Motsebo Nina Tatiane
Latest News from ACORN Cameroon
- Cameroon: Access to Drinkable Water for All! Rehabilitating a public drinking and 10 sinks for free in the Bepanda Yonyong Neighborhood in Douala
For several years, the problem of access to drinking water has arisen acutely in Bepanda Yonyong. After a few brainstorming meetings aimed at finding lasting solutions to this problem, the members of the OnEstEnsemble antenna Bepanda Yonyong Association decided to grab the bull by the horns by calling on the Mayor of the district municipality […]
- Cameroon: Updates on the Non-Violent Citizens Action:
This Friday, October 1, 2021, 15 members of the #OnEstEnsemble ( #Wearetogether) association strengthened their efforts on the mechanisms of non-violent citizen action. The 2 modules that furnished this training were in fact: the notion of citizen action and then the notion of Non-violence and the mechanisms underlying this practice in a context of repression […]
- Citizens ‘Assemblies of Bepanda Bonamoussongo and Yongyong Districts: Local Antennas are growing stronger
On July 10 and 23, 2021, nearly 80 people from the Bepanda Bonamoussongo and Yonyong districts respectively gathered at the initiative of the OnEstEnsemble association to discuss the problems that plague the two districts.Assessment of the activities of the last 6 months, strategic reflections on the campaigns or battles in progress, identification of new avenues […]
- Flooding in the neighborhoods: Beginning of drainage works in the N’gongue and Tonga rivers ‘A Bassa in Douala
Resumption of drainage works in the Ngongue and Tongo A ’Bassa rivers after several work stoppages Thanks to the non-violent mobilization of “flood refugees” on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at the town hall of Bonanjo. The resolutions of the negotiation with the chief of staff of the city mayor led to the descent of the […]
- New commitments made by the electricity distribution company Eneo
[Quality electricity for all]: Faced with multiple complaints of overbilling members of the association, a working session with the commercial delegate of Douala Center made it possible to make new commitments to improve access to the electricity service The first contact with the new Managing Director Eric Mansuy of the company Eneo led to a […]
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Following the holding of a forum on community organizing in Douala in September 2016, bringing together organizers from around ten countries, a group of Cameroonian citizens decided to launch an organization on the same model in Cameroon. In March 2017, a team of organizers started door-to-door in the different districts of Bepanda, in Douala, meeting hundreds of residents and laying the foundations for the OnEstEnsemble association. Drawing on their experience of organizing local communities around agro-industries, in defense of their social, economic and environmental rights, the most experienced organizers were able to form a team of permanent staff, to build this citizens’ union.
Door by door, neighborhood by neighborhood, the team mobilized nearly 2,000 citizens and 300 people joined the association in the first year. Benefiting from the experience of organizers belonging to the ACORN International network around the world, neighborhood committees were elected by citizens’ assemblies deciding the priority concerns of the community to be targeted. The first campaigns were thus launched, quickly allowing victories against the injustices experienced by the inhabitants of these working-class neighborhoods: resumption of suspended public works allowing the development of alleys and the canalization of water, change of dangerous electric poles threatening to fall, connection of households in Défosso to water following a broken pipe, increase in the frequency of trash trucks passing through neglected areas, etc.
From the following year, the members of the national office, coming from the different organized districts, were elected by the Interquartier Council representing all the district committees. Democracy and transparency within the organization are pillars guaranteeing its sustainability and the involvement of its members.