NGOKETUNJIA FONS IN DISARRAY AS CHIEFTAINCY CRISIS HEIGHTENS

It is an open secret in Ngoketunjia Division that Chieftaincy crisis is disrupting the functioning of some villages. A programmed Ngoketunjia Fons’ meeting was scheduled to hold in Babessi Fon’s Palace on Saturday April 16, 2016. A meeting whose outcome remain known only to its partakers. ngoketunjiaonline was informed on good authority that out of thirteen Fons who were expected to attend, less than five Fons actually made it to Babessi Fon’s palace. This was however not confirmed as all efforts to have the Fons react were futile. However, as faith will have it, no matter how  long we pretend, we can never runaway from our problems. We should use the time we take to point accusing fingers  to face the realities. The Senior Divisional Officer for Ngoketunjia Division speaking at the installation ceremony of Mr. Ayuk Edward Taku as Divisional Officer for Babessi revealed that there are chieftaincy crisis in not only Bangolan but Baba I and Babungo villages of Babessi Sub Division “Chieftaincy problem in Bangolan, Baba I and Babungo shall demand your display of tack, firmness with the law guiding your actions”. Speaking to the press, the Fon of Babungo revealed that the Ngoketunjia Fons are not united as some are fueling crisis in other villages “the fons are not very united as they used to be because some other fons are bent on supporting rebel groups, trying to bring down some other traditional rulers and our union is not functioning very well, I must be honest with you and NOWEFU is also not very much functioning because of allot of ills going on in the northwest that needs to be ironed out. Fon Ndofoa Zofoa III identified the causes of chieftency crisis on the fast changing society which the Fons must also change to adapt “the truth is that there is the wind of change, the time has come and there is a serious wind of change and traditional rulers are forced to move with the wind of time. If you stay behind, your people will revolt against. we believe that there is a wind of change and there are so many things that are going on now that traditional rulers need to meet up with. He however expects allot from the newly appointed Divisional Officer for Babessi in order for peace, love and unity to reign in the administrative unit. “we expect that the new DO should be very honest and respect the law, the rights of individuals and also our customs and traditions” . On a message to his subjects, he called on them to be peaceful and call their rulers to order without using violence “the message is for them to respect their traditional rulers, always call them to order without using violence”.

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Fons share a smile with the S.D.O, Ngoketunjia

On another score, political leaders were conspicuously absent from the installation ceremony as neither the Section President of CPDM Ngoketunjia III no the District Chairman of the S.D.F were present. The member of Parliament for Ngoketunjia North Constituency was absent while Ngoketunjia Born SENATOR was also absent. The absence of Mr. Chindong David, Mr. Tikanjo Stephen, Hon. Njingum Musa and Senator Dingha Ignatius Bayin from the installation ceremony must be taken with a pinch of salt. 

BY MBAH ISOFA

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FONS OF BANGOLAN, BABUNGO AND BABA I ON HOT SITS AS AYUK EDWARD TAKU TAKES OVER A SUB DIVISION WITH NUMEROUS CHIEFTAINCY CRISIS

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AYUK EDWARD TAKU, FACE TO FACE WITH FONS ON HOT SIT

Ayuk Edward Taku has taken over as Divisional Officer for Babessi Sub Division following his appointment by President Paul Biya through a presidential decree on the 6th of April 2016. Mr. Ayuk Edward Taku was formerly serving in the same capacity in Tombel Sub Division. The official commissioning ceremony was presided over by Mr. Valeri Norbert Kuella, Senior Divisional Officer for Ngoketunjia Division. In his welcome speech, the Lord Mayor of Babessi council presented a birth eye view of the Administrative Unit with four villages; Babungo, Baba I, Bangolan and Babessi with Babessi being the chief town. To the Mayor the main activity of the people is farming with maize and cassava as their main crop. Mr. Chou Issa Buba did not mince words when he said unequivocally that Bangolan chieftaincy crisis has gone out of hands. Speaking emotionally, the seasoned politician revealed that what so ever decision to be taken in near future should lay its foundation On the principle which the fathers of America made on 04th of July 1776 “we hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain inalienable rights that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness”. Mayor Chou Issa said “that to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. But we cannot exercise our rights regardless of the neighbor next to whom we live, regardless of society, regardless of the state. If I have a right to live, I have the corresponding duty to let others live; to give me the benefit of an education is to imply that I will use that education for the common good; for nature expects mankind to share the duties of the public care”.

