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Mayor Mbigha Felix Honored For His Peace-Building Initiatives In Bamenda I

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Mbigha Felix Of Bamenda I With His Award By Raymond Dingana Bamenda I, in the Mezam division of Cameroon's North West Region, is considered a "green zone,"one of the few areas in the crisis-affected region that has largely been spared from the level of security challenges faced by other council areas in the region. Much of this stability can be attributed to the peace-building initiatives of Mbigha Felix, the municipal head of Bamenda I. Mbigha's efforts have not gone unnoticed, and he was recently awarded by the Gazette Media Group for being the 2023 Best and Silent Development Achiever, an honor he dedicated to the people of his municipality. "I was a young mayor who came in, and the actors of this crisis in Bamenda I were young people. I had to explain the importance of development to them, and they saw it coming. They bought the ideas of embracing peace, and today, we are reaping the fruits," Mbigha said. He further expressed that the award is an encour

Shalom University Institute,Institute Universitaire De La Pointe Forge Partnership For Quality Education

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L-R Dr Liking Hubert Shalanyuy Of UIP, Dr Shei Claude Nfor Of Shalom University Institute  By Raymond Dingana  In a significant move towards enhancing educational standards, Shalom University Institute in Bamenda and Institute Universitaire De La Pointe (UIP) in Bafoussam have signed a landmark Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). This partnership aims to provide quality education to the students of Shalom University Institute. The MoU was signed on Saturday, July 13, 2024, at the campus of Shalom University Institute located in Mile One, Bamenda I Sub-Division, North West Region of Cameroon, in the same building as Shalom Clinic, the teaching hospital for health and biomedical sciences of the institution. Proprietor Of Shalom University Institute, Dr Shei Claude Nfor At The Signing According to Dr. the Proprietor of Shalom University Institute, Shei Claude Nfor, this MoU is highly beneficial for his institution and its students. "The Memorandum is opening doors for academic partner

Ngemba Cultural, Development Association, Georgia Donates To Health Facilities, Urges Others To Imitate

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  President Of Ngemba Cultural and Development Association Georgia, Bar Akufor Aneneba  By Raymond Dingana  The Ngemba Cultural and Development Association, based in Georgia, United States, has donated critical medical equipment valued at over 350 million FCFA to health facilities in Mezam Division, North West Region of Cameroon. The equipments were officially handed over at a ceremony held at the former Skyline Hotel premises in Upstation Bamenda on Tuesday July 9th. President Of Ngemba Cultural and Development Association Georgia, Bar Akufor Aneneba Speaking At The Event  During the event, the President of the association, Barrister Akufor Aneneba, emphasized the importance of using the donated equipment judiciously to serve the healthcare needs of the local community.  "The first thing is that it should trickle down to the exact same people that it was intended for because we will be getting a feedback from the Regional Delegate. This will enable us prepare another package to b

North West Cooperative Association Celebrates 10 Years of Global Recognition, Strategic Partnerships

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General Manager Of NWCA, Waindim Timothy Ntam By Raymond Dingana  Over the past decade, the North West Cooperative Association (NWCA) has established strategic partnerships and gained global recognition, significantly boosting its operations and market presence. Under the leadership of General Manager Waindim Timothy Ntam, NWCA has forged relationships with international organizations and foreign buyers, positioning itself as a key player in the global coffee industry. Forging Impactful International Partnerships NWCA's affiliation with prominent international organizations has opened doors for capacity-building opportunities and global recognition. The association is a member of the International Cooperative Alliance (ICA), International Cooperative Agricultural Organization (ICAO), African Fine Coffee Association, and Consumer Cooperative Worldwide. "These partnerships have provided us with numerous opportunities for training and capacity building, enhancing our operations a

Mayor Peter Chenwi Welcomes CMF Members, Emphasizes Need For Divine Guidance In Leadership

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Mayor Peter Chenwi Dancing With CMF Members  By Raymond Dingana The Mayor of Bamenda II Council, Peter Chenwi, has underscored the importance of leaders seeking divine guidance as they carry out their duties. Speaking during a visit to the Council by members of the Christian Men Fellowship (CMF) Ntamulung, a group he joined since 2006, Mayor Chenwi noted that a leader who leads without God is doomed. "Leadership without God is a failure. As the Bible says, 'unless the Lord builds the house, the laborers toil in vain.' You cannot lead a people without Christ, which is why the CMF members are here today on an evangelism mission to the council," said Mayor Chenwi. He further emphasized the need to change the mindset of the people, moving beyond just discussing politics and insecurity.  "It's high time we started changing the mindset of the people and not only talking about insecurity, because the Holy Spirit can transform us without us knowing. My prayer is tha

SOBACCUL Members Elect Motuba Tamanjong As New Board President

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Family Photo Taken At The Event By Raymond Dingana In a display of confidence and a quest for steady growth, members of the Sasse Old Boys Cooperative Credit Union Limited (SOBACCUL) have unanimously elected Motuba Tamanjong as the new Chairman of the Board of Directors (BoD). SOBACCUL, a leading microfinance institution headquartered in Yaounde Cameroon, provides a range of financial products and services to support its members. The organization is poised to capitalize on Tamanjong's extensive experience and expertise in community development, which will significantly benefit SOBACCUL's operations and strategic objectives. "I am comforted by the fact that there is a strong team to work with. We are on a journey to achieve great success for SOBACCUL, and with the support of the members, the credit union's goals are going to be met," said Tamanjong. In addition to his recently election as BoD President of SOBACCUL, Tamanjong also serves as the Coordinator of the Pr

North West Regional News Round Up Season 16

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     Panic Erupts in Nkwen Amid Heavy Gunfire On Tuesday June 18th at about 8pm,  residents of Nkwen, Bamenda III Sub-Division were forced to return home as early as 8 pm due to the sound of intense gunfire in the area. Bars that were playing music at high volumes immediately shut down, and the number of people, motorcycles, and vehicles in the streets significantly decreased. The cause and potential casualties of the gunfire incident are still under investigation. Muslim Faithful Seek Intervention in Bamenda Prayer Ground Land Dispute Following Eid al-Adha celebrations on Sunday, June 16th, Muslim faithful in Bamenda have called on the government to intervene and resolve a land dispute that has arisen over their prayer ground in Old Town, Bamenda II Sub-Division. Imam Adamu Garba stated that the Muslim community has been praying on that land for years, but those he described as  "infiltrators" have now emerged, claiming ownership. He said they met some persons there and they