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 serve 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 an 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.

The human rights-based approach to development remains a standard which the Movement for Democracy, Development and Transparency (MDDT) ascribes to in its commitment to realize its mission. The interdependence and indivisibility of civil and political rights, as well as economic, social and cultural rights, have been a strong consideration in the design and implementation of MDDT’s mission.

Mission Statement

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


To see a society in which fairness and economic independence thrives