Tuesday, August 31, 2021

"Blue Home" Launched, Now in the Market



Consumers can now get the best of the 4G connection at home, while in the office, with a guaranteed minimum band of 2 Mbps. This is now marketable thanks to Cameroon Telecommunications, the incumbent mobile telephone operator in Cameroon.

The official launch of this product was done on Tuesday, August 31, 2021 at the Jamot sales office in Yaoundé, by the Deputy General Manager of Camtel, Daniel Désiré OLLE, closely accompanied by Sir, Terry HE; President of Huawei Northern Africa, who coordinates over 28 African countries in the region.

"It is a smart revolution, intended for your smartphone and your home and rechargeable via all mobile money solutions," the Deputy GM Desire Olle said.

The Deputy General Manager of CAMTEL indicated that: "Blue Home" is four times faster than 4G internet; it is Wireless to the home as opposed to Fiber to the Home.”


Among Camtel's internet products, "Blue Home" is positioned as a very high-end product, with the particularities that the customer uses his modem at home or at the office, in which his subscription (LTE chip only in 242 or 243) is installed. Once the chip is configured in a defined area, it cannot work elsewhere.

According to the project Manager, Edmond Zama:"Blue Home" was designed for households, startups, small businesses, witth high speed, up to 10 Mbps, that consumers can watch TV content online in very high definition and download at a speed of less than ten minutes for a movie. You can also download as many movies and series as you want for a whole month."

"Blue Home" is also easy to recharge, no studies necessary, no installation work, once you give your zone, camtel agents configure your CPE and you connect it yourself at home,” he said.
Presenting Blue Home, the project manager, Edmond Zama said it is a WTTx (Wireless To The Home) which provides internet four times faster than the 4G with unlimited download.

He revealed that product comes to fill a gap in the market by providing services in homes, startups, small enterprises and shops with no installation needed to acquire the configuration.

A client just needs to install the sim in the modem and ready to go.

“The goal of this project (Blue Home) is to fill in the gaps. CAMTEL for a long time had been running a fibre product which is very good but sometimes can be costly and sometimes can take a lot of time to get to the customer. So the idea of the Blue Home was to fill in that gap, a solution that will quickly allow customers to come to the agency, pick up a box and get connected,” Edmond Zama said.

“We need to (also) remember that the connection is not the ADSL or DSL connection, it is a fibre-like experience. So it was that desire to try to match that experience with a very quick roll out capability and that is what we did,” he added
He added that when there is no longer internet, it is easy to buy credit on Switchn (mobile application) via OM and MoMo, then activate your Blue Home package on * 825 #, at anytime, anywhere.

On Tuesday, August 31, 2021 at Jamot's sales office in Yaoundé, the first customers of Blue Home indicated that: "Blue Home guarantees fiber optic speed, which is not offered at MTN Home" . The same source revealed that: ”At MTN Home, at the end of the quota, your speed drops to 256 Kbps maximum. At Blue Home, the speed drops to 1 Mbps (four times faster than at MTN ”.

As for the availability of Blue Home on the market, the Deputy General Manager of CAMTEL reassured that: “the team led by Mrs. Judith Yah Sunday, CAMTEL's GM, made all arrangements so that customers are served throughout the national territory at the same price of 60,000 Fcfa a wifi modem and freely afford Blue Home L ”.

In its deployment, Blue aims to be an all-in-one brand from 2022, 100% digital from 2023, content supplier from 2024 and data leader from 2025.

The Blue brand arrives at a time when the country is promoting “Made In Cameroon”, a period where there is an economic slowdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic in 2020, as the President of the Republic plans a rebound.

The Head of State, President Paul Biya has prescribed to government, a policy aimed at the structural transformation of the economy to reduce the deficit in the trade balance. 




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Back to School: Rehabilitation, Pedagogic Needs required in Schools



The era of the ongoing crisis has had over 1000 classrooms burnt to the ground, the latest being the Japanese school in Bali, other classrooms used as camps for separatists activities, with a good number of these institutions engulfed in grass.