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SIGNING OF THE HANDING OVER NOTE

In his speech and a direct response to the Mayor, the Senior Divisional Officer for Ngoketunjia declared that the Fon of Bangolan is and remains Fon Chafah Isaac. He however acknowledged haven received a petition from a fraction of the village and revealed that the petition shall be studied carefully and the petitioner replied accordingly. Mr. Valeri Norbert Kuella regretted the fact that Babessi is faced with problems concerning the custody of their traditional heritage. The celebrated administrator took off time to give firm instructions to the newly appointed Divisional Officer to collaborate closely with hierarchy in the discharge of his duties. “You must certainly be aware that duty of command personnel are numerous and delicate for the general and it involves from day to day and from place to place with the fast changing society in which we live today with its political, economic, social and cultural aspects of the Android generation”. The S.D.O acknowledged what is an open secret in Babessi Sub Division, Chieftaincy crisis not only in Bangolan but tensions also rising in Baba I village and Babungo villages. “Chieftaincy problem in Bangolan, Baba I and Babungo shall demand your display of tack, firmness with the law guiding your actions”. However, he called on the newly appointed Divisional Office not to neglect any group or faction of the population wherever they belong. “Do not neglect or put aside a group or faction of the population wherever they are belonging. Listen to all without exception and then render your service to the people without fear or favour and naturally without discrimination for this reason you should be readily available not forgetting that in administration what is applicable in one zone may not be what is applicable in another zone”.

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AYUK EDWARD TAKU RECEIVES A BOUQUET OF FLOWER FROM HIS SPOUSE 

The newly appointed Divisional officer was born on the 12th of December 1965 in Ossing Village, Eyumojock Sub Division of Manyu Division. He attended Presbyterian Primary School Ossing, Government Technical College Mamfe and “Kuro” memorial high school Limbe. He is a holder of the FSLC, CAP in building construction, and G.C.E Advanced Level. He admitted into the National School of Administration and Magistracy (ENAM) in 1998 from where he graduated with a Diploma in General Administration in the year 2000. He is currently pursuing post graduate study at the University of Dschang and had a degree in Law in 2015. In his professional career, he entered the public service in 1988 and served as Chief of Bureau for State Agents and Contract Officials at the Governor’s Office Buea. 2001 – 2004 upon his graduation from ENAM, he served as Assistant Divisional Officer in Mbiame, Bui Division. 2004 – 2008 he served as Second Assistant Senior Divisional Officer for Donga Mantung Division. 2008 – 2011 he served as Divisional Officer for Konbo-Abedimo Sub Division in Bakassi and 2011-2016 he served as Divisional Officer for Tombel Sub Division, a post he held until his appointed as Divisional Officer for Babessi Sub Division of Ngoketunjia Division. He is happily married and father of four children.

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SOUTH WEST CHIEFS WERE IN ATTENDANCE

The occasion witnessed the presence of Fon Chafah Isaac who was making a public appearance in the midst controversy over the custody of the traditional heritage of the Bangolan People.

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FON CHAFAH ISAAC ARRIVES FOR THE CEREMONY

 

Chechuma Banla, an elite of Babessi village was also present and donated a computer and a multipurpose printer to the newly appointed Divisional Officer to help him grab the new communication technology with ease. To the donor, sensitive documents are supposed to be processed in the office and not in public places reason why he and some of his friends based abroad decided to donate the gadgets to the office.

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CHECHUMA BANLA HANDING OVER GIFT TO NEWLY APPOINTED D.O

 BY MBAH ISOFA

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