Building the living-together
The political space is dominated by clientelism: governance is only done through memoranda and other ethno-regional demands. The least position in the Administration is first (and often only) presented as a gift to this or that region/tribe. The official discourse is thus dramatised around the distribution of perks between ethnic groups and regions, which resulted in national disintegration/disunity.
The many local languages constitute an undeniable cultural wealth. However, the current policy of juxtaposing these
local languages, all taught at the same time without knowing for what purpose, contributes neither to the erpetuation of these languages which tend to disappear, nor to the strengthening of the national identity.
In other words, since the advent of the New Deal, the weakening of the national identity, the exacerbation of tribalism, the promotion of ethnicity to the detriment of the promotion of the merit are some evils among many others which undermine the unity of the nation and ruin the past efforts made by Cameroonians to live better together.
The national foundations of citizenship and fraternity
We will fight against tribalism through education for citizenship, knowledge of the country in the diversity of its populations, the richness of its cultures and the extraordinary fertilisation potential offered by different communities if
they are given the possibility of trusting each other;
We will encourage the mutual recognition of the different communities as essential components of the Cameroonian
nation, which would not be itself if one were missing;
We will organise the National Conference on Citizenship and Fraternity. On this occasion, the question of the rehabilitation of our national heroes will be discussed In this perspective, a Committee of historians and personalities will be set up to carry out an objective identification of the said heroes on the basis of the criteria to be defined, then to proceed with the creation and construction of a monument that will be dedicated to them.
A national language for Cameroon
In terms of language policy, it is high time that, outside the two official languages that allow us to communicate with
the world and between ourselves and greatly facilitate our integration into globalisation, Cameroon had a national
language. It will be a political decision of crucial importance for our future as a Nation.
- We will create a Cameroonian national language, the Cameroonian the exact name of this language will be determined by Cameroonians), not from scratch, but from existing local languages: we expect linguists to help us identify a grammatical basis, the lexicon of this national language to be made up of words (approved by the Cameroonian National Academy) from different local languages, through synonyms.
- We will create a Cameroonian National Academy responsible, among other things, to promote our nationallanguage and to oversee it.
An identity for all and a computerised national file of the population
- We will offer anyone born in Cameroon a single identity number for life to enable them to enjoy all their rights and duties;
- We will establish a complete and reliable civil status file that is regularly updated;
- We will put in place a computerised civil registration system throughout the country to ensure that every child born in Cameroon has an identity. This system will have two parts: