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Thursday, December 9, 2010

Paul Biya Promises University in Bamenda

President Paul Biya has promised a University in Bamenda, during a speech made wednesday in the chief town of North West region. He also promised to construct a thermal plant as a short term solution to the region's acute energy shortage. He spoke of plans to construct a hydro-electric plant on the Menchum river. The president announced a study to construct a reference hospital.The head of state reiterated a promise made some 20 years ago to complete the ring-road a key project linking the seven divisions of the region.

Speaking during at the Golden Jubilee celebration of Cameroon's armed forces, Mr. Biya also promised a series of reforms within the armed forces intended to improve promotion within the ranks.

The head of state for a public appearance uncharacteristically made a long part of speech in English... watch an excerpt in my video below

1 comment:

  1. It pains me to say this, but he promises a university, so what? It's his duty as leader to ensure that happens. I mean, it's been what, 28 years & counting and you mean to tell me people still cling onto this man's every word? Eat up everything he says, what a joke! People, wake up & smell the coffee!!!! Elections are up next year & he would say anything just to make it look like he won free & fair. Do we really want 7 more years of false promises? I know I don't! But unfortunately, we may not have much of a say, even if we did, are Cameroonians ready for similar situations like in the Ivory Coast or Zimbabwe or many of the other African countries that are fed up & have resorted to actions?! I very much doubt it. It's a new year, a new dawn & we better start to influence the change we want to see, somehow. Big deal he makes a speech in English, Cameroon is meant to be bilingual after all.