Monday, April 7, 2014

Humphrey Monono Emerges The Guardian Post Man of The Year 2013

Ntumfor Nico Halle, Hon. Awudu Mbaya, Ndansi Elvis, Nfon Mukete, CRTV’s Cameroon Calling, others win big in various categories as well. 

Monono Receiving his Award from Fon Mukete
The celebrated registrar of the Cameroon General Certificate of Education, the GCE Board, Humphrey Monono Ekema has won The Guardian Post 2013 Man of The Year Award. Monono was declared winner at a highly-attended ceremony which took place at the Elongo Gardens in Kumba on Saturday April 5, 2014. Saturday’s ceremony marked the 11th edition of The Guardian Post’s yearly awards.
The publisher/editor of The Guardian Post and the chairman of The Guardian Post Achievement Awards, Ngah Christian and Peterkins Manyong respectively said the yearly event is meant to recognize and reward Cameroonians and non Cameroonians who serve Cameroon selflessly. The well-designed certificates and the trophies that were ordered from France, Peterkins said, were not enough reward to the laureates who he said deserved more for their landmark achievements in various fields in the year 2013.
In declaring Monono winner, the secretary of The Guardian Post Achievement Awards Committee, Nde Richard who is also publisher of The Herald Tribune, said Cameroonians voted the GCE Board registrar for his stupendous innovations which have given the Cameroon GCE international recognition.
Taking the floor to make a brief speech after receiving the unique Man of The Year trophy and certificate which were jointly handed to him by the paramount ruler of the Bafaws, Senator Nfon V.E Mukete and CRTV’s director of information, Alain Belibi, a visibly overwhelmed Monono, re-enacted the oath he took to serve his country and thereafter, dedicated the award to all his friends and family.
The DP of The Guardian Post, Ngah Christian
He thanked Cameroonians who participated in the telephone texting and email-voting which enabled him to grab the most coveted award. He equally appreciated the efforts of the jury and The Guardian Post Media Group in encouraging hard working citizens and promoting national unity and integration through the achievement awards.
“I am very happy...” “... In fact, I am overjoyed, but how do I present this award to my fellow traditional rulers?” Those were the opening words of the paramount ruler of the Bafaws, Senator Nfon Victor.E Mukete who emerged The Guardian Post 2013 Traditional Authority of The Year; for his openness and hospitality towards non indigenes living in Kumba.
Expressing surprise that he emerged winner, he stated that there are hundreds of traditional rulers in the country whose villages are far bigger than his, some who are ministers and others who are former governors, such as the Lamido of Garoua who is the president of the national council of traditional rulers, Jacques Fame Ndongo, minister of higher education and former governor, Senator Bell Luc Rene.
The venerated senator and traditional ruler who was given a standing ovation upon his arrival at the ceremonial ground, suggested possible reasons for his nomination and subsequent victory- He noted that many observers have been quick to give him credit for the creation of the Kumba Higher Teachers’ Training Technical College which was recently decreed by President Paul Biya. He said most Cameroonians are of the opinion that a majority  of the development projects in and around Kumba are granted thanks to his steadfast and landmark support for the ruling CPDM.
He wondered aloud whether he might have been voted because of the Kumba-Mudemba road or the Kumba-Mamfe road projects which are expected to see the light of day soon.
The Bafaw ruler equally hailed The Guardian Post for the initiative and opined that the media has a very important role to play in the development and evolution in the political, economic and social lives of the country; urging journalists in general to be responsible as they carry out their duty as the watch dogs of society.
It was brought to understanding that the senator who is currently taking part in the on-going parliamentary session in Yaoundé, only travelled to the South West to take part in the event, after which he immediately returned to the nation’s capital.
Renowned CRTV Sunday morning radio program, Cameroon Calling won The Guardian Post 2013 Radio Program of The Year Award. Receiving the award on behalf of CRTV general manager, the director of information on CRTV radio, Alain Belibi who travelled to Kumba in the company of Cameroon Calling presenter, Samson Websi traced the road the program has covered since its inception in 1974. He said the CRTV management had attached a lot of importance to the award, the reason why he and a two-man delegation were in Kumba to receive it on behalf of management. Several dance and choral groups animated the ceremony. See photographic coverage of the award ceremony on pages 6 and 7.
It should be recalled that former laureates of The Guardian Post Achievement Awards include among others: President Biya, the First Lady Chantal Biya, the former US ambassador, Neils Madquart and the CONAC chairman, Dieudonne Massi Gams.
Here below is the Full list of The Guardian Post 2013 Achievement Awards laureates below.

Man of The Year - Monono Ekema Humphrey
Bui Woman of The Year - Yaah Fondufe Sakah
Most Venerated MP- Hon. Awudu Mbaya Cyprian
Development Icon of The Year - Sanji Joseph
Best Divisional Delegate of The Year - Njilah Isaiah Tata
Best Regional Delegate of The Year - Njika Joseph
Best General Managers of The Year - David Nkoto Emane and Njei Frankline
Anti- corruption Award winners - Moh Sylvester T, Minette Libom Li Likeng, Mendjana Linus Toussaint and Kum Johnson Ofon
Most Devoted CPDM Militant of The Year - Raymond Dinga Gwanyalla
Traditional Authority of The Year - Senator Nfon V.E Mukete
Most Viable and Stable Financial Institution of The Year - CamCCUL
Peace and Transparency Award - Dr. Fonkam Azu’u Samuel
Sports Man of The Year - Colonel Kalkaba Malboum
Most Dynamic Youth Leader - Ndansi Elvis
Politician of The Year - Kan Elroy Moses Payne
Independent-Minded Magistrate of The Year - Justice Batuo Paul Akong
Best Contractor of The Year - Tabot Lawson
Best Administrator of The Year - Ebongo Zacheus Nanje
Leadership and Democracy Award winner - Ntumfor Nico Halle
Best Governor of The Year - Awah Fonka Augustine
Best Mayor of The Year - Denise Fampou


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