Chief GM Endeley: "The Committee shall continue to exist as long as the Bakweri people live"
Here is a copy of letter No. B.L.C./2/1 dated 18th June, 1946 which was signed by Chief Gervacius M. Endeley of Buea Native Town, in his capacity as District Head and President of the newly created Bakweri Land Committee, In the letter, the Chief informs the Resident of Cameroon Province of the creation of the Bakweri Land Committee. This is the very first letter ever written to the colonial Administration by the Bakweri Land Committee.
It is worth noting that Point number 1 in Chief G.M. Endeley's letter, informing the Resident that "The Committee shall continue to exist as long as the Bakweri people lived" was a momentous and strategic declaration of the Bakweri resolve concerning their land. It was also an unambiguous mandate to future generations to pursue the land struggle to its logical conclusion.
Today, more than half a century after that declaration, a new generation of sons and daughters of Fako have taken the land struggle to heights which Chief G.M. Endeley would never have imagined when he made his historic declaration to the Representative of the Colonial Administering Authority.