ORBITUARY Mr. Justice Frederick Alobwede Ebong

The Ebong, Alobwede, Ntoko and Nzegge families announce with profound regret, the death of their Father, Brother, Uncle and Pillar, Retired Justice Frederick Alobwede Ebong on Friday, the 24th of May, at Medstar Georgetown Hospital, Washington DC at 1:45 pm after a brief illness.

Justice Ebong was born in Small Soppo Buea on the 8th of September 1945 to Adolf Alobwede Ebong, and Regina Ebane Ebong. He was married to Mrs. Julie Ebude Ebong nee Ntoko Ebong of Blessed Memory. They both had four children. Ebong Emmanuel Enongene, Emmanuella Emade, Princewill-Albert, Ebong Christy Ebane and Ebong Sylvia Mesame, with five grandchildren and a host of family, friends, and political affiliates to mourn him.

He attended RCM School Small Soppo Buea, from 1953 to 1961, and Ibibio State College, Ikot Ekpene, Nigeria, from 1961-1965. He later left Cameroon to attend University Preparatory School in Moscow State University from 1965-1966 and progressed into Russian Kiev State University Faculty of Law where he obtained a Degree of Law from 1966-1970.

He served the government of Judicial Ministry of Cameroon for 29 years where he progressed to the highest rank as justice of the High Court.

After obtaining a Law Degree from Kiev State University, in 1970, he was employed by the West Cameroon Public Service in Buea as an Executive Officer on April 28th 1971, and worked with the Secretary of State for Urban Development-Victoria. In June 1971 he became the First Assistant Divisional Officer in Mundemba. He was later posted to Mezam Divisional Office as Assistant Divisional Officer in March 1972, where he worked until November 1973.

He gained admission into the Cameroon School of Magistracy,Yaoundé (ENAM) where he studied Magistracy up to August 1975 and was posted as Legal Officer in the Procureur General’s Chambers. In July 1976 he was integrated as a Magistrate of Cameroon. In August 1976 he was posted to Kumba as presiding Magistrate to work with Justice Anyangwe of Blessed Memory.  In August 1977 he was posted to Ndian Division as presiding Magistrate where he worked for a year until August 1978.

After working as an Attaché in the Procureur General’s office in Bamenda Northwest Province in 1980, he was posted as First Resident Magistrate in Menchum Division. In July 1982 he was promoted as Grade 2 Magistrate and in October 1983 he was posted as Presiding Magistrate in Bamenda Central.

In August 1985 he was posted to Nso, Bui Division, as a Crown Counsel also known as known as Procureur de la Republique, and in August 1988 he was promoted as Grade 3 Presiding Magistrate in Limbe where he worked until November 1991. He was posted to Mbengwi as a Justice of the High Court and Magistrate’s Court after being promoted as Grade 4 Magistrate. In July 1995 he was posted as one of the Vice Presidents of the Court of Appeal in Buea and in 1998 he was posted as a Sub-Director of Judicial Co-operation in the Ministry of Justice in Yaoundé.

He was very active in the Southern Cameroons Movement for Independence and declared the Restoration of the Independence of the Southern Cameroons with other members of the SCNC at midnight on December 31st 1999, breaking the year 2000. The love for equality, freedom and justice for all triggered his commitment in the Southern Cameroons Movement for Independence and drove him towards this declaration.

In 2000, he retired from the public service in Cameroon and left Cameroon for Nigeria, seeking refuge with his entire family. In 2006, he was resettled by the UNHCR to the United States with his family. He became a citizen of the United States of American in 2011 and lived in Washington DC until his death. 

He was a loving husband and dad, a gentle soul inside out.

He will be greatly missed by his children, grandchildren, relatives and friends.

Funeral arrangements for his Home coming.

Friday, July 12th 2019 – Viewing, Wake and Celebration of life in Washington DC

Saturday, July 13th Funeral Mass and Burial and Repast in Washington DC

Sunday, July 14th Thanksgiving Service and Celebration of life by Family in Washington DC

More details of the program will soon be made public.

