The impact of the COVID19 pandemic in the world is not only gaining intentional and national response to kick off the infection, but also from some grassroot organisations in the country. In response to joining forces in the fight against this pandemic, the Efange Solidarity Foundation (EFASO) and partners were on 21 May, 2020, in the villages of Ewonda, Bova I and Bova II to sensitise and enlighten the population on preventive measures to ensure the protection of individuals, families and community members against this global health threat.
This writing pertains to Mola Johnny Itute Tama who passed away on 29 March 2020. Mola Tama was a big brother, uncle, socio-cultural icon, close friend, and in fact a family member. His family have been friends with my family for generations resulting in many relations of mutual beneficenceThis writing pertains to Mola Johnny Itute Tama who passed away on 29 March 2020. Mola Tama was a big brother, uncle, socio-cultural icon, close friend, and in fact a family member. His family have been friends with my family for generations resulting in many relations of mutual beneficence
A mini marathon organised by women of a popular community group in Vasingi-Buea known as Blow Di Blow has grown into a crowd pulling public event. This year’s mini marathon that was in its 5th edition on March 7, 2020, with 350 registered athletes in five categories finallywitnessed the participation of 271 runners. While the categories increased from three last edition to five in this edition, there was also a community Tug O’War that witnessed eight participating teams of 10 women each from the surrounding villages in Buea instead of two as was the case last year.
Fans of the Mount Cameroon Race of Hope turned out in their numbers to witness the 25th edition of the race on February 22, 2020, with lots of enthusiasm and fanfare. Though the race turned out to spring less surprises as regulars still finished in top positions, the female category had evidence to show former champions like Yvonne Ngwayaand, Lizette Ngalimwere, are gradually losing momentum for the competition. These former regular champions failed to show up amongst the first three while rising stars like Tatah Carine, Kita Mildred and Wirngo Kpufanla emerged first, second and third respectively.
Young Cameroonians who have the intention to migrate abroad thinking that the grass on the other side is always greener now have an idea of the dangers they may face, especially if they happen to fall in the hands of human traffickers. The details of such dangers were revealed during the book launch entitled, “I, ERIC NGALLE: ONE MAN’S JOURNEY CROSSING CONTINENTS FROM AFRICA TO EUROPE” by Eric Ngalle.
A young woman is currently behind bars helping the police to gather more information relating to the spread of fake FCFA 10,000 banknotes in markets around Buea. The said lady was caught on August 8, 2019, trying to shortchange her victim with counterfeited bank notes at the Buea Central Market. It was thanks to the timely intervention of the Buea Central Market officials and the police that she was sneaked out of the hands of the angry crowd that was crying for her blood.
The Molongo Mo Wana Wa Wakpwe (Bakweri Sons and Daughters Association) has a new leadership that will manage the affairs of the association for the next three years. The new leadership of 34 executives to run the affairs of the association at the national level was installed on Sunday 2 June 2019 at the Youth and Animation Centre Buea by traditional rulers of the Bakweri clan. The Molongo Mo Wana Wa Wakpwe (Bakweri Sons and Daughters Association) has a new leadership that will manage the affairs of the association for the next three years. The new leadership of 34 executives to run the affairs of the association at the national level was installed on Sunday 2 June 2019 at the Youth and Animation Centre Buea by traditional rulers of the Bakweri clan.
Ekona Mbenge inhabitants, friends, colleagues and relatives to the late Queen of Ekona Mbenge, Mami Findi Cecilia Namondo Mbua, have described her demise as a great lose. The deceased who was laid to her final resting place at the Chief’s Palace in Ekona on June 1, 2019, was during her funeral defined as a mother who was very devoted to the wellbeing of the entire community.defined as a mother who was very devoted to the wellbeing of the entire community.
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A special edition of the Fako Zone A traditional wrestling competition has ended in Buea with Bokwai, Buea Town and Bova emerging best three villages respectively. The special edition that has been a crowd pulling event began in Buea on Sunday 14 May 2019 and ended on Sunday May 26, 2019, at the Buea Town Wrestling Field with hundreds of other special prizes presented to participants. A special edition of the Fako Zone A traditional wrestling competition has ended in Buea with Bokwai, Buea Town and Bova emerging best three villages respectively.
The most popular Fako youth group, BAYA, now has a new executive. The new executive with Mola Elinge Peter as President was elected into office on May 5, 2019, in Buea. Mola Elinge who hails from Bova I will be assisted by Emma Moname as Vice President, Liengu Hannah and Julie Epupa as Secretary and vice secretary respectively, Kofi Nancy as Financial Secretary, Limunga Frida as Treasurer, Smith Enyame and Aurelia Njomoas Treasurer and Assistant Treasurer, Nguve John and Anny Lyombe as Public Relations Officers, and Sam Vefonge and Koffi Elias as Chief Whips. The most popular Fako youth group, BAYA, now has a new executive.
A popular women’s group in Vasingi-Buea called Blo-Di-Blo has succeeded to organise this
year’s edition of a mini marathon for women. The mini marathon that covers a
distance of 8 kilometres saw the women run from the Buea Town Wrestling Field
to Government School Bova and back. The race that took place on Sunday March 4,
2019, was organised in three categories. https://www.fakonewscentre.com/buea-womens-marathon-2019
Members of one of the most powerful Bakweri youth forum called Bakweri Youths Association (BAYA) have gladly celebrated the first wedding between two of their members. Members of the association joined their members, Efome Ferdinard Motutu and Victoria Enanga Vefonge and their family on November 24, 2018 to celebrate the civil and traditional marriage that took place in Great Soppo Buea.
