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Community Development: Bamenda III DO, Mayor, Nkwen Fon on same lane

By Bakah Derick 

The administrative and traditional institutions of Bamenda III  have in the last few weeks demonstrated openly their intention to work together for the development of the area. 
HRH Fon Azehfor III, Mayor Fongu Cletus Tanwe and Divisional Officer Austin Ayuni Sakah handing champions to Mbelewa FC captain 

Despite sharing different political opinions, Fongu Cletus Tanwe Mayor of the Bamenda III Council and HRH Fon Azehfor III of Nkwen have worked together for the realisation of roads and other projects within the municipality including the very successful Bamenda III Inclusive Festival of Heritage Arts and Culture late in 2021.  

Following his appointment on July 14, 2022 and eventual installation as the Divisional Officer for Bamenda III Subdivision, Austin Ayuni Sakah has on at least two public occasions showed his willingness to accompany the Fon and Mayor in their development agenda for Bamenda III. 
Speaking to in Bonaberi-Douala on Saturday 10 September 2022, the former Divisional Officer of Akwaya and Mouanko used the Douala appointment to express his respect for culture and traditional institutions. He was in Douala together with the Mayor,  Fongu Cletus Tanwe on the invitation of the Fon for the final of the Nkwen Royal Tournament for Reconciliation Douala 2022. He used the moment to encourage Nkwen sons and daughters to stand behind their Fon while celebrating the unity and living together of the Bamenda III people. 

Mbelewa FC will emerge champions beating Menteh FC 5-4 after post match penalties. 

"I feel a proud Divisional Officer who has come to accompany his people, convoked by their Fon behind their unity. I think that the population of Bamenda III is the epitome of national unity, of living together and I could not afford to be absent from this wonderful occasion. What I have seen today, is the determination of a people who are ready to forge ahead together as one and ready to bring back peace to their community." The DO said 
Divisional Officer Austin Ayuni Sakah Soeaking to 

On Sunday 28 August 2022, the new Divisional Officer made his first public outing at the Nibung public school field in Nkwen. It was the final of the Bamenda III Inclusive Royal Tournament 2022. Like the Mayor and Fon, his message was that of uniting for peace and development. 

With both outings almost same objectives, the native of Nso a friendly Fondom to Nkwen has described their combination as "the trinity."
Trio handing winners to Legacy FC captain at the Nibung public school field 

"I believe that the initiative of the Fon supported by the Mayor and backed by the Divisional Officer which i want to qualify as the trinity; i want the population of Bamenda III to welcome this trinity, the message of this trinity, take it back home to their families and communities so that peace should come back to Bamenda III." Austin Ayuni sakah told 

Mayor Fongu Cletus Tanwe and HRH Fon Azehfor III have on both occasions called on thier people to support the Divisional Officer in the discharge of his duties. 
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