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Monday, March 8, 2021

Mafor Achidi Achu Judith: A Woman Worth Celebrating on Women's day



Mafor Yaah Judith Sunday ’√©pouse Achidi is the General Manager of CAMTEL. As CAMTEL boss, Mafor Yaah Judith Sunday epouse Achidi has accumulated over 25 years experience in governance and entrepreneurship development. She is one of the most formidable woman of all the women in leadership position. Her astuteness at the helm of Camtel is very positive as she is set to make Camtel leader of mobile network in Cameroon. Ahead of the BLUE Camtel project launch, the programme has already registered hundreds of thousands of new subscribers. 
Mafor Yaah Judith it should be noted has served CAMTEL in various capacities ranging from regional director for Littoral, South West, North West and Center regions respectively. Before her recent appointment, she was Commercial Director. She holds a degree in business administration and Master Degree in Banking and Finance.
Mafor Yaah Achidi Achu Judith Yaah Sunde as she is commonly called is a woman of additional qualities. This is a woman who unlike others is busy round the clock. As a seasoned administrator, she believes like Immanuel Kant that “the more we are busy, the more we feel we are alive and contributing for the welfare of others”. Her educational background coupled with her devotion to be perfect has made her to transform the principle of education for work into the principle of education through work. Reasons why she puts  she had always put the local communities especially youthsand women ahead in all her actions as she believes that by empowering the rural women and youths she would be an avenue par excellence to change lives through work.
As a Christian, she believes like Martin Luther King that “working is praying”. One prelate once said that every human natured person is made up of the human and the divine and that when the divine overrides, the human one becomes closer to God. Yet, Mafor Achidi Achu Judith goes beyond that by making work the divine with the human as a pairs.
Some years ago she defeated all speculations when she donated a football trophy worth a million FCFA for youths in Donga Mantung Division to celebrate the 50 Anniversary of Cameroon’s independence. The event ended in grand style with over 20.000 man crowds at the finals. Her contribution to the welfare of rural women and youths caught the admiration of Donga Mantung Fons and she was coroneted Senior Ma-Yaah of Donga Mantung division. The second edition of the tournament took place at Ndu last year with over 24 football teams taking part. In a bit to promote the football nursery of Donga Mantung Division, Mafor Yaah Achidi Achu has proven that what a man can do, a woman can do it better. Her largesse to rural women of Nkambe Central has been out numbered ranging from farm inputs to maize seeds and others.
Her devotion for work and down to earth nature ignited fons of the North West who coroneted her with the title of “Mafor”
Accompanying rural women through support has been her line of action in fostering women empowerment. What makes her dissimilar from others is that she does uncommon things in a very common manner. 
While working for Camtel, she had proven that she is duty conscious. In the Littoral and South West regions where she served as Regional Director of CAMTEL, she left an indelible mark of greatness that speaks positively and confirms the aptitude of women in leadership positions. In the Southwest Region she succeeded in putting in place the optic fiber. In the North West, she is also noted to have transformed the entire service into a bee hive of activities. Putting CAMTEL to the forefront by putting in place new installations at Jakiri, Wum, Nkambe and Oku as well as the terminal optical fibre at the University of Bamenda before her workaholic nature moved her to the head office in Yaounde where she is Director of Urban Development at CAMTEL. Notwithstanding, Mafor Achidi Achu Judith Yaah Sunde is also a great supporter of the CPDM. In the political arena her presence in Donga Mantung Division is often described as a booster to youths and the woman folk. If you have never met a cheese full of prominence, get closer to Senior Ma Yaah Mafor Achidi Achu Judith to rediscover her role as a woman emancipator. She has been at the forefront of women advocacy for peace in the North West and South West region.  He desire to see peace returning to the North West and South West Regions has ignited hopes. 





