Speaking at the graduation ceremony this Saturday the 16th of July 2016, the divisional delegate of employment and vocational training for Ngoketunjia assured the board members of Rural Women’s Centre for Education and Development (RuWCED) that the center will become a Vocational Training Institute by October 2016. Mr. Atengong Andrew revealed that with the prospects of the eventual transformation of the center, RuWCED will have its program designed and closely monitored by the ministry of employment and vocational training while Diplomas will henceforth be signed by His Excellency the Minister of employment and vocational training. He called on the graduates to shun sexual promiscuity and to guard against laziness in-order to put the knowledge gained into full use.


The graduation ceremony brought together graduating students of the 2nd Batch of Computer students and the 1st Batch of Tailoring Students. A total of 18 graduates were awarded certificates commensurate to their knowhow. The laureates demonstrated their skills with a presentation using Microsoft Office Power Point and left onlookers visibly marveled at how much they have learned within the short time. In their presentation, Fulai Rose-Mary and Chayi Prudencia thrilled their audience with RuWCED activities for the year 2015/2016 while demonstrating their mastery of the application.

The occasion served as a farewell party for some three German Volunteers who have been working with RuWCED. The trio Nehle Finsel, Tessa Wilzoch and Helen Boos returns to Germany with their heads held high thanks to being of service to the people of Ngoketunjia through RuWCED. In her speech, Mme Wissiy Vera addressed some nice and kind words for her outgoing colleagues whom she described as being loving and very supportive. She regretted they had to go but promised them that the doors of RuWCED will always be open to welcome them anytime they deem necessary to visit. The RuWCED coordinator then handed some gifts and certificates of service to the Volunteers.



Speaking to the press, Mme Wirsiy Vera was a very excited coordinator who promised to work even harder to put a smile on the faces of the women entrusted in her care. She revealed that RuWCED have started admission of students for the next vocational training year and with the forecasts of the imminent transformation of the center into a Full Vocational Training Institute by the Minister of Employment and Vocational Training, she promised to work extra hard to deserve the honour accorded by the ministry.

The Rural Women Center for Education and Development (RuWCED) is a non for profit organization with mission to educate and empower the women of Ngoketunjia Division. They move round secondary schools to educate the girls on reproductive health and menstruation while at the center, girls and women are trained to gain vocational skills that will help them to generate some income for their families. The center is located below the Ndop District Hospital.

One vocational training year has ended and another begins immediately. Youths especially women are expected to get themselves registered as soon as possible at the center.





It beats our imagination that there is no comprehensive article online about the villages of Ngoketunjia Division. The ones that exist are either poorly written or does not actually represent our villages. At a time that the internet remains a major source of information, ngoketunjiaonline cannot sit and pretend not to have knowledge about this.
We therefore intend to embark on a journey to let the world discover Ngoketunjia Division through the villages. Our articles shall come up weekly and will run through the end of October 2016 during which time we shall be able to present all the thirteen autonomous villages of Ngoketunjia Division.
Our articles shall comprise of the History, traditional heritage, population, way of life, inheritance, tourism, Present and Past Fons, Business activities, Main occupation, road network and politics among others.


Ngoketunjia hill early 02/07/2016

Ngoketunaji Division is made up of thirteen autonomous villages spread across three Sub Divisions as follows.

Ndop Central Sub Division

  • Bamunka Village
  • Bamali Village
  • Bamessing Village
  • Bambalang Village

Babessi Sub Division

  • Babessi Village
  • Bangolan Village
  • Baba I village
  • Babungo Village

Balikumbat Sub Division

  • Balikumbat Village
  • Bafanji Village
  • Baligashu Village
  • Baligansin Village
  • Bamukumbit Village

All these villages are headed by traditional rulers most of them second class Fons. The people are further governed through quarter heads who are appointed by the Fons of the respective villages. The people of Ngoketunjia pride themselves of hosting the lone state cooperation in the North West Region and this is thanks to the seat of the Upper Nun Valley Development Authority (UNVDA) being in Bamunka Village of Ndop Central Sub Division. The people of Bamunka are reputably very welcoming and accounts for the warm reception accorded to strangers in Ndop town. This is exemplified in the number of non-indigenes who reside in the heart of the town. No one visits Ndop town without wanting to stay for as long as possible. The choice of Bamunka Village as the Headquarter of Ndop Central Sub Division and Ngoketunjia Division is divine and designed for the development of the division.

