Saturday, September 29, 2012

Achidi Achu sponsored to frustrate the Southern Cameroons Struggle

Cameroon - Bamenda - Sources from Bamenda claim former Prime Minister Simon Achidi Achu has been accused of being sponsored by the powers that be to frustrate the Southern Cameroons struggle for independence led by the Southern Cameroons National Council (SCNC). He is aided in his nefarius mission by a certain Nebafuh Emmanuel, who claims to be the Programs Director of "Cameroon Council for Unification", a questionable group based in London.

A renowned and shrewd politician the Rt Hon Achidi Achu has been nicknamed “The Old Fox” Anyone who has seen the role played by the fox in folk tales will be able to interpret why he is called the “Old Fox”. The recent memo by the NW Fons dissociating themselves from the SCNC, which has only gone to tarnish an already battered image of the hitherto respected Fons, is purportedly his handiwork. They motivated , with crumbs of bread purportedly from the system.This move has only further reduced the Fons to puppets and paupers or “Royal beggars”.

How the mafia was manifested in Bamenda

It all started with a meeting held under the auspices of the Northwest Fons convened by Emmanuel Nebafuh all the way from London in conjunction with the “Old Fox”. The language spoken during the meeting was that of the regime that has been fighting day and night to stifle the Anglophone separatist movement. They crusade for a one and indivisible Cameroon arguing that SCNC and other pressure groups championing the Anglophones course are deceiving people given that the Queen of England and the United Nations are not in support of the secession.

Pundits have questioned whether they are trying render the Banjul Court Ruling and Koffi Anan's frequent diplomatic missions to Cameroon and Africa for this purpose null and void ? This was rather misguided and mischievous pundits have condemned the movement arguing that they have been paid to deceive Anglophone Cameroonians with false declarations machinated to authenticate their double standards movement.

Their actions have prompted speculations among pundits that they must be sponsored from somewhere by somebody. However many observers predict that their actions will fail dismally as the people had turned their backs on the Fons long ago. The Fons therefore no more have any mandate to speak on behalf of the people in a democratic era where everybody has the right to his or her decision.

Such politicians have failed to learn from the past where even after spending huge amounts of money on these Fons to help influence election results, the Fons still found themselves helpless and the ruling CPDM given poor results. One North West Statesman is purportedly reported to have threatened to convict some Fons for failing to convince their subjects to vote for Paul Biya in 2011 after having collected money for that purpose.

According their diatribe, there has never been any official statement from the Diplomatic Missions giving blessing to the Anglophones struggle. Such declarations by the young man Emmanuel Nebafuh's only portray limited knowledge of the history of the Cameroons. There was much in his language to support the fact that they are being sponsored from somehwre. Alternatively this young man may be eyeing a ministerial position given the impending Cabinet reshuffle. It is however not strange given that 1st October is around the Conner and Anglophones shall, as usual, commemorate the day.

Die-hard Southern Cameroons' independence proponents have challenged the forces that be to organize a plebiscite or referendum and see what the results will look like instead of spending the taxpayers money to sponsor individuals or groups to be fighting against the people's will which is God's will. The Fons'/Chiefs' declarations have been looked upon as nothing short of treachery.

However some of the Fons expressed surprise. One of the Fons that spoke to the Vanguard, on condition of to be kept anonymous, said: “Achidi Achu and Emmanuel came to give us food. The Fon cannot deny drinks brought to the palace but I was surprised to hear them talking ill about the problems of Anglophones.” The Fon doubted the genuineness of Achidi Achu and co. he questioned how they should be making dangerous statements against the future of a people neglected and marginalized by the system.

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Thursday, September 13, 2012

Tubah Mayor blamed for Bambili water crisis

Cameroon - Bambili - Tubah Council Mayor, Sofa Stanislaus has been blamed for the Bambili water crises. Apart from being docile about the crisis, he is alleged to have fed fat on the contractor, Premier Enterprise. It is guessed that this is the reason why no major action has been taken by the council to cause the contractor complete the project, Bambili elite are claiming.

A technical report forwarded to the administration by Bambili Water Authorities indicates that the 115 millions project funded by FEICOM was poorly executed. The report was signed by Rev. Pastor Ben Sinclair, Pastor Sam of Sabga, Awoungu Rene accountant and the Water Committee Chairman Mr Bekeny Francis.