Soppo Integrated Health Centre in Buea was on Saturday September 1,
2018 jammed to capacity with patients from various neighbourhoods within the
Buea Municipality who turned out for a free health fair.
The free health fair that ran from 9:00am to 2:00pm was sponsored by Iya Sophie Efosi Ngongi in collaboration with the children of Late Eya Beatrice Enanga Litumbe and Chief of Centre Ms Vera Dinga. Over 300 participants were screened for Malaria, HIV, Blood Sugar, Blood Pressure and other general consultations by a team of medical doctors, nurses and laboratory technicians.
The marriage celebration of Emilia Eposi Ewule and Emmanuel Nyoki Likuka all of Fakoland took place on Saturday June 23, 2018, in Buea. The legalisation of the union was done at the Civil Status Registry of Great Soppo, Buea.
After taking their marital vows and exchanging rings, the couple moved to an event hall located at Mile 17, Buea, for celebration and feasting with relatives and friends.
Close to a thousand spectators who swarmed the Wokwaongo (Bokwaongo) village square to witness the finals of the Fako Zone A (Buea Zone) Traditional wrestling competition left with frustration. This year’s final that was scheduled to take place on Sunday June 3, 2018, failed to hold due to leadership and organisational failures.
Enanga Motowe, Loveline Mbella and Nadia Jokivois (from Australia) on Sunday February 4, 2018 won the first, second and third positions respectively during a mini marathon race organised in Buea for women.
The over 100 athletes ran from the Buea Town Wrestling Field to Government Primary School Bova and back covering a distance of about 14 kilometres.
The mortal remains of Mrs. Elinge Cecilia Nduma who passed unto glory on February 5, 2018 have been laid to rest. Mrs Elinge who died after a brief illness at the Kumba District Hospital was laid to rest in their Bova I residence on Saturday January 3, 2018.https://www.fakonewscentre.com/cecilia-elinge-death
Former champion who was narrowly beaten last year to second position, Godlove Gabsibuin, has made a re-bounce to win this year’s edition of the Mount Cameroon Race of Hope. Mr. Gabsibuin finished the race in 4hrs 30mins 56secs while last year’s champion, Fai Elvis Ndzedzeni this time finished second position, about 8mins behind Godlove.
The squabble over who succeeds the late Paramount chief of Buea, H.R.H., Samuel Moka Lifafa Endeley has been put to rest. After series of consultation talks between administrative authorities and the Buea Kingmakers, Prince Robert Esuka Endeley was on Monday February 5, 2018 elected to mount the traditional stool that has been empty years after Chief Endeley joint his ancestors.
The Bonakanda Royal Palace on Saturday February 3, 2018 played host to the traditional marriage ceremony of Princess Sally Namondo Ndongo and Otto Lyonga Enyame. The marriage witnessed the performance of all marital rituals as demanding by the customs and traditions of the Wakpwe (indigenous people of Fako Division, Cameroon).
Some BONAVADA youths
home and abroad on Saturday December 23, 2017 gathered at the Wonakanda
(Bonakanda) Community field to pay homage to some of their brothers who have
gone ahead.To honour their late brothers, Mbua Njie Lawrence and Mbella Mondoa,
a football match was organized pairing BONAVADA Veteran Football Club against
BONAVADA Selection (a selection of players who have played in football teams
that have participated in inter-quarter football competitions organised in the
The Molyko Stadium has since Friday December 8, 2017, been transformed into a huge touristic ground. All the different cultures of the six divisions of the South West Region, other parts of Cameroon and neighbouring Nigeria are currently being displayed daily in the ongoing South West Cultural Festival.
A cross-section of PhD students in the University of Buea, Cameroon, have benefited from a public lecture to enable them complete their studies on record time. The guest speaker during the occasion, Prof. Samuel Kale Ewusi of the United Nations University for Peace in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, stated a number of guidelines the students should respect if they have to complete their studies within the stated time.
.TMayor Of Buea Patrick Ekema Named in Fraudulent GCE Advanced Level Certificate that He Used For His Adission Into Buea University.
Instead of at least a pass in two subjects at the General Certificate of Examination (GCE) Advanced Level, Ekema is reported to have gained admission with one subject, History, which he passed with an “E” grade during the June 1996 session of the examination. He earlier sat for the same exams in June 1995 and passed in ....................................
Many families in Cameroon use the last three months to the end of the year to celebrate marriages and other family events. One of the marriages celebrated early towards the end of this year’s festivities was that between Francis Kaisa and Mojoko Nganje.
The Police Inspector, Francis Kaisa, and his wife Julie performed their traditional ...........................................
Another set of pupils and students of Fako Division origin have this year received scholarships and certificates from the Ikom’a Manyaye Foundation. The recipients of the 2016/2017 edition of the award were on Sunday September 4, 2016, awarded cash prizes ranging from FCFA 15,000 for those in Primary school level, FCFA 25,000 for those in secondary school level and FCFA 50,000 for those at the university level. .................................................
Two Major BONAVADA Holiday Inter-quarter Football Competitions come to an end in Bonakanda, Bokova
The finals of two major holiday inter-quarter football competitions organised in Bokova and Bonakanda, villages in the BONAVADA community were played on Sunday 21 August and Sunday 28 August, 2016, respectively.
The finals of the BONAVADA Soccer Tournament organised by Martin Yangange Musonge and partners in ..................
