Bilingualism Commission Cautions Promoters of Hate Speech, Enemies of National Unity

Promoters of hate speech and identity introversion will in the days ahead have the National Commission for the Promotion of Bilingualism and Multiculturalism, NCPBM,   to face.

The Commission resolved Monday August 17 during a meeting through  videoconferencing to stamp out traces of identity introversion and hate speech in the country.

The President of the Bilingualism Commission, Peter Mafany Musonge chaired deliberations.

The commission noted that, hate speech and identity introversion are increasingly gaining grounds in society nowadays. The effect, they said, is probable to temper on the peace and stability of the country.

It is on this score that stringent measures to avert the situation will be implemented in the days ahead.

“…the Commission is committed to actively contribute in stamping out identity introversion and hate speech, now punishable by law, as well as minority, tribal and ethnic claims which are incompatible with the achievements of national unity,” a release  issued after the meeting stated.

Still in line with the promotion of bilingualism, the commission has announced plans to in the days ahead to embark on an evaluation mission to assess the effective implementation of the policy on the promotion of official languages in Ministerial Departments.

This   follows the promulgation of the law of 24 December 2019 on the promotion of official languages in Cameroon.

 

In a press release signed by the Secretary General of the Commission, Dr. Asafor Chi, discussions at the preparatory meeting also focused on “The commission’s warning signals with regard to the recent occurrences that could joepardise harmonious living together in Cameroon, including the creation of community defence movements and the persistence of hate speech recurrently recorded these days.” The bilingualism commission is expected to swing into action in the days ahead.

by, Enanga Pride

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