NDEFCAM at seven
A Bamenda based radio station broadcasting on FM 94.9 has celebrated the 7th anniversary of existence. NDEFCAM radio located on the Ghana Street Nkwen Neighborhood staged a grand event to mark seven years of existence in Bamenda Friday December 22, 2017.
Amongst the many things that made the NDEFCAM anniversary event thick was the 2017 Community Based Initiative Development Media Award that offered NDEFCAM radio the opportunity not only to pull to their event but also celebrate some big names for outstanding contributions to community development through the discharge of their respective duties.
The likes of Senate Vice President and Former Prime Minister Simon Achidi Achu and Former Parliamentarian Hon Tasi Ntang Lucas who addressed the event praised NDEFCAM Radio for playing a leading role in the media landscape in the North West Region and beyond. While the Rt Hon Simon Achidi Achu laid emphasis on the need for laureates to empower their kids for the future by giving them education, Hon Tasi Ntang in a presentation titled “domains of Democracy” expressed the wish for Cameroon to be fully democratized as the best way to address some of its fundamental problems.
Charles Sama Ace CRTV journalist and Chairman of the Award committee congratulated the laureates urging them to see the awards as a means of motivation for more work in the days ahead. Corroborating NDEFCAM’s founder and Chief Executive Officer Nde Edmond noted that it gives him joy when people come together and more so celebrating. Referring to seven as a biblical year for completion, Nde Edmond described NDEFCAM as a complete radio now.
Amongst the laureates was the Rt Hon Simon Achidi Achu who emerged Legendary Icon of the year together with Hon Tasi Ntang Lucas. The Mayors of Tubah Tanjong Martins Mushongong and Bamenda II Awah Fedelis grabbed the best mayor award. For other winners: Best Radio Foundation Radio, Best Health program; Free HIV NW/SW program of the CBC health services, Best Agronomist and agriculturalist; Peter Ngufor of Farmer’s house Bamenda amongst others.
As the laureates immortalized their awards in picture, this reporter spoke to Wanchia Cynthia who emerged best Journalist of the year. “I sincerely want to thank the organizer for this recognition; it’s very rare to find a media house recognizing the work being done by someone in another media house. I promise my listeners that I will do all to be better in what I do that is passing out information to the public.” She said.
Azeh David Mofor Principal of Progressive Comprehensive High School who emerged Best Secondary School principal told this reporter “when you are climbing the hill of work don’t get tired. Sometimes when it is very disillusioning, when you feel frustrated and think that there is no body watching; there are so many invisible eyes watching…… there is nothing that is as lighting as education and it can lead you anywhere in the world I am very grateful today.”
 Justifying the awards, NDEFCAM authorities say the laureates were nominated and voted by their audience via interactive live calls and messages during their programs.

NDEFCAM radio celebrates the 7th anniversary with the fact that they broadcast online, provide equal work opportunities for all including persons with disabilities and training ground for young journalists as some of their major achievements. 
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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