After a visit to the site by the four committee members on March 23, 2011, it was discovered that the Ndoucha water catchment was poorly constructed, most of the water flowed out as overflow because the outlet pipe was only 40 mm  instead of 63 mm and the bend too close to the catchment tank. Apart from that it was discovered that pipe line was very shallow and prone to destruction. Banshie water catchment was also poorly constructed reasons why water could not flow. The pipes, according to the report, were not well buried in the soil.

The committee also discovered that the survey was poorly done. Too many steep hills, the stop cock for breathing of the pipe blocked on both ends making it difficult to turn on and off. Reasons why  the taps cannot flow.

The same complaint surfaced in a meeting held by the Water committee on Thursday   May 5, 2011 yet the mayor was mute about the hue. Apart from the fact that water is entering the tank, due numerous leakages and bad connection, it was observed that the whole system was plagued by the numerous undulations orchestrated by bad survey. It was resolved during the meeting g that the contractor should be called upon to carry out some repairs along the network. These entailed blocking all the leakages, bury the exposed pipes and provide good locks for valve chambers to limit their access. The mayor of Tubah was a signatory of the meeting.

Why Tubah Mayor is suspected to have been bribed

Integrated Engineering Associates (IEA) carried out a survey on the project on Decemer 14, 2010. Their report indicates that a number things were not well done. The contractor did not provide a  stopcork for the two soak away  pits. Three of the stand taps were not flowing. The contractor was urged to  backfill two springs catchments and extend the overflow pipe to avoid erosion. He was also requested to introduce aeration pipes for the supply line of the two catchments; Provide the aeration pipe for   the break pressure tank NO1 and extend the supply inlet; replace all the GI pipes on the 03 stream crossing etc.

Signatories of the meeting were: Project engineer, Che Micheal, project manager Mundama Benette, all of Premier Engineering Enterprise. The aim of the meeting after the field visit was to assess the level of work done on some reservation of the 14 December 2010. In spite all the complaints raised by the population via the water Authority, Tubah mayor still went ahead and received the project in his Tubah office.

Bambili Water Authority chair man petition the provisional and final reception but was ignored by the mayor who in one of his replies told the chair man that “the contract was entered between Tubah Council /FEICOM and Premier Enterprise and hence the cross fire between Bambili Water Authority  and Premier Enterprise should not arise. In this regard, the population of Bambili and their Water authority are supposed to be quiet in spite of their being the beneficiary whose voice counts, as per participatory development  approach norms. 

Bekeny Francis Chair man of Bambili water authority told Vanguard that he will stop at nothing to ensure that the project is completed. He said the authority decided to take a loan of CFA 15 millions from the Credit Union to work on the water line to enable the village have enough water to supply the increasing student population. Although about 90% of the stand taps were flowing due their efforts, the entire Bambili shall witness severe water crisis with the approach of the dry season if the FEICOM funded project is not revisited. 

It should be note that the water the town enjoys today is not from the Premier Enterprise but the old Bambili Water source. The contractor Fongoh Martin is currently at the police with the management of Premier Enterprise for unauthorized used of his water tank.

The Chairman said all his efforts to cause Tubah council assist in the payment of the CFA 15 million loan have been futile. The mayor is quoted to have questioned whether he authorized them to go for a loan to improve on the situation of the water.

He complained that the final reception of the project was done in his absence.”the project was received without the awareness of the beneficiary .We were only told of the provisional and final reception. I raised the issue during the council session but the Mezam SDO did not take it serious. He expressed fears that about 65 % of the taps shall not flow in the dry season. He promised to “follow up the matter even in court until all the taps flow”.

Contacted by phone to comment on the issue Hon Yoyo Emmanuel erstwhile SDF MP for Ndop said the project was completed and received without qualms and he could  not understand why the rigmarole. He asked the complainants to take the matter to any highest authority of their choice.
For his part, the mayor in like manner told the Vanguard by phone that these were all political machinations to discredit his administration.

To be continued in the next edition.

