Buea, Southern Cameroons
The many crisis bedeviling the I.G is purely a democratic experience, wealth of governance, natural political hazards, and good signs of coherent practices in line with our culture of transparency. There’s nothing outrageous, and a worthy citizen does not stop paying taxes simply because the Finance Minister has a questionable reputation or indulged certain preferences that triggered institutional alarms. Besides, the alarms are there for this very purpose despite the inconveniences, sometimes, caused on the curious but fragile hears of the masses. Due diligence and discretionary actions should be encouraged while at the same time the individual’s rights to speak freely must be upheld.
We must see beyond confusions of the mind and let the legitimate safeguards within the Revolution’s leadership or political system respond to threats of this character. We can not light up our vehicle in flames at the middle of a journey while seeking to remove flies from the fuel tank. Beware: Those who are trying to bring the fire treacherously closer to the fuel are individuals who hold their position and claims against the I.G; The doom and end time prophets of the Revolution seeking the collapse of the I.G in order to justify their predictions and entitlements. But, no! We would correct errors, repair faults, replace wheels and fix any broken fiber of our political system to make it work for everyone.
There was an outburst by the Communication Secretary relating to the style of management and handling of funds by an agency of the I.G as one would expect, but it’s in no way a signal of institutional breakdown. Rather, it’s remarkable how individual speak freely and publicly on issues affecting the common health and destiny of the people. Most importantly, there’s an internal mechanism to deal with such issues. If there’s none, then at least they now know it’s expedient. Again, all this is to be managed by the I.G even though made public. If it can not be done then the I.G may assemble whatever composition of the people as it’s necessary to pursue different options. This is not and should not serve as an invitation to rally support against a legitimately evolving system of political leadership. Correctional and conventional approaches that reinforce institutional beliefs should be adopted with a progressive mindset.
At least we hear of financial malpractices and can sue for accountability under a government structure as a people, unlike other groups where one person decides and make up what is known about its undertakings and activities. There’s no way to suddenly achieve a Government or institution that function properly and deliver for the people without going through this kind of experience. This means the Revolution is in good hands with trusted individuals showing all the natural signs of health in their relationship. By this note therefore, I call on the adopted child of the Revolution, Distinguished Comrade MARK BARETA, to reconsider his decision to halt payments of citizen’s levy and any other fees. He should guide and inspire the aspirations of the people in their national sacrifices.
Until Freedom Comes, We Stand Together.
Patriotic Salute Comrade Brothers.
Comrade Don Wan-Obi