The National Book Development Council Cameroon announces for the interest of the public the release of a new book titled “Peter Motomby-Woleta and Cameroon’s Reunification constitution” written by the diplomat, journalist and organic intellectual, Churchill Ewumbue Monono and published by the Center for Research on Democracy and Development in Africa (CEREDDA).
The book’s maiden presentation to the public shall be on Saturday 31st May 2014 at the Kumba City Council on the margins of the elective Assembly of the South West Chiefs’ Conference to be held in Kumba, Meme Division, South West Region.
The 191-page book dedicated to Professor Martin Njeuma and with a foreword written by the erudite scholar Professor Ndiva Kofele Kale is according to the author, a study of the contributions of Peter Motomby-Woleta in the making of the 1961 reunification constitution in the many roles he (Peter Motomby-Woleta) played.
As delegate and negotiator in constitutional conferences, opposition spokesperson and legislator in Parliament, political commentator and reporter in newspapers and above all, a realistic and perspicacious statesman, Motomby-Woleta’s views in the making of the 1961 constitution as recounted in the book gives new perspectives in the way Cameroon Reunification story should be narrated.
Buoyant with a fertile political mind and vision, Motomby-Woleta unfortunately died on Thursday 1st March 1962 at 9.30am at the Albert Nursing Home, Victoria at the tender age of 39. And yet over fifty years today his ideas and arguments on the country’s constitutional development and national identity still linger on. To quote one of the blurb writers of the book, historian and political analyst Dr. Willbroad Dze-Ngwa “this book is highly recommended to every politician, researcher, historian and student of history; and to all stakeholders interested in the reconstruction of Cameroon based on reliable facts and figures”.
Mwalimu George Ngwane, Chairman, National Book Development Council Cameroon