Cameroon’s frontline opposition party, the Social Democratic Front (SDF) has handed a consignment of food stuff consisting of several bags of rice, vegetable oil and two live bulls to the authorities of the Military Hospital in Yaounde destined for the wounded Cameroonian and Chadian soldiers’ convalescing at the medical outfit. The visit and handing over of gifts by the SDF National Chairman, John Fru Ndi, Thursday March 19, 2015, was witnessed by the Secretary of State in the Ministry of Defence in charge of Ex-service men and War Victims, Koumpa Issa.
Speaking during the event, John Fru Ndi said more attention was focused only on soldiers at the war front forgetting the wounded ones who sustained injuries while also defending the nation from aggressors. “Visiting the wounded and hospitalised soldiers is also a bolster to the morale of those still at the war front,” he stated. “The gift I am giving to soldiers today comes from my heart. The boys are fighting in defence of Cameroun. So we are all involved. Let the soldiers know that they are not alone,” Fru Ndi asserted. Accompanied by members of the SDF Parliamentary Groups at the National Assembly and the Senate, the SDF Chairman announced that the party is working out a strategy to support the soldiers at the war front. He however raised worries whether the funds and gifts being mobilised nationwide get to their destination.
While receiving the foodstuff on behalf of the Minister Delegate at the Presidency in charge of Defence, the Secretary of State in charge of Ex-service men and War Veterans, Koumpa Issa lauded the SDF initiative stating that the general mobilisation by Cameroonians is ongoing in different forms. The SDF, he said, has chose to support wounded soldiers whom he said do not only need medical care but also needs food and affection in their recovery process. Koumpa Issa promised that the gifts handed to the Commander of the Yaounde Military Hospital will be used judiciously. It should be noted that the SDF chairman was visiting the wounded soldiers twice in less than two months.
Source : Cameroon Tribune