Saker Baptist College, boasting a perfect pass rate at the Ordinary Level with tonnes of ''A'' grades in all the subjects of the Cameroon GCE curriculum, has topped a nationwide list of schools that enter students for GCE Ordinary level examinations. The school, which boasts a remarkable record of its ex-students being professionals in high quality walks of life, achieved the best grades ever by a school in the South West Region of Cameroon.
Scholars of Fako Division Origin Prayed to Conserve Wakpwe (Bakweri) Values at Fako Foundation Academic Awards
Some pupils and students of Fako Division origin have been encouraged to conserve the values of the Wakpwes (Bakweries) who are the indigenous people of the division. Speaking to the pupils and students on Saturday August 6, 2016, during the award of scholarships and academic financial assistance by members a US-based organisation, Fako Foundation, Mola Njoh Litumbe explained that one of the values of the Wakpwes is that of sharing.
2016 Bonavada Youths Football for Health Tournament Kicks off
Fako News Centre Academic Award was one of the prizes presented on Saturday June 18, 2016, during the Bilingual Grammar School 2016 Prize Award Ceremony. The Prize that was awarded to the best form Five Mathematics student contained money and a certificate of recognition went to Kamgo Njomo Elton. .......................
Pupils of Groups I and II of Government School (GS) Buea Town have been encourage to borrow a leaf from Mola Godfrey Elali Efoe Jr. of the USA who has the spirit of blessing others with what God has blessed him with.
A representative of the Inspector of Basic Education for Buea, Sophie Mojoko Mbua, made this call on Friday January 10, 2016, during the presentation of end of year results and special prize ceremony of 120 awards sponsored by Mola Elali Efoe.
General trends in mathematics results at the General Certificate of Education (GCE) Examination in Cameroon, especially at the Ordinary level, show less than 12.5% pass rates every year. Many students fail the subject before they even sit the exams. Though some students who excel in science subjects also do fail the subject, most of those whose focus is in Art subjects see the subject as a no-go area.
Ahead of the 2016 GCE session, Fako News Centre interviewed the Principal of Bilingual Grammar School (BGS), Molyko, Buea, Ms Lois Ikome. In the interview, she ........................................................................
Kids and pupils in and around Buea will at the start of the 2016/2017 academic year have the privilege to study in an academic environment that provides education of international standard. The school will be run using modern pedagogic equipment and the number of kids and pupils per classroom will be relatively small to allow teachers to work effectively with learners.
This revelation was made on ............................................................................
Muyuka has been described as a town whose cultural diversity can attract international tourism. This observation was made by a Technical Adviser at the Presidency of the Republic of Cameroon, Churchill Ewumbue Monono on Saturday May 7, 2016, in Muyuka during the Fako Music Festival of Arts and Culture organised by renowned South West musician, Tata Kinge.
While observing a display of cultural values by over 35 cultural ..............................................................
The book, ‘Buea, Capital of the Cameroons: Symbol of the Nation and Reunification’, by Churchill Ewumbue¬¬ Monono, has been described as a well researched piece of work. Renowned Professor of History, Prof. Victor Julius Ngoh, made this statement while making a review of the book on Friday May 7, 2016, at the Buea Council Hall during the book launch.
The reviewer disclosed that the author used his ........................................................................
On the 26th of March 2016, the town of Limbe hosted a group M qualifier ahead of the 2017 AFCON in Gabon. This was between the indomitable lions of Cameroon and Bafana Bafana of South Africa.
The match was held at the newly built Ngeme stadium on the outskirts of Limbe. .......................................
A lady from Lysoka village in Buea subdivision, Bertha Motumba, has been decorated woman of the year in Buea. The Governor of the South West Region, Bernard Okalia Bilaï, decorated her on the 8th of March 2016 in Buea during the celebration of the International Day of the Woman.
In addition to her decoration, she ............................................................................................
The 2008 Cameroon tourism pageant, Christiana Eposi Ikome, is now Mrs. Nkouako. Her union with Mr. Emmanuel Nkouako was legalised at the Buea Municipal Council on Saturday, 05 March 2016, and later blessed at L’eglise Evangélique du Cameroon that same day.
After taking their marital vows at L’eglise Evangélique du Cameroon, .......................................................
Churchill Ewumbue-Monono’s Buea, Capital of the Cameroons: Symbol of the Nation and of Reunification rubs out what tinges of doubt there may be on the might of the 120-year-old multi-dimensional capital, which has been pilloried with a string of mean but futile “ruralisation” campaigns.
He states his case for Buea in three parts: the city’s administrative evolution; important events and dates; and a photo gallery of pre-colonial and post-colonial structures.
With instructive stats and facts, the 305-page landmark publication weaves Cameroon’s contemporary history, beginning with an overview of Buea, which served as the first religious, educational, and administrative capital of Cameroon.
2016 Guinness Mount Cameroon Race of Hope : Simplice Ndungeh Finally Enters Guinness Mount Cameroon Race of Hope Record of Champions
The name of Simplice Ndungeh , an athlete who has come close to winning the Guinness Mount Cameroon Race of Hope several times, has finally entered into the record book of champions.
Mr. Ndungeh who hails from the Lebialem Division of the South West Region of Cameroon finished this year’s edition of the race in 4 hours, 30 minutes, 16 seconds while Ngwaya Yvvone, regular female champion from the North West Region of Cameroon, finished the race in 5hours 21 minutes 31 seconds as first female.
Mr. Ndungeh narrowly lost ..............................................................................
Buea Based “Prophet” falls into Police Dragnet
A self proclaimed prophet in Muea-Buea known as Divine C. Okafor is being investigated at the Central Service of the Judicial Police, Buea for alleged repeated sexual harassment, extortion and for running a church without legal documents.