                                                                                                                 June 6th, 2019

Condolence Message for Ma

Bernice Westerman

Following the peaceful passing in Kansas, U.S.A. of Miss Bernice Westerman, pioneer principal of Saker Baptist College, Limbe on Tuesday, 21st May 2019, the ladies of the Sakerettes Transglobal Alliance (STA) wish to express their solidarity and heartfelt condolences to the entire community of Sakerettes, past and present, those of the Baptist Boys Secondary School in Buea as well as the  former Baptist Teacher Training Colleges in Soppo, and Ndu and to those all over Cameroon, particularly in Mbingo,Mbem, Belo and Kumba, whose lives she so meaningfully touched in the course of her long and devoted labour of love for the development of the young people of this Country, (Cameroon).

As a delegation of the Sakerettes Transglobal Alliance gets ready to give her the most befitting tribute at her funeral in Sioux Falls, South Dakota this weekend, we join everyone who is touched by her passing on, in praying to our Lord, Jesus Christ to grant her soul eternal rest and peace.

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Who wants Fru Ndi’s head?

By Ngoko Monyadowa

Today’s epistle is an offshoot of the recent calamities visited on the person of the Social Democratic Front, SDF, Chairman Ni John Fru Ndi and, by extension the already dwindling prominence of the party. Interest here inheres not so much in the newsworthiness of the party as the issue of their contemporaneity with political upheavals in the country. The fact that his recent abduction comes on the heels of other public relations fiasco emanating from the Chairman’s unreasoned visit to SONARA and the unfortunate aftermath of being muddied by a low cadre administrator fit to be his grandson is quite telling and, raises the spectre of a man at the helm of a party that acts on impulse instead of laid down strategy. Indeed, the pendulum swings of fate have not been kind to the SDF and its maverick Chairman in the recent past as epitomized also, by the saga of key to Limbe metropolis handed to him by the John Elufa Manga Williams, first class chief in waiting of the OPEC city.

Contrary to the perspective many have leaned on-that is Fru Ndi deserved the loathsome treatment showered on him during his botched attempt to show concern for the incendiary occurrence in Cameroon’s lone refinery, the contention here is that we must always make a distinction between political correctness and simple rules of decorum or etiquette. While admitting that Fru Ndi’s idiosyncrasy might have induced him not to exhibit concern much earlier for the more than 14,000 workers unceremoniously driven into penury by the activities of separatist militias, such a slip in diligence has nevertheless, impacted negatively on the viewpoint many Cameroonians hold on his person and the party he incarnates. Is he telling the public that he did not hear about chopped off fingers from the hands of workers who attempted to dare the separatists by going to work? Did the inferno at SONARA have to sprout for him to be jolted to sanity?

Oh no, Mr. Chairman while not pandering to the objectionable behavior of the officials at Cameroon Development Corporation, CDC, headquarters who ensured that a low-keyed, if not, snobbery reception was reserved for you during your almost afterthought visit to their premises, conventional wisdom would have impelled a more civil approach to issues of protocol and administrative niceties by ensuring that your visit is duly programmed.

 Even more embarrassing is the fact that a prominent personality like Fru Ndi, at least, considering antecedents relating to the restoration of multi-party politics in Cameroon and other sacrifices bearing on chivalry and erstwhile charisma, was reduced to a mere pauper by the agency of an upstart administrator passing off for Sub Divisional Officer for Limbe II who barred him from achieving his public relations stunt of visiting the charred remains of the once vibrant SONARA.

This incident readily brings to mind the impertinence of administrative officials especially, those sent to function in the English speaking part of the country. With a pigeon-holed mentality or mindset that predicates every issue on state authority leaving no room in its wake for personal initiatives infused unto them while in ENAM, there can be no gainsaying the fact that wet-nose administrators will be prone to unleashing abominable acts of indecency even to evidently respectable citizens. And, this is precisely the case with Fru Ndi, who advertently or inadvertently, opened his flanks to the exuberance of a “one and indivisible Cameroon” fanatic.

With the current situation of descent to free for all and his sometimes unguarded statements that exude indictment of the government for incompetence in handling the Anglophone crisis, it is not surprising that even without orders from above, fanatical Biya apologists could seize any available opportunity to drag the iota of honour he still possesses into opprobrium.

