Meeting of Religious Leaders From the Northwest and Southwest Regions of Cameroon
05 August 2020
Today, Wednesday 05 August 2020, the following religious leaders:
- His Eminence Christian Cardinal Tumi, Emeritus Archbishop of Douala,
- Bishop Michael Miabesue Bibi, Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Buea,
- His Grace Andrew Fuanya Nkea, Archbishop of Bamenda Archdiocese,
- Right Reverend Fonki Samuel Forba, Moderator of the Presbyterian Church in Cameroon,
- Reverend Dr. Godwill Ncham Chiatoh, Executive President of the Cameroon Baptist Convention,
- Reverend Mbiwan Enonchong Daniel, General Superintendent of the Full Gospel Mission in Cameroon,
- Tukur Mohammed Adamu Imam of the Bamenda Central Mosque,
- Mallam Mohammed Aboubaka, Chief Imam, Buea Central Mosque,
- Bishop Dibo Elango of the Anglican Communion,
Met at the Archdiocese of Douala to discuss the Recovery Programme of the Northwest and Southwest regions.
In their deliberations with UNDP, they focused on how the Recovery Programme could alleviate the effects of the socioeconomic crisis that has impacted on the population.
They recognized that in addition to the heavy toll the crisis has had on the people, the current COVID-19 pandemic has worsened the situation.
In this regard, the religious leaders in support of the UNDP Programme, strongly endorse and support the implementation of the Recovery Programme as it focusses on the people in strengthening social cohesion, revitalisation of local economy, and access to basic services. They also call upon the people of the Northwest and Southwest regions to cooperate and facilitate the implementation of the Programme. They further appealed on donor friends to contribute resources for this programme.
In that connection, the religious leaders committed to support the Recovery Programme and expressed the wish to be regularly consulted and to be informed/updated of new developments on the ground throughout the implementation process of the Programme.
Done in Douala, Wednesday 5 August 2020