The Minister Delegate at the Ministry of External Relations in charge of Cooperation with the Common World has staged an uncommon memorial for the mother in Bamenda.
Mbayu Felix organized a memorial event Saturday August 18, at the Old Town neigbourhood with hundreds of children in attendance.
 
Mbayu Felix in Bamenda encouraging school going
 According to the Minister, his decision to celebrate his mother with the children is inspired by the love she showed him in his youth which permitted him to have the education that has made him a man today.


“My mother passed away on the 1st of August 1953 and what I remember is my Mum taking me to school; what I remember is my mum taking me to church. 53years later after she passed away I can survive because of education.” Minister Mbayu Feelix said

He used the memorial to appeal to parents and “all Cameroonians to give the children a chance to have a future. To give the children a sustainable future this will permit them to be able to survive with or without the parent as I did.”
The hundreds of children drawn from across Ntabag quarter popularly referred to as Old Town left the residence of the Minister with gifts of  basic didactic material amongst them books, pens, pencils, rulers intended to assist their parents as they prepare for the next academic year.

Prior to handing over the school material to the children, Minister Mbayu Felix, some local administrative security authorities and friends watched junior and senior finals of a table tennis competition which has been organized in his residence after which the winners received cash prizes and trophies. Winners of an annual football which the Minister took over from the Ntabag youth leaders also received their prizes. 

“He is our elder brother and friend that is why many of us are here. He has always been here with us despite his positions. As you can see he came to the quarter with no military people and indication that he trust us and we trust him. We love Pa Mbayu because he has always been with us.” Julius a youth said.

“Minister Mbayu has always been giving things to us. Like the water you are seeing there (pointing at water tank) he gave us and he has always been giving books to our children. I can only promise that we will not fail him as we will make an effort to send our children to school.” A lady whose description we only got as Mami Rashida said
Derick BAKAH

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