By Boris Esono Nwenfor (Cameroon)
Civil society activist and leader of the Cameroon People’s Party (CPP), Edith Kahn Walla has enjoined women to wear black this coming Friday and boycott women’s day activities on that same day.
Kah Walla says this is a move to protest against the regime in place which has refused to solve the Anglophone crisis which has claimed many lives including women. “Women in Cameroon should Boycott all official gatherings for the Celebration of women’s day this year”. Edith Kah Walla said.
As reported by Journal du Cameroun, she said soldiers have shown no mercy since the crisis started, shooting girls, mothers and babies with impunity. Many women have fled into the bushes with their babies while others have taken refuge in Nigeria.
It is not the first time that the leader has call for the population to wear black in protest of the government’s inability to solve the present crisis. Last February, she made a plea for the population to wear black in solidarity with all those arrested due to the peaceful protest called by the MRC Party.
It is still unclear if the plea will be adhered to owing to the fact that the Women’s day celebration is a national event and not reserved for the South West and North West Regions.
The event comes at a time when violence in the two English speaking regions has degenerated. Separatist forces have in recent times called for a boycott of official activities in the regions. Separatist forces have also called for a boycott of the women’s day celebration across the South West and North West Regions. Event such as the Youth Day, was massively boycotted as few schools turn out for the celebration across the English zones, shops were all closed with transportation on hold.