Government of Ambazonia

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Tourism

The Republic of Ambazonia has a tourism potential which has remained underdeveloped as a result of the absence of road infrastructure and a clearly defined tourism policy under the colonial administration of Cameroun. A sound tourism policy needs to be defined around the tourist products which are found attractive to the outside world. The Republic of Ambazonia does not have the wildlife potential to compete with the large scale tourism of the East African countries such as Kenya or Tanzania; nor does it have the resort beaches of the Mediterranean countries; neither does it have the historic relics of the slave period such as are available in Ghana and Senegal have attracted many tourists. The Republic of Ambazonia however has the potential to attract as many as 100,000 tourists a year in the following areas:

The Mount Fako Athletic Event: The ascent of Mount Fako has been an athletic event which is unique in the world because it is a mountain race involving the ascent of a mountain which rises very abruptly to a height of 13,350 ft above sea level.

The Government of Ambazonia discuss with corporate organizations which are willing and able to sponsor the mountain raise by putting up price money which shall be able to attract world-class athletes from all over the world. The promotion of this event as an annual international sporting event has the potential of attracting many international tourists in a year; it is an event that can be promoted to become a world athletic event as important as the New York Marathon; the promotion of the event has to be devolved to experienced event managers;

Culture Tourism: The Republic of Ambazonia has a very rich and colorful cultural heritage which has attracted tourists from around the world even though there has never been any sustained effort to promote it. The rich art of the Ambazonian grass fields which are built around the chieftaincy system has been well known. The international outrage surrounding the circumstances under which the Afo-A-kom, the fertility statue of the Kom Kingdom was taken to the United States and returned is illustrative of the capacity of this cultural heritage to attract attention. Many kingdoms regularly organize cultural festivals but there is no media coverage given to them. A combination of promotion and media attention will transform these cultural events into tourist attractions in the years to come.

Landscapes Tourism: The Republic of Ambazonia straddles the Adamawa mountain range which stretches from the floor of the Atlantic Ocean into Taraba State in Nigeria. This gives Ambazonia unique relief features which are not found anywhere else in West or Central Africa. Apart from the volcanic lakes such as Lake Nyos, the landscapes of Ambazonia are of a remarkable beauty. The most beautiful landscapes are to be seen along the Ring Road. The construction of mountain resorts along the Ring Road will eventually attract tourists into this part of the country.

Health Tourism: In order to develop a quality health service in the country, the Government of Ambazonia shall pioneer a system of health-hotels throughout the country by which medical experts shall be invited from all over the world to set up hospitals and healthcare facilities which can attract clients from many countries in the region. Such health-hotels shall be specialized in different branches of medicine for which patients from countries in the region frequently have to travel to Europe in order to obtain satisfactory medical care. In order to encourage the construction of the health-hotel infrastructure of international standard, the Government of Ambazonia shall identify, in conjunction with the various County governments, prime locations suitable for health hotels throughout the territory and perfect the title deeds on the landed properties. These perfected landed properties shall be issued, for a symbolic price, to national and international groups willing to construct health-hotels of an agreed standard on those properties, within an agreed time frame, and to undertake the promotion of the tourist infrastructure to tour operators around the world. The development of health-hotel infrastructure will be promoted in order to encourage health tourism into the Republic of Ambazonia. These health-hospitals shall play an important role in the training of doctors in various fields of medicine.

Many people in neighboring countries such as Nigeria and Cameroun have to travel to Europe in order to get proper medical attention. However these facilities are available for the wealthy few. Visa requirements for traveling to Europe are becoming more and more restrictive and where they are possible, this requires very long lead times. The healthy climate of the Ambazonians highlands offer a unique environment for treatment and post operative care at an affordable price to many more people who are in need of proper medical care.

It is essential that reliable communication links be established with the outside world in order to facilitate linkages with similar quality hospitals around the world which will make it possible for specialists and medical consultants to participate in diagnosis from a distance. The installation of the optic fiber backbone shall make such connectivity possible.

National Tourism Infrastructure: In order to build an economy which is open to the outside world, the Government of Ambazonia shall encourage the construction of first class hotels around the country in order to encourage both local as well as international tourism.  The construction of such hotels shall encourage the movement of traffic on the National Highways Backbone (NHB) so as to generate revenues necessary to amortize loans contracted to construct the NHB. In order to encourage the construction of the hotel infrastructure, the Government of Ambazonia shall identify, in conjunction with the regional governments, prime locations suitable for hotels throughout the territory and perfect the title deeds on the landed properties. These perfected landed properties shall be issued, for a symbolic price, to national and international hotel groups willing to construct hotels and tourist infrastructure of an agreed standard on those properties, within an agreed time frame, and to undertake the promotion of the tourist infrastructure to tour operators around the world.

