A country for the old: Time to endorse a ‘Non Retirement Day’ in Cameroon? – Njobe Serge Ngala

Why is it that the Cameroon youth is dying(for justice and for hardship) while the old people are appointed, sacked, reappointed, and eternalized.

NJOBE Serge, NJOBE’S BLOG.

When the list of the pioneer members of the Constitutional Council was made public yesterday, I checked Regional equality(in terms of anglophone and francophone Regions), and I also checked ages. It’s high time we celebrate ‘Non Retirement Day‘ in Cameroon.

Descending order: Paul Biya(President of Cameroon), Marcel Niat N.(President of Senate), and Clement Atangana(President of the Constitutional Council) and some youths who have lost their lives recently.
Youth Day‘ celebrated every 11 February in Cameroon is a no day as far as I’m concerned. A Cameroon youth is a hopeless and neglected youth. No doubt the greats of old were saying politics is not for children and women. The Constitutional Council head, Clement Atangana is 77 and he was integrated into the Civil Service in 1968(according to Boris Bertolt).

The simple arithmetic has it that he became a civil servant at 27 and so consequently worked for 50 years before his recent appointment. This is not good and it’s not normal in a country where University graduates are helplessly selling SIM cards, cleaning and decorating nails, teaching in nursery schools, working in construction sites from 8 am to 6 pm for 2000 FCFA and the rests. Let justice, not hypocrisy kill me. I know and I say today that if there was no passport and VISA procedure to travel from one country to the other, the population of Cameroon will move from 22 million to at most 5 million amongst which 4 million are aged 50 and above then 1 million infants. Almost every Cameroonian youth dreams to leave Cameroon soonest if possible. 

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BREAKING NEWS: Hon. Wirba Joseph promises a book he’s written titled Wirba Force…

About an hour ago, Hon. Wirba Joseph of the Jakiri Constituency wrote on Facebook: My people, Have been silent for a bit. That’s the Wirba you know. I don’t talk to impress, l talk to improve ! Needed the quiet moment after 6 months in exile to think and take the WirbaForce to a new playground ! My people we have a book coming! Welcome the WirbaForce chapters ! ….take the struggle the WirbaForce way to a new playground. – JW
 Some people predicted that he wanted to announce his new agenda for his already cherished reaction to the “Anglophone Problem” in Cameroon. 

But Hon. Wirba went further to announce a new book he’s written. He wrote this about twenty minutes ago on his Facebook page: My dear Southern Cameroonians, let’s take this to all corners of the internet, spread the word using hashtags #WirbaforceChapters #WirbaForce . Anyone with a post of the book cover page and hashtags that gets the highest number of shares and comments has a BIG surprise coming their way. Let’s go …….

Let’s wait for the content of the book.

President Paul Biya Personifies 500000 Laptops To Be Distributed To University Students In Cameroon.

Personification has always been the word to describe Paul Biya’s 35 years as the President of Cameroon; he’s personified democracy he claims he “brought” to Cameroon, he’s personified development projects in Cameroon and now he’s personified laptops promised to university students which is continuously described as a ‘gift’ by the Head of State. Many Cameroonians have for some time now said these laptops have a strong political message as a Cameroonian youth is becoming more and more frustrated with the aging government and also because there are elections in the country in 2018. 

Upon the arrival in Yaoundé of the first half of the first lot of laptops comprising of 40000 laptops yesterday, a communiqué was issued by one of Biya’s creatures in the person of the MINESUP boss, Jacques Fame Ndongo describing the inscriptions on the laptops and the distribution procedure. On all the laptops, there is a word PBHEV which yesterday’s communiqué described as Paul Biya, Higher Education Vision. 

This is where the story of personification of these laptops starts, maybe there are programmes in the laptop’s systems known as Paul Biya. Why not put Fame Ndongo, Higher Education Boss?

The manager sack race in the Premier League: Who’s next?

If the English Premier League is known for big spendings on players, it’s renowned for sacking club managers. The 2017/2018 football season has already witnessed the departure of six managers starting with Crystal Palace’s Frank de Boer who spent just seventy seven days at the helm of the English side. The latest to be fired is Swansea City’s Paul Clement.

But is this the end of the sack race?

