Youth Affairs minister lays first stone in Tiko municipality

The Minister of Youth and Civic Education, Mounouna Foutsou, proceeded on July 21, to lay the first stone for the construction of the Multifunctional Center for the Promotion of Youth in Tiko.

It was on the occasion of the activities to set up the Youth Municipal Council of the municipality of Tiko, that  MINJEC simultaneously proceeded to lay the first stone for the construction of the Multifunctional Center.

He was accompanied for this activity by the local Mayor Chief Peter Ikome Mesoso, the project owner in the person of HRH Chief Mbollo Ndedi Yves Patrice, council development officer in charge of the construction of the building. 

He presented the detailed construction document for the said building. It is indeed a complete building with all the necessary amenities, namely: toilets, waiting rooms, party rooms, etc. It is spread over a useful area of ​​339.71 m2.

The support initiative for Decentralized Territorial Communities within the framework of the establishment of Youth Municipal Councils is for the Ministry of Youth and Civic Education (Minjec), a framework for organizing and leading the voluntary citizen participation in local development. 

Indeed, through the Youth Municipal Councils (CMJ), young people benefit from an unprecedented opportunity to immerse themselves in the management of local public affairs, in a national context marked by the acceleration of the decentralization process. 

This is an approach that aims to involve young people in public affairs through an initiatory and formative stay, having the value of an internship and in a voluntary approach, sponsored and accompanied, but also interactive, within the Councils Municipal.

The Youth Municipal Councils are mechanisms for the mobilization, reception, supervision and action of young people aged 15 to 34. These young people voluntarily undertake a year-long initiatory course with a Municipality, in order to give their time, contribute and acquire or enhance knowledge and skills in public action. 

The CMJs are set up on the basis of the General Code of Territorial Communities. They are full of institutional features; educational; of voluntary and ethical participation.

It is therefore strong of all the above, that the Minister of Youth and Civic Education, Mounouna Foutsou chaired at the village hall of Tiko, the closing ceremony of the training workshop for Youth Municipal Councilors and their official Installation in Tiko in the presence of the Mayor of this Commune Chief Peter Ikome Mesoso. 

The establishment of this Youth Municipal Council in Tiko aims to promote the voluntary and civic participation of young people in local development. During this ceremony, 41 Young Municipal Councilors, all called to serve with loyalty, dedication and enthusiasm alongside their mayor, individually received symbolic buttons as a sign of their entry into office. 

After taking office, the newly elected members took an oath of ethical and deontological commitment. Through this joint declaration, they undertake, among other things, to respect the law, to avoid any involvement in religious and political debates and many other obstacles that would prevent them from serving the municipality. 

Minister Mounouna Foutsou also officially submitted the action plan for immediate implementation. The action plan is a document jointly established by the Minister of Youth and Civic Education and the Town Hall of Mutengene. It includes all the actions to be carried out during the term of office which is spread over one year.

As a reminder, the CMJ has a mission of representativeness because it relays the concerns and proposals of young people through a good representativeness of its actors and a mission of relation and communication in that it promotes inter and intra-generational dialogue while by improving information for young people. 

By Ndefru Melanie

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