By Fai Cassian Ndi
|Minister cuts ribbon|
|Arrival of the Minister flanked by NW Governor|
On the city of Bamenda, the Minister of Territorial Administration and Decentralization said that Bamenda has come of age given that it served as the birth place for the two major political parties. More so, the people of Bamenda are peculiar in his heart because amongst whom he find friends and good people whose dexterity has contributed significantly to the infrastructural development of the city. He expressed gratitude to the people of Bamenda for their political maturity. A population, which according Minister Rene Sadi will not hesitate to cast their votes where their interest lies. He thanked the population for their massive turnout, for the songs, and the dances as well as for the law abiding spirit reasons why “President Paul Biya holds the interest of this region at heart”. He concluded by affirming that the concern of the people of the North West is particular and “you will get your due share”.
Enter Balick Awah Fidelis, Mayor of Bamenda II Sub Divisional Council
According to the General Manager of FEICOM, Camille Akoa the Board of Directors endorsed the loan portfolio for the construction of the Bamenda II Council Sub Divisional Chamber on October 6, 2010 following a council deliberation of December 4, 2009 authorising the mayor to undertake the venture. He said the Bamenda II spirit has given him a lot of hopes to believe that by 2020 at least 60% of the councils will have befitting council town halls. He congratulated the mayor Balick Awah Fidelis, the vote-holder, the contractor-Better man Construction and the supervision firm Marco construction for a job well-done and quality of work as well. Accordingly, he also applauded North West contractors for being exemplary due to the fact that their contribution will go a long way to make decentralization process a success story. “Lord Mayor, you contribution was essential to the achievement of this result”, Camille Akoa added.
Harping on the balance sheet of FEICOM from 2007 to present date, Camille Akoa revealed that 187 projects have been financed in the North West Region to the tune of 13.7 billion FCFA corresponding to 12% of the national territory. Out of the total amount spent in the region, Bamenda II Sub Divisional council benefitted 340 million FCFA for the construction of the
council chamber and some bridges. In addition,
Camille Ako also made public that 26.13 billion FCFA has been disbursed as
Additional Council Taxes-“centime” to the councils. He also announced that out
of the 31 of the 34 councils of the North West Region have benefitted FEICOM
funding to construct council chambers, “only Babessi, Jakiri and Wum councils”
are still construct their own town halls.
|Left side of the council Chamber(ceremonial hall)|
EuphoriaThere was fanfare and elation at Bingfibieh as thousands gathered to be part of the new way. April 17, 2014 entered into the annals of the inhabitants of Bamenda II Sub Divisional council as a date to be remembered. To Awah Cletus alias AC Risky, he can only give the gratitude of what happened to the mayor of Bamenda II. “I can applaud the mayor and his team” for the marvelous job, he hammered. He said he was also touched by the fact the Balick Awah Fidelis presented a picturesque of the problems faced by the inhabitants of the Bamenda II especially the creation of the Bamenda IV Council.
|Awah Cletus alias AC Risky|
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