Bamenda II councillors Trained

Chenwi Peter, Mayor Bamenda II

The February 9 Municipal elections in Cameroon saw the Cameroon People's Democratic Movement (CPDM) win 33 of the 34 council areas in the North West Region

The Victory means the party in power was managing some councils for the very first time

Created in 2007, the Bamenda II council has been under the control of the SDF ( Social Democratic Front) since inception. The tides changed on February 9 when the CPDM won the council for the first time

Cross section of the council board

To ensure that everyone understood his/her obligations, the Mayor of Bamenda II subdivisional council, Chenwi Peter, organised a one day workshop to edify the councillors and council executive on their roles and obligations

"Some of the councillors came into the list without knowing what it means to be a councillor. We are facing an intelligent population, so we need to be apt mentally" the Mayor highlighted

Jude Waindim

The workshop was facilitated by Jude Waindim, former Secretary General of the Bamenda City council

"The new code governing councils warrants that when newly elected individuals take up a seat, they should be trained"

"Most of the councillors are new to Council Management and business and they was this need to help them understand the decentralisation law, their roles and attributes"

The workshop according to the Mayor and his deputies has made clarifications on what the deliberative organ can and cannot do. This they say will stop unnecessary conflict between the councillors and the council executive


Ndi Tsembom Elvis

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