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Fon Doh Disappears: Balikumbat and SDF militants jubilate:

-Ngoketunjia fons Union regain steam
-His Political adversaries blamed for witch hunting
-SDF to take over Balikumbat in 2013 municipal and parliamentary election
-How fon Doh died

Cameroon - By Ngong Felix in Ndop - The “disappearance” (death) of Fon Doh Gah Gwayin the III of Balikumbat village has been received with mixed feelings in the Ngoketunjia, Northwest region. While others are jubilating that the man mountain, the tyrant, the murderer is dead is dead, others are lamenting that a hero is gone.

His death has been blamed on his political rivals of the CPDM party. Prior to his dead some CPDM political elite of Balikumbat reportedly wrote to the party hierarchy and the Ministry of Territorial Administration and Decentralization complaining about the dangers of Fon Doh going back to parliament.

These letters however leaked and the Fon reportedly got copies with names of the authors. The Mayor of Balikumbat, the parliamentarian and the SDF district chair were some of Fon Doh’s staunch political rivals, reasons why they should apparently be happy that he is no more.

SDF district chair for Balikumbat Dr. Leciga Pius in a chat with the Vanguard by telephone lamented the death of Fon Doh saying: “I would have wish he stays alive to face me in another political battle this year. I was going to crush him come what may.” Although a political adversary, Dr Leciga still love and respected him as his Fon.reason’s why “I am not pleased with the news.” He said.

While the family of late John Kogntem and some Balikumbat political elite who saw fon Doh as an obstacle are jubilating political pundits have opined that the death of Fon Doh marks the end of CPDM in Balikumbat special constituency.

Revamping of Ngoketunjia Fons Union

The death of Fon Doh coincided with a crucial meeting of the fons of the division convened by the Chief of cabinet at the PM’s office Dr. Ghogumo Paul to unite and urged the Fons to burry the hatchet for the seek of the development of the Division. The meeting held at the conference hall of the SDO of Ngoketunjia on Saturday 1st September 2012.

Predicaments of fons and reasons for the non functioning of the Fons union of the division were blamed on Fon Doh and others.Fon Doh’s absence at the meeting seemed to have been a blessing, given that the Fons resolved to revamp the union and held a another meeting shortly after that held with the Chief of cabinet to fine tune strategies on how to reestablish their lost glory and activities.

How Doh died

Fon Doh is said to have died on Saturday September 1st.According to a source he died at the time he was rushing to take a shower at his Bamenda palace to take off for the meeting with the Fons of his division. His guard who waited on him for too long decided to go up to his room just to discover him dead. In spite claims by his detractors that he was a tyrant those very close to him hinted that he was a very good man and a father.

MPs’ Attempt to hijack Govt/World Bank Project Backfire

Hon.Esther Ngala and Questor Hon Awudu Mbaya Cyprian to take credit for a government/Wolrd Bank Project in their constituency has backfired, puttting their next mandate on the line. The members of the Coordinating Committee for the Village Electrification together with their Fon did not mince words in castigating these two in a reply to their continguous letter.

Since the advent of multi party politics and call for proof of stewardship to the electorate, unproductive parliamentarians hijacked Public Investment projects to give the impression that they are the brain behind the projects.

A case of such hijacked projects is the Mbipgo Rural Electrification Project funded by the World Bank as part of the government development programme in Ndu Sub Division in Donga Mantung Division.

In this case the MPs addressed a letter No 000353,ANQA-2012 bearing on Rural Electrification of Mbipgo village to the Fon of Mbipgo. In it they claim responsibility for the World Bank funded government electrification project in the area. The Fon, Shokot James Nsangu, Koshi Zebulon Musha Mbipgo village council president and Johnson Dewi Tanto responded: 

“We write to acknowledge receipt of your letter  No 000353,ANQA-2012 bearing on Rural Electrification of Mbipgo village. We there fore declare here that we know of neither. We wish to draw your attention to the fact that this project was conceived by some elite way back 2010. From then, repeated feasibility studies were made and sponsored exclusively from tax contributions from the poor villagers and some known devoted elite."

"We are therefore very embarrassed that this project that we earmarked on and know all the details, being at the village verge of maturity for execution, an ‘unconnected’ party simply writes to inform us that “the request WE made to the World bank in connection with rural electrification in your village has yielded fruit.”

Questioning the authenticity of her claims they lambasted that: “Ss it not suicidal than that of washing a blind man with cold water without his knowledge? We are sorry to state that your letter is misguiding and intend to derail our devoted people to give credit and allegiance to opportunists rather than the real donor. We strongly detest those who intend to hijack the project for hidden motives or political propaganda. This letter of information and advice is how ever misleading and in a way creation false allusion that either you as Member of Parliament requested for the electrification of our village without our knowledge or we jointly requested for the project.”

