By Eric Tataw – Tuesday April 16, 2019.
The President of the Central African country of Cameroon, Paul Biya has sent a message after Monday’s fire incident in Paris, capital of the European country of France that consumed almost to completion the Notre Dame Cathedral.
In a letter dated Tuesday April 16, 2019 addressed to the French President, Emmanuel Macron, Cameroon’s 86-year-old dictator said his emotions are real after a gigantic fire engulfed the Cathedral.
“Following the gigantic fire that ignited the Cathedral Notre Dame De Paris, I would like to express my real emotion to his excellency emmanuel macron, as well as to the conference of the bishops of #France and the French Nation” this is the exact and unedited message culled from Paul Biya’s official Facebook Page.
The Notre Dame Cathedral went up in flames under unclear circumstances, Monday April 15, 2019. Coincidentally, three offices of the Regional Delegation of the Ministry of Public Works for the Centre with headquarters in Yaounde also got engulfed early Monday, April 15, 2109, National Telegraph has been told.
The firefighting unit arrived at to the scene to put out the fire when most of the affected areas were already completely torched, a source told National Telegraph, adding that although no person was killed or injured in the incident, colossal material damages estimated at several millions in F CFA have been recorded.
Many pundits told National Telegraph they’re perplexed on how it’s possible that Paul Biya deliberately ignored a fire incident in his own capital city that engulf a Ministry as important as Public Works to only comment on Notre Dame. It’s good he commented on Notre Dame but Charity begins at home, said a pundit.
Others hold that in the North West and South West Regions of Cameroon where majority of its residents are demanding a separate state called Ambazonia, credible reports from the US Ambassador to Cameroon, Peter Henry Barlerin, reputable Human Rights Lawyer Agbor Balla and Bishops of Mamfe and Kumbo show Cameroonian soldiers have killed thousands and burnt down several villages, yet Paul Biya has never offered a single consolatory message to the residents.