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CAMEROON: National Unity Day 2020: Cabral Libii announces the creation of a national pantheon to pay tribute to the heroes of the Nation

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The president of the Cameroonian Party for National Reconciliation made this promise on Tuesday 19 May 2020, during a speech to Cameroonians.The president of the Cameroonian Party for National Reconciliation (PCRN), Cabral Libii, addressed his compatriots this Tuesday, May 19, 2020, on the eve of the National Day of Unity, which will take place this Wednesday, May 20, 2020, in a particular context, and without public celebrations due to the COVID-19 pandemic.By Yannick A.KENNE

The member for Nyong-et-Kellé, in his address to his compatriots, made promises, namely the creation of a national pantheon, «where the remains of the great figures of our country such as Douala Manga Bell, Um Nyobe, Ahmadou Ahidjo, Francis Bebey, Mongo Beti or Manu Dibango will rest», he aims to.

He intends to pay tribute to these heroes of the nation, who have contributed, each in his field, to building the Cameroonian Nation. In the same vein, the head of the PCRN, who seems very concerned about the cultural identity of Cameroon, also plans to set up a team of experts who will work on the realization of a project to create an institute of national cultural heritage.

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However, Cabral Libii regrets that this cultural identity is now cracked by a rise in power of identity withdrawal, not without rubbing off on the national unity of the country.

Very few things now unite Cameroonians on a daily basis. National sentiment has crumbled and the decline in identity has progressed strongly. Intercommunity competitions are also visible at the level of the administration or political posts where the positions acquired or not acquired by the different communities, are ostentatiously defended or claimed,’ he said.

And to combat this state of affairs, the candidate in the 2018 presidential election, who has not abandoned the idea of acceding to the country’s supreme judiciary, promises to abolish, if he accedes to it, the notion of ethnic balance in access to public employment, and replace it with ‘a new formula of positive discrimination based on the social and geographical criteria of the place of obtaining the last diploma.

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It is important to note that Cabral Libii expressed his disagreement following the decision of the Head of State to abolish the celebrations around the National Day of Unity 2020. For him, a military parade in this circumstance, would have sufficed to symbolize this moment of the life of the Nation.

Source : Cameroon.Info / By Yannick A. KENNE