By Edwana Ndong Itunghi 


The Director General of Ayaba hotel has opined that it is necessary for his personnel to master the two National languages, so as to effectively carryout their jobs, by going into a partnership agreement with the Bamenda Regional linguistic centre.
Speaking during the signing, Doume Zacharie called on his workers to take advantage of this partnership and strive to be bilingual Cameroonians.
The agreement signing at Ayaba Hotel on Wednesday the 24th of May was presided at, on behalf of the Northwest governor, by the secretary general at the Governor’s office, Lanyuy Harry. In his speech, he expressed delight presiding over such a partnership agreement, which will go a long way to enhance bilingualism in the region. “This ceremony is very important and at the same time, symbolic as it is taking place at a moment when our region is facing some challenges. Reinforcing the promotion of bilingualism remains one of the most effective solutions to our current crisis. So I can say that this is a right step, at the right time, in the right direction. To the Bamenda Regional linguistic centre, I recommend more aggressive marketing, go to your clients. Do not wait for them to come to you. Design and propose quality products which meet the specific needs of your learners. Course participants are more motivated when they learn what is useful to them in their daily and professional lives”. The Governor advised.
The director of the Bamenda regional Linguistic centre, Mr. Baye Alexander Bongfen, told this reporter that this partnership comes at a time where the issue of bilingualism has been brought to the lime light by recent events in the country and as a result, their services have become more relevant and Ayaba Hotel has taken the lead in making use of them and many other institutions will follow. According to him, they are contributing their own quota in reinforcing national unity and integration in a concrete and palpable manner, just by signing such a partnership. He goes further to laud the efforts of the director general of Ayaba hotel, for deciding to invest in his workers. “For a well trained staff is an asset and a poorly trained one is of course a liability”.
Workers at Ayaba Hotel are of the opinion that this partnership will benefit them a great deal, as far as their communication with customers at work is concerned. Munyar Ngafan Linda, a worker, says this partnership will help her professionally to render more and better services to customers especially as this will improve on her French language, given that she is an Anglophone. “Mastering French too is going to open more professional doors for me given that I am in a bilingual country. Fokum Genavele Ndibabonga on her part says she loves this act of partnership since its going to boost her French language professionally because she will be able to render better services to the customers she will meet in future. Protais Bama who is a night auditor at the hotel, says he is an Anglophone, and this partnership will go a long way to ease communication between him and customers who visit the hotel, be it in French, English, Spanish, German and lot more languages. So Protias Bama is not ending at mastering English and French but a host of other foreign languages, thanks to such a partnership between his Hotel and the Bamenda Regional Linguistic Centre
Derick BAKAH

Derick BAKAH

Bakah Derick is a Broadcast Presenter and Multimedia specialist with focus on sharing with the rest of the world the daily happenings in the Northwest Region of Cameroon. You can contact us on +237 675460750 or debakah2004@gmail.com.

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