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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Fon Chafah Declares for Senate


By FC Junior
HRH Fon Chafah of Bangolang
HRH Fon Chafah Isaac of Bangolang cum Secretary General of Cameroo n Traditional Rulers Forum has declared his candidature for the upcoming senatorial elections in Cameroon. Fon Chafah who hails from Babessi Sub Division in the North West Region has confirmed he will contest for senate on CPDM ticket. Fon Chafah’s leadership qualities have without doubt attracted a lot of admirations from Cameroon and beyond. When he was President of the North West Fons Union-NOWEFU, he entered into history books for defying all the odds to take traditional rulers from the doldrums to lime-light. Yet, he is celebrated for initiating a multi-million secretariat project for NOWEFU. His lobbying skill placed NOWEFU at the door-steps of Orange Cameroon and the Ministry of Public Health. During fon Chafah’s reign at the helm of NOWEFU, he transformed the fons union into a vibrant development instrument. He initiated and lobbied funds for North West traditional rulers to join the fight against HIV/AIDS. Fon Chafah before leaving NOWEFU constructed a Roman arch that continues to attract admiration. Fon Chafah showed he was a philanthropist of the highest order when he mobilized Northwesterns to stage one of the humanitarian gestures ever. He supported Babessi flood victims and his gesture created awareness to the point that President Biya sent millions to the victim. “I think Fon Chafah is the right candidate for Ngoketunjia” one CPDM candidate for Ndop Council told this reporter on phone. If we go by the popular saying that those who give do the work of God, then Fon Chafah is ripe for senate because obviously he will have the opportunity to continue God’s work in a wider scope.  
Furthermore, Fon Chafah’s leadership skills and mobilization spirit pushed him to initiate the Cameroon Traditional rulers’ forum. His being at the senate will certainly give him the opportunity to defend the interest of the rural poor. Being a 3rd Grade Magistrate is not only an asset but also an impetus for him to make authentic contribution on bills. Senate as echoed is not a place for retired civil servants or old people; it is a place where brain weaves. It should be recalled that in 2007, Fon Chafah worked relentlessly for the CPDM to win in Ngoketunjia South. Reasons why it is now time for Fon Chafah to be part of the pioneer senate in Cameroon.  Fon Chafah Isaac is a household name in Cameroon and a dynamo in Ngoketunjia. He is development oriented and this could be seen through the lens of the numerous development projects in his village. He knows very well the realities in rural areas and would be one of the defenders of the ordinary man if elected into senate. What makes Fon Chafah a good senator is his intellectual ability, his devotion for work and his sense of patriotism.
When contacted on phone, Fon Chafah said the request for him to contest for senate was a popular demand of the people. “My people want me to represent them and I cannot but accept”. Being a traditional ruler who was enthroned when he was still very young has gathered a lot of experience to the point that he could also make a dynamic and exemplary senator for Ngoketunjia people. The fact that he is celebrated for his stand for the truth and meaningful development as well makes him a good senator. It should be recalled that in 2012, Fon Chafah was voted by The Watchdog Tribune as Man of the Year, besides he was also voted by readers of The Eye Newspaper as Traditional Ruler of the Year. Beside, the above mentioned award, he also received from The Guardian Post another distinction for his devotion for work.

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