PRIZES DISHED OUT TO STUDENTS IN NDOP AND BABESSI SUB DIVISIONS FOR PARTICIPATING IN FOOTBALL COMPETITIONS THIS SUMMER HOLIDAYS

SCATA RUSH COMPETITION (UNDER 20s)

In Ndop Central Sub Division, “De Blues” FC are the champions of Scata Rush Youths football competition reserved for under 20s. They defeated Santos FC after post match penalties in a final that was largely dominated by “De Blues FC this Sunday 30th August 2015. “De Blues” did not only win the finals but collected almost the accolades reserved for the competition outstanding players. “Best goal keeper, best player, man of the match, highest goal scorer, best coach, best team, most disciplined player, best… best…. best.

PLAYERS OF "DE BLUES" FC AND SANTOS FC AND THEIR FANS

PLAYERS OF “DE BLUES” FC AND SANTOS FC AND THEIR FANS

JUBILATION PLAYERS AND FANS OF "DE BLUES" FC

JUBILATION PLAYERS AND FANS OF “DE BLUES” FC AFTER THE FINAL WHISTLE

"DE BLUES" FOREVER

“DE BLUES” FOREVER

PLAYERS AND FANS OF SANTOS WATCH IN AGONY

PLAYERS AND FANS OF SANTOS WATCH IN AGONY

The competition was aimed at bringing youths (under 20s) together, promote sports in general and football in particular and to preach love, tolerance and peace. Scata Rush competition for youths is the major football competition that has been able to keep the youths of Ndop central sub division busy this summer holidays.

The competition was presided over by Mr. Tafili Magnus, Divisional President of FECAFOOT for Ngoketunjia Division. Worthy of note is the fact that, not only is Mr. Tafili Magnus the Divisional President of FECAFOOT for Ngoketunjia, he is also the number supporter of football in the Division.

Mr. TAFILI MAGNUS, ABOUT TO KICK OFF THE FINALS OF SCATA RUSH COMPETITION IN NDOP

Mr. TAFILI MAGNUS, ABOUT TO KICK OFF THE FINALS OF SCATA RUSH COMPETITION IN NDOP

MAYOR CHUOH ISSA BUBA’s INTER-VILLAGE CUP

In Babessi Municipality, Teteh F.C from Babessi are the winners of this year’s Mayor Chuoh Issa Buba’s inter-village cup competition. Speaking during the finals this Sunday 30th August 2015, Mayor Chuoh Issa Buba revealed that over 2.8Million Francs was used for the whole competition. Teteh F.C defeated Kaiji F.C from Babungo by three(3) goals to one(1). In an earlier Match played for the 3rd and forth place, Bangolan F.C defeated Baba I F.C, 1-0.

MAYOR CHUOH ISSA, WATCHING AND ENJOYING THE FINAL GAME

MAYOR CHUOH ISSA, WATCHING AND ENJOYING THE FINAL GAME

The competition which is a regular feature during summer holidays in Babessi Sub Division is intended to keep youths busy and to promote sports in the Municipality.

JUBILATION PLAYERS OF TETEH F.C, BABESSI

JUBILATION PLAYERS OF TETEH F.C, BABESSI

photo credits: Njoya Alpha and Kum Christian

NEWLY INITIATED YOUTHS INTO THE SECRET SOCIETY (NGUMBA) PRESENTED TO THE PUBLIC IN BAMBALANG VILLAGE

Some newly initiated youths into the “Ngumba” secret society in Bambalang were this Sunday (Vikwa) presented to the entire public at the Bambalang market square. After spending about 12days in the secret forest in the Bambalang palace, the youths 13 in number were presented to the public to mark the end of their initiation process. They are now permitted to move around and visit their homes. It is worthy of note that within a given period of time before they graduate from the palace, they are expected to be loyal, abstain from sexual intercourse, stay in the palace, run errands for village authorities etc. Speaking to this reporter, one village who pleaded on conditions of anonymity said “Thanks to modernity nowadays, these youths would have been given snake beatings whenever they are not found in the palace or not on errand for the palace. Today things have changed until they are allowed to go to school and only come to the palace during holidays. They are even permited to graduate after a short period of time unlike before. They are really lucky, see in our time, we were sent to go out at ungodly hours of the night, treated like slaves, but today they are lucky”.

