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Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Meet Ma Yaah Patience Tamfu, The Lifetime Achievement Award Winner


On August 31, 2015, Ma Yaah Patience Tamfu (the one and only Senior Ma Yaah of Donga Mantung Division) was honoured by The Eye Newspaper for doing extraordinary things in a very common way. The fact that she is the first woman to have received Lifetime Achievement Award speaks volume. In 2014, Ma Yaah Patience Tamfu was the main sponsor of A Clean Community Program, which won 2degrees Champions Awards in UK.
Ma YaahPatience Tamfu: Lifetime Achiever

If there is any area in Cameroon where the Beijing platform can be assessed, it is in the domain of politics and how effective women have evolved in supporting innovative which was in earlier times a no-go zone for the woman. Yaah Patience Tamfu is one of the few female politicians who is constantly in touch with the population all the time. Ever since this daughter of the great statesman, late Hon. SN Tamfu became the sparkling flicker and emblem of the Wimbum tradition in Uncle Sam’s USA, she has been crowned three times. This is so because she never fails to support any development endeavour in Donga Mantung Division. From soccer to development projects, innovative ideas to youth, women empowerment, her name is always written in gold. The fon of Mbot once described her as the lavender of Wimbum Community in the USA.
Besides, being a development oriented character, Ma Yaah Patience Tamfu is also a refined politician. Yet she takes politics as a game of ideas and not that of hate. So far so good, ahead of CPDM reorganization many look up to her as the ever first woman to strengthen the CPDM party in the United State of America. She has become a symbol that a woman in leadership position is worth celebrating. Hitherto considered a no go zone for women, Yaah Patience Tamfu has not only dismantled the male barriers constructed round politics but has more importantly serve as a woman emancipator. And that she is a member of the national bureau of WCPDM is a fact and that she campaigned tirelessly for President Biya to win in Diasporas during the last Presidential elections is an indisputable fact.
Abdou Borno Receiving Ma Yaah Patience Tamfu's Award
Since her election into the national Bureau of the CPDM,-Central Committee, Ma Yaah Patience Tamfu had helped a great deal in stabilizing the CPDM in the Diasporas. Even though she lives in the USA, she remains open-minded and accessible to the people back home. She talks and acts with dogged friendliness reasons why she is loved and appreciated by all the young men, elders and young women in Mbumland.
These qualities incalculably complement her multifarious roles in Mbum land, Donga Mantung Division, North West and Cameroon as a whole. Her savoir-faire in politics and the zeal she has to support sustainable actions have earned her several recognitions. It was not by error that she was voted as "Woman of Year" in 2012 by readers of The Eye newspaper. In the US where she lives, she was also recognized by her employer as well as the various communities due to her leadership skills and on August 31, 2015, her representative was handed the prestigious “Lifetime Achievement Award” at the CamCCUL Hall in Nkambe.
This is so because she is a mass of endowment, a gifted woman who lives in every other person’s problem. Hard work and efficiency have continued to be the qualities that define her. Whenever you meet her for the first time, you are taken by her mastery of issues.  Take it as arrogance and you are right for this is positive arrogance that enables that job for which she does is done correctly. Notwithstanding, she has the drive and dedication that defies any facile explanations. Born into the family of late Hon. SN Tamfu, she was brought up in close knit family in the fear of the God. In later life she could not escape to be a workaholic or become a politician par excellence, yet adopted her own approach to politics by making it bedmate to development.


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