Enrollment rate witnessed an increase in the 2020/2021 academic year, though within an ongoing armed conflict, the North West Region is still to fully get pupils and students back in the classrooms.


In it inline with clamouring for a smooth and effective Back to School for 2021/2022 academic year, that Northwest Regional Assembly invited stakeholders to brainstorm on the new academic year, finding ways to amend challenges faced by Teachers from different Institutions.

Education, a pearl to the Northwest region has been under attack since the start of the Anglophone crisis turned an armed conflict, untill recently that pupils and students brave the odds to answer present in classrooms to secure for themselves a better future.

The Regional Delegate of Basic Education, Wilfred Wambeng Ndong, gave statistics on the number of students that answered present last year, comparing the said Statistics with the year 2016. He added that "Just about 177 secondary schools of the 558 are operational in the North West Region."

"For basic Education, almost a 100,000 kids cannot be accounted for. Today, they're school dropouts."

The Delegate used the occasion to encourage educational stakeholders who answered present at the Northwest Regional Assembly, asking them to remain steadfast to the challenges faced in the region and serve their pupils and students.


For the confessional sector, the CBC Education secretary, Nyangaji Job decried the late payment of state subvention that delays the payment of salaries for teachers and the running of their schools.

Sema Valentine, Executive Secretary of the Cameroon Teachers Trade Union, CATTU, proposed that free text books, temporal suppression of fees, distribution of books can cause more children to regain lessons in the classroom.


Prof Fru Angwafo III sees Education as a heritage, asking all to protect it, adding that "education cannot be targeted in this 21st century."

"it is time our communities mobilise for school reopening across the region. The points that have been raised here will be adequately reviewed with the Commissioner for Education and as a people, we will ensure that school attendance is better this time around in the region" Prof Fru Angwafo, President of the NW Regional Assembly.

Kidnapping of teachers, students and school proprietors have been recurrent and these are challenges in course of school re-opening. 


Some teachers have not taught since 2016, yet schools are recruiting PTA paid teachers. The Regional Delegate of Secondary Education, Ngwang Roland,  said there will be massive redeployment of teachers to the schools in need.

Young people, Students have been encouraged to make good use of opportunities, to sharpen their skills, use their talents to empower themselves aside from the formal education recieved.



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Monday, August 30, 2021

MINJEC, Agricultural Institute Sign Partnership, Launch Back-to-School



A Signing ceremony has taken place in Banganté, a partnership agreement between MINJEC and the Higher Institute of Agricultural Techniques of Ombessa coupled with the launch of Operation "Back to School, with University Citizens and Patriots.


The Minister of Youth Affairs and Civic Education (MINJEC) set foot in Bangangté to chair the closing ceremony of the Citizen and Patriotic Holidays.

Team MINJEC visited a young beneficiary of the Special Youth Triennial Plan, Dipankeu Jules Roland who's activity attracted appraisal from the Minister, while Gaëtan Kouesseu, another  beneficiary of the Triennial Plan specialized in agric-food, also received a visit from MINJEC. 

Drink made from palm wine, soap made from cassava leaves, milk bread, all made from the raw material, from cassava, potatoes, cereals. In terms of training, the young beneficiary also supervises vulnerable young people and those abandoned by formal education. This is to prepare their socio-economic integration. 


For young people, it was a question of sensitizing their young peers on the values ​​of citizenship and civic values. "This ceremony is part of the intensification of the National Campaign for Civic Education and National Integration implemented by the ministerial department for which I am responsible, in collaboration with several other partner structures and administrations" declared Minister.

Mounouna Foutsou added that "the school holidays is an opportunity for groupings and mass movements of students during which acts of incivism, insecurity, violence and abuse of all kinds are often perpetrated by certain malicious people, whose consequences have an impact on peace and security".

In view of the prevailing health crisis and its consequences, the aforementioned gathering most times constitute risky situations, whose effects could considerably affect the health of young people as well as that of the population as a whole. 

It is with a view to combating the aforementioned scourges that the Ministry of Youth and Civic Education, in synergy with all the active forces of the nation, carried out awareness-raising actions for the population.

keeping respect of the barrier measures decreed by the Government, the consolidation of peace, the promotion of the values ​​of tolerance, solidarity, of volunteering, social inclusion and harmonious living together and this ceremony is a perfect illustration of this.