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Covid 19: Minister of Territorial Administration Instructs Governors, SDOs to Intensify Barrier measures



Paul Atanga Nji, Minister of Territorial Administration has given firm and strict instructions to the 10 Governors and 52 Senior Divisional Officers to intensify barrier measures to curb the spread of covid 19 into communities. MINAT boss is quoted to have issued a letter in which he ordered that the wearing of facemasks in public places is now obligatory. Minister Paul Atanga Nji's instructions comes following Prime Minister's call for Cameroonians to respect WHO and Government barrier measures. 
It should be recalled that since the outbreak of the pandemic, Paul Atanga Nji has been at the forefront distributing covid 19 support kits. 
In the communique issued on March 5, 2021, MINAT boss instructed that as from today March 8, hand washing basins and hand sanitizers must be placed in all public places, schools, markets, etc. He went further to reiterated that SDOs, DOs and mayors should go down regularly to ensure that these barrier measures are attic ly respected. 
On removal of corpse, the monster equally instructed that not more than 40 persons should be allowed to attend and that hospital officials should ensure it's respected. While the letter equally states that not.more than 50 persons should be allowed to attend a burial ceremony. The same measures concern churches, marriages and other public gatherings. 
Prospects are high at that if these instructions are respected, they could mitigate the widespread of covid 19 in communities. Notwithstanding, another school or thought holds that if the public doesn't adhere, MINAT may take more drastic measures which include prohibiting public gatherings, closure of bars, snacks and restaurants in order to intensify the fight against covid 19. 

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Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Here is the Funeral Programme of Retired Lt. Colonel Sunday Nfor Lawrence



Cameroon has lost one of it's foremost senior citizens and retired military official. Retired Lt. Colonel Sunday Nfor Lawrence was a great son of Donga Mantung Division and would be remembered for his contributions in nation building. 
The man who many described as a Role Model is father of Camtel General Manager, Mafor Yaah Achidi Achu Judith. Born in June 1939, he took the journey of no return on February 10, 2021 in Canada. The sad news of his demise in Canada has left the entire North West Region in disbelief and tears. The great military officer who hails from Ndu was a man of great ideas and learning as well as development luminary.

Born in Ndu on June 30th 1939, retired Lt. Colonel Sunday went to primary school in Kumba and later completed his secondary school in Sasse, Buea.

Following his graduation from Sasse, he went for the selection into the Military Academy. He was part of 1 in 10 officers selected from West Cameroon to go to Yaoundé during the reunification of the two cameroons. He started his training 01/10/1961, the day of reunification of The Cameroons. He trained for two years exclusively in French and in 1963 he ended his training in July.

 

He was appointed second lieutenant and posted to Loum and then on to Tombel where he met and married Marguerite Epote with whom he had seven children.

 

Throughout his carrer in the army he was posted at different positions within Cameroon. From Bamenda in 1966 before being sent to Mbouda, then Bafang, Djoum, Ebolowa, Yaounde in 1977, Buea 1979, Mamfe in 1980 then Bafoussam, Koutaba in 1984, Yaounde in 1994, Maroua and then back to Yaounde before he retired in 1996.

He lived between Bamenda and Canada where most of his children and grandchildren had settled.


 His family has released his burial programme for people to pay their last homage to the departed astute retired military official

Date March 05 at 2pm
Viewing Ceremony in Montreal
Location: Magnus Poirier Inc.
6825 Sherbrooke Est. Montreal, QC

Cameroon programme
​Wednesday March 03
*Mass at the family residence, Yaounde

Friday March 05
*Celebration of Holy Mass followed by viewing of ceremony in Montreal, live feed

Saturday March 06
*Wake keeping at the family residence, Yaounde

Tueday March 09
*Arrival of the remains at Nsimalen International Airport
*Celebration of Holy Mass at the family residence
*Wake keeping at the family residence, Yaounde

Wednesday March 10
*Celebration of Holy Mass at the Cathedral Our Lady of Victory, Yaounde
*Departure for Bamenda
*Celebration of Holy Mass at the family residence, Bamenda
*Wake keeping at the family residence


