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Nso Fon Tells Sons, Daughters To Enact New Covenant & Move Forward

By Etienne Mainimo

The Fon of Nso and Paramount Fon of Bui, Sehm Mbinglo II has called on sons and daughters of Nso to enact a new covenant and chart the way forward.

Sehm Mbinglo II made the call on November 28 in Yaounde during a special meeting to commune with his people.

“…I am reiterating this, let us enact a new covenant as from today and move forward listening to each other. Let us all look in the same direction,” the Fon said through a messenger.

The Fon added, “If you hear me say anything ,that is how Nso people have said it…Don’t you see we are tired of carrying the heavy load? I am not talking about the thrown you gave me. But, the life we are living here (in Yaounde), is this how we were supposed to be living? Are we not tired of living like this?”

“Since you people have agreed we stayed for long under this heavy yoke, what do you think we should do to come out of it? I am not saying you should tell me now or today.”

“When you go back home, rest and think, then tell your leaders how we can get rid of the heavy load, from living a senseless life. I will then listen and know how to transmit it to our people,” the Fon further said.

The occasion saw the presence of traditional rulers from Nso land, the Northwest region as well from Bafia, the former Prime Minister, Philemon Yang, Secretary of State to the Minister of Basic Education, Asheri Kilo and others.

The call comes within the context of the ongoing crisis in the Northwest and Southwest regions of Cameroon.

It should be noted that Nso land is one of the areas in the Northwest region hard hit by the Anglophone crisis.

The Fon in line with the crisis had to relocate from the palace due to insecurity.

The Fon of Nso and His Brother the Fon of Bafia
Fons from Nso land and the Northwest region
Traditional dance from Nso

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