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MP Momo East Donates Day Old Chicks to Farming Groups in Constituency




Member of parliament for Momo East constituency, Hon Injoh Fongang Prudencia has carried out the second phase distribution of 5000 day old chicks to the population of Mbengwi.

On Saturday February 6th 2020 at the mbon motor park about 1000 of these chicks were distributed, as it was the first phase of the exercise, where shortage was observed from the hatchery in Bamenda, Northwest Region.

Many internally displaced persons women, youths and farming groups including the vulnerable showed up with beneficiaries disappointed given that the chicks were insufficient and their expectations weren't meet.


The donor called on all to remain optimistic and conscious for the second phase ans to match action with words the Mbengwi council hall was the point of convergence, as recently hundreds of these beneficiaries enmarked, showed up to take home their own share of the chicks and other items.


Amongst the things distributed were; over 3000 day old chicks to economically empower the population, a grass cutting machine to GBHS Mbengwi, another to the Mbembi council including a water pump to promote gardening in Mbengwi in the dry season, a generator to butchers and a cold store operators to serve as backup energy source in case of power failure.


An engine saw to Mbemi village, hoes cutlasses ,dig axes ,rain boots and cash prizes to some pupils and teachers that performed well in the just ended first school leaving certificate and common entrance examinations just to name these few.

Mr Ndang Walters is the alternate member of parliament for momo east constituency- Mbengwi, sitting in for Honorable Injoh Fongang Prudencia, he told the press;

"We have come to encourage the teachers for the job well done because we see that Momo division came first in the first school leaving certificate examinations and second in the common entrance."

According to him the pleasant results and the students themselves needed to be encouraged for their excellence and for upholding the intergrity of their community.

"You know with security challenges, its been difficult going through the hinterlands but as things would be normalizing we will have to penetrate in other villages so that they can profit from this gesture."


Before handing over the items proper, Kadiri Amadou the Second deputy mayor of the Mbengwi council appreciated the MP for her gesture while encouraging her to subsequently carry out such interventions in the surbobs in order to reach out to all her constituents;

'I want to thank the honorable member of parliament for Mbengwi Mme Fo'ngang Prudencia for this gesture, made for our municipality for the second time. I pray that we still have more things from our MP, that this distribution should not end at the level of Mbengwi but go into the interior villages like taiyi ,like njaitu".


The assistant Divisional officer for Mbengwi on his part saluted the move while assuring the donor that administration of Mbengwi is strongly behind her. He encouraged other politicians of the Sub division and Division to emulate such examples;

"It is a wonderful day we really thank our honorable member of parliament for this important gesture, she has proven that she is the right person at the right moment, we use this opportunity to also encourage the beneficiaries that the gifts here are for you and should be properly used."

"we encourage other givers or donors, calling on other politicians as well as other elites of this sub division to copy the example of our MP. The administration of Mbengwi sub division is very happy with her gesture during this difficult period."


It was a relatively smooth distribution exercise as Claudia, a beneficiary extended a vote of thanks to the MP, who doubles as the donor.

"We pray that God continues to guide her and keep her so that she would carry her works through and we promise to take care of what has been given to us and to carry on with activities of our lifes while helping our families and other people who have not benefited from it. "

Prior to these donation excercise honorable Injoh Fo'ngang Prudencia had also necessitated the disbursements of 51,400,000frs from the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Civic Education to some 58 youths in the Momo east constituency.

These youths were selected as beneficiaries of the Three year special youth plan instituted by the President of the Republic in 2015, to accelerate the socio-economic integration of young boys and girls between the ages of 15- 30.



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Strengthening Diplomatic Relations, through Telecommunications



The need to improve the telecommunications' system between Latin America and Africa and make Cameroon an important hub on the continent, will go futher to cement diplomatic relations between Cameroon and Brazil.

