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Southern Cameroons Governing Council Declares Tuesday National Mourning Day

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Dr. David Makongo is a Southern Cameroonian from Bonavada county that lost over 13 youth in this sad Muyuka accident. Like all Southern Cameroonians, he has been touched greatly by the Muyuka tragedy. On Sunday 20th August, 2017, he penned a heartfelt letter to the Southern Cameroons Ambazonia Governing Council calling on the Council to do more by declaring a national mourning day in Ambazonia after their initial letter of condolences.

David wrote in parts ” I am persuaded declaring Wednesday a day of national mourning in SC will;
1. Give our people time to prepare and bury our faithful departed; 2. Create more awareness amongst road users and introduce higher dimensions of consciousness into the collective awareness of all Southern Cameroonian road users; 3. Als time to remember some of our great people prematurely perished on those roads like Battey Bissong, Dr. Ebanja, Dr. Akam, Mr. Manga Motoma, Justice Ekoko and many resourceful others. 4. Send a strong reminder to Yaounde and those our few brother and sisters still refusing to validate the dream for change that we are resolved to end the colonization of SC and begin tapping our own natural resources to build our own roads and reduce road accidents and deaths. H.E. Sisiku, this is the right call so go ahead and make it. For I can’t imagine a better proclamation today for Southern Cameroons than the “proclamation of solidarity.” Let’s work together or mourn together to achieve the highest form of Solidaity for Southern CAMEROONS…”

The open letter as published by the CEO of BaretaNews Mr. Mark Bareta did reach the ears of the governing Council who immediately convened to talk on the issue amongst others.

In reacting to the aforementioned worries from comrade David, the Governing Council sitting on Sunday 20th August declared Tuesday August 22nd as a National Mourning Day across Southern Cameroons. As Southern Cameroonians observe ghost towns tomorrow, everyone is expected to be in mourning. It is our view that Southern Cameroonians should appear in Black tomorrow Tuesday as a sign to honour our lost ones in the Muyuka Tragedy.

Meanwhile reports from Southern Cameroons say today’s Lake Nyos Remembrance Ghost Towns are moving on smoothly with Limbe which has not been observing Ghost towns finally observing after tracks from the Consortium were littered through out the city as well as other areas in Ambazonia.

In other related story, the Governing Council after feedback from Southern Cameroons has fallen back to the usual one day Ghost Towns as from next week Monday 28th August, 2017.

James Agbor

BaretaNews Correspondent, Buea

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