Have you ever asked yourself what goes on during the nations Parliamentary seating’s? It is sorrowful that no one has ever taken time to ask. We hear of stories of Cameroon MP’s lodged in grand luxurious hotels with tax payers money, and they work all night with their girlfriends and boyfriends, and get up the next day for the sessions where they find comfortable sits to doze off. some are alcohol infested and they manifest this by becoming perpetual hand clappers and support for the popular side… these are the people who vote and pass laws and when they come out, we say they constituted the majority… majority my foot! A parliament of gerontocracy. How can weak and sleepy eyes deliberate on laws and issues that concern people? and yet they come and consume tax payers money in the name of representing them- (in their dreams). At the end of each working session we get get brief reports of things agreed upon by the sleepy eyes and hand clappers which will affect innocent citizens for the rest of their lives.
It is high time Cameroonians started knowing what goes on behind close doors among MP’s who we say are ambassadors of the people.
It is high time we started having live coverages of these Parliamentary seating’s on our flat screens. It is high time our media organs started given priority to issues that go on in our National Assembly rather than run after stale events for ‘gombo’ like ‘gombophones’. Then we will all know and identify those ambassadors who sleep, clap hands, cause action, party mongers and most importantly, those who represent the interest of those who voted them in. In other countries like Nigeria, Britain etc, their Parliamentary seating’s are showed live and you really get to see how people engage themselves in physical combat because they are fighting for the interest of their people. This should not end only in our Parliamentary seating’s, our courts should also give access for live coverage in some delicate issues especially those that concern embezzlement, corruption etc (cases like that of the albatross) Cameroonians will best know if justice was done or not.
If we need to attain vision 2035, we need to start being transparent- transparent here means giving the opportunity for the tax payers to judge for themselves, do the checks and balances which the government has failed to do.