YOUTHS GIVEN THE COMMAND BATTEN TO UPHOLD THE CUSTOMS OF THE MBAW-YAKUM PEOPLE OF NDOP CENTRAL SUB DIVISION, NGOKETUNJIA DIVISION

YOUTHS GIVEN THE COMMAND BATTEN TO UPHOLD THE CUSTOMS OF THE MBAW-YAKUM PEOPLE OF NDOP CENTRAL SUB DIVISION, NGOKETUNJIA DIVISION

According to Yakum Doreen (mother of one of the recently initiated youths, “This is a very important exercise in our life because as a princess, I am supposed to send one of my sons to the palace to guide my head which literally means if I fail, then I should blame myself for whatever happens to me”.  Asked on who is expected to send a child to the palace as a “Chinda”, She replied that “A princess, a former Chinda, a twin if he is the first and a boy, a title holder in the palace . . . and that is all I know”. 

MEFERE RAFIOU (SON OF YAKUM DOREEN) ARRIVES AFTER GOING ROUND THE MARKET

MEFERE RAFIOU (SON OF YAKUM DOREEN) ARRIVES AFTER GOING ROUND THE MARKET

Upon their arrival in the market, they first went round the market before sitting in the place that was already prepared for them. Speaking to ngoketunjiaonline, one other lady, mother of one of them, whom we could only recognize as “Mutuh”, revealed that they have been preparing food and bringing to the palace for their children from the day the initiation process began, she said “from the day the initiation began, we have been preparing food and bringing to the palace to give our children and not allowed to see them, no one except Chindas is allowed to see them, we are not allowed to go to the market until they are presented to the public. Today marks a new beginning in our lives and we are anxiously waiting for when they shall successfully graduate from the palace to mark the end”.

THERE WAS ENOUGH TO EAT, DRINK AND MERRY FOR THE YOUTHS

THERE WAS ENOUGH TO EAT, DRINK AND MERRY FOR THE YOUTHS

They are now the future of the Mbaw-Yakum tradition.

CROSS-SECTION OF THE YOUTHS

CROSS-SECTION OF THE YOUTHS

Their dressing and hairstyle is one thing this reporter would have loved to know more about but couldn’t meet anyone informed enough. This reporter also failed to have the significance of the bags in their hands but was only informed that things are put in the bag by family members whereas these youths are not permitted to check the bag. It is only checked and its content emptied by senior “Chindas”.IMG_20150830_123555

BAMESSING vs BAMALI IN FINALS OF HON. NJINGUM MUSA’s STUDENTS COMPETITION IN NDOP CENTRAL SUB DIVISION

Bamessing students and Bamali students obtained their qualifications after beating Bambalang students and Bamunka Students respectively during the semi finals, Friday August 28th, 2015. The Nsei Boys defeated the Mbaw-Yakum Boys 3-2 after a heated semi-final match during which the Mbaw-Yakum boys were daydreaming. Peuchop got it easy over the Meukoh boys 2-1 and are expected to lift the trophy.

BAMBALANG AND BAMUNKA STUDENTS ELIMINATED WHILE BAMESSING AND BAMALI PROGRESS TO THE FINALS SCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY 5TH OF SEPTEMBER AT THE NDOP MUNICIPAL STADIUM

BAMBALANG AND BAMUNKA STUDENTS ELIMINATED WHILE BAMESSING AND BAMALI PROGRESS TO THE FINALS SCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY 5TH OF SEPTEMBER AT THE NDOP MUNICIPAL STADIUM

The competition is organized in all three sub divisions that make up Ngoketunjia Division. According to the cup donor, Hon. Njingum Musa, the competition is intended to bring students together to interact with one another, think together and act together for the development of Ngoketunjia Division. The competition have also permitted the member of Parliament for Ngoketunjia North Constituency and “Questor” at the National Assembly to preach Peace, Love and Unity as necessary prerequisite for meaningful development in Ngoketunjia Division. The cry of all the students within this period has been, “Why can this competition not be a regular thing” for not only have they been able to meet their peers from other villages, its been a learning experience and enriching experience all along.

A BELATED MIDYEAR EVALUATION SESSION OF NDOP COUNCIL HELD FRIDAY 28, AUGUST 2015

Councillors of Ndop council in Ngoketunjia Division Friday August 28, 2015 converged at the council chambers for a belated midyear evaluation session of Ndop council. The session was chaired by Mr. Mbombo Abel Chenyi, Lord Mayor of Ndop council under the watchful eyes of the Senior Divisional Official for Ngoketunjia, H.E Kuela Valeri Norbert.

