By Le Turbo Japhet
It was pomp and Fanfare in Nkambe and Misaje as the 30th anniversary of President Paul Biya was not only graced by the presence of Philemon Yang, Prime Minister, Head of Government but also by the award of Excellence support Biya’s educational policy.
While handing over the gifts to meritorious students, Dr. Fuh Calistus Gentry, Central Committee Delegation leader and Secretary of State in the Ministry of Mines, Industries and Technological Development said that the best thing that ever happened to Cameroon was the present educational policy promoted by President Biya. He said the only way to show appreciation and gratitude to H.E Paul Biya on the occasion of the celebration of the 30th anniversary of his accession to power was to support his effort at providing education to all Cameroonians wherever they might be. Minister Calistus Gentry was speaking last November 06 in Nkambe and in Misaje while offering scholarships to some 68 students amongst whom were two traditional rulers from Ako and Kungi. The 68 most performing students from some 22 secondary schools from across Donga Mantung were offered 30 000 each as scholarship for this school year, as part of activities marking the 30th anniversary of President Paul Biya’s accession to supreme magistracy. Speaking to a crowd of over 3000 militants, sympathizers and students, Dr Calistus said how satisfied Donga Mantung was with President Paul Biya’s performance at the helm of state in over 30 years. Since Biya wants to live for posterity the education of the Cameroonian child, Dr Calistus decided to reward performance in schools across the whole of Donga Mantung as part of massive votes in favour of the Cpdm candidate at the last October 11 polls. The scholarships which amounted to over 3 million fcfa had as objective to give gratitude to President Paul Biya for piloting the ship of nation for 30 years and also to raise the human resource base for Donga Mantung in the long run.
The scholarships, many people agree in Donga MANTUNG came to meet a felt need. It should be recalled that when Misaje was created some years ago the principal hard difficult times with poor parents in collecting school fees. Dr Calistus then decided to foot the bills and enrolment climbed in a short time from lees than 30 students to over 15000 today. In an apparent move to support the husband, Mrs Sally Gentry declared during the anniversary celebrations that the husband is at his best mode when he changes lives and that their family would be judged as successful not from the number of cars or buildings they won but rather from the number of lives they have changed, On his part the SDO for Donga Mantung, Ngone Ndode Mesape Bernard congratulated the move by the Gentry family saying that it falls in line with government policy for when more people are educated there is less crime wave in society. He was optimistic that the anniversary gift to Donag MANTUNG WAS the best so far and that government would continue to appreciate such gestures.
The Unexpected in Misaje
It had never happened before but history had it recorded that PM Yang made a surprising visit to Misaje on November 6, 2012. As celebrations marking the 30th anniversary celebrations of Paul Biya peaked to a degree in Misaje, the Prime Minister and Head of Government made a surprise stop at Misaje considered over the years as the bastion of the Cpdm in Donga MANTUNG TO THANK THEM FOR THE massive support they gave the Cpdm candidate at the last October Presidential elections and to encourage militants and party leaders to take the message of voter registration seriously. The Prime Minister’s presence in Misaje ignited hope in the militants of the CPDM and sympathizers as they came out massively to celebrate with him. According to Central Committee Delegation leader, Dr Fuh Calistus Gentry, the fact that the Prime Minister chose Misaje to commune with on this day was proof that Misaje was an area that the Cpdm and Paul Biya could rely on for future victories.
Philemon Yang’s Message
PM Philemon Yang told the people of Misaje that SCNC is a bad party because any group that advocates for division and not unity is not good at all. He said the CPDM has done alot and much more has been earmarked and that some projects may not be executed due to the fact that Government has devoted much money in supporting flood victims nationwide. On Biya's 30 years in power which many say is too much, Yang Philemon told the people of Misaje that even though Biya has been there for long, he has been delivering the goods and there is no reason why he should not be there. He praised CPDM militants and sympathizers in Misaje for their continuous support in the CPDM and Paul Biya. He further called on the population to register massively as soon as biometric registrations kick-start in their municipality. He described Misaje as the bastion of the CPDM in Donga Mantung Division. In reaction to the speech by the Mayor of Misaje who decried that the last census results reduced the population of his municipality, PM Yang Philemon called on the population to register massively so as to proof those figures wrong.
Enter Minister Fuh Calistus
Minister Fuh Calistus on his part thanked the population for their massive turnout and continued that President Biya is the guarantor of development in Cameroon. Accordingly, he cited a great number of projects that have come and changed lives in the municipality. Dr. Fuh Calistus also expressed gratitude to the population for the trust and confidence in the CPDM and Paul Biya. He called on militants and sympathizers to register massively in the electoral register so as to vote during the upcoming local elections. He took time to explain to the population that with the biometric, everyone is expected to go and personally register and not vice-versa.
Politics they say is a systematic organization of hatred, and so it is practiced everywhere. Some politicians of Mbessa extraction in Misaje we gathered held a conclave where they threatened to divert their support if their voice in not considered in power sharing. According to what we gathered the Mbessa conlave has as objective to frown at the notion of imposing leaders on others at the base. Sources hinted that the problem in Misaje is that of who will be the next Mayor and that power alternation may not be respected following threats from Mbessa clan. The meeting which took place at the residence of Mayor Nkenda Simon, we gathered is intended to despise plans that mayoral position should be rotate among the clans.When News Breaks Out, We Break In. Minute by Minute Report on Cameroon and Africa