But the opposition believes this is President Paul Biya's way of consolidating power as he aims to give people in those regions more say.
Cameroon's English-speaking groups have been pushing for autonomy from the central French-speaking central government since 2016 and thousands have died in the fighting.
Al Jazeera’s Nicolas Haque reports.
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