A diplomatic relationship existing for more than 50 years, is linked by several technical and commercial cooperation agreements. The most recent being the agreement to cover the major fiber-optic submarine cable system project that connects the port city of Kribi in Cameroon to the city of Fortaleza in Brazil.


This was the bone of contention on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean at Kribi, as CAMTEL's GM Judith Yah Sunday, within the framework of the visit of Her Excellency, Ambassador of Brazil to Cameroon, presented the “Kribi Cable Landing Station” as: a tangible or most visible fruit of the cooperation between Yaoundé and Brazil.

This resulting from a State visit to Brazil in August 2010 by the President of the Republic HE Paul BIYA, at the invitation of his counterpart, His Excellency Lula Da Silva.

The desire common to these two illustrious leaders, materialized on Friday 07 September 2018 , when the Cameroon became connected to Brazil by the cable under - marine in fiber optic called South Atlantic Inter Link( SAIL ), an infrastructure of the generation that revolutionized the ecosystem, digitalize the country and the continent .

The construction of SAIL, according to GM CAMTEL, "registered the process of development of infrastructure communications' electronic wide band and also their modernization, as desired and announced by the Head of the State of Cameroon."

"It is a matter of merging the National territory through Fiber Optics and open Internationally via the cables in - marine , with an ultimate goal to help all agents and Cameroonians, in the economic sector of the country, to enjoy quality Internet at lower cost and to revolutionize their daily.

CAMTEL's GM is proud of Cameroon Telecommunications' vision, clearly stowed on the dipole Customer Centricity and Change Management, aligned on the National strategy of development in the economy numerical range.

"CAMTEL is the only operator to grant national features of three 3 licenses; it allows operations in areas of Fixed, Mobile and Transportation."

The historical operator of electronic communications in Cameroon is a certified company, for the quality of service provided in relation to its Wholesale component, as on August 20, 2021, Camtel launched an identity : The Blue brand .

This extensive infrastructure which is the engine that makes Cameroon the digital hub from the Africa, allows room to provide unlimited, content on Multimedia, Video, Streaming , Cloud Computing, Telemedicine, Tele - education. All of these being the basis of the Digital economy, important in the policy of Government .

In the case of Mrs. Vivian Loss Sanmartin, Ambassador of the Federative Republic of Brazil, the cable SAIL - South Atlantic Interlink visiting the structure says "it is the very first cable connecting directly the African continent with the American continent for the transport of digital data to very high speed".

It has been designed and planned to be implementated by the Cameroon Government in partnership with Eximbank CHINA; for financing and the project to be executed HUAWEI MARINE TECHNOLOGY, specialized in the Construction of the equipment, its installation and the maintenance of cables under - marine.

This infrastructure is composed of four pairs of fiber optics with a capability of transmitting data over 6000 kilometers connecting cities Fortaleza Kribi at a speed of 32 Terabit per second and a latency of 56 milliseconds.

It is allowed to reduce the time of latency for the content digital transiting between the Africa and America, without passing by ' Europe as formerly ; which will improve the experience and quality in the use of these services by its customers .

The Kribi Cable Landing Station is the site of high invoice hosting the infrastructure land the cable SAIL side in Cameroon, with other cables under - marine as Nigeria to Cameroon Submarine Cable System ( NCSS ).

This infrastructure, gateways of international main linking between Cameroon and the world , contributes to the growth of volumes of more data exchange and mainly constitutes the reduction of cost on access to Internet with a call in price on capacity Internet as desired by the ' whole "ecosystem of digital" .



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Sunday, August 29, 2021

6th Edition of Citizen, Patriotic Holidays Operation In Banganté Closed by Youth Affairs Minister




Launched on July 6th 2021 across the National territory, the Minister of Youth Affairs and Civic Education has with satisfaction closed a Holiday Jamboree in Banganté dubbed "Citizen and Patriotic Holiday Operation"

"Remarks from this show that more than a million people have been made aware of civic and patriotic values. Many people have bee referred to vaccination points against Covid-19, more than 10,000 tree seedlings planted, over 12,000 awareness-raising materials distributed; emblems and copies of the National Anthem, as well as the participation of over 5,000 young people in volunteering activities, to name a few." Observed MINJEC

Delighted with the success of this 6th edition, Minister Mounouna Foutsou thanked ministerial departments who contributed to the success of the Jamboree. 

