Saturday, July 26, 2014

[biofuelwatch] DO, Villagers Disagree On Land Leadership

The DO, the locals said, unilaterally 'handpicked an illiterate
Chief,' and imposed on the people. The 'handpicked Chief' and his
father, the Wonya-Mavio elites hold, are notorious for illegal selling
of the communal land. In one of the several disputed land cases filed
against Andrew Mofako Lyonga, the DO, on January 17, signed a
document, urging the would be Chief to refund FCFA 2.5 million to Amos
Nkepo Saikedra, which he swindled from the illegal sale of village
land. The father of Mofako, the elites said, is among a group of
individuals who were dragged to court for selling streets in the
village to non-indigenes.

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Who Owns the Land Cameroon? As part of a trend that is accelerating
across Cameroon regions, thousands of Cameroonians have been displaced
from their homelands to make way for large-scale agribusiness
projects. When the government takes the land and gives it out in a
lease for 3, 40, 50 or up to 99 years, the people often lose access to
these commons resources, in some cases, they do allow access for the
extraction of certain products. But in other cases, they put great
fences which stop communities having access. Land grabbers also
usually obtain unlimited rights to water use, this adds, implying

curtailed availability for downstream users.See more at:

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