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Indomitable Lions: "Tataw Stephen is the true captain." Rigobert Song

Longest serving captain of C ameroon's senior national team Rigobert Song has declared to Hilltopvoices that late Tataw Eta Stephen "is the true captain" of the indomitable lions. Song was speaking to in Mbankomo just shortly after the death of the 1990 World Cup heroic performing captain Tataw Eta Stephen was confirmed by the Cameroon Football Federation FECAFOOT.

2020 Reputable Africans: "Leymah deserves this recognition and much more." Christelle Bay Nfor ED HOFNA CAMEROON

The Executive Director of HOFNA CAMEROON has described the naming of Leymah Gbowee amongst the 2020 Most reputable Africans as a deserved recognition. Christelle Bay Nfor spoke to Hilltopvoices in an exclusive interview after the publication of the list which included the 2011 Nobel Peace Laureate, Liberian peace activist, social worker and women’s rights advocate by Reputation Poll international on Monday July 26, 2020. Leymah Gbowee 2011 Nobel Peace Laureate  "Leymah is truly a remarkable person." That first meeting Christelle Bay Nfor recounts  "I still remember so well the first day I met her. I had been selected as one of the fellows of the Women peace and Security Program of Columbia  University. Leymah is the Executive director of this program. As myself and my three team members moved to hall, we were looking forward to meeting the organizers of this Program. In our minds, we had a picture of how the presence of the organisers was going to "complicated, offi

Cameroon Agriculture: Tubah Municipal plantations in gestation

The Tubah Council has started ground works for the settling up of a municipal plantation. Meeting in session this Thursday July 30, 2020, the Mayor and collaborators, Sub Delegate of Agriculture, Traditional Authorities and Chiefs of Agric posts discussed on the community  plantation to be made up of fruit trees they said  will be shared across the 4 main villages of the municipality occupaying five hectares of land per village. While the Fons or competent traditional authorities have been charged with providing the required land while the village will be expected to  propose the best fruit tree species in regards to their soil history. A Post on the tubah Council Facebook page after the meeting stated that " This plants will be bought within the region  accompanied by community members and Agric technicians of the said village. This is a 33 million francs project funded by the French Development Agency which was defended by and awarded to Mayor Tanjong in France in 2018." Ac

2020 Reputable Africans: Cameroonian born Dr Vera Songwe in top 100

Reputation Poll international has made public the 2020 List of 100 Most Reputable Africans. The leading global reputation-management firm made public the list on Tuesday July 28 which included Cameroonian born Dr Vera Songwe who is currently the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa

Football Transfer: FC Toulouse unveils big-catch; Steve Regis Mvoue

French League side FC Toulouse has officially made public their signing of Cameroonian rising football machine Steve Regis Mvoue. The announcement which Hilltopvoices read on the club's official Twitter account on Monday July 27, 2020 communicated a message of satisfaction with the move. The tweet talked of engaging Africa's hope and the young Cameroonian midfielder with contentment.

Cameroon Electricity : ENEO comes to blows with theft and fraud

Cameroon's electricity producer and distributor ENEO has raised concerns of electricity fraud and theft in the country. In a recent briefing note published by the company which Hilltopvoices got a copy, electricity fraud is causing "the sector and the country to lose more than 60 billion CFA Francs each year. The level of losses generated by illegal activities is very high, and contributes to the financial suffocation of the entire electricity sector."

COVID-19 Cameroon: UW-CIDT relieves sicklers in critical times

University of Wolverhamptons Centre for International Development and Training has donated, face masks, buckets,  soap, and medications/First Aid to cater for the regular health crisis of sickle cell sufferers in the crisis hit North West and South West Regions of Cameroon. The project lead for COVID-19 response Rosaline Akah Obah began distributing the items on Saturday July 25, 2020 in Bamenda.

Anglophone Crisis: Journalist adjures late Archbishop Verdzekov to Intercede

Bamenda based journalist and rights advocate Gwain Colbert Fulai has made a public appeal for the late pioneer Archbishop of Bamenda His Grace Paul Verdzekov to intercede for an end to the armed conflict in the North West and South West Regions of Cameroon.

Bamenda: Salatiel donates to Central Prison

Artist Salatiel has made a donation of food items FIs and non food items NFIs to the Bamenda central prison. The donation that targeted inmates was made up of rice, face masks and hand sanitisers was handed on  Saturday July 25 by representatives of the artist. According to Atanche Zita founder and promoter of New Breed Africa Foundation, the items were able to reach out to over 250 inmates. The items she announced on her facebook page were made up of four bags of rice, 400 hand sanitisers and over 300 face masks. Chiaga Eric of Nation Builders International has also confirmed the donation with pictures and same details of the donation. Noni White Wears a fashion desiner brand was also  associated to the donation event. The Artist is yet to make a statement on the donations himself but his representatives have shared his words of encouragement with the inmates said to be from Salatiel on the need to trust God, prevent at all levels COVID-19. By Bakah Derick Proto credits: Chiaga Eric

COVID-19 Bamenda: Central Prison gets FCFA 1M for defence

The Governor of the North West Region has made a donation of a Million FCFA to the Bamenda Centra Prison for the production of face masks. Adolph Lele L'Afrique Tchoffo made the donation on Thursday July 24, 2020 during an inspection visit to the detention facility.

