A statement of Honour by Councilor Mangoh Jones Tanko-His Worship the Lord Mayor of Nkambe Council on the occasion of the Award of the "Man of The Year" vested on Hon. Awudu Mbaya Cyprian, Member of Parliament for Nkambe/Ndu Constituency, Questor at the National Assembly and a Self-made personality at The Eye National Award of Excellence/Donga Mantung Achievement Award, Nkambe July 27, 2013
Celebrating the Role Model (Synopsis Presented by Mangoh Jones Tanko)
I have the distinguished honour to stand here to make a statement on the Award of the “Man of the Year” which has been vested on the personality of Hon. Awudu Mbaya Cyprian, by The Eye Group of Newspapers.
When I realized that I had to make this statement, my ideas started wondering and I took up my eyes to see in my library personalities who had made an impression in my mind. I saw book like “My Life”, Bill Clinton, Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela, Our Endangered Values by Jimmy Carter, etc. My mind now reflected on people who did much to change the world for the better of mankind. Personalities like Hitler who wanted to rule the world and was only stopped by World War II; Stalin of Russia who transformed Russian primitive society and most backward European power to a 1st power in 25 years. Chairman Mao-Tse-Tung who stood firm to the Chinese Values and fought the Capitalist West to bring China to eminence.
Mr. Nelson Mandela who through his personal suffering for his country has brought the dignity of the Blackman to be idolized.
Chairman Ni John Fru Ndi who in 1990 stood firm against the forces of tyranny to bring to us the liberty we have now. The relentless fight against social injustice, tribalism, nepotism, corruption, graft, squanders mania, clientelism, and moral decay in Cameroon today is his efforts.
In the cause of looking at the background of these people, they had very humble beginning. Many of them came from poor backgrounds and as God will always play his part. They became people who lived great lives and did great things to change the livelihood of their people.
As for the event of today, it concerns a person, personality known to me.
Honourable Awudu Mbaya Cyprian comes from a very humble background from peasant parents whose morn is always with us here. From a humble beginning as a businessman in the 1980s, he rose to a giant in Douala putting up CAMITEX International and SOCAFAVEF. From this point, Hon. Awudu Mbaya Cyprian decided to be a strong supporter of his mentor The Honourable P.N NSAKWA in the 1980.
As the eve of multipartism and the wind of change, Hon. Awudu Mbaya found solace in the Chairman Ni John Fru Ndi’s SDF and rose to the rank of Vice Provincial Chairman of the Littoral in the 1990s. in 1997, with a base where we had won the council of Nkambe for the SDF, Hon. Awudu Mbaya stepped back home in 1997 and contested from his home base to Parliament. He went to Parliament in 1997 and has since then gained the confidence of his party’s hierarchy which has made his rise to the rank of Questor at the National Assembly. He has built a very firm background for his base where he is present always for duties and ceremonies.
Hon. Awudu keeps his eyes on all the activities of his party both in the council and in all other aspect of development. The Man of the Year Award which he is receiving today is only part of the awards he started enjoying before going into partisan politics. He had received International awards for his products at SOCAFAVEF etc. Today, he is treating and exporting electricity poles a base he as used so well to get most of our villages electrified. He is crusading in the health sector to equip some of our health centres and ask for more. He is the proprietor of the 1st Technical college in Nkambe and now runs the only Hotel of Standards which serves the Divisional Headquarters.
I am about to state that The Eye Group of Newspaper has not made any mistake in the selection of the Man of The Year in Honourable Awudu Mbaya Cyprian. This spirit will surely encourage Hon. Awudu Mbaya to do more and encourage everyone here to work towards such a goal.
I want to thank all of you who have come to witness this event. Even though we have no roads leading to and from Nkambe for whatever reason, I know that the Almighty God who brought you here will take you safely to your destinations.
I want also to express a lot of thanks to Mary Awudu for the care you have taken over your husband and you are now achieving this success in your endeavour.
I thank our natural fathers who have come to bear witness to this significant event. I want to appeal to all forces of power in this Division that the time to come together to think is now.
You do not need to wait again.
Thank you for your kind attention.
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