Why the Ambazonian forces (which i don’t support) are RIGHT to ban Brasseries Du Cameroun in the Southern Cameroons.
All other dangerous products like “fighter whiskies” which they sell in sachets and the locally brewed “afofo” must also be banned in the territory of Southern Cameroons. We can’t condone the continuous salient killing of our people.
Alcohol, like tobacco and gambling, are often considered “sin stocks” when investment portfolios are being classified by ethical investors. This is because they do more harm to communities than good. The implications are that they are often not economically and socially sustainable and because of this, they are highly taxed by most advanced economies and in some socialist countries like Sweden, the government has an exclusive monopoly in ownership to influence the way these products are distributed to the entire economy.
Governments normally do a Cost-Benefit analysis to ascertain the sustainability of a product and in retrospect how much control and restriction to demand from the distribution of such a product for the benefit of local communities. Both the tangible and the intangible costs must be factored into the analysis and once the costs outweigh the benefits, the government will find a way to restrict the distribution of that product.
But in Cameroon, this is not often the case and the government instead encourages people to produce certain products which they know are harmful to the health and psychology of our people. As part of this process, instead of the government trying to restrict the activities of Brasseries du Cameroun, they have mainly helped them to implant a good distribution network all over the country. In every village in Cameroon and even in the remotest part of the country, you can find a Brasseries product but you can’t easily find a paracetamol if you are sick or a fertilizer.
Who pays for the economic and social damage Brasseries products are causing to the local population? More specifically the health cost, who pays for it and who will continue paying for it? Granting that health care in Cameroon has been privatized who pays for the associated health cost and to who is this money going to? The diaspora or the poor people in Cameroon cannot continue spending their hard earned money carelessly which mostly go to CPDM folks who own these private hospitals and pharmacies? It is a business in Cameroon to continue keeping our people sick and the CPDM is behind all this mafia and Brasseries du Cameroun is there to help them.
Any product that doesn’t make our peoples lives better and is instead harming them must be banned temporarily until we can institute a reasonable government in our territory. Even jobs too that we know haven’t benefited our people and provided them with a reasonable livelihood for several generations must be scrapped and restructured e.g CDC and Pamol. We are not holding slaves for foreign interest groups in Cameroon and we will never continue supporting slavery in the Southern Cameroons. We must care about sustainable development and not just profits for shareholders especially when the tangible and intangible costs are huge.
The ban on Brasseries du Cameroun and other slave plantations should be upheld until further notice. We are going to restructure those businesses to ensure that local employees and other stakeholders and not just the CPDM oligarchs, elites and shareholders can directly benefit from the exploit of their labour.