AYAH PAUL FOUNDATION DONATION TO ANGLOPHONE PRISONERS IN KONDENGUI KICKED OFF BY ADMINS
The Ayah Foundation wanted to donate food and sleeping materials to people imprisoned as part of the Anglophone crisis.
Opposite Kondengui Central Prison on January 10 around 5 pm, anger is visible on the faces of the ten officials of the Ayah Foundation. They came this afternoon to Kondengui to donate to the detainees. While everything was already in place to comfort the detainees, Ayah Foundation officials were informed that they could not enter the prison to distribute their donations. The mattresses, sacks of rice, sacks of potatoes, sugar cartons and cans of oil were arranged in front of the prison. On the details of this case, Ayah Ayah Abine says,
“I am very disappointed by the attitude of the manager. We came to offer food to our brothers incarcerated in the context of the Anglophone crisis and other inmates, some prison officials have just made me understand that our donations are not receivable.
The same vehicle that came to drop them, we just contacted the same driver to help us get away with these donations that we could buy through many donors. This is not the first time our foundation has offered donations to people detained here as part of the Anglophone crisis. The regional head of the foundation has formally addressed a correspondence to the prison manager, I do not know why the manager has forbidden us access to the prison.The donation included 80 mattresses, 15 sacks of potatoes, 25 sacks of tapioca, 70 sacks of 50 kg of rice, 4 boxes of sugar and six cans of refined oil.
According to an official at Kondengui Central Prison, the members of the Foundation did not complete all the necessary administrative formalities allowing the manager to have the authorization of his superiors. An explanation that seems not to corroborate according to the head of this foundation that replies: “Whenever we offer donations here we seize the manager sometimes the president of the military court. This is the first time we have been denied access. In addition, it is food that we want to make available to people who need it. What kind of administrative formality do we require? We have in this prison over 80 English-speaking inmates who do not receive visits like other inmates.
These people depend essentially on donations. It is also a humanitarian aid that we make available to some compatriots who have been victims of this crisis. We have just met some displaced Anglophones who have taken refuge in the forests and we have given them donations “. According to the information gathered yesterday, these foodstuffs will be distributed to the IDPs of the Anglophone crisis living in Yaounde.
According to officials of the Ayah Foundation, these displaced are about 1700. According to the explanations given by the head of this NGO, Maurice Kamto is among the personalities who contributed to the acquisition of this material.