On instructions of President Paul Biya Minister of State, Minster of Justice and Keeper of the Seals, Laurent Esso, led a ministerial delegation to Belgium that met with the Cameroon Community in Brussels on Saturday the 5th of August 2017 to explain the thorny issues in regards to the so-called Anglophone problem. Hosted by Ambassador Daniel Evina Abe'e, the Minister was accompanied by Minister of External Relations, Lejeunne Mbella Mbella, the Director of Legislation at the Ministry of Justice, Dr. Gaston Kenfack Douajni, and Attaché at the Prime minister's Office, Mr. Tanyitiku Enoh Achuo.
"Whether you are federating or confederating, including the creation of a communication platform among you, my desire is for you to organize your various Associations in order to facilitate working relations between you and the Embassy," says Ambassador Daniel Evina Abe'e, Head of Mission to the Kingdom of Belgium and the European Union.
He was speaking on Saturday, 24th June 2017 in Brussels to the Presidents and members of Cameroonian Associations based in Belgium.
At the end of three hours of exchange of ideas on the various issues raised, they arrived at a consensus between them, on the one hand, and the Head of Mission and His close Collaborators, on the other, led by the Cultural Service which is in charge of associations among other responsiblities.
As the entreaty for networking among them was unanimously accepted as timely, ultimately ideas for the organising of a cameroon day/days/week in Belgium were tabled.
More than 70 members of the close to four-dozen associations registered in the Kingdom of Belgium were present.
On the eve of Cameroon's national day, 20th May, a special diner of the Military Corps was given by the Military Bureau of the Embassy on Friday the 19th of May 2017, in the presence of the Ambassador Daniel Evina Abe'e.
Colonel Abanda, Commander of the Ecole d'Etat Major; the Defence Attaché of Niger; and the former Commander of the Belgian Royal Guard were present. Apart from the wives and children of the military officers, other civilians were guests at the diner.
Four panellists addressed themselves to some two hundred Brussels-based Cameroonian women, accompanied by Belgian friends, and a handful of men, in the presence of Ambassador Daniel Evina Abe’e and comrades, on Sunday 12th March in the Uccle neighbourhood of Brussels, Belgium. In respect of the 2017 theme for the International Movement for Women’s rights, namely, “Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030, ” each highlighted an aspect craving the attention of the majority of women.
Dr. Edwige Abena, Epidemiologist, President of the Association for Equality and the Growth of Women (APEDEF) advised those who can to create their own enterprise. Closely linked to that, Madam Charlotte Latani, Social Worker at CPAS presented her organisation which is run from the top by women. Thereafter, Madame Fadimatou Ahmat, President of CAW in Leuven, Director of CINESAH Film Festival in Garoua, and President of the NGO Kaotal insisted that strategies must be implemented to keep girls in school beyond the primary level, especially in the North of Cameroon. Addressing herself to women at all levels and in all domains Madame Marie Pierre Nyatanyi, Specialist in Gender Development, holder of a degree in Political Science and International Law, and Writer stressed the importance of ICTS in women’s education and work.
The Head of Mission expressed satisfaction with the presentations, following the question and answer session. In addition, there was Balafon music from Minleng Simon and his group; a Solo and chéorography by Gigi Mone, an exhibition of Cameroonian fabric, clothes, tea, Penja pepper, food, among others. After dinner composed of Cameroonian cuisine, the dance floor was open to all.