It’s certainly not the end as three premier league managers are under pressure. They are; Stoke City’s Mark Hughes, Newcastle United’s Rafael Benítez, and Bournemouth’s Edie Howe. After playing 18 league matches, Bournemouth is placed 16th with 16 points, Stoke City 17th with 16 points and Newcastle United now occupies position number 18 with 15 points. After weekend’s matches where the dominant Manchester City takes on Bournemouth, Stoke City on West Brom and West Ham United on Newcastle United, we’ll know who may be leaving on Monday considering the fact that most of the departed premier league managers were fired on Monday.

Photo credit: http://www.thesackrace.com/managerial-casualties

Donald Trump vs United Nations: UN resolution rejects Trump’s declaration on Jerusalem

The UN General Assembly has decisively backed a resolution effectively calling on the US to withdraw its recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

The text says that any decisions regarding the status of the city are “null and void” and must be cancelled.

The non-binding resolution was approved by 128 states, with 35 abstaining and nine others voting against.

It came after US President Donald Trump threatened to cut financial aid to those who backed the resolution.

Following the vote, state department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said the US was exploring “various options” and no decisions had yet been made. 

Courtesy BBC.

The Media Have Been Harder On Trump Than Any Other President Certainly That I’ve Known Ever – Jimmy Carter.

Former US President Jimmy Carter has sided with President Trump on the media witch hunt on Trump. The former President of the Democratic party understands the media pressure on leaders but says that the media have been harder on Trump.

US President(20 January 1977 – 20 January 1981)

Why are many people hard on Trump?

My comment: A majority of the US networks predicted that Hilary Clinton was going to win the 2016 US Presidential elections but it ended not as they thought; Trump knew his target and worked harder in that direction unlike Clinton who had the celebrity support and diplomatic experience which Trump rightly described as “bad experience”. We’ve recently heard and seen an Eminem and a Snoop Dogg diss at Trump and we also saw Jay Z, Beyonce, Don Jovi, and others support somebody who will NEVER be the President of the USA. Because our wants are unlimited while our resources to satisfy them are limited, we have to limit our also-ran actions. Donald Trump is a threat to cheats and fraudulent individuals, he’s also a threat to oppressive regimes. Why should I not like him???

Why is the media not complaining about a woman who transfered classified information to her private servers and the same who laughed at women who were raped? Clinton lost the 2016 Presidential elections, accepted the results and has since then been on a blaming campaign; she blames everyone except herself for her own failure. What a woman?

I want to thank the Goverment of Cameroon for performing her duties and most importantly for these Development projects for Donga Mantung – H.E. Dr Fuh Calistus on 8th September 2017 at the Nkambe Community Hall.

H.E. DR. FUH CALISTUS GENTRY, SECRETARY OF STATE AT THE MINISTRY OF MINES, INDUSTRY AND TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT

Concerning the Development Package of the Government to our Division, I want to assure you that the development concerns of this Division are a priority in the development agenda of this nation.

I welcome all of you here today to this great gathering which is important in the history of our nation. I come to you here today with a three point-agenda. I want to assure you that I and other Elite of Donga Mantung do not spare a day to carry all your concerns to the Prime Minister, Head of Government and to His Excellency, the President of the Republic of Cameroon. That is why I come to you today with a specific three point agenda, as follows:

v An investment development package by the state to the people of Donga Mantung;

v The pursuit of an Industrialization Programme for our Division through the FAINAP Programme;

v The assessment of the state of our children to take the mantle from us as the future leaders of this nation; I mean the issue of resumption of schools for the 2017/2018 academic year.

Concerning the Development Package of the Government to our Division, I want to assure you that the development concerns of this Division are a priority in the development agenda of this nation. I can assure you that I am perfectly involved in the pursuit of the financing of the entire Ring Road which is worth over 200 billion CFAF. While waiting and in very high level negotiations with the African Development Bank as well as the Islamic Bank, the Government has in the main time offered a package to give the population of this Division a comfort zone. In this light, I am happy to announce to you the components of the 6 Billion Immediate Package put by the State:

1. Kumbo – Ndu – Nkambe – Misaje, about 3 billion francs. Under this package, this stretch of the Ring Road will be fully resurfaced in laterite with major drainage infrastructure. Difficult parts of the road will be tarred to facilitate movement. These include the section from Kumbo to the stretch in Ndu Town from the Fon’s Palace Junction to beyond the Council Check Point towards Mbiyeh; over 2km in Binka covering the bad spots right up to the Fon’s Palace road; bad spots at Binshua; over 2km covering the Bansobi Hill on the way to Misaje and the entrance to Misaje up to the junction to Wum.