"This is the place for me to sincerely say thank you to my colleagues in Public Health, Environment, Nature Protection and Sustainable Development, Communication, Promotion of Women and the Family, Social Affairs, Urban Development and Housing, amongst others, to all people of good will who have had the initiative to accompany young people throughout this holidays which has now come to an end."

"However, we will not be satisfied with this assessment, as the expectations on the ground are so high. This shows how much additional efforts has been made, to be able to build the Exemplary Republic that the Head of State, HE Mr. Paul BIYA calls with all his wishes. ".

To holidaymakers and peer educators, MINJEC indicated that “You were made aware by your peers on the harmful effects linked to the abuse of alcohol, the consumption of drugs and other narcotics. We hope that the various raids by EMAPUR, Community Mediators, young people from youth movements and associations in the different neighborhoods have borne fruit."

"Although the operation is called Citizen and Patriotic Holidays, I want you to put in mind that these different values ​​that you learned during these moments, must accompany you all your life, because we are moving forward in the logic of forming an exemplary Republic constituted with young patriots who respect institutions and love the nation".

He asked educators not to hesitate to follow these young people, though a huge responsibility, he encouraged them to embrace "the noble profession".

MINJEC visited a young beneficiary of the Special Youth Plan, a Promoter of a garage following state funding, Jules Roland Dipankeu thanked the government for this gesture and called on young people to be patient while waiting for their projects to mature.

MINJECc continued visits to Bangangté in a technological innovation center by a young person who also benefited from the hall from you Three Year Special Youth Plan. 

Stephen Wouafo, biomedical engineer, produces respirators. Another beneficiary working in the manufacture of drinks, soap made from cassava leaves and milk bread made from raw materials (cassava, potatoes) collected on site.



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MINJEC in Foumbot: Youth Affairs Minister Applauds Youth Involvement, Outputs in Diverse Activities



Youth Affairs Minister, Monouna Foutso has made good observations on youth activities carried out in line with the Special Three-Year Plan for Young People, in Noun Subdivision.



The Minister of Youth and Civic Education (MINJEC) has visited some production clusters of young beneficiaries of Three Year Youth plan in Foumbot.

The Minister visited the corn production warehouses coupled with the production of avocado seedlings in the nursery. MINJEC observed that over a hundred of young avocado plants are ready for sale.

Bakary, promoter of the warehouse said, “I will thank the Ministry of Youth Affairs, who allowed me to move from 1 hectare to 20 hectares. This launch allowed me to continue in the training of street children that I created in 2015. I alone cannot develop this place, other young people like me who believe in this initiative can synergize efforts and we have the best outcome”.



The Minister, Mounouna Foutsou was moved by the opportunities the youths were taking and the outcome according to him was appealing.

“I am moved by all these success stories that I have been visiting in the Western region in general and particularly here in Foumbot. I believe that Cameroonian youth have many opportunities, particularly in the agricultural sector".

"As these young people have written on their t-shirts-the land does not deceive, these young people have seized these opportunities to integrate harmoniously into the value chain so as to promote products made in Cameroon." MINJEC

The Special Youth Triennial Plan was instructed on February 10, 2016 by Paul BIYA, President of the Republic, during his address to youths. It constitutes an overall short-term strategic framework around government and non-government programs dedicated to the supervision and support of young people, in order to improve their integration into productive society and their contribution to inclusive national growth.

In its component under the Ministry of Youth and Civic Education (MINJEC), this plan aims to intensify civic education, social and economic integration of young people through their mobilization, Entrepreneurial skills and civic training; through which they will gain theeir employment or installation in production units and services.



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Foumbot Recieves Youth Affairs Minister, MINJEC Applauds Youth Involvement and Output in Diverse Activities



Youth Affairs Minister, Monouna Foutso has made good observations on youth activities carried out in line with the Special Three-Year Plan for Young People, in Noun Subdivision.



