Governors of the ten regions of Cameroon are expected in Yaounde, this Monday and Tuesday, January 13-14, 2020 for their first biannual conference of the year.
The meeting has been organized by the Minister of Territorial Administration, Paul Atanga Nji on the instructions of the President of the Republic.
Stakes Of The Conference
The biannual conference of Governors is generally dedicated to the evaluation of the socioeconomic and security situation in each of the ten regions of the country.
However, this edition is expected to lay particular emphasis on security before, during and after the twin legislative and municipal elections of February 9, 2020.
It will also be another occasion to update Regional Governors on the role of the administration in assisting the elections organising body, Elections Cameroon in its mission of organizing free, fair and credible elections.
Besides the elections, each of the ten Regional Governors will also be expected to make a socioeconomic and security assessment of their regions and evaluate measures taken so far.
The situation in the North West and South West regions of Cameroon will be of prime concern as the media will be nosing for information on government’s strategy to ensure a conducive atmosphere for elections in all the subdivisions of the two restive regions.
In this light, the Minister of Territorial Administration will hand down government’s directives.
Security concerns in the other regions include, Boko Haram terrorist threats in the Far North and parts of the North region, hostage taking for ransom in the Adamawa, and incursions by ex CAR rebels around the borders of the East region.
These menances amongst others are some of the security challenges that may feature in the two day discussions.