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Movement for Democracy, Development and Transparency

The Movement for Democracy, Development and Transparency was created/founded/formed on August 30, 2001 under the Chairmanship of Hon. AKONTEH Andrew, in conformity with Law Nº 90/053 of 19th December 1990 on Freedom of Associations and launched under PREFECTORAL ORDER Nº E29/01/143/vol8/569, Sub-Divisional Office Bamenda, on 09/11/2002. It is a not for profit, Non-Governmental and apolitical association. The constant images of the collapse of the rule of law, wars, hunger, poverty, human rights abuse serves as MDDT’s motivation to safeguard the rule of Law, advocate for peace, and promote and protect human rights in Cameroon and Africa at large. MDDT’s projects revolve around creating and enabling environment for the promotion and protection of human rights, increased access to justice and adequate political space for effective youth participation in democratic processes and inclusive governance.

Mission Statement

Promote sustainable development by engaging and empowering citizens with resources needed to participate in economic activities and political action

Vision

To see a society in which fairness and economic independence thrives

Yalda I-Boot Camp 2016

Hon. Andrew Akonteh is the Founder and Chairperson of the Movement for Democracy, Development and Transparency (MDDT) Cameroon. He has over 20 years experience in Civil Society and Politics. He was Regional Chairperson North West Region of Cameroon, of Cameroon’s most popular opposition Party, the Social Democratic Front (SDF) in the 1990s. He further served as Chief Commander of the SDF Military Wing called “The Vanguards”. In the year 1997 he was elected Parliamentarian and questor of the Cameroon National Assembly. Hon. Akonteh has a rich academic and professional background in human resource management, diplomacy and political sciences. His international experience cuts across diplomatic and leadership exchange experiences such as the International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP) of the United States Department. He is a visionary in engaging Africa’s youths in the protection of human rights, peace-building and participating in politics.