International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Informative Article | Peace and Conflict Studies | Cameroon | Volume 12 Issue 5, May 2023 | Rating: 4.9 / 10

The Role of Local Authorities in Conflict Resolution and Crisis in Cameroon

Namolongo Valentinus Batapaka

Abstract: From time immemorial to present date, conflict has been a tradition within our different localities. Sometimes it goes very violent with high level of destructions within our environment. The worst is that, when this occur, it is difficult to have local institutions away from the courts to quickly intervene to address the conflicting issues. As a result of this, this article highlights the importance of instituting a trusted local government institution to play the role of a conflict resolver. As a descriptive study, the paper highlighted matrimonial conflict and Intra State conflict as possible areas of intervention by municipalities in Cameroon. This study concluded that though conflict is inalienable in human interaction or total institutions, what matters is the available mechanism put forth to resolve them when they occur. As such, the study considered it necessary to equipped and empowered Councils to act as a conflict resolution body considering their proximity to the grassroots.

Keywords: Local Authorities. Conflict and Conflict Resolution

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 5, May 2023,

Pages: 447 - 453

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