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COVID-19: Bamenda III Council on the frontline

Hilltop Courant Team

The social welfare, Environment and Education committee of the Bamenda III Council has reported harassment on the council coronavirus pandemic sensitisation team in the municipality.
According to a committee report read by councillor Toh Sylvester Secretary of the committee during the administrative and management account session of the council on April 22, 2020,  persons who the report could not identify did not see the sensitisation action as humanitarian. 

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Bamenda staff sharing anti COVID 19 messages

"The staff members said that due to the overwhelming enthusiasm of the population, they ran out of the material and could not cover the whole municipality. They pointed out that only 15 neighborhoods were reached. They also frowned at the negative attitudes of some of the residents who did not perceived their activities in good faith and as working on humanitarian grounds." 
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Bamenda III Mayor lead staff with campaign kits

This however did not discourage the council team which took the anti COVID-19 campaign to as many communities as was posible. The council sufficiently expressed gratitude to Nkwen Elite and other partners for collaboration and support for the mobilisation exercise against the pandemic for standing by the council in such a time like this. 
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Authorities in session on April 22, 2020

As part of more partnerships in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic,  Mayor Fongu Cletus has announced the expected arrival of a consignment of over 10.000 face masks being a donatiom from Forthays University USA for the inhabitants of Bamenda III municipality. This is in addition to the placements of hand wash stations across the municipality with the hope of encouraging many inhabitants to wash hands regularly.

The report also raised concerns over the economic situation of families in the municipality as a result of the over three years old armed conflict in the region arising from what is now known as the Anglophone crisis. The economic hardship was corroborated by other committees adding that this crisis has also had a great impact on the council. 
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Bamenda III Council against COVID-19

The Senior Divisional Officer for Mezam Mooh Emille Simone used the session to emphasise on the proper use of the face masks while appreciating the Bamenda III Council and partners for fully engaging the campaign against the Coronavirus pandemic. He appealed for more efforts against the pandemic which has already recorded the first case in the region. The recent donation targeting councils did not escape the mind of the SDO who indicated that the items will be in the council soon for the population. 

Mayor Fongu Cletus used the session to announce several projects ongoing within the municipality with support from the Livestock fisheries development project LIFIDEP amongst them, a slaughter house, fish processing mill and animal feed processing plant which will be accompanied by day old chicks production.

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