Constitutional disposition in force since the 18th of January 1996 solemnly affirm the characteristic principles of the Republic of Cameroon. It is a “decentralized unitary State. It is unique, indivisible, civil, democratic and social”
« I suggested to the President that he should be thinking about his legacy and how he wants to be remembered in the history books to be read by generations to come and proposed that George Washington and Nelson Mandela were excellent models »
This declaration was made by the US Ambassador to Cameroon, Peter Henry Balerin to press men after he had a “tete a tete” during and audience granted him by the President of the Republic, Paul Biya at the Unity Palace on the 17th of May 2018.
This utterance from a diplomat of this magnitude to the public sounded rediculous on his part because Cameroon happens to be a sovereign state and it is not answerable even to its former colonial masters.
The Motto of the Republic of Cameroon is ‘Peace-Work-Fatherland’. Section 2 of the Constitution provides that “national sovereignty belongs to the Cameroon people, which exercise equally either through the President of the Republic and members of Parliament, or directly by referendum”. Authorities in charge of managing the State receive their powers from the people by electoral way in direct or indirect universal suffrage. Vote is equal and secret. Legal voting ‘age is 20.
According to the reserves of an ambassador he or she has to work for peace. This task can grow into a fight against international terrorism, the drug trade, international bribery, and human trafficking. Ambassadors help stop these acts, helping people across the globe. These activities are important and sensitive and are usually carried out in coordination with the Defense Ministry of the state. But the US ambassador Peter Henry Balerin delibrately went out of his reserve to fan the flame of discord through his utterances knowingly or unknowingly the impact of such an action.
These principles being affirmed, Cameroon Constitution institutes three principal powers of the State, to wit: Executive, Legislative and Judicial.
Constitutional disposition in force since 18th January 1996 solemnly affirm the characteristic principles of the Republic of Cameroon. It is “decentralized unitary State. It is unique, indivisible, civil, democratic and social” (section 1).
Multicultural and multilingual State, Cameroon, taking into account its history, adopts English and French as official languages with equal value.
An ambassador no doubt is an official envoy, especially a high-ranking diplomat who represents a state and is usually accredited to another sovereign state or to an international organization as the resident representative of their own government or sovereign or appointed for a special and often temporary diplomatic assignment. The word is also often used more liberally for persons who are known, without national appointment, to represent certain professions, activities and fields of endeavor such as sales.