By Kesah Princely, Nsah Edwin and Regis Che
Persons with disabilities (PWDs) have been urged to be at peace with themselves, if they intend to lead in the peace building process, in the two conflict stricken English speaking Regions of Cameron.
The call was made Sunday in Bamenda
during a seminar aimed at engaging PWDs in the peace building process, as requested for, by the international community, and other person’s of good will.
Gilbert Ndasi, and Ndzebam Godlove, an expert in Non Voilence Communication and Strategies, told participants that one can only offer what he or she has.
To both speakers, one would need to demonstrate a conspicuous love for peace first, at a personal level, then to family, extending to their communities, and to the nation at large.
Given that persons with disabilities are the most vulnerable in Crisis moments,
they were urged to stay neutral and not retaliate, if they wish to be honest brokers between the belligerents.
In exclusive interview with TWIF NEWS, the founder and coordinator of the “Think Big” organisation, Fon Dieudonne entreated PDWs to believe in themselves and to contribute in restoring peace in the Crisis ravaged Northwest and Southwest Regions.
Mr. Fon who is the brain behind the holding of the seminar equally revealed his organisation is open to economically empower PWDs in domains such as knitting, shoe mending and beat making.
Since the inception of the Anglophone armed conflict in 2016, over 60 PWDs have been killed, several injured as well
hundred of others displaced, says Chick Sama, President of the Coordinating Unit of Associations for Persons with Disabilities in the Northwest Region.