The said prophet fell into the dragnet of the police after some women aged 18 to 27 filed .........................
2016 Youth Day Celebration in Buea witnesses Stampede caused by a man wearing a mask
Some youths who turned out on the 11th of February 2016 to celebrate the National Youth Day event at the Independent Square in Buea ended up with injuries in hospitals after a stampede.
While others were busy exercising their ............................................................................
Popular Fakoland Artist/Musician, Tata Kinge Marries his best Friend
LIMBE COUNCIL EMBARKS ON HOUSE DEMOLITION PROJECT
YOUTH DAY MATERIAL TO CELEBRATE THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF 11TH FEBRUARY
Marking the 50th Anniversary of the 11th February in Cameroon different colour fabrics have been designed to commemorate the event. Just like the women who celebrate their international day with a fabric, so are the nursery to the university and the teachers going to celebrate the youth day with their materials.
Initial activities for the launching of Fako Foundation have taken place in Buea. Members of the newly created US based foundation presented scholarship certificates to pupils and students they are sponsoring through Salem Baptist Church, Lower Wolifamba (Bolifamba) also called Mile 16. This took place on Sunday December 27, 2015, during a church service.
This was followed by a free-clinic organized in the Wokwaongo (Bokwaongo) Integrated Health Centre on Wednesday December 30, 2015, for inhabitants in and around the community.
The inhabitants of Limbe happily prepared themselves for the Christmas celebration. Limbe having both the old and new market, had these markets filled with buyers on the 24th and 25th of December who stocked their houses with food items and some also came to get Christmas attires for their families.
Farmers around Vasingi and Ewonda villages in Buea are now relieved after two notorious thieves fell into the dragnet of the vigilante. One of the thieves, popularly called Fritz Ekombe a.k.a. Moma’a Nyameh, has been bannished and is not to be seen around the vicinity of Vasingi while the other, Sammy Fvaleh is presently at the Buea Central Prison awaiting trial.
Buea witnessed two marriages between Fako sons and daughters: marriage between Elizabeth Yoti Eposi Kale (daughter of late John Kale) and Elvis Lisonge Tonga and that of Emma and Ernest Mbella were solemnised on December 5th 2015 at Ebenezer Baptist Church Great Soppo and Bethany Baptist Church Buea Town respectively.
Government School Bova and Government School Wonakanda (Bonakanda) Benefit from Textbooks Donated By Some Of Its Former Pupils
Teachers and pupils of two Government Schools in Buea, GS Bova and GS Wonakanda (Bonakanda) now have sigh of relief after receiving 50 English textbooks from former pupils of the community.
Though one of the former pupils, Captain Sylvester Azap, could not be present, ...........................................
Ikom’a Manyanye Foundation Awards Scholarships Ten Fako Students
The children of late Mola David Ikom’a Manyanye of Wokwaongo (Bokwaongo)-Gbea (Buea) are keeping the memory of their late father alive by honouring brilliant students of Fako Division with scholarships. The maiden edition of the Scholarship organised under a foundation created for their father’s memory awarded scholarships to ten students on Monday August 31, 2015.
Nyoki Mbella Awards School Aids to Christian Youths
Raiders FC Wins the Musonge Musoke’s BONAVADA Inter-quarters Football Competition 12th Edition
Cameroon Association of Sports Journalists Elects New Executive
3rd Edition of Dr Makongo BONAVADA Youths Tournament Kicks off in Bokova, Buea
The Ikom’a Manyanye Foundation (IMF) invites Bakweri students to apply for the “David Ikom’a Manyanye Scholarship” for 2015/2016 academic year. Applicants MUST indicate why they need a scholarship. Phone numbers and copies of their report cards for the 2014/2015 academic year should be included. The deadline is the 15th of August. Applications for received by mola Manyanye mi’Kome (chair of the review committee) through
The village of Wonakanda now has a new traditional ruler. HRH Chief Emmanuel Ndongo Molonge was enthroned on Friday May 5, 2015, in a ceremony witnessed by a cross section of traditional rulers, the inhabitants of the Wonakanda and neighbouring villages.
While enthroning the new chief, members of the Buea chief conference advised
Some 120 pupils in Group I and II of Government Primary School Buea Town have been awarded prizes for academic excellence. The prizes that included text and notes books worth 500,000 FCFA were donated by Godfrey Elali Efoe Jr. who is based in the United States of America.
The prizes were presented to the best 10 pupils from each of .............
Jim Jabea Lambe from Great Soppo and Rosaline Enjema Meoto from Vasingi all in Buea were on Saturday May 30th 2015 united as husband and wife at the Buea Municipal Council. The young couple took marital vows to love and keep each other in times of happiness and sorrow and to cherish each other as long as they live.
The National Day celebration that takes place every 20th of May yearly ended up in Buea with a colourful march pass by pupils, students, the military, socio-cultural groups and legalised political parties.
In addition to the spectacular march pass presented by the military, students of mission schools ..................
The death of HRH Chief Njie John Njie Mokosa III of Gbwitingi village cum Principal of Government Secondary School (GSS) Womaka(Bomaka) has been described as a big loss to his community and family. Chief Mokosa who many at his funeral on Saturday May 9, 2015, described as a hardworking, jovial, ambitious, caring and loving person and a mentor was snatched by the cold hands of death on April 8, 2015.
Crossing the double carriage road that runs from the Buea Mile 17 Motor Park to the Central Police Station round-about has been a risky venture since the middle divide was taken off in late 2013. The elevated middle divide that served like the central reservation was removed during preparations marking the 50th Anniversary of the re-unification of Cameroon and replaced barely with white lines.
