Cameroon:Queen Mothers pursue quest for peace in Anglophone regions
Queen Mothers in the North West Region of Cameroon have once again continued with their unstoppable quest to see peace return to the North West and South West Regions of Cameroon.
On Sunday, January 24, 2021, the Mafors and mothers of the North West again converged on the Bamenda Grandstand to mourn and deplore the killings resulting from what has come to be known today as the Anglophone crisis.
They came from Bambili, Bambui, Nkwen, Mendankwe, Ndu, and Akum just to name but. As usual, they prayed, mourned, and sent messages to the belligerents in their local languages. The peace they said is the only thing they want. And added that the ongoing crisis is only taking us as a region backward. In her exhortation, Rev Caroline Memo urged the various churches to speak out against this scourge that has imposed untold suffering on our people. She warned that by not speaking out we are encouraging the war.
Meanwhile, in recognition of the efforts and sacrifices made by Mafor Yah Sunday Epse Achidi to organise the morning exercise since November 2020 following the Kumba school killings of October 24, 2020, the Mafors and women offered a special supplication to God requesting him to keep special watch over her as well as protect her from every danger so she can continue with her good works.
The event ended with a peaceful March on the commercial avenue with women brandishing placards with messages specially crafted for the context.
It is worth noting that today’s event was the third since inception following the Kumba school killings of October 24, 2020. At the first edition in November, the mourning ended with a solidarity visit to the DDR center in Bamenda with Mafor Yah Sunday Epse Achidi offering the ex-fighters foodstuff and cash. On December 24, 2020 she ended the ceremony with a Christmas come together with physically challenged IDPs resident in Bamenda 2 subdivision during which she handed them foodstuff for Christmas.
Sunday, January 24’s event held in the absence of its vision bearer Mafor Yah Sunday Epse Achidi who was held back by other very pressing work-related issues. But the mobilisation and turnout confirmed the fact that the Mafors and mothers of the region are committed to the cause and ready to stop at nothing until peace returns.
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