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Volleyball: North West Re-foundation league flagged off on high note

By Bakah Derick  The 2024 Refoundation Valleyball League for the North West officially kicked off on Saturday, February 3,. The league president and sponsor Dr. Tachang Ayeke Pius, chaired the launching  ceremony held in Bamenda.  The opening games of the league saw some intense competition, with Saint Paul emerging victorious over Fantastic in a thrilling match that ended 3 sets to 0. The second game of the day saw NOGE Veteran securing a solid win against Nibung with a score of 3-1. Fans and players alike were treated to a display of skill and sportsmanship during the matches, setting the stage for what is expected to be an exciting tournament ahead. The league president, Dr. Tachang Pius, expressed his optimism for the success of the league and commended the teams for their dedication and commitment so far. After constructing a standard volleyball court for lovers of the sports in the region, Dr. Tachang Pius believes that the league will revive the love for the sports i

Employment Prospect: Job Vacancies at SHUMAS Cameroon

JOB VACANCIES IN SHUMAS The Management of Strategic Humanitarian Services (SHUMAS), a Non –Governmental Organization (NGO), located at Mile six Nkwen Bamenda hereby notify the public of the following  job vacancies ; Civil Engineer 4 Agronomist /Rural Engineer 5 Agricultural technicians 10 Technicians (Builder) 4 Technicians (Carpenters ) 2 Human resource Manager  1 Gender and Protection Officer 2 Communication Officer 1 Grant Writers 2 Logistician 1 Interested candidates should provide the following: Hand written application Curriculum Vitea highlighting details track record related to the above position Certificate of highest qualifications  3 key references with one coming from your most recent employer.  Applications can be sent by email to   or  Deposit in our office at Mile 6 Nkwen Bamenda  NB:  The detailed   terms of reference for each position  is  here attached . Incase you need further clarification, you can con

CBCHS/EDID program charge Cameroon Journalists to mainstream disability inclusion in reporting

By Wawa Jackson Nfor Lamu Over 25 Journalists drawn from at least four regions of Cameroon have been drilled and tasked to factor the interest of disabled persons in their reporting. This was during a capacity building serminar organized Friday January 5, 2024 at the Baptist Resource Center in Yaounde by the Empowerment and Disability Inclusive Developmen (EDID) program of the Cameroon Baptist Convention Health Services (CBCHS) in partnership with Lilian Foundation. Representing the Director of CBC Health Services, Awah Jacques Chirac, who was one of the facilitators called on journalists to take the lead in raising awareness in the #rehabilitation services. “We expect the journalists to lead in raising awareness and demand for rehabilitation services.we recognize the role the media has in behavior change #communication, sensitizing and promoting uptake of services,” said Awah Jacques Chirac adding that, “we are trusting haven organized this workshop and bringing to the att

Local Development: NW Governor, Lele Lafrique take-side with Women, PWDs at MIDENO 56th Board of Directors Meeting

The Governor of the North West Region has encouraged the North West Development Authority (MIDENO) to step up the involvement of persons with disabilities (PWDs) and women in the institution's agenda. Lele Lafrique Adolphe Tchoffo Deben made the remark during the 56th Board of Directors meeting of the Authority on Friday 23 December 2023.  MIDENO Board Members after the meeting  Speaking at the opening of the meeting, the Governor expressed concerns about the number of women in the board but remained hopeful that in future the number will increase. Both at opening and closing, Governor Lele makes mention of persons with disabilities. He appreciates the assistance given them in 2023 and demands for more in future.  "We have insisted during this meeting of today,  of the necessity to take care of the needs of women of the North West Region in different ways including supplying them with tools to fight against poverty. It goes the same with the disabled who we took ca

Local Development: Bamenda III Council Announce Roads, Houses, Water, other Projects in 2024 with 700M Budget

By Bakah Derick  Councilors of the Bamenda III Council have adopted their 2024 budget at slightly over 717million FCFA. The budget was adopted during a budgetary session of the Council on Wednesday 20 December 2023.  Open air council session following arson on the council hall While appreciating the councilors for approving his budget at 100%, Mayor Fongu Cletus Tanwe started that his priorities for 2024 will be on projects that can directly improve on the living conditions of the people of the Bamenda III municipality and beyond where possible.  While announcing the tarring of a new stretch of road within the upper Bayelle area in his continous drive towards improving road infrastructure in the municipality Mayor Fongu noted that making Bamenda III more accessible was a major target for him and his team.  Councilor Ajinwie Ngufor talking to The Hilltop Mail "I am particularly very happy with the tarring of this PMI -New road stretch of road in my constitue

