Cameroon :”We cannot sing the anthem of a foreign country”-MANYU People tell DO


The people Manyu  refuse to Sing the national anthem Cameroun during a cultural event in Mamfe town.

A source from Mamfe hinted that the drama that took place in Manyu over the weekend.

Manyu elites in Yaounde had refused to release their 53 million francs pledge for the sponsoring of the December 2016 Manyu Cultural Festival, (FESTAC)claiming that the people of Manyu were not ‘cooperating’ with government vis-a-vis the ongoing calls for a federation.

The president of FESTAC Mr. Besong Michael did what he could to garner support from home and abroad and FESTAC 2016 held from Tuesday to Thursday of last week.

It is on record that the DO of Mamfe, the mayor and their etat major stumbed the ocassion uninvited.  They pressed for the singing of the national anthem to kickoff the ocassion. This met with stiff resistance from the people who unanimously rebutted that ‘they cannot sing the anthem of a foreign country’.


Our sources say an infuriated Divisional Officer left in anger and rage swearing to ‘punish’ whoever! Whatever that means.



In another news Senator TABETANDO from Mamfe Central subdivision pushed through to Tinto town, Upper Bayang sub-division to organise a CPDM rally which failed and backfired.

A provocating turnout of less than 50 persons told him to his face to “GO AND DO THAT IN YOUR OWN SUB-DISVION AND LET YOUR OWN PEOPLE LISTEN TO HIM”.

Meanwhile Senator ANJA Simon had his own dose of humiliation at Akwa village, in the Akwawa sub-division.

The villagers are reported to have warned him and threatened that if he were not their own son, he wouldn’t have left alive. They asked him to leave the village immediately to not provoke their wrath.

By Ako Abunaw in Mamfe

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