By Fai Cassian
Mangoh Jones Tanko, the mayor of Nkambe cum 2013 senatorial aspirant (alternate on SDF ticket representing Donga Mantung Division) has extended a hand of fellowship to the people of Mbot village in Donga Mantung Division. In line with the promise, he made some months ago when youths came knocking for help. The support which was handed to the beneficiaries on April 4, 2013 was graced by merrymaking, singing and dancing. When contacted on phone, Mangoh Jones told this reporter that he supports and promotes participatory development reasons why he is always ready to accompany those who have started something. He added the case of Mbot village was a single case in a hundred philanthropic gestures he has engaged himself in. Noting that as a Christian, he always tries as much as possible to extend a helping hand to people in need.
Receiving the delegation at the Mbot Palace esplanade HRH Fon Mbunwe III of Mbot expressed gratitude to the mayor for his timely intervention. He described Mangoh Jones Tanko as a true development luminary. HRH Fon Mbunwe II used the occasion to make a clarion call to other elite to always look back at home like Mangoh Jones who has demonstrated to have the welfare of the people at heart. The fon also used the opportunity to urge the population to always support those who often think of them. It should be noted that the Mbot Fon’s palace received a bundle of three meters zinc.
On his part the PTA chairperson of Government School Mulah-Mbot was elated with the support from the mayor of Nkambe. The PTA president recounted how the mayor of Nkambe has been doing a lot to promote and encourage the less privilege to go school. She expressed how they have waited patiently for the school to receive support. The PTA President also said that it is not today that the Nkambe Council has devoted time in primary education given that some years ago the school also benefited from teachers recruited by the council. She however added that “it is certain that this support is the beginning of more others to come” since they are also expecting a similar support from Hon. Awudu Mbaya. “Nothing is so important than for children to study in an enabling environment” she concluded.
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When the delegation stormed the premise of the Mbot Youth Hall, there was jubilation and fanfare. What could not be said in speeches was sung in songs. The youths hailed Mangoh Jones Tanko for remembering them and promised their unalloyed support. The youth president in his welcome address said the mayor has shown proof of his commitment toward youth development. ”He therefore merits the support of all the youths”, he reiterated. Nfor Elvis thanked the bearers of the donation Langhi David and said that the Almighty will grant them journey back to their various destinations. Nfor Elvis said it is historical that Mbot youths will henceforth have a hall of their own. He added if all the elite of Mbot were like Mangoh Jones Tanko, the village would have been a place to be. “When we started this project, our problem was on how we will get funds for roofing” and fortunately for us the mayor heard our cry and “we are living witnesses of a dream comes true”. Nfor Elvis described Mangoh Jones as a cheerful giver and called on God to always replenish his pockets. For as the Bible teaches us, a cheerful giver never lacks.
The head of the delegation,told the population where he handed the bundles of zinc that Mangoh Jones is a man of his words reasons why he did not forget the promise he made to the youths, palace and the school. Since charity as they say begins at home, Langhi David urged the population to settle witchcraft using legal instruments and not by excommunication. He however frowned at those who are propagating faulty information claiming that Mangoh Jones Tanko used his position as mayor to lobby the administration to stop the act of expelling people suspected in witchcraft practices from villages. Langhi David was categorical that experts in the art of slanders have gone out tarnishing the mayor’s image that was supporting those perpetrating witchcraft in Mbot village.
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