The Minister of Youth and Civic Education (MINJEC) has visited some production clusters of young beneficiaries of Three Year Youth plan in Foumbot.

The Minister visited the corn production warehouses coupled with the production of avocado seedlings in the nursery. MINJEC observed that over a hundred of young avocado plants are ready for sale.

Bakary, promoter of the warehouse said, “I will thank the Ministry of Youth Affairs, who allowed me to move from 1 hectare to 20 hectares. This launch allowed me to continue in the training of street children that I created in 2015. I alone cannot develop this place, other young people like me who believe in this initiative can synergize efforts and we have the best outcome”.



The Minister, Mounouna Foutsou was moved by the opportunities the youths were taking and the outcome according to him was appealing.

“I am moved by all these success stories that I have been visiting in the Western region in general and particularly here in Foumbot. I believe that Cameroonian youth have many opportunities, particularly in the agricultural sector".

"As these young people have written on their t-shirts-the land does not deceive, these young people have seized these opportunities to integrate harmoniously into the value chain so as to promote products made in Cameroon." MINJEC

The Special Youth Triennial Plan was instructed on February 10, 2016 by Paul BIYA, President of the Republic, during his address to youths. It constitutes an overall short-term strategic framework around government and non-government programs dedicated to the supervision and support of young people, in order to improve their integration into productive society and their contribution to inclusive national growth.

In its component under the Ministry of Youth and Civic Education (MINJEC), this plan aims to intensify civic education, social and economic integration of young people through their mobilization, Entrepreneurial skills and civic training; through which they will gain theeir employment or installation in production units and services.



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Youth Affairs Minister Consults with Young People



After his visit to the main prison of Dchang, the Minister of Youth and Civic Education (MINJEC) proceeded to a consultation with the young people of Mifi Subdivision, to put in place the youth production clusters for those benefitng from the Special Three-Year Youth Plan.

MINJEC gave room for a briefing, a question and answer session which revealed the focus on the Triennial Youth Plan and about Youth Municipal Councils. The Minister responded that; "it is necessary to know that it is an educational project for citizen and voluntary participation in local development, and in the process of decentralization."

Emphasizing that "it is also a mentoring process; senior advisers will mentor the young advisers so that when the time comes they can take over more easily. "

The subject on the continuity of the Special Youth Plan after the three years as announced. For MINJEC, "the Head of State said in his speech in February 2021 that all these programs must continue because it is the only solution to youth unemployment".

Specifications of a young deputy was also highlighted, as MINJEC explained “the young deputy is next to the Nation in his/her constituency, most especially to learn what is done in parliament. " 

These exchanges helped these youths have a better understanding of the Three-Year special Youth plan and to understand what is expected of them, when taking leadership.


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Friday, August 27, 2021

Youth Affairs Minister Visits West Region, Supports Youths In Prison



During a working visit of the Minister of Youth and Civic Education (MINJEC) in the Western Region, the delegation will deliver support to young people in the main prison of Dschang, creating clusters of young beneficiaries of the Region's Special Three-Year Youth Plan and presided over the closing of the operation of “Citizen and Patriotic Holidays without COVID-19” in Banganté.

The Mounouna Foutsou during his stay between August 27th and 28th 2021, will also be discussing with young leaders of associations and youth movements in the said region, to know their challenges in the different sectors and finding best ways to assist them.



He made his first stop in Dschang, where constituted bodies of Menoua, recieved the Ministerial Delegation. MINJEC visited the main prison of Dschang under the leadership of its manager, Albert Ayang Haissala.



On behalf of the establishment for which he is responsible, the latter extended a warm welcome to the Minister. Built in 1927, the prison he manages keeps over 287 inmates. According to the prison administrator: "Idleness and the absence of narcotics increasingly motivate inmates to attempt mass escapes on a recurring basis."



The manager saluted contributions of all heads in the supervision of prisoners, and the efforts made for their later reintegration into society, acknowledging the contribution of the Dschang Multifunctional Youth Promotion Center.

Albert Ayang Haissala expressed the wish to see: ”installed and equipped within the penitentiary for which he is responsible, workshops for the training of young people in small trades”.
"The hope of the young people here is to have an improved prison life after your passage Mr. Minister".


