Preserving social peace and national cohesion. On the occasion offestivities to commemorate 50 years of the Unitary State of Cameroon, this is the task explicitly reassigned to our Defence and Security Forces. Reassigned, because implicitly contained in their statutory missions which are, inter alia, to preserve the integrity of the national territory, peace, and the security of persons and property.
In view of the conscientiousness, accuracy and brilliance with which these missions are carried out, such a reminder might seem quite superfluous.
However, this civic and moral caution is justified by the intellectually and morally debilitating socio-political and media agitation that tends to repudiate and disqualify the irrefutable ontological foundations of the unity of the more than 250 tribes that make up the Cameroonian people.
This unity has been forged from time immemorial through trade, geographical proximity, sociological interpenetration, matrimonial diversity and ideological affinities.
The awareness of the identity inclination thus obtained is the antithesis of the ostracizing bi-tribalism advocated by certain unscrupulous minds, on the basis of an imported linguistic constant; as if our original tribal affinities only came into existence through the practice of English and French.