Tuesday, May 29, 2012

El Hadj Baba Danpoulo, 700 others to Attend SODELCO AGM in Nkambe

El Hadj Ardo Yougouda Bouba Adamou
The National President of the Socio-Cultural Association of Breeders and Farmers commonly known has SODELCO cum Secretary General of Ardo's Union, Elhadj Ardo Yougouda Bouba Adamou has declared that some 700 delegates are expected in Nkambe for the upcoming General Assembly of the Association. According to Alhadj Yougouda Bouba, El Hadj Baba Danpoulo aka Ndawara is also expected to be part of the AGM which is aimed at restructuring the organization. Harping on the necessity of the meeting, Ardo Yougouda revealed for the first time, a delegation from Maroua will also attend the General Assembly. He also added that the new organs will be put in place for youths to get themselves involve in their activities. On the achievements of SODELCO, the National President said that the association from creation has been improving on the lives of grazers and farmers as well as those of the Mbororo and Fulanis. He cited the SODELCO Micro-credit Scheme as one of the best instrument that has changed the lives of young men and women tremendously. Accordingly, Ardo Yougouda added that through the scheme, SODELCO has been able to grant loans and credits to youths who are today drivers and tailors in big towns in the country. He also made mentioned of the fact that ever since the association was created, it has been able to encourage the development of improved pastures among grazers as well as mutual co-existence between crops and livestock farmers. As a result, SODELCO has contributed significantly in combating farmer/grazer conflict in the North West Region of Cameroon and "We are ready to share our success stories to others" reasons why a delegation of grazers and farmers is also expected to come from the Northern Region of Cameroon to learn from their model. 
Beside, it should be noted that SODELCO activities are inter-woven with those of the Ardo's Union which all seek to bring the people together. One of the greatest achievements of SODELCO that continues to attract public attention is the successful fight against cattle theft. Even though not completely eradicated, SODELCO alongside Ardo's Union has been able to empower young falanis/Mbororo as well as their parents in sustainable management of their activities for the common good of the communities where they live. In reaction to the notion of segregation and minute organizations, Alhadj Yougouda added that they are some people who have created association that do not take everyone's need and welfare on board they move out to talk on behave of others. " We do not need people to give us money on the contrary we contribute money to help promote our activities". He cited the scholarship scheme that they set up to support students. This scheme he said is leaving no stone un-turn to reach out to needy Fulani/Mbororo youths who are ready to go to school but lack finances. The Ardo's Union and SODELCO he said has fought and continues to fight against early marriages and other obnoxious practices. Gender equity he said is one of the actions they are working on to make life meaning to everyone.

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