Monday, December 31, 2012

Ex-MINATD Boss, Ferdinand Koungou Edima Dies at 84

At 84, this former Senior Administrator was recognized for his strong decisions even when he took over to oversee Canon Sportive of Yaoundé, he was not just a sport lover but a man who in other ways played a major rule to promote football in the country.
In the mid 80s, it was he who served as patriarch in the Canon of Yaoundé. He was among the most influential personalities alongside Hermann Yene the founder of the Canon Football club and many others. He was looked up to as a\man of principle and rectitude. Besides, Ferdinand Koungou Edima started working as an administrator in the early 60s when he was only 32 years old.  He served as Sub Divisional officer in Ebolowa, and later Senior Divisional Officer of Nkam. He also served as the Secretary General at the Governor’s office in the former Centre South Province. He also served as the Director of General Affairs in the Ministry of Finance. Ferdinand Koungou Edima also served as Governor of the Littoral region before he was appointed Minister of Territorial Administration. He spent over 50 years in the corridors of power.  
He has been a great man who sacrificed his life in the service of the nation, to the point of losing her voice. He died at the Yaounde General Hospital to join his wife Catherine who also died on July 18, 2010. He left government in 2002 following the scandal which led to postponement of the 2002 legislative and municipal.

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