Traders in Bamenda, Chief town of the North West region in Cameroon, have been urged to overcome fear and carry on with their business activities.
The call was made in a dialogue session organised by the Government Delegate to the Bamenda city council, Vincent Ndumu Nji . According to the delegate, it wasn’t normal for the people of the region to keep impoverishing themselves through ghost town operations.
The traders in constructive dialogue with the Government Delegate, agreed that the ghost towns and threats from unknown sources have slowed down their business activities for the past nine months. A situation which they all agree must stop. The government delegate urged the traders to dominate the fear that has animated them for the past months by defying calls from adventurers, fugitives, and activist living out of the country. While promising the traders of government’s security,Vincent Ndumu encourage the traders to form vigilante groups and be each other keeper.
He equally elaborated some measures taken by government to solve problem in the areas of road constructions and education.
Speaking to Journal du Cameroon today August 28, a supposed ghost town day, some citizens in Bamenda say business is going on as usual, insinuating that many have heeded to the Government Delegate’s call made over the weekend. Eyewitness account say buses, taxis and normal buying and selling is going on normally to the surprise of many.