We just received an information from a reliable source that in the days/months ahead, the government of Cameroon will implement a stronger ban on the importation of the blue and white striped plastic bags irrespective of whether its biodegradable or not.
The blue and white striped plastic bags were heavily used by the secessionists on October 1st, 2017 to design the illegal Ambazonian flag which was hoisted in many cities and villages of Cameroon. According to the Government of Cameroon, the blue and white striped plastic bags is now an emblem of Separation and civil disobedience. Its due to the above reason that President Biya has decided to implement a ban on the blue and white striped plastic bags which is popularly called the “legal Ambazonian flag“.
The banning of the blue and white striped plastic bags may seem silly/stupid to the secessionist but it simply shows how precious the peace and unity of Cameroon is to president Biya and that president Biya is ready to do anything to ensure that Cameroon remains one and indivisible.
After the implementation of the ban, anybody caught in possession of the blue and white striped plastic bags will be severely punished. It should be noted that in 2014, the Government of Cameroon implemented a similar ban on non-biodegradable plastic bags. The intention was to reduce the millions of bags being used every day, which were clogging up waterways, creating an environmental hazard for animals and humans, and damaging soil fertility. This latest ban on the blue and white striped plastic bags will also help to beef up or enforce the previous ban on the non-biodegradable plastic bags.
It should be noted that the ban won,t extend to the blue and white striped leather handbags, T-shirts and other products with the blue and white stripe design. However to avoid being misjudged or regarded as a secession activist, you will need to completely avoid using any product that depict succession or shows solidarity for the secessionists. For example by putting on a blue and white striped T-shirt you may be misjudged by the forces of law and order.
The actual date in which this ban will take effect wasn’t disclosed to us. But as most Cameroonians normally say, the machinery of the Government of Cameroon grinds very slowly but surely. However we are optimistic that the ban will take effect at least next month owing to the urgency of the ban.