H.E KUELA VALERI NORBERT, S.D.O NGOKETUNJIA ARRIVES FOR THE COUNCIL SESSION, RECEIVED BY THE DIVISIONAL OFFICER FOR NDOP CENTRAL, LORD MAYOR NDOP COUNCIL AND DEPUTY MAYORS

H.E KUELA VALERI NORBERT, S.D.O NGOKETUNJIA ARRIVES FOR THE COUNCIL SESSION, RECEIVED BY THE DIVISIONAL OFFICER FOR NDOP CENTRAL, LORD MAYOR NDOP COUNCIL AND DEPUTY MAYORS

Speaking, the Mayor of Ndop council Mr. Mbombo Abel Chenyi regretted the relatedness of the midyear evaluation session blaming it on what he termed “other matters”. In his address, he said, “It is worth to mention here that this session was to hold in July, but because of other matters, it was rescheduled for this date. Ladies and gentlemen, this session is meant to examine our achievements from January 1st to 30th June, 2015. It will also help to map out strategies that can be used to improve on our short comings for the better development of our council area”. The mayor went forth to reiterate on the task to sensitize local population on the need to pay their taxes, which according to him is a major source of revenue for development projects. According to the Mayor, the revenue and expenditure for the period January 1st to June 30th 2015 were as follows: “Total revenue was 370,215,982FCFA, where recurrent revenue stood at 155,465,430FCFA and investment revenue was 214,750.552FCFA. Total expenditure was 285,470,769FCFA, where recurrent expenditure stood at 123,158,083FCFA and investment expenditure was 162,312,686FCFA”. The mayor then took off time to present the projects realized by the council within the reporting period. Among the projects realized, is the supply of zinc, plywood, bags of cement to private primary schools, Government Primary Schools, Presbyterian School, Catholic School, Islamic School, some Government Secondary schools, Meeting groups and Ndop principal Prison, Rehabilitation of bridge at World Wide Mission and school, Recruitment of 70 Primary school teachers and payment of salaries, Rehabilitation of the resident of the Assistant Divisional Officer for Ndop Central Sub Division, The construction of V.I.P toilets at the council yard and the two municipal stadia which is on going, Building of culverts in various areas of the Fondoms, Purchase of computers to help in tracking tax payers, revenue control, projects management, as well as support to Sub Delegation for youths affairs, held a Mini Argo-Pastoral Show, the recruitment of 100 students and pupils, mostly orphans and under privileged for holiday job to enable them to prepare for back to school etc. He noted that Public Investment Projects allocated to the council is at over 90% realization.

MAYOR MBOMBO ABEL CHENYI OF NDOP COUNCIL ADDRESSING COUNCILLORS DURING A BELATED COUNCIL SESSION FRIDAY AUGUST 28TH

MAYOR MBOMBO ABEL CHENYI OF NDOP COUNCIL ADDRESSING COUNCILLORS DURING A BELATED COUNCIL SESSION FRIDAY AUGUST 28TH

In response, the S.D.O for Ngoketunjia congratulated the council authorities and edged them to continue. However, many challenges awaits the council in the second half of 2015. The road network in almost all the parts of the municipality completely impassable. Conspicuously present in the heart of the town is the road to Ngombi and G.B.H.S with poorly constructed bridges that collapse from time to time.

First Bridge to G.B.H.S Ndop surviving just as a matter of time

First Bridge to G.B.H.S Ndop surviving just as a matter of time

Second Bridge just below the handball field in G.B.H.S Ndop begging for a lasting solution

Second Bridge just below the handball field in G.B.H.S Ndop begging for a lasting solution

ROAD TO NGOMBI, FOR MONTHS NOW HAVE BEEN COMPLETELY IMPASSABLE.

ROAD TO NGOMBI, FOR MONTHS NOW HAVE BEEN COMPLETELY IMPASSABLE.

BRIDGE ON THE ROAD FROM MUNYI STREET TO NGOMBI, A MAJOR ROAD IN THE HEART OF NDOP TOWN WITNESSING SOME MAINTENANCE WORKS AFTER MONTHS.

BRIDGE ON THE ROAD FROM MUNYI STREET TO NGOMBI, A MAJOR ROAD IN THE HEART OF NDOP TOWN WITNESSING SOME MAINTENANCE WORKS AFTER MONTHS.

ADOLPH LELE LAFRIQUE, GOVERNOR OF THE NORTH WEST REGION PRESIDES OVER REGIONAL ADMINISTRATIVE MEETING IN NDOP WITH SECURITY THREATS BEING THE MAIN ITEM ON THE AGENDA

The Governor of the North West Region, H.E Adolphe Lele Lafrique this Wednesday the 19th of August 2015 presided over a regional administrative coordination meeting in Ndop, Ngoketunjia Division with security threats being the main item on the agenda.

