Cameroon Bloggers For Good Governance

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Victor Van Reijswoud main faccilitator

Victor Van Reijswoud main faccilitator

Some bloggers drawn from across Cameroon gathered in Bamenda, for a two day training workshop on how to use their blogs to promote “Good Governance” in Cameroon. The workshop was organized by the Action Foundation Common Initiative Group (AFCIG) from the 27 to 28 February, 2015

The participants were drilled on topics like, how to write for the web, promote your articles and blogs, the tools to use to promote your blogs, how to gain online reputation, how to optimized your blog for search engine and the use of social media and “good governance” as a way knowing one’s right and fight for it, promote accountability, growth and development in a given society.

Presenting a module on Good Governance, Hon Professor Konglimnuy Joseph Kwi, retired Civil servant, University Don and Economist informed participant that they have the power to promote change through their blogs by educating the masses and in particular the youths.

“Poverty is a very powerful tool in the hands of dictators” he said, reminding bloggers to fight poverty as a means of emancipation from tight political grip and to promote good governance. He urged bloggers to “get online and change the mentality of their readers”

Participants also came to realized that having a blog does not automatically make you a good blogger and in effect you cannot effect change if you are not one, but to be one, bloggers need to be regular in posting articles, follow good ethics, interact on a regular basis on social media, make use of the vast opportunities presented by social media, search engines and the internet as a whole.

Another key part of the workshop was on how bloggers can make themselves visible on the net and use search engines. Prof. Victor Van, one of the facilitators advised bloggers on the techniques and practices to observe to get higher Search Engine Ranking like to be original, use social media effectively and maintain ethics.

Opening the workshop, the Executive Director Ngasa Wise earlier called on the bloggers to embrace change and promote it through their blogs. He described the blogosphere as the future of interactive discussion through social platforms.

Ngassa Wise (AFCIG ED) standing addresses participants

Ngassa Wise (AFCIG ED) standing addresses participants

By Abongwa Fozo

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