Sunday, October 11, 2009

“My love for president Biya cannot be measured” Issa Tchiroma Bakary

Appointed last June 30, 2009 to head the Ministry of Communications in Cameroon, Issa Tchiroma Bakary has said his love for president Paul Biya is immeasurable.

He made the revelation recently over the CRTV national television while as guest on George Ewane-anchored program “Inside the Presidency”. The communication boss who is also leader of an opposition political party; the National Salvation Front however denied that his love for the president is not because he is chairman of the ruling political party , the CPDM. He said his immeasurable love for Paul Biya is due the fact that he is someone who is working for the success of a winning nation.

According to Issa Tchiroma, his appointment as communication minister last June 30 by president Biya is a mark of confidence and trust that the president has for him who is not a member of his party hence another reason he loves him.

Asked whether Issa Tchiroma is serving the head of state or the nation, he said “I am serving both for there is no difference in serving the head of state and the nation”. Justifying that the head of state is chosen by the nation hence if he is serving him it means he is serving the nation.

On the discrimination between the public and the private journalist in Cameroon, the communication minister said “to me there is no dichotomy between the public and private journalist”. He reiterated that one of his goals since he took over office as communication minister two months ago has been to bridge the gap that exists between the public and private journalists and make them more responsible in Cameroon.

Quizzed on his caption like that of his predecessor that was new deal communication, Issa Tchiroma said his own caption will go above responsible communication as proposed by George Ewane. The communication boss however called on journalists to be united and work towards nation building behind a nation builder who is president Biya.

By NDI Eugene NDI

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