Local Development: MIDENO Reaffirms Commitment to Transparency, Inclusive Development

The management of the North West Development Authority (MIDENO) has reaffirm the institution's commitment to remain transparent in the execution of their their projects. MIDENO's top management headed by the General Manager, Cletus Anye Matoya made the commitment during the institution's annual press conference in Bamenda on Thursday 21 December 2023.  Partial view of the press conference hall Considering the many projects listed to have been realized by MIDENO in 2023 involving many individual beneficiaries which could be a fertilile ground for corruption especially during the selection process, the Director of Administration and Finance (DAF) Bawe Ernest explained that his institution has firm anti corruption policy by virtue of their approach to the award of contracts and assistance to farmers or any other beneficiary.  He pointed out the rigorous nature of the tenders board through which all contracts are awarded, the use of established farmer cooperatives a

National Polytechnic Bamenda Maintains Private Higher Education Leadership Position, Graduates 1322

By Ndimbe Usmane  At its 13th and 14th combined convocation on Friday December 15, 2023, National Polytechnic University Institute (NPUI) Bamenda graduated 1322 students from that Institute described as citadel of academic and moral excellence. Partial view of Amphitheater 1000 during Convocation  In his convocation address, the representative of the school management board, Afumbom Francis Yong Junior sounded a cautious note to the graduating students to be  wise as they step to the job market. Upholding the vision of the founding father late Pa Yong Francis which is to reduce unemployment amongst the  youth by providing the professional education and skills they need for job and wealth creation, the management board representative enjoined students to do voluntary services, internship and job creation as they go out into the world. " I caution you following the realities in Cameroon that you should engage yourselves in voluntary services internship and jo

Bandits attack, Ransack home of NWCA General Manager, Timothy Waindim Ntam

By Bakah Derick  In a brazen act of violence, bandits on the evening of Friday 8 December 2023 attacked the home of the General Manager of the North West Cooperative Association (NWCA) Ltd. The assailants who ransacked the home Timothy Waindim Ntam in Mkwase Quarter, Nkwen in Bamenda III Subdivision made off with valuable items, including a TV and money.  Timothy Waindim Ntam, General Manager, North West Cooperative Association (NWCA) Ltd Visiting the home on Saturday morning, we met a family shaken and terrified. We were informed that the General Manager was not present. There was uneasy calm at the time of our visit as everyone still looked frightened.  “They jumped over the fence, held the security guard before coming into the house to meet us. They were carrying guns and rather to do anything if we refused to collaborate with them…. They collected money, some items and the big TV in the sitting room. They even threatened to burn the house.” One of the house occupants narrated.  Whe

NPUI Bamenda matriculates over 1000 students, counts avalanche of successes.

By Ndimbe Usman  At its 9th matriculation ceremony organized on Thursday December 7, 2023, National Polytechnic University Institute NPUI Bamenda witnessed an influx of over 1030 new students into the school registratered for the academic year 2023/2024. Commencement of Matriculation ceremony  The reason behind this mass registration is said to  have been attributed to an avalanche of success stories registered by that Institute in recent years.  The matriculating students on oath  promised to observe the internal Rules and Regulations of National Polytechnic University Institute Bamenda, as well as safeguard and protect the property of the institution at all times. Through their behaviour and  work. That they will spread the fame of National Polytechnic University Institute Bamenda, their alma mater, and will not harm its knowledge dignity, during their class days in school or afterward, God being their helper.   Partial view of the matriculating students  The

Duty Bearers commit to ensuring Inclusive development in the North West Region, Cameroon

By Afanwi Ngwa Regional Delegates and key actors involved in the #development of the Northwest region have adopted several recommendations that they say will facilitate access to Infrastructure, Services, information and communication, #Justice and Education for people with disabilities (#PWDs) in the region. This they say, will pave the way for the effective achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (#SDGs). Persons with Disabilities and regional duty Bearers at the panel discussion  In a panel Discussion, Heads of government services in the North West Region alongside Human Rights Activists and non-governmental Organizations advocating for the rights of persons with #disabilities and persons with impairment themselves brainstormed on the level of implementation of accessibility which they attest is still at the preliminary stage in their respective services more than ten years since Cameroon ratified the UN   convention on the protection and promotio