The 2015 edition of the Guinness Mount Cameroon Race of Hope has witnessed the bouncing back of former male and female senior category champions in the persons of Gabsibiun Godlove and Ngwaya Yvonne respectively. Godlove, who won the race in 2012 and 2013, narrowly won this year’s edition with just 1 minute and a few seconds ahead of the second athlete, Mbatcha Eric Mangeh. CONTINUE READING.
Miss Fako 2014 Beauty Queen, LIZETTE EKOMBE, Aspires High
The winner of the maiden edition of the Miss Fako Beauty contest, Lizzete Namondo Ekombe is aspiring high. Having been crowned Miss Fako, on the 20th of December 2014, she now has her mind focused on other national beauty contests like Miss Cameroon, Miss Tourism Cameroon and to continue with a career in modelling.
The 3,637 graduants of the 19th Convocation of the University of Buea have been told to go out and be ready to lead and to serve. The Vice Chancellor of the university, Dr. Nalova Lyonga who was addressing the granduants, emphasized that they should develop a spirit national interest and to avoid reaping where they did not sow.
An impostor who sat the entrance exam into the Higher Technical Teachers Training College (HTTTC), Kumba, for a girl, is now making useful statements to the Buea Police in connection with examination misconduct.
The exam fixer whose name we got as Salitsa Germain Edouard, was arrested at the Dorothy Limunga Njeuma Amphitheatre of the ......................
The first edition of the Vice Chancellor’s Tennis Open has ended well with a student of the University of Maroua, Wouombong Cedric and twenty two year old Mamo Flore from the Littoral Region, emerging winners in the Men and Ladies Seniors respectively. While the runners up are twenty three year old Weti Boris and thirteen year old Manuela Eloundou respectively.
The Special Council Support Fund for Mutual Assistance, otherwise known by its French acronym as FEICOM celebrated its anniversary on Monday the 1st of December 2014 in Limbe at the Council Hall.
This was an occasion for the management to observe a pause in their ............................................
On the 6th of November, 2014, the Cameroon Peoples Democratic Movement (CPDM)celebrated its 32nd anniversary in Limbe.
The event was marked with marching, speeches and numerous dances from all the 10 regions of the country. The CPDM militants demonstrated their excitement as they marched all over the city.
If you are a native of Fako Division or live in Fako Division or intend to live in Fako Division or have relatives and friends living in Fako Division, you MUST read this.
If you are one of those (fako natives or non fako natives) who has bought any piece of land that was part of land surrendered to villages in Fako Division by the CDC, pause for a moment and take the following actions
Christian youth groups from the Catholic, Baptist and Presbyterian churches in Bova, were on Saturday August 30th 2014 involved in an inter-denominational contest. The contest that was sponsored by one of their brothers Augustine Nyoki Mbella, who is based in Raleigh, North Carolina in the USA, witnessed a bible quiz, singing and dancing competition, and a display of short Bakweri traditional dances.
After 7 weeks of total display of football talents, the second edition of Dr. Makongo Bonavada Youths Tournament has come to an end. The tournament that brought together local football talents from villages in the BONAVADA area of Buea came to an end on Sunday August 31st 2014 in Bokova.
At the end of ....................................................
Issues surrounding the Fako Division Land Crisis have turned sour in recent weeks. The issue that has been a hot potato in a radio programme on CRTV Buea Regional station called Press Club, actually got a new twist when members of the panel started naming and shaming traditional and administrative authorities who are conniving to seize land ceded by the Cameroon Development Corporation (CDC), to the indigenous people of the Division.
Hell practically broke loose when the highest authority of the South West Region, Governor Bernard Okalia Bilai, was named as having used his powers as Senior Divisional Officer (SDO) for Fako Division years back and presently as the Governor of the South West Region to illegally grab land ceded to Fako Division indigenous people.
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An all youths’ holiday football tournament taking place in Bokova village is keeping holidaymakers around the BONAVADA Community entertained. The championship that kicked off on Saturday July 12, 2014, is witnessing both female and male tournaments taking place simultaneously.
The opening encounters saw defending male champions, Wonya Moka FC
The requirements to participate in this Youth Holiday Job Programme are:
- Be a resident of Limbe and under 21 years of age
- Be a student or planning to go back to school in September 2014
- Priority will be given to girls and youths returning to school
- Stipend of FCFA 50,000 at the end of the programme
This holiday job programme has a triple purpose:
- Fight juvenile delinquency among youths during the holiday.
- Give youths some working experience for their resumé (curriculum vitae) as they will be
temporarily running our organisation themselves while we mentor them.
- Support their back–to-school with financial assistance, gifts, prizes
and school supplies
For more information please visit the website http://www.limbebaseball.org and
if you know anyone in applying for a holiday job position, refer the
applicant to the contact page http://limbebaseball.org/contact.html or
to send an email to email@example.com with information and the job
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A young university girl whose name has been withheld for security reasons is in a state of dilemma after losing her property and school certificates in a fire incident that destroyed her boyfriend’s room recently in Molyko. The young student who is supposed to be living in the University of Buea Hall Of Residence her parents rented for her, instead abandoned her apartment to co-habit with her boyfriend in another hostel off campus called HIM’s Beland Flat.
Unfortunately for her, an unexpected fire that broke out on the 30th of April 2014 consumed a .................................
Saker Baptist College, Limbe, one of Cameroon’s best schools, held its graduation and prize-giving ceremony on Saturday 17th of May, 2014.