For Robert Ewa, spokesperson for the detainees, it is thanks MINJEC that these requests can be expressed; pleaded for the improvement in the conditions of detainees in prison, the facilitation of the disposal of the products manufactured by them.


Some young former residents of Dschang told their stories; from their stay to their reintegration, and how 2 of them created income-generating activities, the youngest being 17 years old now employed in local administration.

Minister Mounouna Foutsou reassured the manager about the existing government solidarity between MINJUSTICE and MINJEC. Adding that, initiatives will follow in order to provide favorable responses to the many problems faced by prisoners. In this regard, Mounouna Foutsou announced the creation of a cluster within the main prison of Dschang.


In order to facilitate the sale of their products, MINJEC announced for beneficiaries the creation of a Digital Youth Service Center unit which will be connected to the national network.

"I hope that when you come out you will be role models for other kids. This is why I am asking my collaborators here to create a mobile team for popular urban and rural animation" declared MINJEC.



MINJEC's visit in Dchang realized donations made to young inmates, who lived in difficulty while in the prison.


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Thursday, August 26, 2021

"It's time for Cleansing, Return to Fondoms" President NW House of Chiefs


President NW House of Chiefs

Northwest traditional rulers have been cautioned by the President-House of Chiefs, His Royal Majesty Fon Yakum Kevin Teuvih, to return to their Fondoms and begin preparations for cleansing, while galvanizing for the return and normalcy in the region.

Traditional rulers in Conclave

These consultations brought Fons of the Northwest together to examine challenges faced in the different fondoms across the region, having a common goal to find solutions to the bigger problem faced in the region.



"Customs and traditions have been desecrated and in the days head, there will be need to do general cleansing. So there is need for the Fons to go back to their fondoms, this move will boost confidence in the local population and be a positive push prior to school reopening", President Northwest House of Chiefs.

Holding at the Regional Assembly, Upstation Bamenda, all traditional rulers were urged to take the commitment and ensure that their people who have been displaced in the course of the crisis, return to their place of origin. According to the President the return of traditional rulers in their respective villages will be a huge motivation.

"September is fast approaching there is a need for all of us to campaign for back to school in a grand style within the Northwest region" His Royal Majesty Fon Yakum Kevin .

Delegates, Reasource persons during Consultations

RD MINDEVEL during his presentation

A series of presentations were carried out to give Traditional rulers an insight of what decentralization is all about by the NW Regional Delegate, MINDEVEL, Mbah Mbole. "Cameroon has taken a new dimension and constitution of 1996, with the existence of Decentralization and the law of 2019 introducing a special status being a deliberative organ which has a bi-camaral nature, composed of 20 members", which he explained.

Concerning the traditional chieftaincy by Fabien Nkenfack, who spoke on the historical background of chieftaincy and what it constitutes, how it is classified; first,second and third class. Explaining further how much each of this class are being paid.

"As a chief its either you choose to have a job and the Government won’t pay you or your being payed by Government as a Fon. You have to choose one, each Fon is classified depending on the significance".

Knowledge on access to Land and the role of traditional rulers was explained by Nicolas Ngalla said "Fons don’t have to sell land because all lands are Government properties and Fons are just care takers not the owners, even the land which their palace is build on isn’t owned by them". With this affirmation, he sensitize traditional rulers on the management of land in Cameroon.

The Regional Delegate of Secondary Education Northwest, Ngwang Roland gave statistics on the previous school years, stating that here has been great improvement and appealed that Traditional rulers"shouldn't give up, relent efforts or allow fear overcome the will power, urging them to do all for the recovery of schools, especially in the villages".

The civil status registrar in her presentation pleads with parents to make their children’s birth certificates, stating that "Over 50 000 pupils went to school for 2020/2021 academic year without birth certificates"


These Consultations with traditional rulers from the 7 Divisions, taking turns at the house of chiefs Division by Division, were made to understand that their presence in the palaces, will cause many things to fall in place, else many will continue to "lick their wounds and stay in fear", while the future for the Northwest region remains bleak.



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