The letter, addressed to the Fon of Mbipgo Village, copied Donga Mantung SDO, D O and Mayor of Ndu, Divisional Delegate MINFE, Churches of concern, Village, development Associations, all Njiange groups and the press was from the office of the of the QUESTOR, signed by Hon Awudu Mbaya and Esther Ngala . An excerpt of it reads: “We are happy to inform you that the request we made to the World Bank in connection with the rural electrification in your village has yielded fruits. We therefore call on you people to take good care of the materials that would be deposited in your village for this project, since it all belong to us. It will also be absolutely necessary to for you people to collaborate ‘maximumly’ with who ever will win the contract so that the project will be well execute to our benefit.

The Vanguard contacted some AES SONEL authorities to source the role played by Hon. Esther but was told with proofs that she did not play any role. The authority explained that the electrification project in North West other regions of Cameroon were conceived by Cameroon government and funded by World Bank. They dismissed claims by Hon Esther to have contributed to the realization of the project. 

Critics are asking for the letter she claims was jointly written by MPs and the Fon of Mbipgo to the world Bank for sponsorship of the project. Beside many are questioning why she did not take it to her village, Njepnkang of Taku Village, her matrimonial home to cement her political base given that charity begins from home. Instead of being mute about ‘our reaction to her attempt to hijack the project’, she irrationally misled one national weekly to publish subversive articles about our fon.

We wait to see how she will come to our village during political campaign to tell lies to the people as most of them take credit of government Public Investment Projects for their political achievements to deceive the people in various villages. It is shameful for politicians to claim credit for projects conceived and executed by government,” one Ndzi Emmanuel Shey reacted.

The electorate is making fun of the unsucccessful attempt by these Hon Gentlemen and women to manipulate poor villagers. Ndzi Emmanuel regretted the fact that Hon Esther Ngala of his Ndu Constituency has no challenger in the upcoming legislative election. “We shall vote the CPDM or any other political party if she remains the lone candidate for SDF as they funnily call her." 

Her woes are many and we are disappointed. Where is her driver Emmanuel Ndi? What happened that he died? She is a wicked woman. She frustrated the man and he died, un productive. “You can fool people some times but can’t fool all the people all the time,” Bob Marley argues.

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Monday, September 10, 2012

Ngoketunjia Fons Brainstorm On Development of Division

Cameroon - The Chief of cabinet at the Prime Minister’s Office, Ghoghomu Paul Mingo has deplored inter tribal conflicts and non respect of the law by sons and daughters of the division. This was during a meeting with the fons of Ngoketunjia.

The aim of the meeting was to discuss with the Fon on the socio economic development of the division. The PM ‘s Chief of Cabinet said it is based on the social cohesion within fons elite and the traditional rulers of the area. Question whether they ponder about the future and what the division ought to be in the next couple of years hear him "Are you your brother keeper?" What are you thinking about the future of the area? “This he said has been his worry over the years. Crime wave he noted has skyrocketed. Do not allow your villages to be hight out for auxiliaries of the administration. It is disheartening to hear a divisional officer was beaten in a village.

He called on fons to reinforce the Ngoketunjia fons to bring order to the division. He urged them to work hand in glove with the administration and those coming for the biometric registration. Called for a regular meeting of the fons union, given that the more you meet the more you can solve your problems streamline and chat development programme of the village. He promised to sponsor some of the meeting which he thinks can best discussed in such forum.

On the socio–economic development of the division, recounting the input and strife for revamping of the division.

Ghoghomu called on them to be more tactful in the way they go about the quest for development assistance for the Division. “let us be more tactful and push forward.” He cited the “agropole” project conceived by the state to assist village development project. By 2013, a World Bank project would assist 500 families by giving them some money to enable them meet up with their economic exigencies, send children to school.

Fon Chafah XI of Bangolan for his part said no other person has the prerogative to call them together because Ghugumu is a prince born on the tiger’s skin who knows everything about the palace. Pray the almighty and the ancestors’ of Ngoketunjia continue to protect and bless him for his peace mission.

