By Bakah Derick
The Paramount Fon of Nkwen has confered new traditional titles on the two German water engineers currently in the Bamenda III municipality in recognition for their selfless service to his people. HRM Fon Azehfor III confered the Akamanche title to Karli Heinisch and Gerd Muller on Wednesday 18 January 2023 at the Nkwen Palace.
According to HRM Fon Azehfor III, the German water experts have shown great love for his people by daring to visit Bamenda at such difficult times to ensure the council water scheme continue to function properly reaching more people and communities.
For this act of bravery, fearlessness, courage and handwork, the monarch appreciated the Germans and wished them well as they continue their water optimisation mission in the municipality.
"Today we continued to do maintenance and clean up... The absolute highlight of trip was being invited Nkwen Fon's (palace). We are now called Akamanche (handwork, fearless, courageous.) And are princes of Nkwen." The Germans wrote on their institution's Facebook page.
So far, the Germans have been involved in the installation of filters, pumping stations, maintenance and training of local staff on effective management of the water.
The Bamenda III Water purification scheme is a complimentary source to the people of Nkwen who already have a successful community (Nkwen water project) scheme managed by the Fon's Palace.