The event was attended by the principal of the college Mrs Matuke Stella Tonge, guest speaker Dr Njwa Eyere, staff of the establishment and the entire student body. This ceremony was also organised to officially send forth its 53rd Batch of Form Five students (the class of 2009 year of admission into Form One) and 26th Batch of Upper Sixth students. Upon arrival the students, staff and guests were greeted by a beautifully decorated church hall that had the glamour and glitz of Hollywood Oscars yet the prestige of the Nobel Prize awards. Beautifully decorated cakes bearing the names of some students were all too clear for everyone to see.
Did you witness the Guinness Mount Cameroon Race in Buea in 1987? If you did, then this is an opportunity for you to watch it again and see the heroes and heroines of the race in the eighties. If you were not in Buea in 1987, then watch this video and see what the race what like when the starting and finishing point used to be at the Buea Town stadium. You will see how Timothy Lekunze (now of late) led all the way to the summit and back, winning the race for the second time. Walterson Maliva Litute came second and the Swiss, Christian Fatton, came third. The famous Mike Short also ran but was finding the race tough. CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW
On Thursday 1st May 2014, the 128th edition of International Labour Day was celebrated at the Manga Williams Avenue in Limbe.
This is an international event celebrated yearly, where workers in all establishments both of the private and public sectors come together. Also, these ...............................................................
I have followed, with keen interest, discussions in the last two editions of CRTV Buea’s most popular news programme—Press Club. The panel of venerated journalists and their guests brought to the table a subject—Land Grabbing in Fako-- hitherto referred to as taboo for public discussion. For this, I doff my hat to the brave hearts!
The University of Buea, Cameroon, has produced its best ever GPA student and the first ever PhD in Journalism and Mass Communication from a university in Cameroon. This graduation ceremony witnessed a female undergraduate student, Njantan Njachen Ursulla Dulvine, graduating with a 3.93 GPA in Biochemistry and another student, Ngange Lyonga Kingsley graduating with First Class Honours PhD in Journalism and Mass Communication.
A very powerful wind that hit communities around Buea in the early hours of Sunday March 16, 2014, has left some houses and crops destroyed. The thunder storm that was accompanied by heavy rains took off a roof in Ewonda village leaving one person hospitalised and many yam and plantain farms destroyed.
A fire disaster has destroyed eight houses leaving behind some families homeless and some persons receiving medical attention in the Babuti neighbourhood of Buea Town. The fire incident that sparked out at about 9.30 PM on Sunday 23 March, 2014, from a kitchen, eventually spread to neighbouring houses.
The population in and around Buea municipality may have many daily problems to deal with, but access to potable water is the most distressing. It has now become a daunting task to get potable water for daily use as people spend hours queuing to fetch water while others travel long distances to get this precious liquid.
The population of Buea and visitors to the town welcomed back the Guinness Brewery Corporation in the running and sponsorship of the mount Cameroon race. Buea had in the past weeks been having the ‘feel good factor’ of the mountain race as it used to be when Guinness organise it in the seventies, eighties and early nineties. With Guinness raising the winner’s prize to 10,000,000 (ten million) frs cfa per senior male and female category winner from 3,000,000, the population of Cameroon suspected that
Primary school pupils and high school students in Limbe celebrated Youth Day with a colourful march pass and other activities that expose the talents of the youth. In Cameroon, 11th February is the day Southern Cameroonians went to the polls and chose re-unification with their brothers of the East. Hence, this date has been chosen by the government as a reflection to nurture responsible youth
This year’s Mount Cameroon Race of Hope will take place in Buea on February 15, 2014, with a lot of stakes. The challenge is enormous but the reward is high. From FCFA 3,000,000 to FCFA 10,000,000 as cash prize each for respective male and female senior categories, the best athlete would have to challenge any other athlete in that category, ascend to the summit of Mount Cameroon and cross the finishing line in Molyko in top position
The limbe old market was consumed in flames in a twinkle of an eye on Monday 27th January, 2014.
This market is the largest of all in the municipality. Sources have it that this started after 2am on the morning of Monday 27th January 2014. According to some eye witnesses it was presumed that this fire erupted as a result of a forgotten electric iron on the previous day
On Friday January 31st,2014, an organisation known as (I Am Cameroon/je suis le Cameroun) launched its ceremony in Limbe at the Limbe 1 council hall.
This organisation is all about fostering concerns and creating awareness amongst Cameroonians about being responsible citizens by actively playing their roles in the development of the country.
On the 15th of January, 2014, executives of the ‘Staff Union’ in Limbe elected new representatives as staff delegates.
This union was held in down beach and the election was carried out in the Council Hall. This was organised as a result of the presidential decree which emphasized and encouraged the aspect of
The budget of 400,000000 million for the Limbe One Council was adopted on the 3rd of January 2014.
This was voted by the mayor Mr Rodanny Mbua Mokako, chancellors and executives where they talked about the budget for the next fiscal year. These budget is divided into two sections which is the administrative and management account handled by the accountant
Some social groups and families in Fako division celebrated the beginning of the new-year 2014 sharing food stuffs and feasting. While some bought food items and sent back to uncles, aunts and other family members back in villages, some social groups used monies they had saved within the year to buy animals like cows, goats, pigs and fowls that they killed and shared among themselves.
The Regional Headquarters of the South West Region, Buea, is witnessing some infrastructural development ahead of the country’s 50th re-unification anniversary celebrations. Apart from the already completed new grandstand at the Independence Square in Buea, work is going on at a Cultural Centre that will host cultural shows.