GOVERNOR ADOLPHE LELE LAFRIQUE ARRIVES NDOP FOR REGIONAL COORDINATION MEETING

GOVERNOR ADOLPHE LELE LAFRIQUE ARRIVES NDOP FOR REGIONAL COORDINATION MEETING

The meeting brought together statutory members, Fons of Ngoketunjia Division, Divisional Service heads of Ngoketunjia, Leaders of legalized political parties, Religious authorities among others.

OVERVIEW OF PARTICIPANTS AT THE MEETING

OVERVIEW OF PARTICIPANTS AT THE MEETING

Resolutions still being awaited, we shall keep you updated. Stay posted

CONJOINT TWINS DELIVERED IN BAMBALANG, NGOKETUNJIA DIVISION OF THE NORTH WEST REGION

A set of conjoint twins were delivered last Thursday the 13th of August 2015 in Bambalang village of Ndop central sub division, Ngoketunjia Division of the North West Region. As the story goes, “Safuratou Arrieptoyap mother of the said twins began labour on the 10th of august 2015 and was later taken to the Mbissa Island health center where she spent two days in labour. Considering the difficulties in giving birth, the nurses advised for further medical attention, she was later admitted in a private clinic known as Care Center Clinic Bambalang on the 13th of August 2015. There she was operated upon before giving birth to the conjoint twins of female sex at about 3pm”.

Zieh Asana and Feout Sena.  conjoint at the abdomen

Zieh Asana and Feout Sena.
conjoint at the abdomen

The parents of these twins are based in a quarter known as Mbissa Island (Kangwo) and they are all peasant farmers. Mbissa Island is one of the Islands in Bambalang village created by the construction of Bamendjin Dam.

Safuratou Arrieptoyap (aged 18) and Ismaila Zunki Nkushamung (aged 23) MOTHER AND FATHER OF THE CONJOINT TWINS

Safuratou Arrieptoyap (aged 18) and Ismaila Zunki Nkushamung (aged 23)
MOTHER AND FATHER OF THE CONJOINT TWINS

For now the mother, father  and the twins are seemingly doing well as the family look forward for further medical attention. It is however difficult for the parents to evacuate the children for proper medical care given their poor financial status. They are therefore in dying need of  any form of assistance that can help separate the children and ameliorate the deteriorating health of the mother. Speaking to ngoketunjiaonline, family members expressed allot of surprise and began associating it with witchcraft and witch-hunting.

MOTHER, FATHER AND THE CHILDREN YEARNING FOR BETTER DAYS AHEAD.

MOTHER, FATHER AND THE CHILDREN YEARNING FOR BETTER DAYS AHEAD.

People of goodwill, Organizations and Madam Chantal Biya are invited to assist.

Family Contact (+237) 662.886.433 or (+237) 666.528.307

The Governor of the North West Region, H.E. Adolphe Lele Lafrique to preside over a meeting in Ndop on Wednesday August 19, 2015

The Governor of the North West Region, H.E. Adolphe Lele Lafrique will this Wednesday August 19, 2015 preside over a meeting in Ndop. According to a communique signed by the Assistant Divisional Officer for Ndop Central Sub Division, Mr Ambang Fabrice Kah, the meeting is scheduled to take place at the Catholic Mission Hall-Bamunka Ndop on Wednesday 19th of August 2015 at 10.00am prompt. The senator, Paliamentarian, Mayor, Fons of Ndop Central, Religious Authorities, Elites, Leaders of Political Parties, Leaders of Associations, President Benshin Riders, President of Drivers Union among others.

COMMUNIQUE ANNOUNCING THE MEETING

COMMUNIQUE ANNOUNCING THE MEETING

It is expected to be on security issues given the rise in insecurity in the country especially due to the Boko Haram insurgency. We will keep you posted!!!

Hon. Njingum Musa calls on youths to be Peace-Loving, Hardworking and Law Abiding citizens

