October 12, 2000
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN
The Cameroon Government (“Government”) has recently issued a call for tenders
for the sale of the Cameroon Development Corporation (“CDC”). It is rumored that your corporation is among those that have expressed an interest in acquiring some of CDC’s property. As Counsel for the Bakweri Land Claims Committee (“BLCC”), the accredited agents of the Bakweri people, it is my duty to advise you to think twice before you commit the resources of your shareholders in a venture that is still mired in controversy and whose promised financial and economic rewards may prove to be illusory in the long run.
Should you succeed in your bid to acquire any of the CDC plantations up for sale, it would in all likelihood be on terms that include some form of leasehold on the land. This presents two serious problems for you or any other prospective buyer(s).