Cameroonian bloggers @ Blogging for good governance workshop

Cameroonian bloggers @ Blogging for good governance workshop

By Comfort Mussa
Between February and March, lies an undemocratic distance that I can best cover with words. My words speak louder of the distance between being a girl and transitioning to adulthood.The distance between present day Cameroon and the Land of glory and promise.
February in Cameroon is the youth month wherein we celebrate the National Youth day on 11th February.The stories of corruption linger on .I grow older yet time stands still for some of the people who instituted Youth Day. One thing changed: am not a girl. Am now a woman! That’s where March comes in –women’s month. The marching continues and we salut governors. When will Cameroon be ready for female governors? How soon will 2035 come?
What tools do I need to get the answers i seek ?
Tools for engagement in good governance
For Victor Van R, Founder of SM4C  “Smart phones are a vital tool in the hands of Cameroonian youth”. Victor says, smart phones and ICTs can help youth to learn more about democracy and good governance, as well as help them engage in productive discussions that will enhance democracy and good governance in Cameroon.He cautions though that these social media tools must be used responsibly
He said this over the weekend (27-28 February 2015)  at a training workshop on good governance for Cameroonian bloggers . At the training,I had the pleasure of meeting and sharing experiences with these bloggers . They are emerging voices in Cameroon passionate about positive change and good governance in Cameroon.
#237 Sisters L-R: Moity Akonang(Moity Akonjang's Blog), Comfort Mussa ( & Ngo Tina ( GLOW by MONAT's blog)

#237 Sisters L-R: Moity Akonjang(Moity Akonjang’s Blog), Comfort Mussa ( & Ngo Tina ( GLOW by MONAT’s blog)

I had the privilege of learning from social media experts like Victor Van R and Chedjou Kamdem, Community Manager at SM4C. This unique workshop was organized by Action Foundation CIG.
As I bid farewell to my blogger friends , I know we will not forget the words of Hon. Konglimyuy Joseph Kwi, retired civil servant and speaker at the workshop:

“A corrupt system built over the course of 50 years cannot be undone in a day or overnight .Change in Cameroon will be a process. It may be a slow and painful process.”

For my blogger friends and I, this process amongst other actions will be one blog post at a time .
Dear bloggers, are we together?

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Fotso Fonkam March 3, 2015 at 3:51 pm

We are together, Comfort. After such a training it is up to us to use the power our blogs have to promote good governance in Cameroon.

    Mussa March 3, 2015 at 4:00 pm

    @Fotso , yes we can!

Wise March 3, 2015 at 4:41 pm

I love this blog post Commy. Lovely write-up. Indeed we are together.

    Mussa March 3, 2015 at 8:21 pm

    Our best days are ahead

Cameroonian Fashion Blogger (for THE HOTJEM Fashion Blog) March 3, 2015 at 7:30 pm

This is a very interesting topic and it looks like our Camer ladies and fellow bloggers had a good time learning from each other! We more workshops like this in Cameroon. Some other Camer bloggers and I did a blogger/social media event in Cameroon in Dec 2014 and it had a pretty big turnout so kudos to you all!!

    Mussa March 3, 2015 at 8:25 pm

    I agree there is need for more training as well as more collaboration between the various stakeholders. I like your website

      Cameroonian Fashion Blogger (for THE HOTJEM Fashion Blog) March 3, 2015 at 9:18 pm

      Thank you so much Mussa 🙂

Tina March 18, 2015 at 4:31 pm

Am just reading this now, great write up Commy!!!

Tina March 18, 2015 at 4:33 pm

great write up Commy me like

    Mussa March 24, 2015 at 12:33 pm

    Thanks Tina!

salma April 17, 2015 at 2:53 pm

yes of course we are together

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