The people of Cameroon as one person have set up necessary legal framework that manages the internal affairs of the state. As a sovereign state, they are matured enough to handle their internal affairs and will not welcome the interference of uninvited parties.
The issue of intervention in the domestic affairs of independent countries by other independent nations is one of the biggest challenges bedeviling international law at the moment. International laws have firmly held the idea of sovereignty and its prime feature, the policy of noninterference in high regards and sovereignty has been regarded as the foundation of modern international relations. This however can only be grounded under certain stipulated and legalized rules that takes their roots from the doctrine of multilateral humanitarian interventions that indicates that countries can get involved in another countries affaires if there are cases of massive violation of human rights, genocide or mass killings. But this is not the case of Cameroon, so why will foreign individuals pock their nostrils in Cameroons domestic issues?
Cameroon gained its independence since 1960 and she is a signatory to international, continental, regional and sub regional conventions and agreements that she is obliged to respect. As a sovereign state, it has freely determine its own socio-economic and political policies as well as its culture. The people of Cameroon as one person have set up necessary legal framework that manages the internal affairs of the state. These institutions have the competences bestowed on them by the Cameroon people who have the sole responsibility of choosing their leaders through the ballot box and voting them out if they think he or she no more meets with their desires.
Therefore, the unjustified interference into the affairs of Cameroon by the American Ambassador to Cameroon, Peter Henry Balerin is uncalled for. Cameroonians can chose and act without recourse to other independent countries. They are the authors to the peace they enjoy today and they need no third party to tell them the next course their leaders should take. The political, economic, cultural and social systems that they employ is chosen by them and no state has a right to impose choices. As a member of the United Nations Organization, Cameroon does not condone with the interference in her domestic affairs by other sovereign states by the use of force or threats. Matters within Cameroons domestic jurisdiction can solely be handled by the internal legal systems and are therefore not to be interfered with by some dictatorial interference from any nation. No degree of coercion applied by an individual so as to influence the Cameroon population can bear fruits.
Examination of the present socio-economic and political landscape of Cameroon can only lead to discussion and a subsequent recommendatory action by Cameroonians. For taking measures which are aimed at coercing even if it falls short of the use of force or makes use of force will not yield results as Cameroon will always stand as one man to face the common enemy. The country has always been a respecter of human rights and has put in place devices to protect its citizens of all forms of abuses and treatment. Today, the government is putting in all necessary resources to protect children’s right to have access to education in the North West and South West Regions. So, its high time distractors stay off of Cameroon internal affairs for she is matured enough to handle her day to day business.