|Tanjong Martin: Mayor of Tubah Council|
Topical Issues Affecting the Municipality
Harping on the current security situation, Mayor Tanjong said that his municipality is leaving no stone unturned. He said though there is an influx of students in his municipality, the council has adopted a strategy to work with the population to ensure the safety of all. He said all landlords have been tasked to identify all their tenants and even report the presence of any strange face. Hawking in the municipality, he added has been banned and no student is allowed to habour strangers while loading of vehicles is done only at identified parks to ensure vigorous checks.
On the crisis between the Tubah Council and Bamenda III Council, Mayor Tanjong said it is regrettable that the Bamenda III council decided to invade seven public offices for reasons unknown to his council. He further disclosed that the premises in question are part of the property of the defunct South Eastern Federation council (which was made up of Bui, Ngoketunjia, Bamenda I, II, Bafut and Tubah) of the old day Bamenda Province. He wondered how Bamenda III could claim ownership over these assets. “The Tubah council he added could have its assets in other municipality”, the mayor emphasized. He described the act as ignorance and added that he will seek redress given that over 70 pensioners are being paid by the Tubah council. He however advised the Bamenda III council to seek it share of assets from the defunct Bamenda Urban council and not Tubah.
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