Bamenda I Council Adopts Council Development Plan, prioritises Education going forward

The Bamenda I council Board

Councilors of the Bamenda I council have saluted the efforts of the Mayor, Mbigha Felix who has carried out transformational development with the council area just a year at the helm of the council.

In its Administrative and Management Accounts session for 2020, the councilors appreciated the end to hostilities around the council Municipality but frowned at the fact that ghost towns continue to hamper the smooth flow of economic activities in the subdivision. A measure the Mayor says will be tackled henceforth 

"Schools will be cleaned on mondays as well as sensitisation of the population will be done to ensure a smooth return to economic activities as well as a a smooth start to the next academic year" Mayor Mbigha Felix

Mayor Mbigha Felix 

The council ran on a budget of 401 million in 2020, recording expenses at 380 million with a positive brought forward of 41.3 million. The Bamenda I council executive raised 144 million in 2020 more than in 2019. A move the SDO of Mezam greeted though challenging the executive to look for more income generating activities.

In over a year in office, the council and its Mayor has been able to win the Cameroon Heroes award alongside North West Governor, two literal awards sponsored by the council support fund for mutual assistance, FEICOM. This saw two pupils from St Bridget and GS Up station finish as overall best in writing about their dream job and the fight against COVID-19. Mayor Mbigha notes that it's because of the safe nature of the Municipality that has seen pupils and students study in calm and serenity.

Roads and bridges have been extended to far off localities from the urban Centre of the council. The Mayor hopes to do better in 2021as the councilors gave their okay to the council development plan. This will give the council the go ahead to engage with local and forien partners for the development of the subdivision. The Bamendankwe market was also made fully operational though not at full capacity.

Pupils of Bamenda I receives FEICOM Prizes 

The council was able to clear makeshift structures around the Governor's junction and custom junction. To ease the processing of files with documentation items, the council is embarking on a build-operate and transfer with a construction firm to help salvage the situation.

Holding its Administrative and Management Accounts session in May, generally because of lack of liquidity, the Mayor pleads with the powers that be, to increase subsidies to the council that harbours mainly the administration and residential sites with little income generating activities.

By the observer

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