Coming back to the Key to Limbe metropolis issue, the wonder here is that the very chiefs who are unrepentant about Fru Ndi being disrobed of the honour of being in possession of the Key to the OPEC city are the very ones who had championed an earlier move that materialized in the bestowal of the same honour on the Senior Divisional Officer for Fako, Engamba Emmanuel. When chiefs reduce themselves to serfs and poodles of administrators and illegitimate politicians, the upshot is not surprisingly, the condescending posturing akin to what the governor of the Southwest region Bernard Okalia Bilai indulged in the advent to this year’s May 20 celebrations.  Moreover, if it is true as has been postulated that the persona dramatis John Manga Williams, had been summoned to Yaounde by a regime top brass and forced to recant his previous act of civility to Fru Ndi, then the issue is one of premature obsession with being seen to be in the good books of the paymaster-in this case Emperor Paul Biya.

As for the abduction of the SDF chairman, it is taken here with a pinch of salt. While condemning such an action that projects nothing short of moral depravity, there is every reason to believe that in a country that has exhibited undisguised signs of descent into a failed state, given that even known armed robbery gang leaders, money launderers, and all sorts of mobsters find their places within the governing class, nothing comes as surprise. While Fru Ndi’s post release narrative evokes clear signs linking his abduction to Ambazonian separatists, there is also the possibility of an unseen hand from the lunatic fringe of government that may want to affix an image of extremism on Anglophone separatists that is stalling the much desired inclusive dialogue. Fru Ndi, deposed that the crux of his abduction is his inability or refusal to withdraw SDF parliamentarians and senators from the current national assembly. This assertion is brought to naught by the fact that the concerned lawmakers, or is it breakers, won election in different constituencies and their stay or withdrawal from the national assembly does not depend on the Chairman. It has to be an individual decision.

What is certain is that whoever is behind the abduction of the SDF Chairman does not have a firm grasp of the issues at stake. Fru Ndi, is not a separatist and so whatever he does with the Biya regime should be of no interest to the Ambazonian cause. In fact, if as Fru Ndi claims, his abductors are from the Ambazonia fringe of separatists, then, such a lunatic clime is doing a disservice to their struggle. How then can they exculpate themselves from the stigma of extremism that has hung on the throat of president Biya like a sword of Damocles? On the other hand, if the hand of Jacob is impersonating that of Esau then we are in for an endless struggle because there are hawks even within the “one and invisible Cameroon” fringe of the political arena who do not want the war to end and by that token come up with antics that postpone meaningful dialogue. Whatever turns out to be the verdict, these are very trying moments for the SDF and its national Chairman, Ni John Fru Ndi. A more mature vision and communication strategy is sorely needed to erode the recent gaffes by the Chairman and the party if at all there is hope for rejuvenation in the pip

Barrister Nso’s recusal, ‘ping-pong’ with defence colleagues

By Beng Humphrey Fang

The festering power show among various climes of Anglophone separatists has assumed a very treacherous and potentially fatal twist as each faction opposed to a united Cameroon jostles for visibility and hegemony.From Cameroon to Switzerland and the United States of America, the rhythm is one of cacophony in strategy and ‘ground zero’ tactics.

In the light of the above, the sacking of Barrister Fru John Nsoh by mainstream defence counsel for Sissiku Ayuk Tabe and nine others is seen as a recent derivative of avoidable squabbling at a time when synergy of forces against tyranny and misrule is of essence.Subsequent to this untoward development and haggard from the deleterious stigma of incompetence and lack of professional consciousness affixed to his person in a recent press conference in Yaoundé wherein he was also recused as lead defence counsel, Barrister Nso has in retribution taken a swipe at his erstwhile comrades in arms.

Speaking on Cameroon’s Douala-based Equinox television channel on phone, the lawyer said nobody has the right to remove him as lead counsel of the college of lawyers. He, however, regretted that instead of the lawyers to sympathize with him for making such outings, they instead want to remove him as lead counsel.

Commenting on what is alleged to have triggered the move by the lawyers to take such an action against him, the outspoken lawyer, Barrister Fru in the phone call enunciated loud and clear, his earlier allegation that Sissiku Ayuk Tabe has been compromised by the Cameroon government. Going further, he alleged that the results of his investigation hold that the detained separatist leader has been having meetings in prison with the presidency of the Republic of Cameroon through its Secretary General, Ferdinand Ngoh Ngoh to the extent they have been signing documents. Meantime, Barrister Fru’s investigation as he claimed, is yet to reveal the content of the meeting or documents alleged to have been signed between the Southern Cameroons beleaguered leader and the presidency. An outing by the disavowed lawyer is highly awaited as soon as he returns to the Cameroon as he said his reaction to the disclaimer against him by the lawyers will be uncovered when he returns to Cameroon from the U.S.

