Friday, March 29, 2019

In Memory of Mami Nkiwa Pauline Jeh

Our Destination is the heavens, a place far greater than we know. For some its quicker, for others the journey is slow.  And when the journey finally ends, we will find an everlasting peace. Born in 1956, Mami Pauline Jeh would be remembered as the mother of mothers, fathers and the have not. By her actions, she was named the Mother Teresa of Misaje.  Alvert Einstein once said that “The value of a man should be seen in what he gives and not in what he is able to receive”. Mami Nkiwa Pauline was a woman who gave her all for the betterment of others. This could be testified by the number of persons who came to bide her farewell for she was genuinely a mother to all. She was a devoted Christian and one of the rare community leaders one can easily come across nowadays.
On March 2, 2019, she took the journey of no-returns to the heavens as she was laid to rest in Misaje. In his eulogy, Kingsley alias “delegue” wrote of her mother that “ If Roses grow in heaven, Lord, please pluck a bunch for me and place them in my mother's arms and tell her they are from me. Tell her I love her and miss her.
And when she turns to smile, Lord place a kiss on her cheeks and cuddle her for me because remembering her everyday is easy but as time goes by , the loneliness grows and creates an ache in my heart that will never go away. Fare you well Mami Nkiwa Pauline Jeh”  

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Sunday, March 24, 2019

34th Anniversary of the CPDM: Thousands Pray, March for Peace in Misaje

The unity march condemns conflict, acts of violence and advocated for peace in the North West and South West regions. The 3 in 1 celebration that took place at the Misaje market square brought together militants and sympathizers of the ruling Cameroon People’s Democratic Movement-CPDM who also invited the population of Misaje sub division to pray, walk, talk and strive for peace and unity in Cameroon. Led by the Donga Mantung IV Section Executives, Misaje mayor and his deputies, the population marched for over 2 kilometers starting from the ceremonial ground.
The celebrations started with an ecumenical service bringing together both Christians and Muslims of Misaje Sub Division. Gathered at the market square where they all prayed for peace to return in the North West and South West regions, the clergies who were drawn from of the various denominations as well as the Imam of Misaje and Dumbu called on God Almighty/Allah to urgently touch the minds of everyone so that there is a return to normalcy in North West and South West Regions. The 34 years of continued existence of the CPDM was this year celebrated with peculiarity.
Clarion Call for Peace
These militants who came from the 32 Sub Sections that make up Donga Mantung IV-Misaje used the anniversary ecumenical service and the March for Peace to call on President Paul Biya to ensue frank dialogue for serenity to return in the North West and South West Regions. They also called on the separatists to reach to the hand of fellowship extended by President Paul Biya calling on them to lay down arms.
Section President flanked by the Mayor
In a motion of support and encouragement addressed to President Paul Biya militants of Donga Mantung IV Section reechoed the necessity for peace given that in an atmosphere of stale familiarity development is not sustainable. “We the militants and sympathizers of the Donga Mantung IV Section of the CPDM, express our sincere gratitude and thanks to H.E President Paul Biya, for all the development projects  in this Section;  Call for inclusive and frank dialogue so as ro put an end to the Anglophone crisis”.  They used the opportunity to thank President Paul Biya for the reappointment of a son of the soil, Dr. Fuh Calistus Gentry in his new government of great opportunities.
Those who could not read speeches emphasized through songs that the marriage between the CPDM and Misaje is total. To them, Misaje remains the bastion of the CPDM in Donga Mantung Division. They danced and celebrated the numerous development projects especially the extension of electricity from the National grid in Nkambe to Misaje, the solar panel energy project at Akweto, Chunghe – Mfume-Nkanchi, the construction of the grandstand, the opening of the road from Dumbu to Bisaula in Nigeria, the opening of the road to Bebekette and a host of other development projects. Addressing the crowd, CPDM Section President for Donga Mantung IV Section Tantoh Shey Alfred Nyako reminded Dr. Fuh Calistus Gentry that “Your Excellency, if this project is what took you into politics and to Yaounde then know that it is a legacy that will remain engraved in our hearts and minds and that your people are fully satisfied”.
Harping on this year’s anniversary theme, Tantoh Shey Alfred Nyako reminded the population of Misaje that more than ever, there is a need to promote and preserve national unity and in a peaceful and serene atmosphere. The values of peace, dialogue is primordial because as militants of the CPDM, they all need to be patriotic, law abiding and also encourage the spirit of living together as one nation in order to “further the harmonious implementation of the programme great opportunities” . He used the occasion to appeal to militants of the CPDM to prepare for the upcoming municipal, legislative and Regional elections, the later being launched for the very first time in the history of Cameroon. He also decried the fact that children are not going to school and requested that Misaje sub Division should be raised to a full flesh Division.
In each of these elections, Donga Mantung IV Section President noted that Misaje intends to participate and win with a great majority, as such, he also call on militants to register on the voters list. He expressed gratitude to H.E President Paul Biya for all the concessions he has made so far in a bid to find concrete and lasting solution to the crisis in the North West and South West Regions especially for the clarion call for separatists to drop arms. He continued by appealing on the Head of State to begin consultative and appeasement talks with the Anglophone community to initiate in the nearest future frank dialogue that will pave the way to end the crisis.
Bastion of the CPDM
Sammy Mbgata, the Mayor of Misaje on his part described Misaje as the bastion of the CPDM not only in Donga Mantung Division but in the North West Region. In the domain of development projects, the mayor cited the construction of a new grandstand worth FCFA 77 million, the powering of Akweto, Chunghe-Mfume-Nkanchi as government has provided solar panels to electrify those villages, the extension of the electrification project to Dumbu, the Bansobi and Dumbu water projects, the construction of market sheds at Akweto, Kibalaki and Chakoh. In the domain of road infrastructure, he announced the opening of the road from Misaje to Nigeria which according to him will give back to Dumbu town the economic livewire of Misaje its rightful. He also reiterated the fact that with decentralization, the council will be able for foster development endeavours in the municipality.

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