By Kesah Princely in Buea
Following a 2-weeks long peaceful protest by blind and Visually Impaired graduates in Cameroon, the Prime Minister, PM has finally accepted to dialogue with the disgruntled youth.
On June 27, 2022, dozens of blind and Visually Impaired graduate took to the streets of Yaounde, Cameroon’s capital to protest against discrimination and marginalisation from the government.
After indicting police of using force to subdue them, the government has now resorted to dialogue with the demonstrators.
While on the streets of Yaoundé to air out their frustration, the protesters were never given a listening ear.
Instead, police officers were deployed to apply force on the blind and Visually impaired demonstrators whose only crime is that they asked to be recruited.
The protest began in front of the country’s prime minister’s office where at least 25 persons were apprehended, with others having their mobility canes broken and some rendered injured.
After giving a deaf ear to the genuine concerns raised by blind and Visually Impaired graduates TWIF NEWS can authoritatively report that Prime Minister Chief Doctor Joseph Dion Ngute will meet with leaders of the Movement of Angry Blind and Visually Impaired in the hours ahead.
A reliable source confirmed to TWIF NEWS that the Prime Ministers’ office in a telephone call requested to meet two leaders of the movement Tuesday, July 12 at 5 MP.
Leaders of the protesting Blind and Visually Impaired people are said to be in high morale as they prepare to meet with the head of government in a gathering which seems to be the beginning of solutions to the issue which took the blind and Visually Impaired graduate to the streets.
Human rights activists have joined the protesters to request for a special recruitment scheme for persons with Visually Impairment, a majority of whom remained unemployed despite Overcoming several challenges to acquire formal education.