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Misaje Shaa Festival 2023: Ndansi Elvis reward Champions in Hygienic production, Distribution, offer scholarships, learning kits

By Burinyuy A in Misaje  At the Grand finale of the 6th edition of the Misaje Shaa festival on Saturday September 2, 2023 in Misaje, the promoter after awarding cash prizes as promised  announced that in no distant time the first prize of the now famous Misaje Shaa Festival shall hit Fcfa 1 million. This announcement sent many a participant and Shaa women in the Subdivision in to frenzy. Handing of prizes at the close of the festival     This festival he reiterated is apolitical and has only one thing to sell across which is to encourage hygiene and sanitation in the production of this local liquor brewed from fermented corn and water and mostly consumed by people in the grass field. The timing which is always in the last week of August is to enable participants to send children to school with ease. Winners in picture with officials present  The 6th edition saw Madam Chila Rose as the winner of the first prize and took home a cash prize of 300.000frs cash, a big

CAMTEL launches celebrations to mark 25th anniversary

By Bakah Derick  Leading Telecommunications Company, Cameroon Telecommunications, CAMTEL, has launched celebrations to mark its 25th anniversary. The launching of the silver jubilee celebrations took place yesterday Thursday September 7. This was at a press briefing the General Manager of CAMTEL granted to the press.  Judith Yah Sunday, CAMTEL GM speaking at the Press conference  The event took place at the CAMTEL head office building in Yaounde. It was attended by senior officials of the company, as well as musical icons like Stanley Enow and gospel singer Indira among other dignitaries.   During the presser, the General Manager of CAMTEL, Judith Yah Sunday epse Achidi, said that CAMTEL was celebrating an epic story at 25.  She saluted the contributions of her predecessors, staff, and all those who made CAMTEL’s history since the company’s inception. "(....)To all my collaborators, to all CAMTEL staff, I would like to say on the occasion of this our 25th a

"Pray for Your Priests" Rev Fr. Ignatius Waindim Tells attendees of his 35th Priestly Anniversary Celebration

By Binwie Marinette  Rev. Fr lgnatius Waindim has encouraged those who attended the celebration of his 35 years of Priesthood to pray for priests. The former Rector of the St. Thomas Aquinas Major Seminary, Bambui, was speaking on Friday 1 September 2023 at the St. Paul's Quasi Parish, Ntahkekah-Nkwen, Bamenda where he is serving as Parish Priest. Rev. Fr. Waindim Ignatius, colleague Priests and Others after the anniversary Mass  While emphasizing that the celebration was not about a particular Priest but the gift of Priesthood to the Catholic Church, Rev. Fr. lgnatius Waindim explained that serving for thislong as a priest could only be an expression of the love of Christ. A fund raiser to support the construction of a Perpetual Adoration Chapel was the major highlight of the celebration. Leading the celebrant's family in the Fund Raiser was Hon Jude Waindim, who has expressed gratitude to all who were present. Born on July 20, 1961, Rev Fr. Ignatius Wa

Football: Foncha Street FC gets new Name, Adopts Budget, Maintain President at GA

By Bakah Derick  Foncha Street FC has opted for a new name for the team. Hilltopark FC of Baba I was proposed and adopted by the club on Tuesday 29 August 2023 during the general assembly in Bamenda. The club will be expected to submit the new name for consideration by the Executive Committee of the Cameroon Football Federation (FECAFOOT). Foncha Street FC Apart from the new name, the general assembly also adopted the club's budget for the next football season. According to a publication on the club's Facebook page, the budget stands at 125MFCFA. Moh David was always maintained as the club's president. He will be assisted by Ngu Yannick as Vice, Fonkwa Louis as Secretary General, Nsah Emmanuel as Treasurer and Neba Sylvanus as Technical Director. Promoted to Elite two in 2019 during the national interpools in Bertoua has remained in search for an Elite One ticket since then. The ambition of the eam next season is to get an Elite One ticke

Back To School 2023: Nkwen Fon Accompanies over 100 IDPS, less Privileged with gifts of School items

By Bakah Derick  The Fon of Nkwen has handed gifts of diabetic materials to over 100 children in his Fondom. HRH Fon Azehfor III handed the items at the Nkwen Palace on Sunday 3 September 2023; eve of school resumption. HRH Fon Azehfor III speaking ahead of the distribution  "We want all the children in this Fondom and subdivision to go back to school, whether you are internally displaced or a child from Nkwen. All of us must collectively work together to ensure that they all go back to school because they are the future... every child needs education." Fon Azehfor III told The Hilltop Mail adding that there are plans to reach out to more children if the funds are available. The items handed to the children include school bags, books, pens, pencils and rulers  HRH Fon Azehfor III accompanied by some of the kids, the DO for Bamenda III and Members of the Nkwenbere Fondom Education Committee  Fon Azehfor III, himself a teacher has used the outing to drum