Fon Chafah said the message he has given is not strange. Installed fon in 1982, he is one of the oldest Fon in the Division. This he said gives him the moral authority to set the ball ruling.

As brain behind creation of NOWEFU, he said the aim of the union was peace and development.Said if the goal of peace and unity was respected, there could not have been any rancor amongst villages and fons .If you love your brother, you wish him well. Ngokentujia has been a shame, big one in the region, center of conflict.Said we have not been going the right way. “I am taking all of you to task “he questioned whether he has ever had land dispute with any of his neighbouring villages like Fonban,Kumbo,Bambalang Babessi  etc.He said most of his rice farms are done in Funban.said he instructed those farmers to pay royalist to the sultan of Fonban every year. Said conflict between farmers should not degenerate to inter village conflict.

He hailed the fon for his conviviality. Saying he does a gentle man owe to his high degree of understanding and ability to settle land dispute amicable without the intervention of the administration.

You use diplomacy to survive. He said there is no love amongst them. He thanked the Chief of carbonate for the initiative that would bring long lasting peace and unity amongst them. He urged the administration to arrest any fon that goes to war. said any village that goes to war with the other receive blessing of the fon. ”led our love not end within our subjects. Chafac said the fate of Ngoketunjia lies in the hands of the Fons of the division. He also blamed the administration for minimizing the fons in case of conflict.

On land, said the land consultative board, he said the fons are member, yet the fons are never invited by the administrators. He said the state was not foolish to have made them members. He insisted that fons as custodians know the villages more than the fon.” If you don respect the administrator, you disrespect the constituted authorities, the head of state notwithstanding. But the respect must be reciprocal he insisted.He Thanked Ghogumo Paul for initiating the meeting that would reconcile them with both the administration, fon and their elite as well.

Fons should stop petitioning elite as they will never replace or take their position in government. We are fighting for nothing and God’s has a plan for each and every one of us. The chief of cabinet said there is no problem without a solution on earth.

Fon of Baba I said they held a similar meeting in 1993 signed a blood pact but is ended in a fiasco. He blamed the disarray on the deceased fon of  Balikumbat and Babessi.While others blamed their plight on some egocentric elite. He urged the fons to be responsible, desist from drinking in public places.

The Fon of Baligashu blamed the destiny of the fon on the differences in their languages. He buttress the point of lack of conviviality,he said some of his colleagues do not know his palace yet “I know all their palces”. The Fon of  Bafanji  blamed their indifference on the fact that some fons think their super fons to others. Some elite feel that their super elite,they go around saying things about the fons and other elite. This he said is wrong .He promised to work in unison with all without restrain.

The SDO Ngoketunjia said he waiting to see what they are going to do. He reminded them that they are the auxiliaries of the administration.The law and only the law should be the base of your action.If you any problem work with your divisional officers. The Chief of cabinet hailed the fons for their degree of understanding and poised to bring order and work in harmony in the Division.

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Friday, September 7, 2012

North West Secondary Education Stakeholders Call For Accelerated Reforms

Cameroon - The Cameroon government may continue to fail in its economic development policy if the system of education is not improved upon to meet the accelerating changes of the global world. Given that Education is the foundation of any modern society, the socio economic demise of Cameroon should be blamed on the education reforms on the nation.

In this light, for Cameroon to become an emerging nation by 2035, officials of the Ministry of Secondary Education and Basic education should go back to the drawing board and come out reforms that would tie with vision. Good educational reforms remain the panacea to Cameroon economic development. It is apparently on this premise that stakeholders of the Ministry of Secondary Education in the Northwest, meeting in a sector conference to fine tune activities of the ministry in the region  ahead of the commencement of the 2012/2013 school year, examined problems  and proposed solution to plight of the sector.

The theme of the 2012-2013  school year was Pedagogy of excellence at the service of professionalism of Education for an emerging Cameroon. In French:  ‘Une P├ędagogie de l’Excellence au service de la Professionalisation des Enseignements pour un Cameroun Emergeant’

Some of the stake holders envisage a doom in the take off given preparatory measures for the effective beginning of 2012-2013 academic were bugged by the suspension of admission and registration processes which started late and  further compounded by the late creation , transformation and opening of schools. Late transfer and appointment of administrative personnel in various educational institutions as well

Other constrains raised in a synoptic appraisal and analyses by the stake holders via a paper presented by the divisional delegate of Secondary Education for Boyo Young Benjamin.

