National Bilingualism Commission: Experts reflect on a model of living together

The National Commission for the Promotion of Bilingualism and Multiculturalism, NCPBM, is working on a model to enforce the spirit of togetherness in Cameroon.

 

The one day brianstorming conference organised by the Commission for the Promotion of Bilingualism and Multiculturalism took place Thursday 11th April 2019 in Yaounde.

The Chairman Peter Mafany Musonge said the commission is working to uphold the values of peace, tolerance and understanding among Cameroonians.

Over thirty experts are taking part in a gathering to reinforce the idea of togetherness. The reflections are carried out in three phases;

-Definition of the concept of living together
-The reality of living together
-Mechanisms to promote peaceful co-existence in Cameroon

Living together: Experts react

Professor Stephen Kizito Forbi an expert affirms that peaceful co-habitation in Cameroon is still a problem.
He affirms “you cannot live together if you do not understand what keeps you together”

An expert on peace building and conflict management, Professor Willibroad Nze-ngwa thinks the National Commission for the Promotion of Bilingualism and Multiculturalism could do more than maintaining and consolidating national unity.

He thinks the structure can play the role of peace,  social justice, truth and reconciliation.

The National Commission for the Promotion of Bilingualism and Multiculturalism was created partly to address the grievances of all Cameroonians.

The  Commission, created by decree No: 2017/013 of the 23rd January 2017 aims at promoting Bilingualism and Multiculturalism in Cameroon and; Maintain peace and consolidate unity

Benly Anchunda

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