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.
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.
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.