My only reservation has been making the ambassador the center of the evening. Perhaps it is founded considering that the CAMROYALS has as one of its objectives the need to see a better welfare for Cameroonians in the USA just as the fons and chiefs were supposed to do at home. They interceded for the subjects and to the government and hold the government accountable in case of failure. Thus, the picture of the Fon babysitting while the RN wife appears as the head of household can only be corrected with an organization like CAMROYALS that will inculcate the forgotten tradition. Furthermore, babysitting does not show that the Fon has lost his manhood or headship since it is supposed to be done by both parents anyway. More so, decisions making in a more functional family must be done by the consensus of both spouses and not unilaterally imposed only by the head of household. If you see something wrong with the Fon babysitting, then you are drawing us back to ancient days, and you should be right that CAMROYALS has no place because it has come to correct such vices too.
CAMROYALS is not to maintain fondoms, chiefdoms and lamibe; it is to enhance the culture so it is not forgotten. The NORTH West Council of chiefs is a regional organization as its name entails thus it deprives me a southwesterner of the collective nomenclature since I am from south west. Why and how should I be a member of the NWCF when I am from the South West? Should I then create a South West Council of Chiefs (SWCC)?
In the CAMROYALs, those aspects of particularity of the different regional traditional leadership will be respected. Even in Cameroon nowadays many fons have been shaking hands with people. The Fon in the Diaspora is not here to extend his fondom but to fight for his daily survival. CAAMROYALS is to help the fons and chiefs or regal sons and daughters not to forget their culture and to uphold them in the purest of manners possible. It is left to see what will become of the organization, for time will tell. As for now, it is wrong to crucify anyone without them sinning or supposing they will sin. The swords and daggers against this organization paint the caricature of a man who is being crucified without him sinning with the fear that he will sin in future. Such too is not a spirit of democracy we do so cherish and yearn for. Until it fails us, let us give it our support. This is a clarion call for all from Cameroon with regal blood to join this organization for now.
Until then, let us wait and see what becomes of the CAMROYALS.
Prince & PA Hamilton Ayuk.