The government of Cameroon through the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Civic Education has expressed the need for peace to be initiated at the basic level before it can be felt on a bigger scale.
The Secretary General at the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Civic Education, Robert Théophile Zacharie Benga urged the leaders of associations to start by spreading peace, educating their members on the human rights values and how they sensitize their immediate surroundings.
He spoke recently while addressing youth associations and civil society organizations during an educational talk organized at by the Ministry of Youth and Civic Education on the respect ofhuman rights and the promotion of a culture of peace.
The objective of the exchange was to continue capacity building activities for leaders of associations and youth movements in the promotion and defense of human rights, which they started months ago.
The talk was equally aimed at equipping participants with knowledge on human rights as well as the duties of a citizen in upholding them, to also make known the consequences of breaching peace and human rights and to sensitize young leaders and learners on their roles as relays and ambassadors of peace in their environment.
The representative of the National Commission on Human Rights and Freedoms, Thérèse Atangana said peace is best achieved in an environment where human rights are respected and urged the youth to be ambassadors of these values in their respective communities.