One of Cameroon’s highly recognised female role models, educationists and administrators, Dr Dorothy Limunga Njeuma nee Efange, has offered thanksgiving for her seventieth birthday. Prof. Dorothy Njeuma who clocked seventy on the 26th of June 2013, offered a thanksgiving church service at the Presbyterian Church Buea Station, on Friday 27th December 2013.
A special church thanks giving ceremony was on Friday December 20, 2013, organised in honour of the Paramount Chief of Buea, H.R.H. Chief S.M.L. Endeley. Though Chief Endeley turned 90 on the 9th of June 2013, his children, grandchildren and relatives still decided to offer this special thanks giving ceremony to thank God for the life of their father, grand-father, uncle and friend who has made enormous contributions to their lives
Friday and Saturday November 29 and 30,2013, respectively, witnessed the civil, religious and traditional wedding of HRH Chief Luma Francis Ndumbe of Likombe Village in Buea to Miss Hannah Likowo Beckley. Chief Luma took all those present at the Civil Status Registry on the 29 of November 2013 by surprise when being asked the type of marriage he wanted to sign for and he declared that he was going in for monogamy.
The installation of Mayors and their deputies in Fako Division has come to an end. The Senior Divisional Officer (SDO) for Fako Division, Zang III, installed the mayor of Limbe I, Mbua Rodanny Mokako, and his deputies, on Monday November 25th , 2013.
This installation took place during the late hours of the day. The SDO had earlier been to Limbe III to install the mayor there and his two deputies. One of the assignments the SDO for Fako
A form five student has stabbed to death a fellow Lower Sixth student at Saint Joseph’s College, Sasse, Buea, Cameroon. The sad incident took place on Sunday 17 November, 2013, after the victim had a fight with the junior student of the same school.
According to reports, the junior student found the senior student, Brian Chu Ebai Ebenson, wearing his
Results of the 30th September 2013 elections of Municipal Councillors in Cameroon have been declared. Keeping with section 193 of the electoral code, respective Council Supervisory Commissions had within 72 hours following the closing of the polls to declare the results in the electoral constituency concerned.
Wednesday September 4, 2013, has been a very sad day for citizens within Buea Subdivision after a tipper-truck crushed a 19-Sitter passenger bus from the Buea Mile 17 Motor Park around Bikoko, near Douala.
The lifeless bodies of 12 identified victims were rushed to the Buea hospital mortuary while another identified corpse was taken to Bonasama hospital in Douala
Nursery, primary and secondary scholars within the Buea Municipality are once more top on the priority list of projects sponsored by the women’s wing of the Cameroon Peoples’ Democratic Movement (WCPDM). Members of this wing donated educational material worth FCFA 1.3 million to needy young scholars on Tuesday 27 August, 2013, to enable them go back to school this year
A young athlete, Njie Mathias of Bova II stole the show on Saturday August 17, 2013 when he arrived 3rd position during a cross-country race organised to mark the end of the Buea Council Inter-quarter football competition that took place in Bova II. The 8-year -old took spectators by surprise when he crossed the finish line ahead of men and women old enough to be his parents
An executive of 13 members has been installed to henceforth manage the activities the 18 year old Bokova, Bonakanda, Bova Area Development Association, BONAVADA. The Divisional Officer of Buea and members of the BONAVADA Chiefs Conference installed the new executive on Saturday July 13, 2013, at the Bokova Community Hall
The Buea zone (Zone A) traditional wrestling has ended with Wokwai village emerging overall best with 453 points followed by Wonakanda with 266 points. During the award of prizes at the end of the final that took place on Sunday June 9, 2013, many special awards were presented to participants from Wokwai village.
The streets of Buea became too busy and small on Monday April 14, 2013, for the convoy of Mbella Moki Charles, one of the pioneer senators of Cameroon after the results were released by the Yaounde Supreme Court sitting in for the Constitutional Council. After the results of the first-ever senatorial elections organised in Cameroon on April 14, 2013 were announced, many supporters of Mbella Moki Charles joined him to make a victory tour of the town.
Staff and pupils of Government School (G.S.) Bova and G.S. Bonakanda were overwhelmed with joy recently when some of their former pupils presented some gifts to both schools.
The team of former pupils lead by Captain Sylvester Azap donated a set of football kits each to the football teams of both schools
The Vice Chancellor of the University of Buea, Cameroon, Dr. Pauline Nalova Lyonga, has commissioned newly-appointed officials of the institution to their functions. The sixty one newly appointees were installed on Friday March 22, 2013, during a ceremony to commemorate the 2013 New Year. This ceremony was also used to acknowledge the services of some other staff of the institution who recently went on retirement
Little Dahilia Limunga Esembe who was born on October 2, 2003, and passed on last March 6, 2012, was on Saturday March 9, 2013, remembered. A special prayer service was offered for her at the Presbyterian Church, Mutengene, before the laying of a wreath on her grave at Na’anga village, near Bokwaongo village, Buea
The dust that was raised in Buea and beyond on Saturday February 16, 2013, is yet to settle as seven-times female champion of the Mount Cameroon Race of Hope, Sarah Liengu Etonge, finished in 2nd position in this year’s edition of the race. She bounced back into top form this year, stirring another surprise at a time when many thought she was too old to run the mountain race and should be resting from active participation in racing.
Members of Fako Chiefs’ Conference have entrusted Eko Emmanuel, the junior brother of the late traditional leader of Bomaka village in Buea, to keep the traditional stool, the crown and other traditional elements belonging to the throne till a new chief is elected. While handing over these elements to Mola Eko, the chiefs warned that they have not given him any authority to start acting as the traditional ruler of Bomaka.