Although much ground has been covered and damage control measures taken to jumpstart the 2012/2013 school year, there is an overriding impression of grassroots partners, stakeholders and actors of education indicating that these constraints and weaknesses do not factor into a gradual and serene preparation by parents and guardians of their children and wards for effective assumption of classes nor does it strengthen the preparation by various school administrations and teachers of an effective take-off of a new and successful school year, it necessary for the ministry to understand that late admission and registration would lead to overcrowding and malpractices for registration in urban schools, as a result of instructions from hierarchy freezing these activities and sending wrong signals to parents. School treasury accounts management procedures beg to be clarified, standardised and harmonized for the smooth functioning and effective management of administrative:pedagogic, financial and co-curricular activities. Late transfers weaken school and class time-tabling and budgeting . 

Late Entrance into Technical High Schools occasioning late beginning of classes in the technical second cycles. Late publication of official bookslists and the unavailability of some books on the official bookslist in the book markets nationwide, inflationary prohibitive cost of books and didactic materials. Late convocation of Regional Sector Conference with attendant late convocation of staff general assemblies and subject councils in schools. 

Some Divisions still have second cycle schools and technical colleges without Bursars and inadequate administrative staff:Acute shortages of teachers especially in the newly created schools and general shortage of language and Mathematics teachers in rural schools :drastic  cuts in credits for the DDSEs that have resulted in their inability to effectively fulfil their mission statement, be present on the field and meet their targets.

On the examinations, the delegate complained that financial resources needed for transport, handling, communication and various gratifications have been while too many registration errors in entries and finances of candidates. He cited the case of practicals for the GCE for which has taken frightening overtones for accommodating Centres authorities while the failure to create more DECC examination centres is a taking a heavy toll on parents finances and students’ serenity, output and performances at official examinations.

Other irregularities of the system he went on had to do with the non-publication of the list of accredited school insurance companies. The functioning of sub-divisional FENASSCO League ‘A’ committees without financial provision and the non subvention as in Basic Education of FENASSCO League ‘A’ Games. 

 Shortage of personnel at DDSEs and lack of credit line for service heads and basic equipment and furniture for personnel do not render the working environment in most DDSEs and schools enabling. Insufficient running credits. The process of integration of newly recruited teachers is still long and give them excuses to be irregular and ineffective. 

The statutory hosting of FENASSCO ‘A’ Finals in Bamenda is strenuous to many divisions and does not factor into infrastructural development and greater awareness of sports potentials in the divisions beyond Mezam as is the pervading  abnormality of fraud and impersonation commonly referred to as use of mercenaries in sports. 

Lack of service vehicles for administrative and pedagogic supervision in the Divisions is a major handicap. Poor or no access to professional development opportunities and in service training: Absenteeism and growing professional delinquency of teachers. 

Lack of basic teaching and learning visual and sensory materials and aids in schools. Poor student orientation. Poor teacher-student relationship. Poor teacher-administration relationship. Poor teacher-class master and parent relationship. Lack of basic textbooks in public schools.

While hailing and encouraging the service heads of the sector to fully implement the Ministerial text the regional delegate of secondary education for northwest disclosed that salaries of some recalcitrant teachers of the region will be suspended in the days ahead.

The divisional delegate for Bui Division, Sir Mbekum Williams promised to implement the ministerial decision to the later while the Principal of GBHS Ndu urged his counterparts to embrace the new reforms introduced for the management of school funds, see how it goes before complaining. Meantime the principal of GBHS Jakiri in same promised total implementation of the new reforms to ensure a smooth take off and end of 2012/2013 academic year.

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Mbengwi Elite Promotes Unity,Development Through Sports

Cameroon - By Nyassah Julius - Mr Sanji Joe, a worker at Cameroon ‘s National Assembly last Saturday August 25 organized a land mark Cross country race dubbed 'Meta solidarity cross country race'.

With the understanding that sport does not only animate the villages but encourages national unity and solidarity amongst youths , his initiative was highly solemnized by both administrators, CPDM party barons and elite who turned out in their numbers at Mbengwei grandstand to witness the cross country race. The exercise estimated at over a million francs saw the heavy presence of traditional lords who  gave their blessings. Some of the notables at the Mbengwi grandstand was Fons of Kai (Momo Fons President) Kubenyang, Funang Njinibi, Ngokwong, Tugi, Njimetu amongst others were at hand.

