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 is therefore the Voice of the President and considered by Anglophones Cameroonians as the second President of the Republic
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 a few years ago, 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 former member of the National Commission on Human Rights and Freedoms, board Chair of Trauma Centre and a board member of CAMYOSFOP. In 2009 he was appointed by the President of the Republic as the Vice President of the newly created National Communication Council and in November 2015 he was appointed as the President of the institution to replace the late President, Bishop Joseph Befe Ateba.