2. Oku – Noni – Misaje, 800 million.

3. Misaje – Nigeria Frontier, 1.5 billion with tarring of some steep slopes.

Apart from the Ring Road, many other parts of the Division have the following road infrastructure:

– Mbot – Wat = 500 Million; Misaje

– Three Corners Tabenken – Binju = 500 Million;

– Tarring of 5 streets in Binju = 500 Million;

– Nkambe – Ako = about 800 Million;

– Construction of roads, bridges with Police and Gendarme Gates in Nwa = 1 Billion.

Other projects in the pipeline which should come up by 2018 are:

– 5 km of streets in Nkambe from CNPS to GBHS Nkambe;

– 5 km of streets in;

– Electricity in Tabenken.

All these come to add to the special privilege given to Donga Mantung in the LIFIDEP and GP-GERUDEP Projects. Of these, I can site amongst others, the Buku – Abafum Road, Mbiyeh – Ngarum – Taku – Ntundip – Luh and many health centres, schools, markets, cattle markets, veterinary and community centres.

On the second point concerning the industrialization of Donga Mantung, I want to inform and reassure you that the FAINAP Project is fully planted and will transform our Division forever. If Cameroon is Africa in miniature, I want to say Donga Mantung is Cameroon in miniature as we see in the forests of Ako, the Tea Estate of Ndu, the great Agro Basin of the Mbaw Plain, the vast pastoral lands of Misaje, just to name these few.

The contracts for the award of 40 Million in special motorbikes for FAINAP Representatives and a multi-tilling and planting tractor have been launched. In the next FAINAP Board Meeting in November, I am optimistic to present all these to you.

I am also happy to announce to you that MINEPAT will be approving an Agropole of close to 2 Billion for the palm oil sector under the FAINAP Programme. A team from MINEPAT will be visiting our Division in the next few weeks to finalize studies submitted by FAINAP. Permit me to take inspiration from the words of Leroy Hood: ‘’don’t underestimate the power of your vision to change the world. Whether the world is your office, your community, an industry or a global movement, you need to have a core belief that what you contribute can fundamentally change the paradigm or way of thinking about problems.’’

On the third point concerning the assessment of the state of our children to take the mantle from us as the future leaders of this country I am here referring to the issue of resumption of schools for 2017/ 2018 academic year, I have this to say; Some issues concerning aspects of National life, particularly the Education and Legal sectors have been raised in the Northwest and Southwest Regions.the President of the Republic as guarantor of our Constitution, listened and acted and will continue bringing more solutions to the issues raised. No society is perfect whether it be in America, France, and Great Britain etc… Permit me again to recall the words of a famous American Civil Rights Campaigner; ‘’let’s bear in mind that Education is the Passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.’’ This makes me think we ought to allow our kids shape their future, for we will not be there tomorrow when they face a future we have compromised.

I hereby call on the people of Donga Mantung to give the President the credit for the good work he has done so far and will always continue to do to make our country a better place to live. Today I have brought a development package and I promise more will come, because your Leader President Paul Biya is listening.

Ladies and Gentlemen, Your Royal Highnesses, I want to thank all of you for coming here today and accepting that Donga Mantung works in a renewed hope of tolerance and greater expectations. I want to thank the Elite of this Division, wherever they are, for their unending struggle to make our Division attain the greatest from its potential. I however want to acknowledge the special presence or special contributions of the Elite who accompanied me as a development club for this division and especially for the organization of this event. I want to acknowledge the following Elite of our Division:

* Mr. Tamfu Simon, Geological Consultant and Former Director of Exploration, SNH;

* Mr. Talla Godlove, General Manager of BOFAS Construction Company;

* Mr. Adamu Musa, our own media icon who needs no introduction;

* Mr. Yerima Giyo, Civil Administrator and Director of Finance, University of Bamenda;

* Mr. Gbaka Ernest, Barrister Yaounde;

* Mr. Nforgwei Rogers International Book Publisher.

My special thanks to our own New Senior Divisional Officer for the quick response he gave to the organization of this meeting.

God bless Donga Mantung Division.

Long Live the Republic of Cameroon and its Illustrious Leader, H.E. President Paul Biya.

Courtesy of the speech: Abanda Marcel