The race covered a distance of 10 kilometers with 90 athletes drawn from all the villages of Mbengwei. A cross section of elite and athletes who spoke to the vanguard were unanimous that Joe Sanji is discreet a philanthropist who blows no trumpet about his largesse to the people. This apparently explained why he refused to disclosed the cost of the race to the media. He is said to have done so much for his people but would not want it disclosed, saying that “my people are better placed to appraise my activities”. 

The Meta solidarity cross country race was a novelty given that no Meta elite have ever organized a race of that magnitude. While all participants went home with books, cutlasses, cell phones Achoanoh Carl Fonguh, a 21 year old student of GTTC Mbegwei received the grand prize - Nan Fang motorcycle bike estimated at CFA  500.000frs, with the necessary documents and the first girl in the female category Tifang Symplice of Njaa-Etu a 20 years form 5 student of GBHS Mbengwei who grabbed a 31 inches television set. She did the 10km race in 1 hour,17 minutes.

The presence of Charles Aminkeng, the Divisional Officer, DO for Mbengwi Central was a testimony of the love the administration have for Joe.. He was happy with the success of the event given there was no major incident and no rain, proof of the fact that nature was on his favour. Saturday’s event was electrified by cultural display of Nap dance group and individual artists’ students

Other laureates included Ngoh Louis (2nd) and Teghen Elvis ( 3rd)in the male category;while Ngyen Florence and Lydia Kamsa were second and third in the female category

Speaking to the Vanguard shortly after the race,Sanji said the aim of the cross country race was not only to bring Mbengwi youth together or encourage sportsmanship but to assist students materially as they prepare to go back to school.

While urging the beneficiaries to make good use of the prizes, expressed dismay that the prizes were not of standard reasons why he promised to improve on the quality the next edition apparently next year given the enthusiasm exhibited by the youths and elite.

The section president of Momo I CPDM Jacob hailed the initiative “although it wasn’t organized under the auspices of the CPD party. But as a militant of the party, we are setting an example as our party is a rallying party.” He challenged other economically viable elite to emulate from Sanji to step up the participation of Mbengwi in regional and national sporting events in future. He was optimistic that Sanji Joe’s largesse will have an impact on the live of the CPDM party in spite the fact it was organized under the banner of the party.

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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

381 Illegal Schools To Be Closed In NW

Cameroon - Some 381 schools operating in illegality will in the days ahead close their doors following plans by North West Basic Education Delegate to implement the Ministerial decision to the later. The delegate, Madam Fon Susan disclosed plans to close the illegal schools in at the Bamenda Congress Hall during a two day sector meeting that culminated in the launching 2012/13 academic year Tuesday to Wednesday. She warned parents against such schools and the proprietors as well given that the heavy hand of the law would be meted on defaulters of the Ministerial decision.

She also disclosed during the meeting that the Japanese government is going to assist the Region in the construction of some 18 primaries schools. Expressing gratitude to the Japanese government for the bonanza, madam Fon Suzan recounted that apart from acute shortage of teachers, the number of class rooms harboring over four hundred and twenty five thousands pupils was not enough. Apart from the insufficiency of class rooms there is also acute shortage of teachers. 

She maintained that there are only one thousand five hundred and ninety three teachers (1593) against 425000 pupils giving a ratio of one teacher to 267 pupils (1: 267). This is pedagogically incorrect as it gives the teachers too much work. It is apparently on this premise that she hailed teachers for their assiduity over the years in spite of their poor working condition.

Harping on the schools infrastructure, the delegate lamented that  most primary schools of the region do not have befitting structures. With over 425.000 pupils, there is only 9.040 class rooms. This number encompasses both make shift and temporal and permanent structures,she said.

It is on this note that she considered plans by the Japanese government to assist the region with 18 school structures is a stitch in time. On academics, North West region reportedly scored 84% at the 2012 First School Leaving certificate examination and 77% at the Common Entrance Examination.

The secretary general at the northwest governor’s office Confiance Ebone warned against absenteeism and all forms of unorthodox behavours that could plague the smooth take off of 2012/2013 academic year.

