By Fai Cassian Ndi
|Hon. Abe talking to the Press|
|Minister Fuh Calistus presenting Hon. Abe to the population|
|Hon. Abe making a speech|
|Minister Fuh Calistus talking to the Press|
|Madame Sally Gentry encouraging youth talent|
|Hon. Abe receiving gift from Ako elite(s) based in Misaje|
|Hon. Abe with Nkenda Simon former mayor of Misaje|
The twin celebration of March 24, 2014 took place under the patronage of the Head of the delegation from the Central Committee of the CDPM, Dr. Fuh Calistus Gentry, Secretary of State for Mines, Industries and Technological Development. Beside celebrating the 29 years of continued existence of the ruling Cameroon People’s Democratic Movement, Hon. Abe Michael Ndra, the Member of Parliament for Ako/Misaje was also staging a historic homecoming five months after he was elected. Trumpet blast and singing of the chorus “We are one, oh oh, we are together, we are one” took to the centre stage of the twin event when Dr. Fuh Calistus who was flanked by wife, Sally Gentry and the MP for Ako/Misaje Hon. Abe Michael arrived the ceremonial ground. Addressing CPDM militants and sympathizers at the 2 in 1 event Minister Fuh Calistus described the 29 years marriage between the people of Ako/ Misaje with the CPDM party as a success story. He said Ako/Misaje has distinguished self as bastion of the CPDM in the North West Region. He used to the results of the last September 30 Municipal and Legislative elections in which Misaje gave the CPDM a crushing win of over 63% as a clear indicator of the unflinching commitment the have in Paul Biya. “A rational cohesion and the right path” to development he says. He said that after 29 years, the CPDM has impacted the lives of the Misaje people. According to Dr. Fuh Calistus, every village in the municipality will soon be linked by a motorable road. He also disclosed that when MINEPAT requested for an emergence project for the municipality, electricity was chosen as the main priority project and that in the years to come, Misaje town shall see the light of the day. He also talked of the tarring of the Bamenda ring road which will soon get to Misaje and that the Kimbi Game Reserve shall be transformed into a national park that will extend to Misaje, Dumbu, Nyos and Lake Oku. On education, he said Ako/Misaje has the highest number of secondary schools and benefited from a lot of development projects due to their loyalty in the CPDM and that those who will follow them will reap the fruits. On the scholarship Fund he personally promotes, he disclosed that this year, the programme shall focus its resources in supporting those who want to write competitive examinations into professional schools. Dr. Fuh Calistus while presenting the new MP for Ako/Misaje described Hon Abe Michael as a dynamic young man who talks with action. He said marriage Ako/Misaje that of truth, trust and honesty and Hon. Abe Michael is of that school of thought.
Enter Hon. Abe Michael Ndra
Hon. Abe Michael used the occasion to congratulate the people of Misaje for the trust bestowed on him during the last September 30, 2013 polls that took him to Parliament. “I thank for the trust you have the CPDM, and in President Paul Biya”, he continued. He called on the population and other stakeholders in the development process of the municipality to join the bandwagon to talk development. “I have been in Parliament for barely five months and I am conscious of our political promises. I have visited seven different ministries to submit our problems and I am certain that the fruits thereof are certainly coming soon”. He said he is laying foundation on which a more prosperous Ako/Misaje will be constructed which will portray their legacies after five years elapse. He talked of his priority projects which include the development of farms to market roads, education, access to health facilities and water amongst others.
On his part the Section President, Sammy Mbgata who doubles as the mayor of Misaje gave a vivid account of his first 100 days as mayor. He said hopes abound high as he will be travelling to Italy to visit some council and later to China for the purpose. The tarring of the streets in the municipality, construction of classrooms etc are on his agenda.
At the end of the ceremony, Dr. Fuh Calistus dished out prizes to some villages for producing the best results during the last elections. Chunghe village got the first prize for the best results which were two bundles of zinc, Nkanchi village also had two bundles of zinc for producing the highest number of voters while Bebekette got a bundle of Zinc for producing the best polling station with best overall results.
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