Decentralisation And Local Development : Special Recommendations To Enhance Development

The Head of State, Paul Biya will decide when and how to implement the recommendations from the Major National Dialogue.

President Paul Biya in a tweet shortly after the closing ceremony of the Major National Dialogue on October 4, 2019 commended the participants for the their contributions, some of which inspired recommendations. “I can assure you that all of them will be considered attentively and diligently with a view to implementing them, taking into account their relevance and feasibility, as well as the capacities of our country,” he said. The Commission on Decentralisation and Local Development, chaired by Ngole Philip Ngwese made pertinent recommendations that were read out during closing ceremony of the Major National Dialogue under the chairperson of Prime Minister, Head of Government, Chief Dr Joseph Dion Ngute. Hopes are high that the Head of State will give priority to the recommendations whose implementation will usher in landmark changes in Cameroon’s local development landscape.

Solving Crisis in North West, South West

In view of solving the socio-political and security crisis in the North West and South West Regions which was the main reason for convening the Major National Dialogue, the Commission recommended: “-The endowment of the North West and South West Regions with a Special status in conformity with Section 62 Sub 2 of the Constitution which states that the law may take into consideration the specificities of certain Regions with regards to their organization and functioning, - The disbursement of special allocation to each of the Councils in the North West and South West to facilitate the effective resumption to certain agglomerations,

“ Proper Functioning of Local Authorities

The Commission proposed : “- The effective putting in place of Regions as soon as possible, ...



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