COVID-19 Bamenda: Governor bans sell of indigenous medicine in public transport buses.

The Governor of the North West Region has banned the sell of indigenous medicine in public transports buses. Adolph Lele L'Afrique Tchoffo D. Made the decision public on Thursday July 23 during an inspection tour of the city of Bamenda aimed at accessing the implementation level of prevention measures against the coronavirus pandemic.

Peace Journalism: PCC, CCMN enter project phase II

The Presbyterian Church in Cameroon PCC has flag-off the second phase of the Peace Journalism and Conflict transformation project in the NW Region.

COVID-19 Cameroon: NW Healthcare Elite on a United front

Healthcare professionals from Cameroon mostly from North West extraction have ended another video conference on issues around the coronavirus pandemic in the NW region and Cameroon in general. Meeting this Saturday July 25, 2020 in what has been named the "Cameroon Town-hall meeting for Healthcare professionals",the healthcare professionals reflected on "the impact of COVID-19 on the health care system in Cameroon. Case study of HIV, TB, and Vaccination programs and other programs. Screenshot of the Zoom session Chaired by Dr Koma Kenne and Elvis NDASI, other professionals amongst them Dr Kingsley Che Soh North West Delegate for Public Health, Prof Fru Angwanfor of the mother and childcare reference hospital Yaounde, Prof Kenneth Yongabi Public Health Lecturer in Nigeria, Ferdinad Mukumba, Jerome Shilteh, Courage Kiwi, Calson Asanghan all agreed that it was important for the fight against the coronavirus pandemic in the NW Region be void of political coloration. Dr Kings

Foncha Street FC: Recruitment announced

Bamenda based Elite II side Foncha street FC has announced the recruitment of new players ahead of the new football season. The information is contained in a Facebook post shared on Saturday July 25, 2020.

Inclusive Education: CBC Health Services SEEPD program supports Government

The Socio Economic Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities SEEPD program of the Cameroon Baptist Convention Health Services CBCHS has handed over some items to the Northwest Regional Delegation of Secondary Education in Bamenda. The Items funded by the charity Australian Aid were handed to the education delegation on Friday Juy 24 by the SEEPD Program manager Mr. Awa Jacques Chirac. 

Inclusive Development: CBCHS takes campaign to Far North Cameroon

Officials of the Empowerment and Disability Inclusive Development Program of the Cameroon Baptist Convention Heath Services CBCHS are in the far North Region of Cameroon in search for better avenues to promote values of disability inclusive development. The sensitization mission hopes to on board all disabilities stakeholders for the inclusion of children with disabilities in all development projects in that part of Cameroon.

COVID-19 Bamenda: NKWEN ELITE donates to Council

The Nkwen Cultural and Development Association NCDA has handed over wash hand stations to the Bamenda III Council. The handover event on Thursday July 23 at the council premises follows comes after a pubic launch of the project to fight the coronavirus pandemic that received the blessing of the Fon of Nwen His Majesty Azehfor III. In a post on their Facebook page, the council has expressed gratitude.                                     

COVID-19 Bamenda Updates

Here is the situation of COVID-19 in the NW as at Thursday July 23...

COVID-19 Bamenda: Mezam administration takes steps to enforce prevention measures

The Senior Divisional Officer SDO for Mezam Simon Mooh Emile has announced the readiness of his administration to enforce the respect preventive of preventive measure in tthe division. The SDO was speaking to the press in Bamenda Wednesday July 23. Here is his declaration courtesy MNews237

Gender Based Violence: Health personnel equipped with care techniques

Some health personnel amongst them medical doctors, nurses and midwives have been equipped with skills required to effectively provide care to victims and survivors of Gender Based violence particularly post rape care. The over 160 health service personnel selected from the North West and South West Regions took in two separate training programs organised by the Cameroon Baptist Convention Health Services CBCHS between July 14 and 19, 2020.

Team HOFNA celebrates ED Christelle Bay on 35th Birthday

 Staff, collaborators, past trainees and well wishers of Hope For the Needy Association HOFNA CAMEROON have been celebrating the 35th anniversary of Christelle Bay Nfor Executive Director of the institution. The celebration which featured several birthday messages online and events organised locally and internationally celebrated the 35th birth anniversary of one who has been given an avalanche of descriptions. To many, she is a teacher, mentor, fighter for girls and women's rights, sister, mother, friend etc.