By Fai Cassian Ndi
|Minister Fuh Calistus addressing the population|
Dr. Fuh Calistus Gentry, Secretary of State for Mines, Industries and Technological Development cum head of the Central Committee delegation for the celebration of President Biya’s 31 years in office has described the 31 years of the New Deal government as peaceful, stable and full of immense development projects. Minister Fuh Calistus told thousands in Misaje that they are lucky that President Biya has a soft-spot for them reasons why they have benefitted a lot from the New Deal Government. He thanked the people of Misaje for the unflinching support in the CPDM and congratulated them for the over 62% score in the legislative elections. Dr. Fuh Calistus also used the opportunity to announce to the population that government has proved funding for the opening of streets in Misaje. According to Dr. Fuh Calistus, the people of Ako/Misaje stand to benefit a lot from the New Deal Government more than ever before. To Minister Fuh Calistus Gentry, Misaje will continue to be the flag bearer of the CPDM and the New Deal Government in Donga Mantung Division. President Biya’s devotedness the New Deal policy as brought numerous blessings and development in the country and “the people of Ako/Misaje are happy to be part of this era” adding that the Misaje train took off and it is on it way to the Promised Land with the CPDM. Harping on the September 30, municipal and legislative elections, Dr. Fuh Calistus said that all the key opposition leaders like Ni John Fru Ndi, Belo Bouba Maigari, stormed Misaje to lobby for votes, but at the end of it all, the population voted massively for the CPDM which clearly indicates that the people decided to “chase away the opposition”. With the landslide victory recorded during the last elections, the opposition he affirmed is out of action in Misaje.
To alleviate poverty and foster development efforts, he also announced the creation of the Misaje Business Forum which he concluded will go a long way to build the nation.
It should be recalled that there was euphoria and fanfare in Misaje as over 100 dance groups gathered at the grandstand to commemorate President Paul Biya’s 31 years at the helm of the nation. Trumpet blast echoed when the head of the CPDM central Committee for the 31st Anniversary celebration of President Paul Biya’s ascension to power, Dr. Fuh Calistus arrived the ceremonial ground flanked by the wife, Madame Sally Gentry. Dancing and singing marked their triumphant entry into the Misaje grandstand as everyone sang the famous “enjoyment and victory song” of the New Deal.
Welcoming the head of the central committee delegation to Misaje, the elated mayor elect, cum CPDM Section President for Donga Mantung V, Misaje Section Sammy Mgbata Nforkembah busted that “this day is a wonderful, because it marks the beginning of a new era” To the cpdm Section President, Misaje Sub Division has benefited much from the New Deal Government of President. He cited the creation of GHS Misaje which was later transformed to GBHS Misaje, GTHS Misaje, GSS Dumbu, GSS Chunghe, GSS Akweto, SAR/SM Misaje, CEAC Chunghe, the electrification of Misaje town, the provision of potable water to nearly all the villages in the sub Division, the construction and quipping of the Misaje telecenter, the construction of the Misaje-Babungo road, the construction of the Kwei bridge on the prospective Dumbu-Bisula road in Nigeria, the grading of the Misaje-Wum Road, Misaje-Nkambe road, etc etc. Above all, Sammy Mgbata concluded that this day is memorable in the sense that it marks 31 years since H.E President Paul Biya took over the command baton of this great country Cameroon. He thanked President Paul Biya for appointing Prime Minister Philemon Yang, as Head of Government as well as Dr. Fuh Calistus (Secretary of State for Mines, Industries and Technological Development, an illustrious son of Misaje and above all, sons and daughters of the North West Region in high positions in Government.
Best Villages Encouraged, Njekeh Philip TooAt the end of the ceremony, the most performing villages in the September 30, Municipal/Legislative elections were applauded. Chunghe, Nkanchi and Bebekette villages were announced as the best in terms of their support for CPDM. The villages will be rewarded on March 24, 2014 during the Anniversary of the party. Also Njekeh Philip was also honoured as the most dynamic CPDM militant. Fuh Calistus described him as a exemplary militant who merit encouragements. Talking to this reporter after the celebration, former mayor of Misaje, Nkenda Simon Sunde described President Biya’s 31 years as eventful and pace-setter for Vision 2035
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