|Ngabir Paul Bantar-Nkambe Council|
The mayor of Nkambe council, Ngabir Paul Bantar said that President Biya’s decision to attribute salaries to Government Delegates, Mayors and their Deputies is a wise decision. Mayor Paul Ngabir said the decision was timely. The mayor of Nkambe council said that he was very appreciative and would also like to express his gratitude to the Head of State for attributing salaries to mayors, deputies and additional allowances for councilors. Ngabir Paul said the decision was magnanimous and it is a welcome idea that will impact on the councils as well as the decentralization process in Cameroon.
The mayor of Nkambe council, it should be recalled told North West Senators when they came visiting Nkambe that mayors, deputies and councilors also deserve to be paid. While others th
|Bunyui Emmanuel-Ndu council|
Ngum Jerome, the Mayor of Elak-Oku said he is moved by the measure by the head of state. “I cannot say it is late or whatever because it is a dream comes true”. Mayor Ngum likened the mayors to the babysitters. He said when you give the child to a babysitter, and you do not give food to the babysitter, she would be obliged to eat the baby’s food. He said President Biya has given food to the babysitters. “Before, it was enough temptation that some mayors could deep their hands into the baby’s food”.
|Choh Issah- Babessi council|
The 1st Deputy mayor of Ndu council Martin Fon Yembe on his part said that he happens to have been at the forefront of the struggle for the payment and remunerating of mayors, deputies and councilors. “ In March 2014, the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Territorial Administration and Decentralization organized a joint training session in Bamenda grouping West and North West, it occurred that we should come up a group to fight this thing together. “We came up with Cameroon Union of Anglophone Councilors but when we brought it up in Bamenda, a top official of MINATD advised us against using the word “Anglophone-so we formed the Association of North West Councilors. As we started advocating for our rights, some people started politicizing it, some said it was an opposition issue. Many of the CPDM mayors dropped out. Though some dropped, we had some mayors of the Littoral joining the cause. And again we changed the name to the Coordination of mayors and councilors of Cameroon”.
The coordination according to Martin Fon Yembe came out with the programme to carryout strike actions
and the strikes
were manifested in Yaounde. The Ministry he said intervened and promised but
when the coordination issued a communiqué stating that the councils will be
sealed, they also looked at the security threats and dropped the idea of
shutting down councils. “We give kudos to CODIMAC and we will not fail appreciating
the fact that the Head of state has done this. It is very important”. He said
that it is also necessary for CODIMAC to appreciate this decree and “we think
that the Head of State has taken time to study this given the fact that we have
|Ngum Jerome-Elak Oku council|
Mayor Mbombo Abel of Ndop Council on the other hand sees the decision as the major step to accompany decentralization process. “I think we should all sign a motion of support to the Head of State for this wise decision”, Mbombo Abel says.
|Mbombo Abel-Ndop Council|
|Martin Fon Yembe-1st Deputy Mayor Ndu Council|
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