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Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Ndansi Elvis Wins Donga Mantung Man of The Year Award



Ndansi Elvis receiving his recognition from the DO for Nkambe

Ndansi Elvis Nukam, the Chief Executive Officer of Unite for Health Foundation who doubles as the National Youth President of National Union for Democracy and Progress-NUDP has been honoured by The Eye Newspaper as Donga Mantung Man of The Year. Ndansi Elvis was voted to receive this award for his outstanding performances in 2014/2015 given that he stood tall from the madding crowd as the most formidable man of all men of Donga Mantung Division in action. The award which was handed to Ndansi Elvis at a fun-filled award ceremony last August 31, 2015 at the CamCCUL Hall in Nkambe was another mark of recognition to grease his milestone achievements. Having proven his worth in developing expansionism trenches to the rural poor, Ndansi Elvis’ political savvy seems to come naturally.
Ndansi worked hard in the year 2014/2015 to the point that his exemplary successes to change lives through the Shaa Festival has caught a lot of admiration. Early this year, young Ndansi showed to the world that he is not a man to pigeon-hole with when he moved out as an early bird to denounce xenophobia attacks in South Africa. What he did as a young activist is mind blowing.
This is so because Ndansi Elvis just decided to mark out that politics is development and that alleviating poverty and miseries in rural areas is precedence of priority that makes politics and development bed-mates.
Ndansi’s success story is similar to that of William Still who as a young boy helped a slave escape. And over his lifetime, he went on to help as many as 800 more slaves escape to their freedom. 
Ndansi Elvis
Life, they say is an amalgamation of assessments and problems but great people look beyond trials and tribulations to clout a weighing scale, so does Ndansi. But the most interesting thing about this dynamic young man is that he looks beyond the horizon that appears to be the end of the world and see other opportunities that nobody imagines can exist. When he recently offered free consultations to all Donga Mantung indigenes based in Yaounde, many thought it was a joke, but it came to past that he continues to save lives with that approach.
Seemingly, his interested act of dreaming, acting and realizing the dreams have positive multiplier upshot on society. With the Shaa Festival, he introduced to the people of Misaje Sub Division that vitality of maintaining hygienic condition in the brewing and sales of that local drink that serves as a major source of income to many families.
This is because with talent can make things happen to the very essence of rural development. Nevertheless, innovation distinguishes between a great politician and a charlatan.
But unlike ordinary visionaries who see far and remain on their original position, Ndansi does not wait on the spot to be told, he goes for it. That is why as a youth he is succeeding where others have fumbled, stumbled and tumbled over. 
Rudyard Kipling, one of the finest English writers once said that “if you can keep your head when all around you are losing theirs and if you can meet with triumph and disaster and treat the two the same, yours is earth and everything that is in it”. This is a straightforward reality and in fact there is no doubt that Rudyard Kipling had this inspiration from the obstacles and barriers we often crush to get to prominence. In our contemporary society this statement could only be referred to one person, Ndansi Elvis Nukam. 
What is important about this award winning dynamic young man is that he is innovative, down to earth and fertile in expedients.
John Quincy Adams says that if your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. Ndansi is not just a dynamic leader but a politician with exceptional leadership qualities. When the issue of insecurity came up to scale, Ndansi toured all the border villages in Misaje Sub Division to talk to youths, traditional rulers and community leaders on what is expected of them at this crucial moment. In Misaje, they say he is the litmus test of what a politician ought to be. And since the final test of a politician is that he/she be a role model, Ndansi is actually a youth emancipator who doesn’t talk about development but puts them into practice. In getting to where he is today and especially being voted as Donga Mantung Man of The Year at his age, he toiled laboriously to transform vision into concrete realities. That is why today he is building common frontiers for all segments of society. In doing this, he followed the principle outlined by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow that ‘heights by great “men” reached and kept were not obtained by sudden flight but, while their companies slept, they were toiling upward in the night’ burning the midnight candle to change lives around. 



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