He made this statement in Yaoundé on Thursday, during the launching ceremony of the Coordination Centre for Humanitarian Assistance to the North West and South West Regions.tt
It was an occasion for him to update diplomats on the NW/SW Humanitarian Assistance Plan, where he briefed them, on the stakes of the ongoing crisis in the two regions and what government, other actors, have been doing to assist those affected so far.
Members of the Humanitarian Assistance committee agreed to scrupulously respect the code of conduct governing field work in order to assist the increasingly suffering masses. Representatives of the United Nation, the USA, Germany, France, and the European Union were all in attendance. The Humanitarian Assistance Plan was created by the President of the Republic, and launched by the Prime Minister on 20th June 2018. Government says about 75000 families, affected by the crisis, have received humanitarian aid.
It was on this occasion that the MINAT boss, in an interview with the press, called on all Amba boys to drop their weapons, reassuring them that they would not go to jail.
" Let me make it very clear, those who lay down their weapons will not go to jail. That is the instruction from the Head of State”, stated the minister.
He further guaranteed these fighters safety and protection, if they truly repent and register with the National Committee for Disarmament, Demobilisation and Reintegration, a commission created by Mr Paul Biya to reconcile these Amba boys to the laws of the land.