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Fru Ndi Under Fire For Campaigning

Cameroon - Fru Ndi under fire for Campaigning against Hon Fobi in party primaries. The National Chairman of the Social Democratic Front, SDF, Ni John Fru Ndi has again been indicted for politics of bitterness against Hon Fobi Simon Chinda during primaries into the Communication Bureau of the National Executive Committee, NEC of the party. 

Hon Fobi contested with Beatrice Annembom, incumbent National Comunication Secretary ,but was heavily crushed, following Fru Ndi’s open support for her . It is on this premise that pundits have frowned at Fru Ndi for preaching democracy but practicing dictatorship. The rigmarole between Hon Fobi  and National Chairman Ni John Fru Ndi emanated from Hon.Fobi’s intention to challenge him as the National Chair of the party ahead of the 2011 presidential race.

Fru Ndi manifested a related undemocratic act against Hon Jua in Fundong years back during the reorganization of the party. Hon.Njua’s political legitimacy to contest for the seat of the National Chairman of the party was misconstrued by Fru Ndi who apparently considered Jua’s political ambition as seditious and treasonable. It was on this note that Hon Jua was ousted.Although the grass root militants have the right to choose whom they want,the  executive bureau and the chairman of the party have the prerogative to decide who should be where he wants.This dictates of the national chairman has over the years reduced the SDF to a pocket NGO or Fru Ndi’s private enterprise.

Although some of the party big wigs, Mayors, MP’s etc are allegedly said to be  adventurers yearning  Fru Ndi to quit to enable them liquidate the party,Fru Ndi’s overt support for a militant during party reorganization is unethical,considering that he is the lord of all militants. 

That notwithstanding, the idea of plotting against militants who yearn for his position as National Chair of the party is disheartening and out of democratic  principles. “any militant who challenges Fru Ndi’s decision is looked upon as a hindrance” pundits have argued. This queer behavior of the National Chairman accounts for the political eclipse of the party. Annembom Monju bagged 198 votes as against 90 for Hon Fobi Nchinda.

The victory of Annembom  Munjo was thus stage managed by Chairman John Fru Ndi.

Although Anembom is one of the oldest militants said to have sacrificed both her life and job at the CRTV for the sake of the party as the Chairman claimed ,his campaign for Annembom has been criticized. Pundits blamed Hon Fobi for political naivety. “He could not have contested given that Fru Ndi had earlier on indicated his interest in Annembom against his candidature.

What Hope For Hon. Fobi?

The crushing defeat of Hon Fobi by Annembom is an indication of an impending doom for Fobi.It was even alleged that the party hierarchy is machinating to replace Fobi with Madam Dr. Elizabirth Tamanjong National Secretary General of the party. The primaries started with reorganization of Regional Bureaus followed by that of the National Executive CommitteeNEC.

Fru Ndi said Beatrice Annembom Monju, had “Stood by the SDF for over 20 years and even sacrificed her job at CRTV”.

However some militants attributed the diatribe to Fobi’s craftiness. “He is as crafty as a dog reasons why I did not vote for him ”Fru Ndi open support for Beatrice Annembom was in order. ”a militants told The Vanguard.

The exercise saw the emergence of two Journalists, Chris Mbunwe Regional Bureau chief of The Post News paper and Grace Ngwafor of Abakwa Fm radio as Regional Communication Officers of the party. Chris is vice to Grace. They crushed the incumbent Kaba Charles and Stanley Numfor.

Others officials elected into the bureau were; Awah Fidelis Balick Mayor of Bamenda II Financial Secretary S- Mayor Fonguh Cletus-Organizing secretary, Hon Esther Ngala –Treasurer and Haja Patu as vice, Muluh Gideon-Secretary Others who won the Friday August 24 NEC primaries in the North West were Junka Jonathan- auditor,Mayor Mangoh Jones-Education affairs,mayor Langsi Abel- financial secretary including Margaret Kingah, and Denis Kwaven etc.

Hon Njong Evaristus who served as Interim Regional Chairman following the untimely departure of Kum Henry due to alleged anti party activism succeeded in galvanizing his position to become full time Regional Chair man. For the primaries into the National Executive Committee ( NEC), Fru ,Ni John Fru Ndi was elected by acclamation. He was the lone candidate as nobody would have dared.

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