Many tributes have poured in following the official announcement of the demise of Prof Hubert Momo Ndjana, a controversial philosopher and thinker close to the government. One of those tributes came from Maurice Kamto, chairman of the opposition party Cameroon Rennaissance Movement (MRC). On his social media pages, he remembers Mono Ndjana as "a lively intelligence full of flashes" whose "ethno-ideological tropism prevented him from giving the best of what his philosophical talents allowed." Maurice Kamto regrets "that such intellectual vivacity was put at the service of such a bad cause."
Professor Huber Momo Ndjana died yesterday November 16 in Yaoundé. He was hospitalized after a traffic accident a few days earlier. A philosopher and intellectual, he was one of President Paul Biya's first supporters when the latter became President of the Republic in November 1982. He later became deputy secretary of the central committee of the ruling party CPDM.
Emeritus professor of philosophy, a specialist in ethics and political philosophy, he often shocked the public with his ethnocentric positions. Those positions now earn him a scathing tribute from Maurice Kamto. "At the same time, I respect his tireless effort to think. May his soul rest in peace," wrote the MRC leader.