Intended in all certainty to paint the picture of business as usual, 18 newly appointed Regional Delegates to the Northwest Region were December 29, 2017 effectively commissioned into their functions. They were installed by Governor Adolf Lele l’Afrique at the Bamenda Congress Hall.
Addressing the commissioned functionaries, Governor Lele l’Afrique cautioned them to render selfless services to the public void of personal interests while ensuring that they give maximum respect to national symbols.
A total of 20 regional delegates and those ranking as such were appointed but only 18 have been officially installed. This situation stems from the fact that one of the delegates had gone for a well-deserved retirement by the time of his installation while the other is serving in a similar function in the Southwest Region.
The newly installed delegates are expected to manage their offices amidst the current crises plaguing the region, especially, Public Health Delegate who is expected to curb the influx and sale of contraband and expiring medicines in pharmacies while Public Works Delegate is expected to see into the execution of public contracts on major roads in the region.
The 18 Northwest regional delegates comprising three women and 15 men saw Olinga Bingonga Parfait, as new Regional Delegate of Arts and Culture, Metoh Mbah Joakim for Agriculture and Rural Development, Foo Ngang née Injoh Prodencia Awa – Employment and Vocational Training, Apah Itor Johnson – Secondary Education, Mandong Isaac Noé – Customs, Christian Manga-Bell – Forestry and Wildlife, Bochu Johnson Kalu – Delegate of Mines, Industry & Technological Development, Wulijungwi Nathan Ntanen – Small & Medium-sized Enterprises, Social Economy and Handicrafts, Tsombou François – Posts and Telecommunications, Wirba Asan Litinyuy – Women’s Empowerment and the Family, Bame Irene Bongsiysi – Scientific Research and Innovation, Kingsley Che Soh – Public Health, Aliyou Mal Ibrahim – Labour and Social Security, Forsuh Wilfred Jing- Public Works, Fotue Njomou Sébastien – National Institute of Statistics, Theresia Bi Fon – Director CENAJES Bamenda and Kimbi Tashing Ngwang – Coordinator of Regional Handicraft Village.
By Jean Marie Ngong