Alliance ACT CRM

Press Release

On the nineteen of September, the year two thousand and eighteen,
The Cameroon Renaissance Movement, abbreviated ‘’CRM’’, registered as a political party in the Republic of Cameroon,
And
ACT, a pressure group and lobby movement, registered in the Republic of Cameroon,
Have signed a partnership agreement, under the leadership of their respective Presidents, Pr. Maurice Kamto and Christian Penda Ekoka, whose contents include :

PREAMBLE

Considering that the candidate of CRM, Prof. Maurice Kamto, is among the candidates for the presidential election of October 7, 2018, in Cameroon;

Considering that the presidential election of October 7, 2018, aforementioned is a decisive moment in the life of Cameroon, and on which ACT would like to influence, in accordance with its constitution, as well as the ideals and principles contained in its manifesto;

Considering that after having compared the programmes of the various candidates with the yardstick of different criteria, such as the territorial coverage, the contents of the program, the experience of the candidate, the number and frequency of gatherings before the Campaign, the will/determination of the Candidate to transform and modernize Cameroon, the convergence of the Candidate's program with the ideals and principles of the actions of ACT, the candidate Maurice Kamto obtained the highest score;

Considering that, in the light of the above, CRM and ACT have decided to form a partnership to enable the victory of the Candidate Maurice Kamto as President of the Republic of Cameroon, as well as the establishment of a common government policy in case of victory;

THE PARTNERS' COMMITMENTS

In case of victory, it was agreed that the new government will give priority to the following aspects, to which ACT holds strongly to:

  1. The reform of political institutions for an advanced autonomy of regions and municipalities, where leaders are elected by the populations concerned; implying a real transfer of means to the regions and municipalities. This reform shall enable the regions and municipalities to become the real engines of their development,  with the full participation of their respective population;

  2. The use of all peaceful means (negotiation, mediation, arbitration) for the resolution of internal conflicts, before contemplating the use of force;

  3. The commemoration of all the martyrs, heroes and key actors of the struggles for independence and reunification, the emancipation of individual and collective rights and freedoms, through specific events  including their insertion in all History textbooks, etc.

  4. The enhancement of the rule of law for justice, promotion and protection of citizens’ rights that guarantees the equality of all before the law;

  5. The limitation and reduction of presidential terms;

  6. The fierce fight against corruption, prevarication, impunity and the misappropriation of public wealth;

  7. The fight against tribalism and all forms of discrimination;

  8. The fight against violence perpetrated against women and the consolidation of their rights;

  9. The childhood  protection;

  10. The acceptance, recognition and respect of the cultural heritage of the population making up the Republic of Cameroon in each region; their preservation and promotion for the benefit of the national cultural heritage;

  11. The empowering of the youth to successfully compete in a globalized world, through education and training by the mastery of knowledge and know-how;

  12. The promotion of a society of producers, innovators and creators as opposed to a society of cosmetics, annuitants and end-consumers;

  13. The promotion of a balanced and harmonious development of all regions, through a sovereign economic, agricultural, monetary and industrial policy aimed achieving a vigorous and inclusive growth, as it is understood and accepted by the Parties that Cameroon’s success would not be sustainable without the involvement of all its cultural entities and population;

  14. The digitization of public services;

  15. The strengthening of defense and territorial security systems through the use of digital technologies and cyber security;

  16. The acceleration of access to all basic infrastructure services (transport, energy, water, housing, etc.);

  17. Access for ALL to primary health care and universal health coverage through the use of new technologies;

  18. The strengthening of the linkages between resources - agricultural, pastoral, fisheries, forestry, mining, etc. -, and  industry and markets;

  19. The erection of Cameroon as the hub of an integrated Central Africa;

  20. The setting up of observers/volunteers’ teams to observe the proper conduct of the elections.

In case of defeat, the two partners will take note and each will continue their way independently, in accordance with their identity and their vision, without excluding an eventual form of collaboration in the future.


Done in Yaounde, September 20, 2018

 
Wanah Immanuel Bumakor
— Spokesman of ACT