Going by the joint statement presented by the assistant lead counsel Barrister Paddy Yong on behalf of the college of lawyers defending the Ambazonia leadership in detention, the lawyers said Fru John Nso had recused himself as lead lawyer of the team by virtue of his outing, emphatically stating that they, lawyers are just legal and not political advisers to the detainees. The lawyers equally clarified that the man of law has just been stripped of his position as lead lawyer but remains a member of the team. “Fru remains part of the team, but we cannot look up to him as lead counsel,” they stated. Stemming from there, they added that any outing or utterance henceforth by the said lawyer is personal and not on behalf of the defense. Without mincing words, “we distance ourselves from Barrister Fru’s outings in the USA and other foreign media organs,” the team declared.

Worthy of note is the fact that the legal ping-pong being played by the Sisiku Ayuk defence lawyers is just a microcosm of the rotten potato that advocates of Southern Cameroons separation from La Republique du Cameroun now project. From fragile breakaway factions to discordant communiqués on the same subject with impeachments and counter impeachments in tow, the struggle for Anglophone emancipation is certainly far from denouement. Perhaps the issue that is ordinarily amenable to reexamination requires more evenhandedness than the current pigheadedness.

The unsung pangs of ‘ghost towns’

By Achaleke Ashley*

From a seemingly inoffensive offshoot of a minor protest by lawyers and teachers ghost town phenomena have morphed to a credo in the two Anglophone regions with well-articulated rituals attached to non-adherence.The advent of the socio-political crisis in October 2016 in the Anglophone regions midwifed ghost town in December 2016, as a weapon to induce government compliance to conjuring up solutions to Anglophone recriminations against marginalization. A brainchild of the separatist fringe of disgruntled Anglophones the weapon has been diligently implemented even as the Cameroonian authorities initially denied the existence of an “Anglophone problem.” It was declared by the Cameroon Anglophone Civil Society Consortium that Mondays should be ‘Operation Ghost Town.’

During these ghost towns citizens are expected to stay at home, shops and businesses are not to open and if one is spotted open by the separatist on a Ghost Town day, it is rumored that they follow that individual up and warn him or her or instantly do away with her/his life or burn down the store. And this was highly respected at the start. All schools, from nurseries to universities remain closed on this day for fear of being attacked or torched. This shut down was so as to force the government to abide by the demands of the Anglophone community. This act has led to countless loss of lives and injuries on civilians.

So far this is not the first time President Paul Biya is faced with non-functioning towns. This ghost town is a tactic that dates back to the early 1990s. As far back as 1991 a series of pro-democracy demonstrations ended with bloodshed after clashes between students, other youths and security forces. The opposition responded to the shooting and killing demonstrators by employing Operation Ghost Town. This crisis is deadlocked but the government and separatists are sticking to irreconcilable positions. Each believes in their own greedy so called authority. Both sides are not ready to explore compromise solutions. The security forces acted like snails but by mid 2018, they inflicted heavy casualties on the separatists. There have been several attempts on dialogue between both sides but neither the government nor the separatists are ready to make things right or come to a compromise.

Though Ghost Town is highly respected by the Anglophone regions, taxes are paid normally by store owners or business owners regardless of if they respect the Ghost Town or not. A store owner says no matter how they try to avoid problems it seems it cannot be avoided because if one respects Ghost Town the Mayor breaks open their locks or shutters, or better still adds another “municipal” lock. They face a lot of difficulties too from the separatists who could burn down one’s store for opening.This is rather confusing for them as they fear persecution on both sides.

They say if you want to know the effect of being citizens in this country dare you not pay tax then and only then can you know that the Cameroon government does not take anything as serious as the tax citizens pay. Taxes had been increased from last year. According to some store owners they now pay above what was previously expected from them. Some tax collectors walk around and ask for petty offerings to keep in their pocket but at the end it is not recorded that they had paid tax therefore double crossing them.

 Some business owners complained of being regular tax payers but their shops which are their property are forced open on Ghost Town days by a marauding Buea mayor which to them, amounts to invasion of privacy or sheer municipal insanity. Those stores belong to them and whatever they choose to do is to their detriment. As long as they pay their taxes, they maintain, they should be allowed to open or close as they wish. Howbeit, the ghost town affects them in a lot of ways. They are made to stay at home doing nothing. Though to some it is an advantage to others it may not be same case as they seem to lose a lot on such days with massive decreases in their turnover. They don’t open on Ghost Town days to ensure customers purchase from them so they have enough for their family and to take care of personal needs.

