The Group President of Credit Africa Invest S.A and a young Cameroonian entrepreneur, ranked 9th on the Institut Choiseul’s ranking of “Africa economic leaders for tomorrow” in 2017 was reacting on state media Tuesday after Barrister Akere Muna described the Major National Dialogue as a “show”. Dashaco was among those sent abroad to consult with the diaspora ahead of the Major National Dialogue
He thundered: “I was taken aback when I saw Akere Muna talking about it. We are talking about suffering people, people who have suffered. People who were born on the stones, went to school bare feet, and tried to climb to fly among the eagles. I want to sincerely, with all due respect that I have for Barrister Akere Muna, say that when a suffering people are talking, he is not supposed to make any iota of statement because he doesn’t know what suffering is all about.”
Cameroon-info.net recalls that shortly after the opening of the Major National Dialogue Monday, September 30, 2019, Barrister Akere Muna, candidate in last year’s presidential election staged a protest at the goings-on at the Yaoundé Conference Center.
"I was called a Participant; I was not a Participant, I was a Spectator...Nothing happened so far as I'm concerned. They're planning alone, they're working alone; I hope they can solve it alone."
In a statement made public Tuesday, Akere Muna said the Major National Dialogue was an opportunity to counter all statements predicting the failure of this dialogue.
“I was hoping to find a platform where all stakeholder and sensitivities could make their voices heard, and where all opinions, however divergent, would be taken into account, because frequently, a way out is found at the end of a healthy debate.
“Unfortunately, the unfolding of the events of the first day of the Major National Dialogue revealed that everything was carefully stage managed and produced from a script from which the organisers could not stray. Worse still, certain topics, such as the form of the state and the situation of political and economic prisoners, which are important in the current context, have simply been avoided.
“From what I saw, I could only suspend my participation in this event, as it became painfully clear that they needed spectators, and not participants.
“My love for my country is unshakable. For several decades, my patriotism has driven me to want the best for my fellow citizens and myself, and I remain convinced that great progress is always the fruit of healthy debate. That, indeed, is the whole point of dialogue.
“I will continue to work tirelessly as best as I can, for the restoration of peace, social justice, and national cohesion in Cameroon.”
Cameroon-info.net recalls that Akere Muna is one of the sons of Solomon Tandeng Muna who served as the first Prime Minister of the federated state of West Cameroon from January 11, 1968 to June 2, 1972 and as Vice President of the Federal Republic of Cameroon from 1970 to 1972.