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Mbengwi Mayor Recognized For Community-Driven Approach To Peace Building

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Mayor Of Mbengwi Council, Ndangsah Kennedy Akam  By Raymond Dingana Mbengwi, like other divisional headquarters in Cameroon's Northwest Region, has grappled with complex security challenges. In response, some municipal authorities are working tirelessly to restore peace and stability, paving the way for development. One such leader is Mayor Ndangsah Kennedy Akam of the Mbengwi Council, who has been recognized for his "bottom-up" approach to peace building. This approach, which emphasizes collaboration with the local population, has contributed to a gradual return to normalcy in the municipality. At the 2024 Lifetime Achievement Award ceremony organized by Lifetime Media Group on June 8th, 2024, Mayor Ndangsah was named the Most Outstanding and Development-Oriented Mayor of the Year in the Northwest Region. He said he is succeeding thanks to the collaborative spirit of the Mbengwi Population. "This recognition is the result of the high level of collaboration between t

Death Toll Rises After Ndogbati-Douala Arson Attack

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Remains Of Arson Attack Victims By Raymond Dingana  The devastating arson attack in the Ndogbati neighborhood of Douala has now claimed four lives, two children,and two adults. The death toll has risen with the passing of 39-year-old Lewou Pierre on June 12, 2024. Lewou succumbed to his injuries at the Douala General Hospital, four days after his house was set ablaze allegedly by his neighbor, Joseph Ngounou. Lewou and his wife sustained severe burns in the fire, which also claimed the life of their child. The tragedy unfolded when Lewou acted as a Good Samaritan, helping Ngounou's wife Alida escape domestic violence on the night of June 8. Ngounou is said to have threatened to kill his wife and anyone sheltering her. "Lewou Pierre was a calm and peace-loving person. Everyone is devastated. Many who came to the hospital to check on him are shocked,"  lamented Lewou's grieving mother. Dr. Mendomo, the physician who treated Lewou and his wife, described their critical c

Youth Outreach Programme Unveils Exciting Activities Ahead of YouthFESTAC 2024

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YOP CEO At The Press Conference   By Raymond Dingana The Youth Outreach Programme (YOP) has announced the second edition of the Youth Festival of Arts and Culture (YouthFESTAC) for Sunday, June 16th, 2024, in Bamenda, the capital of the North West Region of Cameroon. The event will provide an opportunity for the population of Bamenda to savor amazing cultural activities, something many haven't had for years now. This was disclosed on Tuesday, June 11, 2024, during a press conference in Bamenda. The event, which will be held at the Big Mankon Cathedral Hall on Sunday June 16, will also serve as part of the activities to celebrate the International Day of the African Child. The festival will feature workshops for children and youth, dance and fashion design competitions, exhibitions, and cultural displays, among other activities. Media Practitioners, Others At The Press Conference  As pointed out by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of YOP, Mr. Omer Songwe, young people have to parti

HITA Emerges As Most Impactful NGO Of The Year At Life Time Achievement Award

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HITA's Team Lead, King Suh With His Most Impactful NGO Of The Year Award By Raymond Dingana Healthy Information Technology Awareness (HITA) is a Bamenda-based non-profit organization that has been using Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to impact communities through free vocational trainings and by providing start-up kits to community members. Just as it is often said that a city built on a hill cannot be hidden, HITA's work on the ground under the stewardship of King Suh could not go unnoticed, which is why the Lifetime Media Group was able to single out the organization, and honor it with the Most Impactful NGO of the Year Award for 2023, organizers said. This award was presented during the Life Time Achievement Award for Nation Builders for 2023/2024, which took place at a renowned hotel in Bamenda on Saturday, June 8, 2024, in the presence of other laureates and a large crowd. Addressing the press after receiving the award, Suh expressed words of gratitude to t

Ntambeng Cooperative Credit Union President Honored with Life Time Achievement Award

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Mr Ndonwi Derick Shu Brandishing His Life Time Achievement Award  By Raymond Dingana The Life Time Media Group has recognized the efforts of Mr. Donwi Derick Shu, President of the Ntambeng Cooperative Credit Union,(NTAMCCUL) in the areas of Community Mobilization, Management, and Development in the North West Region of Cameroon and beyond.  This award was presented at the Life Time Award for Nation Builders 2023/2024 ceremony held at a renowned hotel in Bamenda on Saturday, June 8, 2023. After receiving his award, Mr. Ndonwi expressed his gratitude, stating that being recognized by the Life Time Media Group as a community mobilizer and developer is very significant to him. "As President of Ntambeng, which had around 7,000 members when I was elected two years ago, I have been able to grow the membership to close to 30,000 members in just two years," said Ndonwi.  "If you look at our balance sheet, which has grown from 1.1 billion to over 5 billion in the same period, you

Four Family Members Die Of Suspected Food Poisoning In Ikiliwindi

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   Sympathizers At The Hospital Where The Four Victims Were Pronounced Dead By Raymond Dingana  Security operatives have launched an investigation into the tragic deaths of a father and his three children in Ekiliwindi, a suburb of Kumba, Cameroon. According to reports, the family of five had eaten Eru, a popular dish in the South West Region, on Wednesday, June 5th. Afterward, the father, Mr. Nfon, and three of his children - Nfon Francis, Nfon Delight, and Neba Endurance began complaining of severe stomach pains and were rushed to the Three Corners Ntam hospital. Sadly, despite the hospital's efforts, all four family members passed away.   The family's young son, recounted the incident, stating that the Eru had been prepared by their mother. He noted that the smell of the dish was not appropriate, and he had expressed concerns about its condition, but their father insisted the family eat it. The son abstained from the meal, but the others, who were very hungry, consumed the f

As Gunmen Hit Taxi Sector, Drivers Blame Mezam SDO's Overnight Ban On Motorbikes For Attacks

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Taxi On Fire In Ntarinkon Bamenda  By Raymond Dingana Over the past few days, gunmen suspected to be separatist fighters have been targeting taxi drivers in Mezam Division, in Cameroon's North West Region. Taxi drivers say these incidents have been recurring since Mezam Senior Divisional Officer (SDO), Simon Emile Mooh signed a Prefectoral Order banning the circulation of motorbikes from 6:30 pm to 6:30 am until further notice. The drivers believe the SDO's decision to restrict motorbikes has triggered these latest attacks on them, as rumors have been circulating that armed men have also imposed a ban on their own activities during the same hours. On Tuesday, June 4th, 2024, eyewitnesses said gunmen dressed in civilian attire attacked Akondi, a taxi driver in the Ntarinkon neighborhood of Bamenda II Council area. His mouth was shattered, and the windscreen of his taxi was destroyed. It is unclear if he had passengers in his vehicle at the time of the attack, and what happened t