The Bamenda III sub divisional Council has handed over some relief items to internally displaced persons IDPs based within the municipality as a result of the of the ongoing Anglophone crisis.

The Mayor of the Municipality presented the relief items to the IDPs on Thursday December 13 with a call for the beneficiaries to remain optimistic and comfortable in Bamenda III. According to Fongu Cletus Tanwie, the items made up of medications, clothes and shoes, food items like oils, salt, beans, rice, came from the Council and the National Chairman of the Social Democratic Front SDF John Fru Ndi. “The items you will receive came from the SDF National Chairman initially intended for refugees in Nigeria but as you know, the party could not get permission and so the items were redirected to internally displaced persons.” He said

Mayor Fongu handing over items

Madam Chenwi Mary Magdalene Vice Regional Chairperson who represented the party at the event appreciated the council authorities for handing over the items in time and with much addition from the council. “I am happy to see the beneficiaries happily receiving these items. I think it was a good decision for the party to hand these items to IDPs because it was important to look in the house first before going out but also I think those who refuse to give the party permission to go to Nigeria did not do well. It is not in everything that we think political. Cameroonians suffering deserve our support.”

Speaking prior to the handing over of the items, the Deputy Mayor encouraged the IDPs to be comforted by the fact that they “are better than those who have died.” While wondering for how long the council can give these items, Koti Joseph encouraged the IDPs to hold on to God because he is the one who has kept them till now.

Group picture with beneficiaries
Mayor Fongu Cletus has linked the gesture to the Christmas season and end of year festivities which normally calls for a spirit of sharing with one another especially the needy.
The medications have been handed over to the Nkwen Health Center from where the IDPs in need can benefit from them free of charge.

It is not the first time the Council is making such gestures. The Mayor says “we have been visiting some in their host houses and communities and ensuring that those who have babies without birth certificates acquire the document within the shortest possible time from the council. 
Derick BAKAH

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