Will the speaker of the National Assembly respect the measures put in place by the Prime Minister against coronavirus
According to Agbor Balla, president/founder of Center for Human Rights and Democracy in Africa, the march 2020 parliamentary session should not hold.
His reason being that the government has adopted measures to fight against the spread of coronavirus, by limiting gathering to not more than fifty persons.
Hon. Cavaye Yeguie Djibril, Speaker of the National Assembly arrived Cameroon from France few days ago.
France is among the countries in Europe with several cases of the coronavirus.
As a result, many have been calling on the House speaker to respect the instructions of the Head of state through the Prime minister to quarantine himself.
“Let the Honourable Speaker of the National Assembly be honourable enough to call off the parliamentary session for tomorrow (March 20, 2020).
While the government is fighting and preventing the COVID-19 pandemic, the Honourable Speaker cannot be seen to be endangering the lives of citizens.
The protection of the population is the ultimate goal of each Government”, said Agbor Balla.
“The laws of the country must be respected by each and every one. No one is above the Law. So, Mr. Honourable Speaker, do the honourable thing”, he added.
The Human Rights and Civil society activists call on all Cameroonians to collectively fight the pandemic.
Both Hon. Cavaye Yeguie Djibril Speaker of the National Assembly and Senate President Marcel Niat Njifenji convened on Wednesday an ordinary meeting with their peers on Friday.
The meetings if held will violate the anti-coronavirus restrictions of the Head of State through the Prime Minister.
As at now, Cameroon has recorded 14 cases of the virus.