Thursday March 11
*Mass at the Saint Joseph's Cathedral, Big Mankon
*Military Honours at the family residence, GRA
*Burial - Restricted to family only

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Thursday, February 11, 2021

Youth Day Celebration in Cameroon: Youngest MP Receives Junior Parliamentarians



Hon. Agho Oliver, Cameroon's youngest Member of Parliament has called on Junior Parliamentarians to be Ambassadors of Peace. Hon. Agho Oliver made the clarion call today during a meeting with Junior Parliamentarians from the North West Region. As part of activities to mark Youth Day Celebration in Cameroon, Hon. Agho Oliver said today's meeting was imperative, given the present context. " You are supposed to be peace advocates and agents of development" he reminded them. The young dynamic MP from Bafut/Tubah constituency was speaking to the Junior MPs at the Hotel des Deputes in Yaounde, today Friday 11 February 2021.


He reechoed that it was but normal for him as youngest MP in the current legislature to receive his brothers and sisters from the NW and talk and share ideas with them on happenings in the region, get their expectations and difficulties. He used the ocassion to underscore the need for youth from NW and the nation at large to uphold values of patriotism, civic behavior among others.
Hon. Agho Oliver also challenged the junior MPs to be role models of other NW youth, be respectful to MPs of their constituency and other municipal and regional authorities, and to collaborate with all and sundry for the development of the region. 
Also present at the reception were Honorables Ngang Prodencia Awa of Momo East (Mbengwi), Kumase Simon Powoh of Mezam South (Santa)  and Nestus Fru Manju of Mezam Centre.  The law makers pledged to fully support the Junior MPs in all their activities and to always liaise with them to ensure the return to peace in all the constituencies.
The lawmakers enjoined the junior MPs to preach peace to their peers in the region and see how they can use their own experience as youth to lure those carrying arms in the bushes to lay them down, give peace a chance, resume normal life and join in the reconstruction of the region.








Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Ndu Mayor Launches Small Money Big Change



The mayor of Ndu council, Abdou Borno Landon has distributed significant equipments and basic tools that could impact lives in the municipality. The Small Money Big Change project which is designed by councilors taking into consideration their needs in their various villages is expected to tackle small projects that are very important but too small for government funding. Prospects are high that the Small Money Big Change projects will  reach out to the needy and the poorest of the poor. Before handing over the tools and support materials, the mayor warned that they should be used for the purpose intended. The items were mostly made up of farm tools to ignite food sufficiency. 
After the symbolic handing over, it was the turn of the councilors to share the support to the direct beneficiaries. The Small Money, Big Change is mainly designed by councilors and is funded by the council.

Handing over ceremony in pictures 


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Monday, February 1, 2021

Hon. Agho Oliver Visits Accident Site on Dschang Cliff



The Member of Parliament for Bafut/ Tubah Constituency has visited the site along Dschang Hill where fity-three people died following a ghastly accident. The MP who was flanked during the trip by several other MPs used the visit to converge a message of condolence to the berieved families. The young dynamic MP said he was praying for God to heal 29 others who sustain injuries and are hospitalized at the Dschang District hospital.
It should be noted that the ghastly accident occured last Wednesday following a collision between a-70 seater bus and a truck containing flammable liquid.
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Thursday, January 28, 2021

Execution of Public Investment Budget: Misaje Mayor Wins 1st Prize


Sammy Mbgata Nforkemba, mayor of Misaje council received the prize today January 28, 2021 in Bamenda during the Follow Up Committee meeting which is chaired by Hon. Wallang Richard. Misaje council scored an overall best in the implementation and execution of the 2020 Public Investment Budget in that municipality. During this second phase of the Regional Follow-up Committee of Public Investment Budget in the North West Region, Sammy Mbgata Nforkemba, mayor was the man of the moment who was applauded by the Ministry of Plan and Regional Development for his astuteness as a vote holder who.witnessed the award ceremony. 
Speaking to journalists after receiving the award, the mayor of Misaje said the prize was a locomotive that will steam him and his team to achieve more for his municipality. He dedicated the award to those who gave them the trust to vote for them, and supported them from the achabas to the transporters, the contractors, the control engineers etc.  It should be recalled that few years ago, he also received a similar distinction from the National Community Driven Programme, PNDP. 





