Tuesday, January 21, 2014

North West Livestock Development Fund Gets New Director

Fai Cassian Ndi
Mbah Shupong Michael is the new Director of the North West Livestock Development Fund commonly known by its French acronym as CDENO. He replaces Mokom Daniel Njawa who has left an indelible mark of greatness in fostering livestock activities in the North West Region. The award winning former Director is accredited for setting up a feed producing factory to boost livestock activities, construction of animal crushes, dips and development improved pastures. Before taking retirement, Mokom Daniel also entered into history for the distribution of vaccines for small ruminants and cattle.
However, a Presidential decree signed on January 17, 2014 catapulted Mbah Shupong Michael, formerly CPDM Parliamentary candidate for the Santa Special Constituency to replace Mokom Daniel going on retirement. But public opinion is aghast that a teacher of economics was appointed to head a livestock development service. More so, another school of thought holds that seemingly, MIDENO and CDENO are reserve only for the indigenes of Santa Sub Division. This is so because Mokom Daniel Njawa hails from Santa while Mbah Shupong Michael hails from the same area. But who is this economics teacher who has been appointed to head a livestock development fund? Mbah Shupong Michael we gathered was born in Awing on December 22, 1967 and formerly an educationist at GBHS Santa. After his secondary education, he got admission into the University of Yaounde and later ENS Yaounde where he obtained a post graduate diploma in Science of Education. He has a wide experience in associative life given that he had served as Vice President of the Santa Central Cooperative Union, served as elder and congregational secretary Presbyterian Church Santa, Secretary General of Atualah Awing Development and Cultural Association, treasurer of the same association and President of Santa Central Cooperative Credit Union LTD and chairman of the Supervisory Committee of CamCCUL amongst others. As a politician, he served in various capacities notably as the Vice Section President to JB Ndeh.


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