The Honorable Member of Parliament for Ngoketunjia North Constituency and Questor at the National Assembly, Hon. Njingum Musa has called on youths of Ngoketunjia Division to be Peace-Loving, Hardworking and Law Abiding citizens. The Honorable gentleman was speaking at the Ndop Council Hall on Saturday August 15 2015 as he chaired a meeting to officially launch a football competition for Youths of Ngoketunjia Division. According to him, football is an income generating activity, unifying factor and will permit youths to interact with one another. Speaking on stone FM radio (A community radio) the MP, said “My vision for Ngoketunjia since I became a politician has been to bring in development, create unity and peace within the people of this constituency and also to improve on the economy situation of the division so that there should be a good standard of living for the people of this division. You know in development, there are many aspects, there is the aspect of making sure that good development projects come in such as infrastructure of schools, roads, electricity and many other sectors that I have been working on to relief the people of this division from the bondage that they were going through,  in doing this, the creation of unity and peace is very primordial and one very important issue to create a situation where the people of the various Fondoms can come together, to exchange together, to share together,  to deliberate together and to act together. To do this we can use sports, and sports is a very economic development aspect, although people don’t know it, it is a unifying factor and a peaceful factor that can help unite the people and bring them to one understand of the society and you see that when this unity cup was put in place few years ago, after that unity cup there were allot of changes in the attitude of our people, people thought it was necessary to leave together. That’s why I thought that this unity cup must come back”. The MP, said.

Hon. Njingum Musa, MP for Ngoketunjia North, speaking at the meeting

Hon. Njingum Musa, MP for Ngoketunjia North, speaking at the meeting

The meeting brought together Mayors of Balikumbat, Babessi and Ndop councils of Ngoketunjia Division, Sub delegates of Sports and Physical Education, Divisional Fecafoot Officials, leaders of village football from all the 13 villages that make up Ngoketunjia Division, leaders of student’s unions from all the 13 villages that make up Ngoketunjia Division.

Cross section of delegates from the Villages

Cross section of delegates from the Villages

The “two-in-one” football competition includes, a tournament for students that will end before school resumes in September and a competition aimed at promoting football as a profession that will end in November or December 2015 with lots of prospects. Speaking to ngoketunjiaonline, Hon. Njingum Musa revealed that the competition is purely to promote peace, love and unity. He went on to say there is no political intrigues related to the competition.

THE ROAD TO G.B.H.S NDOP ABANDONED, AT GOD’s MERCY

The road to G.B.H.S Ndop, the pioneer Government secondary school in Ngoketunjia Division has been abandoned at God’s Mercy. Two bridges are found on the road but non of the two is permanently constructed. They are all constructed with planks that easily dilapidate. Despite the over three thousand (3000) students who currently attend school in G.B.H.S Ndop, the road is also used by thousands of farmers and businessmen but yet it has been abandoned. G.B.H.S Ndop should be recalled is the only Bilingual High School in the Division currently operating a Francophone Section.

Second Bridge just below the handball field in G.B.H.S Ndop begging for a lasting solution

Second Bridge just below the handball field in G.B.H.S Ndop begging for a lasting solution

First Bridge to G.B.H.S Ndop surviving just as a matter of time

FIRST BRIDGE TO G.B.H.S NDOP, SURVIVING JUST AS A MATTER OF TIME

The second of the two bridges just below the handball field, recently collapsed and the raod was impassable. Speaking to ngoketunjiaonline, the principal of G.B.H.S Ndop, Mr. Ghogomu Simon Mitti described the situation as pathetic and unfortunate regretting why the council or the authorities concerned with farm to market roads are not taking their responsibilities. The principal said upon his arrival in 2011 there was a temporal bridge that collapsed weeks later, “We have two small bridges linking the school, and it is unfortunate that the public and the council or the authorities concerned with farms to markets roads, nobody has time. When I came 2011, I was told the bridge which was broken on Tuesday was supposed to be received on a certain Thursday, two days after the bridge was broken, I followed, went to the council, went to the SDO nothing was done, I now had to use my own Initiative to buy planks, Mr. Mokom supplied sand inside bags before a temporal thing was put in place for people to pass to school. After two years, it got broken again, I complained and complained but nobody had time. It was only my brother Ghogomu Mosses in Canada who had to celebrate his mother’s death and since cars could not pass he decided to do a temporary thing and we used it for some years and after some two years the bridge got broken and it was then that the council came in with some sticks but that one is not yet done and the second one is broken and I hear the council say they will do it when school resumes”. Mr. Ghogomu Simon Mitti lamented.

Mr. Ghogomu Simon Mitti, Principal G.B.H.S Ndop

Mr. Ghogomu Simon Mitti, PRINCIPAL G.B.H.S NDOP 

Speaking on the Weekly Mirror over Stone FM Radio, the principal revealed that preparations in view of an effective start to the new academic year has begun. We paid a courtesy visit to the school and met students coming to collect their results slips while registration formalities was pasted on the notice boards.

G.B.H.S NDOP CAMPUS AT A GLANCE

G.B.H.S NDOP CAMPUS AT A GLANCE