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Sunday, January 24, 2021

PSS Bafut receives Assistance from Hon Agho Oliver BAMENJU



There was euphoria and fanfare at Presbyterian Secondary School Bafut today January 24, 2021 as Hon. Agho Oliver handed 150 roofing sheets to the school administration. The MP who was flanked by crack team stormed PSS Bafut to personally hand the roofing sheets as part of his efforts to support educational structures that have suffered devastating effects during the ongoing crisis. Addressing teachers and students during the handing over ceremony, Hon. Agho reiterated that education is the key to the world and nobody worth the salt can stay indifferent when children are studying in an inconvenient environment. Harping on the importance of education, Hon. Agho Oliver applauded the school administration for their dexterousness in moulding young minds. On their part, the school administration expressed joy for the timely support and promised that the roofing sheets will be used for the purpose intended. Prospects are high at that the support will go a long way to help in the rehabilitation of the school that has suffered two fire incidents within one year. 
Talking to journalists after the handing over, the MP said "One of our duties is to accompany our population in distress anywhere they find themselves and to ensure that they regain their dormitory and get back to classes, it was important for me to answer the call made by the SDO and the city Mayor of Bamenda"
Earlier on, the SDO for Mezam, Simon Emile Mooh did an on the spot assessment of damage incurred by the school and recommended that the Mayor of Bamenda II will see into the construction of the boys dormitory while the Mayor of Bafut will maintain the girls dormitory. This is so because PSS Bafut is hosted by PHS Mankon. 
An estimated 60 girls and 73 boys are directly affected by the two separate fire incidences. The boys dormitory went up in flames last January 2020 while at weekend, it was the girl's dormitory that was consumed by fire. 




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North West Queen Mothers Intensify Advocacy for Peace



In a melancholic statement, the Queen Mothers of the North West Region have again expressed their indignation for the precarious situation rocking the North West and South West Regions. The Mafors, who matched along the main streets of Bamenda today January 24, 2021 converged at the Bamenda Grandstand to present a statement. In the statement titled "Indignation following the frequent killing of our children in the North West and South West Regions, the Queen Mothers expressed their desire to see life returning to the two Anglophone regions. " We the Mafors of the North West Region are gathered here today to mourn and express our indignation and deep pain and to say NEVER again. We yean for peace. Drop the guns and stop the violence". The Mafors pleaded that as Queen mothers, they know no discrimination. "We are mothers and are bound to protect our offsprings". They decried that their children have been dying in their numbers due to the violence that has rocked the North West and South West Regions sending many youths to their early graves. "Never again should we be comforted for what would have been presented. We plead sincerely with the belligerents to render our two Anglophone regions peaceful as they used to be". 
It should be recalled that this is the third time that Queen Mothers of North West have staged a peaceful match advocating for peace. This advocacy for peace which is an initiative of Mafor Yaah Achidi Achu Judith, General Manager of Camtel has been saluted by many. Impressionists have equally enjoined the initiative for peace. The population have applauded the intensified advocacy for peace in the Anglophone regions. 



