By Fai Cassian
|Bui SDO Flanked by DO Noni, Wache Francis and his two deputies,|
Thousands gathered at the Nkor Municipal Grandstand on December 3, 2013 to witness the groundbreaking installation ceremony of the newly elected mayor of Nkor Council, Wache Francis. Before commissioning Wache Francis into his new function as mayor of Nkor Council, the Senior Divisional Officer for Bui Division, Nzeki Theophile expressed joy to the population of the municipality for the massive turn out. According to Nzeki Theophile, the massive turnout is not only a pointer to the fact that the entire community supports the incoming executive of the council but it also shows the importance they attach to the development of the municipality. To the SDO for the Bui, the installation rite is not far from the commissioning of an officer, the induction of a pastor, the enthronement of a fon and or the empowering of an administrator. He also reiterated that the action of the mayor shall reflect the commitment of a militant of a noble cause. Mr. Nzeki Theophile reminded Wache Francis and his deputies that irrespective of their rich and sound curricula vitae, the success over a decentralized structure is less a question of academic, professional and social background than that of a vision, determination and commitment. He told Wache Francis and his deputies that if their decisions to stand council executive were to make a name, aggrandize their complimentary cards and or make money for their families etc, so as to use all strategies to manipulate the population not to implement projects but gain confidence, they entire executive will go down the history of Noni as prominent mayor but not as nation builders.
But according to Mr. Nzeki, if Wache Francis and his team stand for development despite the controversies, the criticism, the blackmail and the inner cycle fighting which will surely occur, they will not only be great Noni Municipality builders, but their names will enter the record of Noni history for life. He challenged the entire executive and councilors to foster development efforts and that they should hang their political jackets and lore ahead to the development of the municipality as one. “In other words, you are henceforth the mayor of all citizens; weak, strong, poor and wealthy”. He reminded Wache Francis that after 23 years of teaching at the Local Government Training Center-CEFAM, he (Wache) is starting a new adventure as mayor, whereby he is expected to make a quantitative jump from theory to practice, noting that after all, theory without practice is empty, sterile and practice without theory is blind. Nzeki Theophile ended his installation speech by calling on the population to collaborate with the council by paying their taxes. It should be noted that the 1st Deputy Mayor is Mme Eveline Kinyuy Tatah while the 2nd Deputy Mayor is Bambo Pius KineyBorn on December 31, 1955 at Noni Nkor, Kongnyuy Francis Wache after a successful and brilliant primary education got admission into Bishop Rogan College Soppo-Buea where he obtained the GCE “O”Level in flying colours. The quest for more knowledge took him to CCAST Bambili where in 1993; he obtained the GCE “A” level. He later traveled to France at the Universite d’Avignon where he bagged a Language Proficiency Diploma. After the brilliant study in France, he came back to Cameroon and continued at the Yaounde University where he obtained a Bachelor Degree in Modern Letters in 1978. In 2008, he added the Pan African Institute for Development Diploma to his list of certificates and since 1978, he has been teaching at CEFAM. He is above all, an asset in the media world given that he is the Publisher of The Post Newspaper. (This is however a brief summary of the man Wache Francis) the new Mayor of Nkor Council in the North West Region.
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