Back to School 2023: The infrastructure challenge remains

By Burinyuy A. B As Schools resume today nationwide after a three-month holiday, the challenge of school infrastructure in Cameroon remains a major concern for education stakeholders. Thousands and maybe millions of children are out of school due to inadequate infrastructure. Dilapidated school structure in Mbelewa Nkwen  The lack of classrooms, furniture, water and sanitation facilities, electricity and internet connectivity are common. The challenge may not be only for Cameroon as UNESCO sources suggest that the lack of these facilities is the reason why over 30million children are out of school across sub-Saharan Africa. While local governments have specific targets, the African Union dreams to see children having access to education by 2030. Achieving such a goal will require significant investment in school infrastructure. Abandoned School Campus in Mbelewa Nkwen Calls for back to school have been common in the restive North West Region of Camer

Back2School 2023: Aspiring SDF National Chairman inspire Abakwa Kids with book gifts

Aspiring National Chairman of the Social Democratic Front (SDF) has handed over exercise to some children of school going age in Bamenda. Zama Godden handed the books on Thursday 24 August 2023 during a visit to the town. According to Zama Godden, the distribution was to support the parents as the new school year approaches. Zama distracting books to kids in Bamenda  "Today in Bamenda we were able to share a gift of love with kids. Our small support to the immense sacrifices made by their parents. Thank you for having us Bamenda." He wrote in a Facebook post. The Hilltop Mail gathered that Zama made the gesture at the close of consultations with some SDF militants and political stakeholders in Bamenda. The Limbe based Politician and businessman of North West origin recently declared his intention to succeed late SDF National Chairman, Ni John Fru Ndi. His visit to Bamenda being the birthplace of the party just shortly after making public his intention

Bamenda III Council: Holiday makers schooled on Sexual reproductive health and menstrual hygiene management

Over 300 students currently taking part in the holiday job program of the Bamenda III Council have been schooled on sexual and reproductive health and menstrual hygiene management.   Holiday makers during workshop at the Bamenda III Council  The activity took place at the council premises on Tuesday 22 August 2023 facilitated by the Cameroon Baptist Convention Health Services (CBCHS).  According to the Bamenda III Council, the workshop is aimed at creating awareness, paradigm shift and change in attitude.  The workshop comes after the first which focused on disability inclusion, gender and child protection on August 10.  “These students were not only employed for manual work but to create an opportunity to educate then on sensitive topics and programs.” a post reads on the council Facebook page. 

Bamenda Bishops reaffirm commitment to education, condemn examination malpractice, wanton killings

Bishops of the Bamenda Provincial Episcopal Conference (BAPEC) have “reaffirmed their commitment to education as a basic human right that works to raise men and women out of ignorance, poverty and level of inequalities and ensures sustainable development.” Bishops of the Bamenda Ecclesiastical Province  The remark is contained in a statement issued at the close of the 75th ordinary meeting of BAPEC held from the 17-22 of August 2023 in Kumba. While expressing gratitude to all stakeholders who made it possible for students and pupils to study without any interruption during the 2022/2023 academic year, the Bishops have called on all “communities to work together towards the reopening of their schools, so that our children are not left behind while the world advances.”  Apart from the right to education, the Bishops also called for an end to the wanton killings, destruction of property, weaponized ethnic differences, the upsurge in examination malpractices in the

Bamenda: Archbishop Nkea Fuanya clocks 10 as Bishop

The Archbishop of Bamenda shall on Wednesday 23 August 2023 clock ten years as Bishop. His Grace Andrew Nkea Fuanya appointed Coadjutor Bishop of Mamfe on July 10, was ordained on August 23, 2013. The Episcopal Ordination in Mamfe had as Principal Consecrator, Archbishop Piero Pioppo, then Apostolic Nuncio to Cameroon.  Bishop Francis Teke Linsingue, Bishop of Mamfe and Emmanuel Bushu, Bishop of Buea were the Principal Co-Consecrators.  Ordained Priest of the Diocese of Buea over 31year ago, His Grace Andrew Nkea since his ordination as Bishop served as Coadjutor before succeeding Bishop Francis Teke as Bishop of Mamfe in January 2014. At 54, he was appointed Archbishop of Bamenda and Apostolic Administrator of Mamfe. On the 22 Feb 2020, he was installed Archbishop of Bamenda and on  May 5, 2022, ceased as Apostolic Administrator of Mamfe Diocese.  The Hilltop Mail has gathered that a 10th anniversary thanksgiving Mass for the Prelate takes place on Saturday Aug