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Saturday, January 16, 2021

A Great Man, A Great Life, A Great Burial: The Farewell to Mbeh Wilfred Shey The Great




Mbeh Wilfred Shey was laid to rest today January 16, 2021 with military honours. The retired police inspector and former deputy mayor of the Nkambe's burial equally witnessed the massive presence of militants of the Social Democratic Front where he was current District chairman of the Nkambe Electoral District. Present at the burial was the Representative of the Delegate General for Public Security, Commissioner Fritz, the Mayor of Nkambe council Musa Shey Nfor, SDF District Secretary cum Alternate Senator Sajoh Amidu Yerima and several other prominent dignitaries that were buried by the crowd. 
Addressing mourners the representative of the Delegate General for National Security, late Mbeh Wilfred Shey had a brilliant carreer in the police corpse. And that he worked in the different services with dexterity serving as first chief of Police Post in Mboppi and Camp Yabassi respectively.  Mbeh Wilfred Shey it should be noted retired from the Police force as second grade Inspector. 
The mayor of Nkambe, Musa Shey Nfor on his part described Mbeh Wilfred Shey as a great man and development luminary. The mayor of Nkambe used the ocassion to extend a condolence message to the SDF family, the people of Nkambe and the immediate family. Musa Shey Nfor said Mbeh Wilfred was someone who always negotiated for peace. "Let us not enjoy along party lines but let us bit farewell to our Mayor, Prince, father, brother. And let it be a unifying factor", he concluded.
Amidu Sajoh, SDF District Secretary who doubles as Alternate Senator for Donga Mantung Division said that the man,  Mbeh Wilfred Shey who was fondly called Pa DC was a household name in the Division. He reminded mourners that Pa DC's devoted service to the party earned him an award from The Eye newspaper as the Most Devoted Militant in the year 2013. He went further to say that when Pa DC joined the SDF as retired police inspector, many people thought he was going to act as military man but "you proved them wrong because you blended your military experience and the love to serve your people". Amidu Sajoh revealed that it was Mbeh Wilfred Shey who as deputy mayor introduced the idea of cleanup campaign in Nkambe town. "You fought for social justice...moved on foot to educate your militants to stand for democracy, justice and development. Rest assured Pa DC that the candle you lit will continue to shine until democracy is established" he emphasized. 
When the Cascade was lowered, faces went dark. The sorrows and pains on faces could not separated that a Great Man, A Great Life was taking the final journey of no return. While words can never fully express how much someone means to his people, language can still provide comfort, solace, hope, and even inspiration following the death of a Great Man like Mbeh Wilfred Shey. But pains, grief and mourning  can sometimes speak the words people are unable to express.






 

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Friday, January 15, 2021

Pa Mbeh Wilfred Shey Comes Home: Donga Mantung Has Lost a Great Man



At about 3pm today Nkambe town came to standstill. The main streets from end of tar to the Nkambe grandstand was jam-packed with people. Even the most smoothly faces had twisted lines. It was an invasion of sorrows. Everyone was in the street to welcome home the mortal remains of a greatman, hero and Prince of the Nkambe palace. Jujus flooded the streets and not even the sound of a bird could be heard when he hearse stepped on the tar. 
 Pa Mbeh Wilfred Shey was received by thousands back home. He  passed away on December 7, 2020. He was a great man, husband, father, grandfather, friend, mentor, development lumimary and refined politician. He lived an incredible and admirable life. He was a man of God, a faithful family man, a loyal and trusted friend to many, a wise leader, a compassionate retired police inspector, and the visionary. He will be greatly missed, but will be remembered often, and never forgotten. He leaves the people of Donga Mantung with great memories, and has also built into us lessons and examples that we will carry with us. Thousands turned out today to express their thanks to him for his impact and influence that he leaves with them. Donga Mantung has lost a truly great man. It is so sudden. The deep pains could be seen on the forehead of everyone including the jujus. 



