Apparently, the Kumbo Water Authority has pitched uneasy calm between the Paramount Fon of Nso and the Mayor of Kumbo Council, Njong Donatus Fonyuy. An atmosphere of uncertainty looms large in Kumbo as the population is confused over who truly is managing the Kumbo Water Authority. Classified sources say a new scheme created by the fon of Nso known as the Nso Community Water will in the days ahead name a new management to takeover. Yet mayor Njong's management team is ready to challenge the authority of the new scheme. Allegations are rife at that the fon of Nso recently issued note suspending the management of the Kumbo Water Authority and he is expected to announce a new board soon. Notwithstanding, public opinion in Kumbo holds that the late Prof. Bernard Folon brought them water. But when SNEC ventured into controlling the scheme, the people mounted pressure to take it back and that is how the then defunct Kumbo Urban Council took over. Matters came to a head when the population started questioning how the resources of the water scheme are managed. A school of thought holds that the Kumbo Council merely managed water and has never exploited water management as a source of revenue. Njong detractors claim that contracts were awarded on party lines and that the council has pocketed several millions. More so, a source hinted that the Kumbo Water Authority is in court.
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