Mwalimu George Ngwane explains why he decided to produce a film on female genital mutilation.
Interviewed by Nkeze Mbonwoh (Cameroon Tribune)
Cameroon Tribune: What prompted you to produce this telefilm on Female Genital Mutilation called "Nkuma"?
GeorgeNgwane: Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is an age-old practice that is perpetuated in many parts fo the world. In Africa alone, there are 27 countries that have been battling with the controversial practice that not only draws a dichotomy between traditionalists and modernists but has placed Cameroon in the storm of practices that impair women's wellbeing. As a matter of fact, a UN report estimates that about 20% of women in Cameroon go through a form of Female Genital Mutilation called infibulations. Certain areas of the South West and North provinces have been cited as championing this practice.