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Climate Change: Green Faith engages climate action campaign ahead of COP26

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By Sah Terence Animbom Ahead of the UN Climate Change Summit dubbed Conference of the Parties meeting in Glasgow UK for the 26th time since inception, world leaders and climate change experts have been carrying out sensitization campaigns across the globe to ensure effective action in combating climate change. Greenfaith, a religious climate action organization based in New York USA and working in several countries around the globe through its Cameroonian partner Faiths for Climate Justice in Cameroon led by the Rev. Dr, Fuhbang Emmanuel Tanifum organized a series of sensitization campaigns across the country one week to the start of the COP26 Climate summit. On October 17, 2021, the Greenfaith coordinator in Cameroon led a sensitization service at the Mission of Evangelical Church in Bamenda, Cameroon where a couple of activities like songs, talks and poster presentations on environmental protection were presented.  Coordinator of Greenfaith Cameroon with participants The talks focuse

Environmental Scare: NW Regional Assembly Calls For Concerted Action

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  President of NWRA, Fru Angwafo III Addressing Members   By Raymond Dingana The Executive President of the North West Regional Assembly, (NWRA) has appealed to all and sundry to put hands on deck and save the environment which by extension is saving mankind.  Hon.Fru Angwafo III was speaking on day one of the NWRA March 2023 Ordinary Session that opened at the auditorium of the institution in Bamenda, Monday April 17,2023 with theme: 2023 Performance and Account Session He refreshed the memories of members of the house and those hearing for the first time the recent environmental damages recorded when nature turned it's urgly face on the inhabitants of Nwa,Ndu and also in Bamenda when flood waters violated the private space of households causing enormous damages. The violent storms in Oku and Nwa with extensive property damage are a warning begging for concerted action. Concretely, all members of the house are urged to commit to appropriate tree planting through direct manual lab

Environment: Bamenda Gas Plant If Realized Will Reduce Rate Of Environmental Degradation

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Minister Of Water And Energy, Gaston Eloundu Laying Foundation Stone Of Gas Plant By Raymond Dingana The old habit of collecting wood for cooking has been identified as one of the major cause of deforestation in Bamenda and the North West Region (NWR) of Cameroon as a whole. This is because cooking gas though believed to be clean energy is costly for an average Cameroonian especially those in the rural communities like Mbangshe where the gas plant is to see the light of day. This explains why many go for firewood for cooking. With the laying of the foundation stone for the construction of a domestic gas storage and filling station in Mbangshe, a neighborhood in Bamendankwe in the NWR, Saturday November 05, by the Minister of Water and Energy, Gaston Eloundu Essomba, hopes are high that deforestation which also comes with its own troubles and climate change amongst others will be minimised. As pointed out by the Mayor of the Bamenda City Council, Paul Achobong, "the gas project wil

CJTU NW: New Exco To Guard Against Violation Of Members' Rights

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  New CJTU  North West Regional Bureau By Raymond Dingana The new team charged with piloting the affairs of the North West Chapter of the Cameroon Journalists' Trade Union CJTU says top on its agenda would be to protect the Rights of Journalists practicing in the region.  This was after members of the Trade Union renewed their confidence in Comrade Nji Ignatius led exco that saw new faces coming in to reinforce the team, Saturday March 25,2023 during the Union's Elective General Assembly.  Speaking on behalf of his team, Comrade Nji said they would do all to stand with members in times of difficulties and ensure that their Rights are not violated. We will not stay back when ever a member is not practicing because of one reason or the other. Making sure members are safe and their Rights protected as they struggle to supply the population with refined and verified information, will intensify,  Comrade Nji said and added that,  when journalists report   well, they aren't credi

Combating Sexual Abuse: ICT University VC, Beauty Queens Urge Students To Condemn Act

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ICT University VC In A Family Photo With Beauty Queens After The Anti- Sexual Abuse Seminar  By Raymond Dingana Students of the ICT University in Yaounde Cameroon have been urged to join the fight against sexual harassment, by denouncing cases of  sexual exploitations and other forms of inappropriate behaviors in the school environment. The call was echoed during a seminar organised by the ICT University to educate students and staff on what sexual abuse is all about and its consequences. The workshop was also an opportunity to inform the public that the phenomenon of sexual misuse is prohibited at ICT University and must be strongly condemned in all its facets. The sensitisation that was to prepare students and staff for a harmless teaching-learning environment, comes ahead of the start of Fall Semester (October 2023) at the ICT University wherein admissions are ongoing to end on September 29, 2023. Discussions during the training seminar that held under the theme:" Sexual Harass

At visit to Bamenda: Water and Energy Minister Feels Pinch Of Poor Electricity, Water Supply In City

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Minister Of Water And Energy Resources, Gaston Eloundou Essomba Laying The Foundation Stone For Gas Plant By Raymond Dingana The Minister of Water and Energy Resources (MINEE), Gaston Eloundou Essomba on Friday November 5 felt a pinch of the challenges inhabitants of Bamenda and the North West Region as a whole go through daily regarding electricity supply. During his visit to Bamenda to precide over the Foundation Stone Laying Ceremony of the Bamenda Filling Center on November 5,2022, Minister Gaston Eloundou was welcomed by total electricity blackout. Mayor Achobang Paul Tambeng of Bamenda City Council used the event to present what many say is the real picture of the difficulties the  population of Bamenda and the entire North West Region of Cameroon is facing on a daily basis in the area of water and energy. "we want to apologise that you came in when there was total blackout but that is the lifestyle we experience in Bamenda on a daily basis.It was not just blackout on your

