Motsebo Nina Tatiane
Latest News from ACORN Cameroon
- Victorious Mobilization of Souscam Seasonal Workers
Faced with the lack of protective equipment, agricultural workers go on strike again On April 8, 2022, 300 SOSUCAM planters dropped their tools and stopped work at the Mbandjock plantation to claim PPE. Two days later, 700 workers from the Nkoteng plantation went on strike. Management immediately gives in to their demands under pressure. In […]
- Historic Cutters Strike in SOSUCAM Sugar Cane Plantations
FARM WORKERS BLOCK WORK IN PLANTATIONS AND FACTORIES FOR TWO WEEKS TO PROTEST AGAINST UNWORTHY WORKING CONDITIONS On February 23, 2022, nearly 2,000 agricultural laborers (cutters) from the Société sucrière du Cameroun (SOSUCAM) went on strike in Nkoteng to protest against the deterioration of their already precarious working conditions. The police and gendarmerie forces immediately […]
- Building the We Are Together Association (#OnEstEnsemble) to Grasp Victories!
The OnEstEnsemble association was organized on December 18, 2021, its large citizen assembly of the inhabitants of the neighborhoods where it is located. 50 people from neighborhood associations, local committees: active leaders, supporters, association leaders, neighborhood leaders, and block leaders were represented. The purpose of this assembly was to share with the participant’s information on […]
- MEETING BETWEEN THE MAYOR OF DOUALA 5 AND THE INHABITANTS OF POPULAR DISTRICTS
CHAT BETWEEN THE MAYOR OF DOUALA 5 AND THE INHABITANTS OF POPULAR DISTRICTS Last Wednesday, November 23, 2021 at 2 p.m., in the Bepanda Yonyong district, the citizen dialogue between the Mayor of the district municipality of Douala 5 and its inhabitants was held.The purpose of this consultation was to encourage the taking into account […]
- FLASHMOB TO DECLARE THE LACK OF WATER IN PRECARIOUS DISTRICTS
In Douala, the absence of water in the neighborhoods irritated the inhabitants who decided to block the main entrance to the Camwater general management (public water distribution company), through a flashmob, choreography to denounce the absence communication from the Director of the company. Tuesday morning November 23, 2021 at 9 am, twenty men and women […]
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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.