By Ken Neba, Yaounde, Cameroon – Monday, January 20, 2020.
Former workers of the Douala City Council (DCC), in Cameroon’s Littoral Region, have been on strike, Monday, January 20, 2020, National Telegraph has been told.
Douala is Cameroon’s economic capital and the workers carried out the strike action in Bonanjo, the heart of the economic capital, an on-the-spot eyewitness said.
The workers were unjustly sacked by the council’s boss years back. “We were forcefully sacked by the Government Delegate Dr. Fritz Ntone Ntone years back for demanding our rights,” one of the protesters told National Telegraph.
A suit was filed and the sacked workers won the case. The court is said to have ordered they be reinstated but the Government Delegate defiled the orders.
The post of Government Delegate will cease from existing from February 2020 according to a new law in the country. The sacked workers say they want their dues paid before the new law goes into effect.
The outright refusal by Dr. Ntone to respect the court’s decision has been described as a mockery to Cameroon’s justice system. Others are of the opinion that the Government Delegate should be held for contempt of court.