Some stay at home and work which is to be done at the office is postponed to the following day causing piled up work and the stress added on individuals has a massive negativity because at first many businesses functioned daily from Mondays to Saturdays but now they are forced to start from Tuesday to Saturday which is a decrease in their budget. Also, pressure from government and separatists are issues they are sometimes unable to handle as every authority wants the citizens to respect their orders.

      This crisis headache is becoming unbecoming and as time goes on, more days are placed for Ghost Town making some businesses to collapse under inconsistent trends. A workable ghost town calendar has been suggested by economic pragmatists if only to avoid such inconveniences as are faced when they are abruptly “decreed.”

As one industrialist put it, “the Ghost Town phenomenon especially in Buea is a serious difficulty that needs to be addressed by an authority more astute and level-headed that what from all indications is a psychotic case of a municipal authorities that is in the habit of leading drugged thugs to hack open private business enterprises, leaving same to the mercy of separatist hoodlums.

*Siantou journalism student on internship

Unbiased critical reporting: Veritable ingredients of democracy

By Charlie Ndi Chia

Journalists and referees have one thing in common. They ought to be independent. No matter who pays them, they are supposed to be fair, firm and unbiased. Referees we all know are not supposed to take sides. A journalist’s primary responsibility is to serve the common good or better still, the people’s as opposed to parochial governmental interests.

When people are afraid of the government, there is tyranny. But when the government is afraid of the people there is democracy. Therefore, stories in the press, whether controlled by government or not, should tend to answer the citizens’ needs and not just those of overwhelming political or economic interests.

In most developing nations, the tendency is for journalists employed by government to outdo one another in singing the praises and “protecting the interests” of those in power… for filthy lucre in one form or the other. Some state media bosses even go to the extent of overtly “decreeing” that the primary brief of government owned or controlled media is projecting official action and parrying [opposition] criticism. Yet in strict professional terms, this is very wrong, because like the nation itself, the government is an everyday negotiation, with journalists playing the role of Ombudsmen, more or less.

Time was, when Cameroon Tribune was a veritable forum for national debate. Critical issues, including controversial ones affecting all aspects of national life were freely debated on its pages. This went a long way in connecting those in government with the governed and gave credibility to the government itself. Ideas were liberally expressed on the pages of Cameroon Tribune. Then, the paper served as a barometer or weather cock for those at the helm of power, who in turn became acquainted with the likes and dislikes of those they governed and crafted people friendly policies accordingly and obligatorily. This was in the 1980’s and Cameroon Tribune was a “visible, functional roundtable” of national conversation.  

What one reads these days though, are mostly one sided accounts of how the government performed, is planning to perform or what big feat one big gun or the other has been achieving. It is often “spiced” with routine news of valiant sportsmen and women, without of course, indicating, let alone analyzing their perennial brushes with institutions and persons that hardly bother about the complaints of these embattled sportsmen and women. Even though Cameroon Tribune might not have crassly breached the journalistic fundamental principle of truthfulness, it is pretty clear that this newspaper’s first loyalty is to a cluster of individuals in government and not to the citizens whose tax money has been funding it for 45 years. Most of its news staple is official hand downs, nay, gubernatorial or ministerial performance, inaugurations, installations and all that jazz. There is hardly any independence or clear cut divorce from the rather pampered interests of those Cameroon Tribune journalists cover.

In a manner of speaking, the newspaper hardly monitors, takes the pulse, with a view to monitoring power and giving a voice to the voiceless. Sincerely speaking, the cocoa farmer in Meme Division has little or no stake in the paper, let alone being told by Cameroon Tribune if and how his cocoa crop is profiting. By the same token, critical issues of persistent power outages, provocative affluence, graft and corruption by certain government big necks are not independently reported, debated or criticized. Sometimes those who misgoverned or even looted the common till outright are projected as living saints even when the masses are groaning and dying from the cruel, crushing weight of their misdeeds. Managers that mismanage public corporations are hardly investigated and exposed as frauds. Then, they turn up belatedly, when it suits the fancy of power brokers to report that ‘A’ or ‘B’ has been indicted and taken into custody on corruption charges.

