12.20.2013

National Commission Appreciates Progress

By Emmanuel KENDEMEH, Cameroon Tribune, 19-12-2013

Civil and political rights progressively respected with government focus on economic rights.

“The human rights situation in Cameroon is making steady progress,” Dr Divine Chemuta Banda, the Chairman of the National Commission on Human Rights and Freedoms has declared, specifying that civil and political rights have improved in the past 20 years.
Talking during the presentation of the Commission’s human rights report in Cameroon for 2012 as well as its activity report for the same period in Yaounde on December 19, 2013, Dr Banda said, “You will agree with me that a lot of focus is now being given to the promotion of economic, social and cultural rights through the ongoing big infrastructure projects.”

He said government’s resolve was pointed out in the budget as the infrastructure projects will lure the private sector to investment for the fulfillment of economic rights. The Commission Chairman said the key sectors that need quick development were transport infrastructure, energy and water. >>>

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