It took less than 10 minutes for people to start trooping into the compound of Mr. Mombakued Victor Yewoh after it was announced on 5pm CRTV news that he was appointed Regional Delegate of Secondary Education for North West Region. Before his appointment, Mr. Mombakued Victor Yewoh was Divisional Delegate of Secondary Education for Ngoketunjia Division. Going by the ministerial arête, Mombakued Victor Yewoh replaces Mr. SUNJO George who is been asked to serve a deserved rest. Another Ministerial Arête of the same day Mr. FORKUM MBAH ROLAND replaces Mr. Mombakued Victor as Divisional Delegate of Secondary Education for Ngoketunjia Division.
At 6pm on Friday the 05th of August 2016, ngoketunjiaonline team visited the Ndop residence of Mr. Mombakued Victor thinking they were too early to come and wish him congratulation upon his brilliant appointment only to meet tens of people ranging from his close collaborators, principals, teachers, friends, family members and loved ones. Though the new regional delegate was not in the house, it did not in any way stop people from celebrating.
It was upon the arrival of Mr. Barbing Joseph Samgwa that others even knew that the new regional delegate was not in the house and that he was on his way back from Bamenda. This information was received with allot of delight as everyone was anxiously waiting for his arrival. It was at exactly 6:34pm that Mr. Mombakued Victor alighted from his vehicle with his spouse all the way from Bamenda and revealed that they got the news thanks to someone who called him while he was descending the “Sabga hill”. He was received by former close collaborators, principals, teachers, friends, family members and loved ones singing and extending congratulatory words to his humble personality.
Mr. Mombakued Victor Yewoh is from Baba I village of Babessi Sub Division, Ngoketunjia Division of the North West Region. He is a municipal councilor to the CPDM run Babessi Council and a notable of the Baba I Fondom. In Ngoketunjia Division, Mr. Mombakued Victor is described as a fatherly father by all and sundry. He is noted for his ever charming smiles that gives his subordinates the fanaticism to live up to their full potentials and even stretch beyond their limits. If there is anyone who has been silently contributing to the development of Ngoketunjia Division and Baba I village in particular, he is Mombakued Victor Yewoh. His appointment is described by many as putting a square peg in a square hole because according this class of people, he is not only most qualified for a post like regional delegate of secondary education, he has proven his worth while heading the ministerial department in Ngoketunjia for over seven years now. Another class of thought holds that the task ahead of him is a daunting one given the fact that with Cameroon en route to emergence, much is expected from Secondary Education especially technical and vocational education/training. However, the latter class of people will need to be reminded of Mr. Mombakued’s savoir-faire and should wait for him to settle down.
Ngoketunaji Senior Divisional Officer, Valerie Norbert Kuella come out of the comfort of his home, under the rain and braved the odds to join others whose numbers were increasing with time. The presence of Mr. Kuella Valerie Norbert added some etiquette to the occasion that would likely have not been the case. Upon his arrival, he was quickly joined by Mr. Barbing Joseph; interim Mayor of Balikumbat Council, Rev. Mrs. Yenchi Rahel; Presbytery Secretary for Ndop and a host of other dignitaries. The entire Division is thus jubilating his appointment while Baba I people resident in Ndop took their joy to another level visiting friends, family members and loved ones to spread the good news while sharing smiles, food, drinks etc.
The appointment of Mr. Mombakued Victor Yewoh comes after it was highly speculated, rumored and asserted that the Divisional Delegate of Menchum was appointed Regional Delegate for the North West Region. The spread of this information did not go unnoticed even at the ministry of secondary education as it is believed that the absence of North West and South West Regions in appointments made following Arête No. 152/16/MINESEC of the 13 of July 2016 was clear indication that issues needed to be sorted out in the North West and South West Regions. This increased tensions, speculations and animated discussions wherever and whenever two or three teachers met.
The appointments of arête no. 158/16/MINESEC of the 05th of August 2016 have been a welcome relieve to most secondary education stakeholders in the North West Region because it was an open secret that the post of the Regional Delegate was vacant from the 01st of July 2016 following the publication of names of people who were due retirement in the ministry of secondary in January 2016.
Ngoketunjia Division is understandably very happy and proud of their son who will head the Secondary Education Ministerial Department in the North West Region. Power outage in Ndop and the down pour of rain could not spoil the party.
Before the departure of our team by 8:30 pm, people were still coming in their numbers as testified by one teacher who left at 11:30 pm quoting that he left his compound filled with people dancing, drinking and eating. Celebrations continues!!!
BY MBAH ISOFA