“Pa” Simon Achidi Achu (born 5 November 1934) is a Cameroonian politician who served as the Prime Minister of Cameroon from 1992 to 1996. Previously he was Minister of Justice from 1972 to 1975. A leading member of the Cameroon People’s Democratic Movement (CPDM), Achidi Achu was appointed as Chairman of the National Investment Corporation in 2003, and he was elected to the Senate of Cameroon in 2013. Achidi Achu was born in Bamenda and grew up in Santa, located in the Northwest Province of Cameroon. He completed primary education in Santa and then continued to Cameroon Protestant College, where he had his GCE Ordinary Level. Pa Achu later continued to the University of Yaoundé, where he participated in the creation of the Student Association, which still exists. He also served as the association’s first president. He continued his studies in Marseille, France.
Before the advent of television in Cameroon, Cameroonians relied on Peter Essoka’s second to second commentaries for a graphic picture of each football match. Peter Essoka is one of the few Cameroonians who is known by virtually everybody. This is because of the impact which he has left in his professional life that spans over 40 years. As a journalist, Peter Essoka created great sensations in the 70s through his emotional sports commentaries on radio Cameroon. In the early 90s when multi-party politics was reintroduced in Cameroon with its ensuring consequences, his programme “Hotline” became a punch bag for many Cameroonians who wanted to air their points of view. Today, many people look forward to his morning “Reflections” over CRTV Radio for their daily inspiration. Above everything else, Uncle “P”, as he is fondly, called has over the years had the privilege to present the Head of State’s messages to the English population. He was, and remains very articulate; reason why he could practically move his listeners into seeing what he was seeing, feeling what he was feeling and even smelling what he smelt in the commentary box. But above all, Peter Essoka, speaks English with a difference. He retired from active service at CRTV recently, but from all indications, Essoka is not done with broadcasting yet. In other words, he may have retired, but he is not tired. Peter Essoka is presently a Human Rights Activist, a member of the National Commission on Human Rights and Freedoms.
Cameroonian politician who has been Prime Minister of Cameroon since 30 June 2009. Previously he was Assistant Secretary General of the Presidency, with the rank of Minister, from 2004 to 2009. He served in the government from 1975 to 1984 and was Cameroon’s Ambassador to Canada from 1984 to 2004.