Law No. 96-06 of 18 January 1996 to amend the Constitution of 2 June 1972

The National Assembly has deliberated and adopted;

The President of the Republic hereby enacts the law set out below:

of the Republic of Cameroon
We, the people of Cameroon,

Proud of our linguistic and cultural diversity, an enriching feature of our national identity, but
profoundly aware of the imperative need to further consolidate our unity, solemnly declare that we
constitute one and the same Nation, bound by the, same destiny, and assert our firm, determination to
build the Cameroonian Fatherland on the basis of the ideals of fraternity, justice and progress;

Jealous of our hard-won independence and resolved to preserve same; convinced that the salvation of
Africa lies in forging ever-growing bonds of solidarity among African Peoples, affirm our desire to
contribute to the advent of a united and free Africa, while maintaining peaceful and brotherly relations
with the other nations of the World, in accordance with the principles enshrined in the Charter of the
United Nations;

Resolved to harness our natural resources in order to ensure the well-being of every citizen without
discrimination, by raising living standards, proclaim our right to development as well as our
determination to devote all our efforts to that end and declare our readiness to co-operate with all States
desirous of participating in this national endeavour with due respect for our sovereignty and the
independence of the Cameroonian State.

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