Ngoketunjia Division also prides itself with food stuffs in abundance with a specie of groundnuts like that from Bambalang specific and found nowhere else to the best of our knowledge. “Bambalang fish” is also unique and becoming more popular in the entire region than any other water vertebrate animal with gills. Still in Bambalang there is a museum where cultural artifacts are kept. The Bambalang museum was visited earlier this year by the minister of Arts and Culture. Talking about museums, there is the much talk about Babungo museum that has been visited by present and former ministers of arts and culture, ambassadors among others. The Bamessing Press Pot is attracting visitors from within and without the country.

This is just a tip of an iceberg…

We therefore wish to ask for support from our readers, friends and well-wishers to enable us accomplish the daunting task of presenting a comprehensive article about each of the thirteen autonomous villages of Ngoketunjia Division.

Your supports could be in helping us acquire the information we need about a particular village, to enable us visit all the palaces and take pictures, to visit all the touristic sites just to name a few.

Contacts:, (+237) 677 373 714 / 662 994 886

ngoketunjiaonline team


Prof. Uphie Chinje was speaking at the Babessi community hall and Ndop community hall while installing executive members of the three wings of the section this 01/07/2016. Accompanied by members of the permanent central committee delegation for Ngoketunajia, the message was the same in Babessi as in Ndop central.


Prof. Uphie Chinje speaking at the Ndop community hall

Prof. Uphie Chenje Mello said the exercise is based on the vision of the national president to modernize the party both politically and strategically and during the 3rd ordinary congress of the party in 2011, in order to firmly sustain the CPDM party, article 28 was introduced “the national president may create at regional and divisional level, permanent delegations of the central committee to coordinate party affairs, every permanent regional or divisional delegation shall comprise of a head of delegation, members and charge de mission. The head of delegation who shall be a member of political bureau or central committee, the members and the charge de mission shall be appointed by a decision of the national president”.

The divisional permanent delegation is therefore mandated to play a supervisory and coordination rule to ensure unity in action, in all CPDM structures, the smooth functioning of all sectors of the party as prescribed in the basic texts of the party. Prof. Uphie Chenje Mello stressed that this is to ensure party unity, increase performance and implement the guidelines from the Central Committee. “I wish therefore to say here loudly and clearly that the advent of the permanent divisional delegation should not be misconstrued by the militants, it has not come to take over the functions of the section president and executives. The section president of the CPDM is the king of his section and remains the major architect of all political and developmental endeavors in his section. He is assisted by the WCPDM section president, YCPDM Section president and all their executives”.


FONGONG Roland YCPDM Section President Ngoketunjia I

The permanent divisional delegation is made up of Prof. Uphie Chinje Mello (Head of Delegation), Prof. Paul Mingo Ghogomu (member), Mme Sama Galabe Magaret (member), HRH Fon Chafah Isaac XI of Bangolan (member), Prof Mbufong Carl (member), Mr. Kometa Solomon (charge de mission) and Mr. Gabsa Sixtus Nyonya (charge de mission)


Ngoketunjia Permanent Divisional Delegation

It should be recalled that, the reorganization exercise in Ngoketunjia I (Ndop Central) passed hitch-free with Dr. Ntoh Daniel (former Mayor Ndop council) emerging as the Section President of the Main Wing of the party while Mme Chengwe Cicilia (Director of the women’s empowerment centre) emerged as the president of the Women’s Wing and Mr. Fongong Roland (Lecturer G.H.S Bambalang) will lead the Youth Wing of the party.

The trio, respectively from Bamunka, Bamessing and Bambalang Fondoms led their various lists by consensus. In Ngoketunjia III (Babessi), consensus was seemingly impossible until Dr. Fuh Calistus vowed that he would not allow militants in Babessi to go for elections given the political landscape. It was then that H.M. Fon Chafah XI of Bangolan met with the candidates, mediated and it emerged that Mr. Chindong David will continue to pilot the affairs of the party in Ngoketunjia III as section president of the Main Wing, Mme. Nyoh Margaret was chosen to head the Women’s Wing and Mr. Tatangang Abdel Azizto heads the Youth Wing. It should be noted that none of them were contesting as all the contenders forfeited their positions in favour of consensus.


Mr. Chindong David, CPDM Section President Ngoketunjia III

The newly installed executive members of the three wings of Ngoketunjia I and III sections are expected to ensure that the basic organs (cells and branches) are immediately operational.