Politics

Anglophone Problem: Simon Munzu says late Owona failed as statesman


The former UN diplomat sent his condolence to the family of Professor Joseph Owona, a Constitutional expert who was part of Cameroon’s 1996 constitutional amendment.

The former Education Minister and President of the Fecafoot Normalisation Committee, died in France on Sunday.

His role during the early days of the Anglophone problem has been questioned with Simon Munzu, arguing that the former could have played a huge role in favour of the people of the North West and South West regions.

‘In his public career, Owona had many opportunities to speak truth to power and help to steer Cameroon to safer shores but chose the path of immediate gratification and the role of the Biya regime’s apologist-in-chief. He was the high priest of the ‘Essingan’ facing the ‘Laakam’, two ethnocentric organizations headed by ethnocentric intellectuals.’ Munzu said in a post.

Source: Cameroon News Agency