The chief administrator was speaking at the Ndop council chambers during a ceremony organized to celebrate decentralization. Speaking, the S.D.O Mr. Kuela Valeri described decentralization as the transfer of resources from the state to local authorities. The occasion brought together Divisional service heads of Ngoketunjia and Councillors of Babessi, Balikumbat and Ndop councils.
In his presentation, the Divisional Chief of Taxes for Ngoketunjia, Mr. Derick Fonguh presented how resources are transferred to councils. He however recommended that council staffs be designated to assist the tax administration.
The Mayor for Ndop council, Mr. Mbombo Abel Chenyi welcomed the idea of decentralization but decried what he termed “Transfers are with strings, the council budget is over 500.000.000 but strings are attached to 25.000.000”.