Cameroon: Rights, Humanitarian NGO Visits Bamenda Prison.

By Eric Tataw – Saturday February 23, 2019.

Cameroon: Rights, Humanitarian NGO Visits Bamenda Prison.

Inmates at the Bamenda Central Prison warming up for a football game

A Human Rights and Humanitarian Non-Governmental Organization has paid a courtesy visit to the Bamenda Central Prison, a detention facility in Cameroon’s North West Region, Friday, February 22, 2019.   

The North West team of the Center for Human Rights and Democracy in Africa (CHRDA) paid a courtesy visit to detainees and inmates of the Bamenda Central prison bearing a message of peace and solidarity, the organization’s chair, Agbor Nkongho Balla posted on his Facebook Page.

CHRDA, reports say organized a football match and encouraged inmates to preach love and shun hate so as to maintain a positive drive throughout the warring periods in the North West and South West regions of Cameroon.

“This also gave the team the opportunity to identify the pressing needs of the detainees, which through humanitarian assistance can be reached. Together we keep pressing for reforms in a bid to make the world a better place”, Agbor Nkongho, a refined Human Rights Lawyer stated.

In the past, in Kumba, CHRDA offered tricycles, canes, food items, and financial support to some disabled, including other tricycles that were given in Buea as well as financial support to disabled and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).

At the Buea Central Prison, food and non-food items and legal assistance were given to inmates. The Centre for Human Rights and Democracy in Africa also went to the Principal and Central prisons in Kondengui in Yaoundé, the country’s capital.

CHRDA has supplied and supported IDP’s and Refugees with food and non-food items in Nigeria especially in the Ogoja Refugee camp in Nigeria’s Cross River State.  

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