The Ambazonian Ministry of Tourism shall discuss with corporate organizations which are willing and able to sponsor the mountain raise by putting up price money which shall be able to attract world-class athletes from all over the world. The promotion of this event as an annual international sporting event has the potential of   attracting many international tourists in a year; it is an event that can be promoted to become an world athletic event as important as the New York Marathon; the promotion of the event has to be devolved to experienced event managers;

2.82 Culture Tourism: The Republic of Ambazonia has a very rich and colorful cultural heritage which has attracted tourists from around the world even though there has never been any sustained effort to promote it. The rich art of the Ambazonian grass fields which are built around the chieftaincy system has been well known. The international furore surrounding the circumstances under which the Afo Akom, the fertility statue of the Kom Kingdom was taken to the United States and returned is illustrative of the capacity of this cultural heritage to attract attention. Many kingdoms regularly organize cultural festivals but there is no media coverage given to them. A combination of promotion and media attention will transform these cultural events into tourist attractions in the years to come.

2.83 Landscapes Tourism: The Republic of Ambazonia straddles the Adamawa mountain range which stretches from the floor of the Atlantic Ocean into Taraba State in Nigeria. This gives the Republic of Ambazonia unique relief features which are not found elsewhere in West or Central Africa. Apart from the volcanic lakes such as Lake Nyos, the landscapes of Ambazonia are of a remarkable beauty. The most beautiful landscapes are to be seen along the Ring Road. The construction of mountain resorts along the Ring Road will eventually attract tourists into this part of the country.

2.84 Health Tourism: In order to develop a quality health service in the country, the government shall pioneer a system of health-hotels throughout the country by which medical experts shall be invited from all over the world to set up hospitals and healthcare facilities which can attract clients from many countries in the region. Such health-hotels shall be specialized in different branches of medicine for which patients from countries in the region frequently have to travel to Europe in order to obtain satisfactory medical care. In order to encourage the construction of the health-hotel infrastructure of international standard, the government of Republic of Ambazonia shall identify, in conjunction with the cantonal governments, prime locations suitable for health hotels throughout the territory and perfect the title deeds on the landed properties. These perfected landed properties shall be issued, for a symbolic price, to national and international groups willing to construct health-hotels of an agreed standard on those properties, within an agreed time frame, and to undertake the promotion of the tourist infrastructure to tour operators around the world. The development of health-hotel infrastructure will be promoted in order to encourage health tourism into the Republic of Ambazonia. These health-hospitals shall play an important role in the training of doctors in various fields of medicine.

Many people in neighboring countries such as the Federal Republic of Nigeria and French Cameroun have to travel to Europe in order to get proper medical attention. However these facilities are available for the wealthy few. Visa requirements for traveling to Europe are becoming more and more restrictive and where they are possible, this requires very long lead times. The healthy climate of the Ambazonians highlands offer a unique environment for treatment and post operative care at an affordable price to many more people who are in need of proper medical care.

It is essential that reliable communication links be established with the outside world in order to facilitate linkages with similar quality hospitals around the world which will make it possible for specialists and medical consultants to participate in diagnosis from a distance. The installation of the optic fibre backbone shall make such connectivity possible.

2.85 National Tourism Infrastructure

In order to build an economy which is open to the outside world, the government of Republic of Ambazonia shall encourage the construction of first class hotels around the country in order to encourage both local as well as international tourism.  The construction of such hotels shall encourage the movement of traffic on the NHB so as to generate revenues necessary to amortize loans contracted to construct the NHB. In order to encourage the construction of the hotel infrastructure, the government of Republic of Ambazonia shall identify, in conjunction with the regional governments, prime locations suitable for hotels throughout the territory and perfect the title deeds on the landed properties. These perfected landed properties shall be issued, for a symbolic price, to national and international hotel groups willing to construct hotels and tourist infrastructure of an agreed standard on those properties, within an agreed time frame, and to undertake the promotion of the tourist infrastructure to tour operators around the world.

 

Famous Quotes

“I President Paul Biya of the Republic of Cameroun do hereby, in a bid to provide lasting peace to the Bakassi conflict, commit myself and my government to respect the territorial boundaries of my country as obtained at independence.”
- Annan-Bakassi Peace Accord

I can state here and now that the People of southern Cameroons (Ambazonians) would never have voted in favour of unification with French Cameroun if it had not been for the assurances given that the resulting union would take the form of a federation...
- John Ngu Foncha

International Law does not regard you (Ambazonians) as people of Cameroonian Nationality; this must be shocking to you.
- Fongum Gorji-Dinka
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