Perhaps in reporting basic issues such as irritating power outages and damage to the national economy, the rot in most local councils and parastatals, lack of potable water nationwide, poor  primary health measures to name but these few would make for a more people friendly Cameroon Tribune than what it is, presently. What this means is that this publicly funded newspaper shouldn’t be a pliant tool in the hands of a few influential civil servants and/or sacred cows, but should rather serve as a veritable forum for public examination and criticism and collective problem solving. Even the government interest won’t be hurt in any way if the news carried on the pages of this taxpayers’ funded organ is proportional and relevant.

True journalism is unbiased, critical and [reasonably] objective. Whether they work for government or not, journalists ought to guarantee the sanctity of the nation, and not that of the people who run the affairs of the nation. Cameroon Tribune could do with a bit of this without being hurt or hurting anyone for that matter.

Frequent power blackouts sinking Cameroon’s economy

By Achaleke Ashley*

The issue of tempestuous power outages in Cameroon has begun attaining unbearable levels, leaving many a citizen to opine that the country has fallen apart completely. Cameroonians are being deprived of a necessity. Bribes are taken daily regarding this issue, be it in Buea, Bamenda, Mamfe or any other town in Cameroon. The litany of woes associated to this phenomenon of regular power outages that have made electricity supply epileptic in some communities and comatose in others is a veritable cause for concern.

Citizens pay bills daily but do not get the end product as per bills paid. Light is rather infrequent in most parts of the country. Managers would rather be seen gallivanting around during working hours instead of being at their duty posts. Insipid speeches and other banal propaganda more or less light up the nation a lot more than functional turbines, kilowatts and megawatts. Cameroonians are subjected to offering huge bribes just to ensure they are supplied with electricity. Cameroon is a blessed land with so many areas where big rivers, dotted all over the national territory can be harnessed to supply electricity for its citizens. There are other nations on the African continent with less means of generating electricity but they seldom face shortages, let alone outages. Botswana is one such, where good governance exists, where there is zero tolerance for corruption and ineptitude and whose institutions work almost with the accuracy of a Switch watch.

Decayed poles dangle precariously, constituting huge deadly danger for denizens. Transformers are of fictitiously low capacity, yet quixotic speeches and promises are regularly made to the effect that every nook and cranny of the nation “has either seen the light” or would be connected to a functional grid before the start of an ostentatious soccer jamboree. Hardly anything is done ensure the comfort of citizens who now celebrate a rare shining bulb or fluorescent tube. Assurance speeches and propaganda are spewed even as lights flicker and go out, sometimes leaving certain big towns in pitch darkness for months. Hardly have the citizens been apologized to, when their electrical appliances were blown or when their homes were burnt, thanks to electrical power fluctuations. Yet, disconnections are hurriedly carried out when one defaults in paying one’s bill for the month.   Poles decay and eventually crumble before ENEO staffers start fidgeting. Little attention is turned towards this and more, but workers find pleasure in petty offerings to fill their pockets with no work done in return.

Electricity is a basic necessity and if one is deprived they rather feel uncomfortable, with businesses crumbling. Some nursing mothers are in need of electricity to be able to nurse their babies; others use it to store their beverages or perishables in their refrigerators. The instability of light generally causes the destruction of phones, television sets, radios among others. Some could lose their houses due to the force in which light is brought back after it is cut off.

Individuals grope in darkness daily, while technicians fold their arms, blaming everything else on bureaucracy. They act like they do their work whereas the work done is not satisfactory. It is ironical that with one of the highest potentials of hydro-electrical power potential in the continent, the most that Cameroonians have enjoyed in this sector so far are the speeches that promise heaven but deliver hell.

Electricity is important to every individual in particular and every sector of the economy in general. This inconsistency of power supply has been for a while and consumers begin to wonder if their suppliers are aware of the huge losses incurred and overall damage done to the national economy. The simple replacement of rotten poles are suggestions laid out by consumers and also the replacement of transformers to ones of high capacity to supply its consumers. This costs practically very, very little to achieve. But corruption, inertia and a general work ethic that is daily sinking the nation has almost always ended in spending the pound to catch the penny.

The same bureaucrats refraining “emergence by 3035” in every other speech, are either shamelessly unaware or criminally compromising on what pivotal role electricity power supply plays in every facet of national development.

*Siantou journalism student on internship