N W Regional Assembly: Dr. Bamnjo Says Honesty, Others Needed To Achieve Peace

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Dr. Mbamnjo Herman, Conflict Resolution Expert Speaking To The Media At The NWRA Ordinary Session By Raymond Dingana Conflict Resolution expert, Dr.Bamnjo Herman has challenged members of the North West Regional Assembly (NWRA) and other stakeholders to be truthful to themselves if they are serious in re-activating peace in the region. Taking in to consideration the fact that the June Ordinary Session of the NWRA is taking place with the theme Conciliation, Conflict Resolution, Mediation, Peace Building and Developement, Dr. Bamnjo stipulated that truthfulness should be the watchword, We need to keep our promises, we need to be truthful. If you promise the people roads, water, electricity among others, make sure they are provided. The people are fed up with our  unworkable promises, can we now go down to the field and be truthful to ourselves and say yes we can achieve peace? Conflicts escalate in the society because resources are not equitable distributed, Dr. Bamnjo asked. The expe

At MINDEF Visit, North West Governor ‘Weeps’ For Road Infrastructures In Bamenda

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  By Raymond Dingana   The Chief Executive Officer of the North West Region, Adolph Lele L’afrique has ones again brought to the lamp light the poor situation of the road infrastructure in Bamenda, and the NWR as a whole. This was during the visit to Bamenda of a four man Security Delegation from the Ministries of Defense and Security led by the Minister Delegate at the Presidency in charge of Defense; Joseph Beti Assomo aimed at evaluating the security situation ahead of the Regional Election billed for 06 December and, end of year festivities among others: “We have the problem of infrastructure, you have seen for yourself the poor state of the road between Matazem and Bamenda. You have toured the city and seen how our roads really look like and if it is the case at the main entrance, you can imagine the poor state states of the roads linking the other parts of the region, divisions and sub divisions,” he indicated. He however said there is hope because the Ministry of Public Wo

Bamenda City Councilors Vote Less But Realistic 2022 Budget

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By Raymond Dingana The Bamenda City Council will operate on a budget of close to 4.3 billion FCFA come 2022, less than what the council had in 2021. There is a decrease of about three hundred and eighty nine million FCFA representing a percentage of 8.4℅. This was made known Tuesday December 21,2021 during the City Council's budgetary session to adopt the 2022 budget. Bamenda City Mayor Addressing Councilors At Budgetary Session According to Mayor Achobong Tembeng Paul of the Bamenda City Council, what they need is a realistic budget, "The 2022 budget of the city council has experienced a significant drop in the value of 8.4%. I think we have to do things that are realistic. It is not comfortable for us to have a budget that we will not be unable to realize it. We want to say what we can do and that is why we have made a budget of 8.4% drop so that by this time next year, we will be showing prove of what has been done,"  Mayor Achobong explained. The 2022 budget has as pr

University Of Bamenda: VC Urges Newly Appointed Officials To Discharge Duties Without Fear.

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By Raymond Dingana. The vice chancellor of the University Of Bamenda has urged newly appointed officials of the University to discharge their duties without any fear or favor. She was speaking Saturday September 21 st ,2019 during the installation ceremony of the newly appointed officials of the University. Professor Theresia Nkwo Akenji while urging them to strive at all times to do the right thing, respect hierarchy among others, she intimated that, all of them put together will never be bigger than the University Of Bamenda Talking to DrayInfos , Professor Nkwo Akenji says,two of those appointed are going to the central administration which is the heart of the University: “ The central administration is the heart of the administrative heart of the university. What we expect of the Deputy Vice Chancellor for Internal Control, Professor Mathias Mih is full collaboration. I advised him during the installation to take up all the domains of internal control and evaluation. He is n

Internally Displaced Persons In Bamenda Decry The Quality Of Goods Received From government

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By Raymond Dingana. Internally displaced persons in Bamenda,North West Region of Cameroon have decried what they say is the poor quality goods received from the Bamenda Regional Center For Humanitarian Assistance. The internally displaced persons were speaking to  DRAY INFO on Tuesday July 23, 2019 at the Bamenda II DO, s office during the distribution of Basic Humanitarian Needs to internally displaced persons, in Bamenda II subdivision of the North West Region Of Cameroon. According to this internally displaced person from Benakuma resident in Bamenda II sub division, the quality of some of the goods especially the mattress he received is of very poor quality: “ I am very disappointed with the quality of the mattress I have just received. I doubt if it can even take me for two weeks. This cannot be compared to what men dressed in military attires burnt in my house in Benakuma in Menchum division of the North West Region Of Cameroon. But since there is nothing I can do abou

Baba Danpullo Suffers Xenophobic Attacks In South Africa, Loses Properties Worth Billions

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Baba Danpullo, Wealthiest Man In Francophone Africa By Raymond Dingana Cameroonian-born businessman, El Hadj Baba Ahmadou Danpullo who is said to be the wealthiest man in Francophone Africa is reported to be under severe xenophobic attacks in South Africa. The FNB greedily and violently decided in early 2020 to seize and liquidate all of Danpullo’s properties in South Africa, valued at approximately R5 billion ($277 million). Mr Danpullo has been in South Africa for over 35 years, creating employment from many of his investments.  The properties are managed by Bestinver Company South Africa Ltd, Joburg Skyscraper Pty Ltd, and Bestinver Prop 01 Proprietary Ltd, which are all subsidiaries of Bestinver, the group he founded. Combined, the loans that the FNB bank has granted to these various companies amounted to R615 million in October 2017. Repayment, at around R10m per month, was to be spread over ten years. According to Baba Danpullo and his lawyers, the FNB demanded the signing of add