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Thursday, January 14, 2021

Tribute to Pa Mbeh Wilfred Shey: The Hero



Cometh the hour, cometh the man, that’s the only suitable and most fitting tribute I can reserve for the departed likeable hero, Pa Mbeh Wilfred Shey, who exited the game of life on December 7, 2020. Pa Mbeh Wilfred Shey began the journey of no return in Douala today as his former colleagues in the police corpse gave him last homage.  Thousands of mourners also paid him their last respect. 
In fact December 7, 2020 happens to be another sad day for the people of Donga Mantung Division. A melancholic day that I would have loved to see it erased from the calendar, but since Heaven needed a hero, I have no other option than to succumb to the Lord Almighty, for His decision is supreme. He (Lord) gives and takes without asking anyone. With the bitter blows of what life could offer on earth where are told to be passerbys I had to console myself with the biblical thought that heaven is a prepared place for a prepared people. Unlike the journey on earth, we don't need to take anything along for the journey of no return, "For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out" (1 Timothy 6:7).Everything you need had been prepared by Jesus Christ says the Bible: "In my Father's house, are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you..... " (John 14:2). One inescapable question God will surely ask all of us when we get to the other side is,"What have you done with the gift of my Son Jesus Christ when you were on earth?
The Man whom everyone fondly called Daddy or DC, was a retired police inspector, refined politician,  development luminary and a lovely father. I would say in many ways he was a jovial man who never failed to crack a joke whenever the opportunity arose. He was an easygoing man, soft spoken and was affectionately known in all circles. Pa Mbeh Wilfred Shey had an affinity for people from all walks of life, the old, the young were his friends while his enthusiasm and passion for development and social democracy knew no borders.
In fact I had the privilege to enjoy an amicable relationship with him, benefitting from his sage advices. When I got news that he was called up to prepare a better place for all of us, I felt a pinch in my throat. I gave myself a second thought that it was a dream.  At my age tears ran on my face erasing the dust that had settled on my forehead drawing the lines of sadness. Too hard to accept that the sad news was true.  
When I saw images of his removal and police honours from Douala today, I started believing it was true DC has finally taken the journey of no return. Since then I have been uttering incoherently to myself that this can’t be true and I had to pinched myself several times in an effort to drag myself back to reality, in thought that I was still daydreaming. Today, thousands paid their last homage to the departed hero in Douala. The people of Donga Mantung, the SDF family, Wimbum community and his former colleagues gave him the honours as well as his political friends. Here goes a hero, a great man who has left an idelible mark of greatness in the sand of time. 


Life is a journey of the history of what man has accomplished in this world. And of all men I have met along this journey Pa Mbeh Wilfred Shey, was one of the Greatest. This Prince of the Nkambe Palace was the leaders of men. He was a modellers, who served in the police corps and retired with the rank of Police Inspector. He served as deputy of the Nkambe council. 
A refined politician who is currently District chairman of the Nkambe SDF Electoral District a position he held for several years with dexterity. To sum it all, as a politician he was a man who would do extraordinary things in a very common way.  One of the few trusted politician of his generation. Whatsoever the general mass of men contrived to do or to attain when it comes to development initiatives; Pa Mbeh Wilfred Shey was always there. He is one of the few remaining founding fathers of the Warr Cultural and Development Association-WACUDA, founding father of Nkambe Cultural and Development Association-NKACUDA and former Douala Branch President of WImbum Cultural and Development Association-WICUDA and WACUDA respectively. 
Wikipedia tells me that the great man theory is a 19th-century idea according to which history can be largely explained by the impact of great men, or heroes. And Thomas Carlilye states that in this journey of life highly influential and unique individuals who, due to their natural attributes, such as superior intellect, heroic courage, extraordinary leadership abilities or divine inspiration, have a decisive historical effect. These attributes clearly define the Man, the Hero I knew Pa Mbeh Shey Wilfred. 
The longer you knew him, the more you realized how remarkable of a man he was, how remarkable a servant-leader, how devoted to his family, how loyal to his friends, how faithful to God, and how available he was to literally anyone who needed help.  In these days in our society, one of the highest compliments you can give a man is the most simple thing to say and powerful when it’s said in earnest:  “He’s good man.”  “He’s a great man.”  Pa Mbeh Wilfred was my Hero.  
RIP





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