By Nkuh Nsinwe, Son-in-Law
|RIP Pa Mangoh Jones Tanko|
Pa mangoh Jones was too good to be hated and yet so infectious to be loved.
He was exceptionally vocal or perhaps most of the time tendentiously critical.
While he wanted to set things straight, his manner of doing so almost left the chicken-hearted breathless. Mangoh Jones was of a different class and so he would hardly fit with the conventional. A society that thrived with mediocrity and hypocrisy of the elite was not Mangoh’s type. He was consistent with his feelings and so he voiced out irrespective of who was concerned. The last time I saw him before his demise was on Friday 10th October, on my way back from school. He asked me whether everything was fine in his house in Mbot in which I lived. He told me always to strive for excellence as a teacher and left for Nkambe with a promise to be back in Mbort on Monday 13th October. The news of your death in the evening of Sunday 12th October was too shocking as I learned on phone from your driver. Your passing on to glory at this time was gruesome to cogitate and even digest. Yes, Pa Mangoh can be forgotten but his legacy will remain indelible in the history of council business in Nkambe in particular and Cameroon in general. As we remember Pa Mangoh Jones who has gone before. Let us give credence to those we still have before we lose it all.
When News Breaks Out, We Break In. (The 2014 Bloggies Finalist)