With the following letter addressed to the government of Cameroon and to the International Labour Office (ILO), the WFTU Secretariat denounced on October 22nd, 2012, the imprisonment of the FESCOS-CAM leader under the orders of MTN Cameroon.
The World Federation of Trade Unions on behalf of its 82 million members all over the world condemns the arrest of four trade unionists protesting outside of the building of the MTN Corporation in Cameroon.
Boris Boniface Mbah, General Secretary of the WFTU-affiliated FESCOS-CAM, together with other three protesters remain imprisoned in the jail of Cameroon in complete violation of their trade union rights and the right to protest.
We consider this act deeply antidemocratic and antipopular one. We condemn the police of Cameroon for working under the guidance of the MTN Group Limited, a multinational telecommunications groups.
The WFTU demands from the government of Cameroon the immediate release of our imprisoned comrades and clearly state that the telecommunications, a strategic sector of the economy, are not to be left in the hands of the multinational corporations, profiting from the development of the technology and the social right of communication, which cannot and will not provide adequate, qualitative and cheap services to the people.