Thirteen years ago, the founding fathers of the Southern Cameroons Youth League establish on the landscape of Africa, an organisation that will challenge in a forceful way the occupation of the Southern Cameroons . Thirteen years after, the struggle for the restoration of the independence of the Southern Cameroons though tumultuous, has nevertheless been placed in an irreversible pedestal in the political landscape of the world. The SCYL remains hopeful that in the coming months, the struggle for the independence of our homeland will reach a tipping point. The SCYL maintains its resolve in the arm struggle against the occupying regime and urge its supporters to reject any naïve proposition by detractors in confronting one of the most brutal nations in Africa . We have set our vision as follows:
The SCYL seeks to establish a sovereign, independent and viable State that will lend itself the primary objective of securing for its people a functional democratic system grounded on the will of the people, the rule of law, the respect of human rights with the people at the centre of every developmental effort of the human capacity.
Second, The SCYL seeks to harness and exploit equitably the God given resources of The Southern Cameroons principally for the benefit of its citizenry.
Third, it seeks to make morality a cornerstone of cohabitation
Fourth, because we believe the destiny of our people to be tied to the destiny of the continent of Africa , a viable Southern Cameroons State will formulate and execute policies that have at its core the reawakening of the Pan African spirit which many fought and died for. A new Pan-Africanism that will seek to build bridges across the continent, re-orientate the African psyche and elevate the continent as a global player.
I wish every SCYL activists across the globe a wonderful thirteen anniversary and urge them to redouble their effort in the restoration campaign.
I am also announcing the readmission of Comrade Wesley Tiku into the SCYL family and reinstating him as the SCYL Head of Missions for North America .
He shall have the duty of engaging in a philosophy of liberation diplomatic initiatives on behalf of the SCYL and the Southern Cameroons . The SCYL believes any individual assign a job of conflict management and resolution must be equipped with the skills not only to reach out to foreign authorities but also the humility to reach out to sister organisations and individuals.
On the report by the Dutch government
While the SCYL acknowledges certain credibility problems with respect to the way the protection regime base on the Geneva Convention and the 1967 Protocol has been handled with respect to Southern Cameroonians seeking protection, we however reject the premise of the research outcome of the Dutch government base on two reasons;
Any credible research must fulfil two basic fundamental principles; replicability and reliability. The parameters of the Holland research has failed to fulfil any of the above parameters
The hypothesis which led into the enquiry was politically motivated and meant to foster a policy that is base on a harmonised asylum regime that has watered down the spirit of the Geneva Convention and redefined the protection regime which central European nations have been the greatest beneficiaries
I have asked the International Secretariat in collaboration with the SCYL Holland bureau to represent our position to the government of Holland and to make them understand, they will be welcome to play an important role seeking to resolve the present impasse between our people and La Republique du Cameroun.
National Secretary General
Ayaba Cho Lucas
‘Concerning nonviolence, it is criminal to teach a man not to defend himself when he is the constant victim of brutal attacks.’ Malcom X
“Human rights are about the curtailment of the abstract and super state power, ie the limitation of absolute power corrupting absolutely”
Julius che, 1997 Buea
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