the chairman of SCNC-NA again puts his credibility and integrity to test. Southern Cameroonians in the US are still reeling from an administration that ignored the fundamental tenets of the struggle, never acknowledged its mistakes and shredded the moral values of the liberation struggle. They deserve a moment of respite to savor the newly constituted SCNC administration in the US headed by Njoh Derrick and will obviously not countenance any attempt to resurrect those repugnant moments. Eric Tita-mohTakwi has been a malignant force in SCNC-NA political life that had long been tossed into oblivion, and the people of Southern Cameroons in the US do not miss his passing. This lame attempt at perpetuating the administration of one who has by all standards demonstrably derailed the cause and a great disservice to Southern Cameroons elicits deep suspicion as to the intent of Professor Anyangwe. If power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely, money corrupts even more absolutely. If self-proclaimed leaders cannot rise above the fray of this omnipotent temptation, then they should never be entrusted with even the least of responsibilities, talk less such a prestigious position because expecting equity, competence and good governance from them is just like expecting blood from cabbages.

The authenticity of the Southern Cameroons struggle cannot be tainted by even the most outrageously brisk political machinations. Southern Cameroonians are becoming increasingly adept at sieving demagoguery from leadership and this explains why Mr. Biya’s attempt to put a lid on the brewing irredentist sentiments has been utterly ineffective. The people of Southern Cameroons have attained an amazing political maturity and they are engaged in a much more rigorous and visionary analysis of their concerns. They have been quick to learn that the mushrooming of restoration governments is only sapping the vitality of the struggle, breeding unnecessary dissensions and making a mockery of a noble cause. This glaringly demonstrates why the advent of Anyangwe’s restoration government met with a vociferous and truculent repulsion. What is clear to all is the fact that one of the reasons the liberation struggle has lost fervor is because of such wonted distractions. Instead of fighting the common enemy, we have set forth forming government after government –toothless bulldogs meant to serve the egos of those named in the cabinet. This constant recycling only makes us stupid and serves nothing. It has the unfortunate effect of turning a noble cause into a huge national circus. In the wake of the recent happenings in America, the time has come for the old to leave the stage. We must cry fie and say enough of these old folks. The people of Southern Cameroons will certainly not stomach any attempt by political bandits to deviate Southern Cameroonians from a struggle that has gained a lot of tractions because of the unbending, persistent, proactive and unbridled commitment of Southern Cameroonians and any attempt to derail the struggle with unnecessary stunts and surreptitious machinations is not only reprehensible but will be met with ostracism.


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JUDE A OZUGHEN
Secretary General SCNC-USA
Tel: 240:595:9602
Email:lordlearned@yahoo.co.uk