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July 6, 2011

Press Release : The Southern Cameroons Leaders Conclave, Washington DC

June 2011

The Southern Cameroons National Council (SCNC), Southern Cameroons Peoples Organisation (SCAPO), Southern Cameroons Youth League (SCYL), the Restoration Government (RG) and Civil Society have just concluded a second historic conclave in Washington, District of Columbia today with the signing of an historic accord to work together. Following the first conference in Oslo, Norway, the different groups have decided to bond together in a coalition that enhances their ability to work together and to nurture a healthy working relationship for the interest of the people of Southern Cameroons.

The Patriotic Coalition Front (PCF) was formed to embrace a Collective Leadership (COLE) as the new modus operandi to harmonise actions, coordinate activities and strengthen the bond between the various Movements and Civil society. COLE shall be composed of the leaders of SCNC, SCAPO, SCYL, RG and Civil Society and they shall all work together from a horizontal platform to enforce any decision that shall be decided by the PCF. Mola Njoh Litumbe was chosen to head the Ways and Means Committee (WMC) charged with fundraising and the development of policies to enhance funding of the Liberation struggle. Former governor Achu Morfaw was chosen to assist Mola Litumbe in this task and to bring his expertise to bear on the enormous challenge of funding the Struggle which goes beyond the traditional mechanism of fundraising.

The SCNC was represented by its National Vice Chairman, Nfor Ngala Nfor and the Vice Chair of SCNC-NA, Elvis Kometa. The SCYL was represented by its National Chairman Ebenezer Derek Mbongo Akwanga, Jr and its Secretary General, Ayaba Cho Lucas who took part through a video-link. SCAPO was represented by its Chairman Kevin Ngwang Gumne, and the Civil Society was represented by Mola Njoh Litumbe. The Way Forward Network (WFN) was represented by Dr. Tayoba Ngenge and the treasurer of the RG Mr. Isaac Fombo sat in his personal capacity.

The Conclave was chaired by Ebenezer Derek Mbongo Akwanga, Jr and Peter Suh Ngwa of SCNC-USA acted as the Rapporteur. Discussions between the various leaders on concretising the resolution of the conclave and to design a mechanism of implementation of any common agenda is ongoing. The leaders will re-convene in Washington DC on Tuesday 11 July 2011.

Ebenezer Derek Akwanga

Chair of Leaders Conclave

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