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Friday, November 27, 2015

Budgetary Session: FCFA 700 Million to Convoy Ndu Council Area to Emergence



Bunyui Emmanuel Nyugap
The total of FCFA 700.000.000 was adopted yesterday, November 25, 2015 by councilors of the Ndu during a budgetary session that lasted for more than five hours. This budget which derives it priorities from the Ndu Council annual investment and triennial investment plan is expected to take into consideration the aspiration of the people. Addressing councilors and stakeholders, Bunyui Emmanuel Nyugap, the Mayor of Ndu council said the development challenges of the municipality is an uphill task that cannot be carried out by one person locked off in some back yard office. This could explain why the Ndu Council budgetary session was exceptional given the presence of all stakeholders (fons, sub chiefs, clergies, leaders of development associations, youth groups, women groups etc). “The draft budget for Ndu council for the financial year 2016 stands at FCFA 7.000.000 which is balanced in revenue and expenditure”, Bunyui Emmanuel announced. What is however very interesting is the pragmatism with which the draft budget was produced given that it witnessed a drop of FCFA 18.000.000. To Bunyui Emmanuel, this slight drop is due to “the lessons drawn from the mid-term evaluation as well as sign posts of the 2014 administrative and management accounts. He revealed that the 2016 recurrent expenditure amounts to FCFA 418.650.000 while investment expenditure is FCFA 218.350.000 representing 40.19%. On his part, the Senior Divisional Officer for Donga Mantung lauded the councilors for their sense of maturity and the fact that they have adopted a realistic budget for 2016. He also called on the councilors to work in close collaboration with council staff to increase revenue so as to meet up with development challenges given that he who much is given, much is also expected.
In its budget, the Ndu council included projects and programmes in the areas of basic social amenities, poverty reduction, youth employment, road infrastructure, income generation and human development.
Top Priority
Improving Access to Potable Water: The construction and rehabilitation of water catchments as well as expansion of water to villages, quarters is the priority of priorities.
Farms to Market Road:  The council also intends to open roads to all major production basins in the municipality as well as construct and rehabilitate roads in the municipality to kick start a disenclavement programme.
Improvement Marketing Outlets: The construction of markets and more market sheds will also consume a considerable part of the budget. This is intended to ensure that farmers market their produce as well. Through this, the council will also increase revenue collection though the mayor decried that there are still some leakages.
Combating Child Labour/Trafficking: The Ndu council intends to double its efforts in protecting children and protecting the rights of the child. This is so given the number of cases that have been recorded.
Fighting Abject Poverty: The council also intends to increase its efforts in developing the trenches in promoting income generation and fighting miseries in rural areas among the poorest of the poor.
The Economic and Cultural Forum (ECCUFORUM) 2015:
One of the key points was on this year’s ECCUFORUM which shall run from Friday December 11, 2015 to Saturday December 19, 2015.
The Ndu Council will take a giant step with the organization of a Trade Fair during this period involving economic operators, the formal and informal sectors of the area and beyond. Expected to animate and promote their goods and services will be those from various sectors like Telecommunications; Construction; textile; Food processing firms; gastronomical institutions; tradi-practitioners; Educational Institutions both at the Secondary and Higher Education levels; Brewery companies as well as whisky companies ( with products from ADIC Company etc)
There will be games of chance; raffle draws and lots and lots of entertainment from artists and musicians from Ndu, Donga Mantung, Bui and other areas of Cameroon. There will be musical concerts and film shows on giant screens.
The Ndu Council is thus inviting business operators to come and register at the Council office in Ndu or go to the Vanguard Documentation office, City Chemist round about, Bamenda and register there. Thereafter, they will identify the appropriate site at the Old market to erect their stand for their exhibitions, sales or displays.
It should be noted that the commercial activities at the Old Market adjacent the Council Hall will be very hot, and thick and traders will be busy throughout the week, selling and buying.
In order not to regret that others have come from elsewhere to occupy the best stands, those in Ndu and its environs are advised to rush to the office and register before the 7th of December 2015.
Here is the detailed program of the ECCUFORUM/ Trade fair Ndu Council 2015 Dec. 11-19
Day/Date
Activities
Concerned
Venue
Time
Friday Mruh Dec. 11, 2015
General juju Displays
Socio-cultural Committee
Ndu and other palaces
12 noon -6p.m
Saturday Ndvung Dec. 12, 2015
Agro-Pastoral Show
MINADER/ MINEPIA/ Ndu Council/ SDO
New market
8 a.m.- 12 noon
Saturday, Ndvung Dec. 12, 2015
Official Launch of Renaissance Community Radio Programs
SDO D/M; Div. Dele. MINCOM D/M; Ndu Council
Renaissance Radio Premises
1p.m- 3p.m.
Sunday, Ngang Dec. 13, 2015
Prayers in Churches for the Municipality
Rev. Fathers; Pastors; Citizens
Various Churches in the Municipality
7a.m-11 a.m.
Sunday Ngang Dec. 13, 2015
Assembly of citizens and dignitaries
Population; Ndu Council; Invitees; Groups; Traditional rulers
Ndu Municipal Grand stand;
11 a.m- 6p.m.
Sunday Ngang Dec. 13, 2015
Display of services, goods and arts products
Traders, artists, economic operators etc/
Various stands at Old market Square
8 a.m- 6 p.m.
Sunday Ngang, Dec. 13, 2015
Speeches; Manifestations, Exhibitions/ Reading Competitions
Ndu Council; Socio-Cultural Committee; Groups; Leaders/ Knowledge for Children
Municipal Grand stand/ Ndu Council Hall
12 noon – 5 p.m.
Monday Ntala Dec. 14, 2015
Trade fair cont./
Musical and artistic displays
Ndu Council; Economic Operators etc/ Artists
Old market Square/
Municipal Grand stand
7 a.m- 11 p.m. ( night)
Tuesday Seng Dec. 15, 2015
Trade fair cont./ Usual Trading
Economic Operators
New market and Old market
6 a.m.-7 p.m.
Dec. 16-18, 2015
Trade fair cont./
Economic Operators
Old market
6 a.m.-7 p.m.
Dec. Mru’ Sat. 19, 2015
End of Trade fair
Forum Discussions
Ndu Council/
Ndu Council Hall
10 a.m- 3p.m.
N/B. This program is subject to modifications and alterations.

Councilors

cross section of traditional rulers present










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