The man who has been reporting news and weddings in Fako Division for Fako News Centre, Stephen Mokondo Moki, was himself the centre of attraction when he married Lydia Enjema Njie on 21 December 2012 (council signing) and Saturday 29 December (church wedding). Stephen Mokondo Moki who hails from Ewonda village in Buea and Lydia Enjema Njie who hails from Mokunda village in Buea, were a perfect match
Students who originate from Fako Division have once more been encouraged by their senior brothers and sisters who are members of the Fako America organisation based in the USA. While presenting the 2012/2013 edition of the Fako America (FA) Award at the Presbyterian Church in Cameroon banquet hall, Buea Station, the representative of FA, Dr. Evell’a Kange, called on the
After six years of hard work in diverse phases, the University of Buea has graduated the 1st batch of medical doctors who were admitted in 2006. Fifty three out of eighty five of them successfully passed through a rigorous training period that involved both theory and practical sessions in hospitals.
Before the graduation ceremony on Saturday 15th December 2012, the
The people of Buea are yet to come to terms with the brazen murder of Mary Dissake, one of the prettiest Bakweri women God ever designed.
Prophetess Mary Limunga Dissake was stabbed to death in front of her residence cum chapel at Small Soppo Buea on the morning of Friday 31 September, 2012 by 27-year-old Ekema Mbua, who had months before been delivered by Mary from evil attacks caused by demons.
The rainy season has left its mark in some communities in Fako Division in the South West Region of Cameroon. Inhabitants in some neighbourhoods in Buea, Limbe and along the Tiko-Douala highway were victims of floods on Saturday and Sunday 14th and 15th July, 2012, respectively.
Hundreds of people have thrown their weight behind the publisher of Summit Magazine, Kange William Wasaloko, to raise funds for the creation of a foundation in honour of one of Cameroon’s celebrated literary minds, Late Bate Besong who was fondly called BB. The ceremony that took place on Saturday July 7, 2012, at the AMPHI 750 of the University of Buea, Cameroon, saw a large sum of money being raised to start up the foundation.
The new Vice Chancellor of one of Cameroon’s most renowned higher institution of learning (University of Buea, Cameroon), Dr. Pauline Nalova Lyonga, has been officially commissioned to manage the affairs of the institution. The Minister of Higher Education, Prof. Jacques Fame Ndongo, handed over the baton of command to Dr. Pauline Lyonga on Wednesday, 4 July , 2012, after she was appointed by a Presidential decree on Friday, 29 June, 2012.
The Regional Delegate of Secondary Education for the South West Region, Cameroon, Mr. Francis Ngundu Mokomba, has cautioned students and would-be students of the Government Teachers Training College (GTTC) Buea, to observe family planning and avoid pregnancy at all cost during their stay in the institution. He made this call during the graduation ceremony of the 17th batch of teachers from the institution on Thursday, 29 June, 2012 in Buea
Calm has returned to Buea after some inhabitants went on rampage, screaming for blood as revenge following the killing of one Philip Djieuteu Misele on Saturday 26 May 2012 by Emmanuel Chukwu of Nigerian origin. The unfortunate incident that threatened the good relationship that has always existed between Nigerians and English-speaking Cameroonians is reported to have occurred when the said Chukwu stabbed the victim around the
The 2010 World President of Junior Chambers International, Roland Kwemain, has told graduands of the Intensive Vocational Training Centre (IVTC), Buea, that it is the professional approach towards their customers, employers and the general public that would determine their survival in the job market. Mr Kwemain was addressing the graduands on Friday the 25th of May 2012 during the sending out of the 34 batch of trainees who have undergone a one-year intensive vocational training at the centre.
Bova I, a village in Buea subdivision, has witnessed the enthronement of the sixth successive traditional ruler in the person of H.R.H. Chief John Ndive Mbella Efungani. Chief Ndive Mbella was unanimously selected on the 23rd of October 2011by King Makers of Bova I village from the royal family to replace his late father Chief Robert Mbella Efungani who bowed out of the face of the earth on the 21st of November 2009.
This year’s edition of the ALL-UNIVERSITY Games in Cameroon that began on Saturday 5 May, 2012, in Buea, is the 15th edition and would end on 12 May, 2012. During the opening ceremony of the games, Cameroon’s Higher Education Minister, Prof Jacques Fame Ndongo, called on all participants to exercise fair play. The Higher Education boss encouraged the youths participating at the ......................
H.R.H. Chief Thomas Elinge Ndotoh Ekindi, the new chief of Ewili, a recently revived Bakweri village in Buea Subdivision, has been welcomed into the folk of chiefs and traditional rulers of Fako Division despite opposition from a small group of people led by a certain Tepi Lucas. While installing the traditional ruler of Ewili village in Buea on Thursday April 19th 2012, the Divisional officer for Buea, Mr Abraham Checkem, noted that ....................
The Education Secretary of the Presbyterian Church in Cameroon (PCC) is no other person than Mr Samuel Kale Njie. The Moderator of the PCC, Rt. Rev. Dr. Festus A. Asana, inducted Mr Samuel Kale Njie along with two other Heads of Departments of the PCC on Sunday the 15th of April 2012 with a Divine Church Service at the Presbyterian Church, Buea Station
Ex-students of Saker Baptist College, Limbe, popularly known as Sakerettes, came in their colours and numbers from all the corners of the world and joined their alma mater to celebrate the school’s Golden Jubilee. Events marking celebrations of the school's 50 years of existence included traditional dances, a fashion show and singing. The events started from the 26th of January and ended on Sunday January 29th 2012 at the campus of the school. In the process, they transformed the streets of Limbe into gold.