Mgr George Nkuo celebrates Ruby Jubilee, prescribes reconciliation to end crisis

Bishop Nkuo with a college of Bishops

The Bishop of Kumbo, His Lordship George Nkuo has celebrated his 40th anniversary since his ordination into the sacred ministry of priesthood.

In a mass celebrated on Friday May 7th in Kumbo, the Archbishop of Bamenda, Andrew Nkea in a homily titled, The Gospel of the good shepherd, praised the Bishop for being a good shepherd who has not abandoned his sheep despite the turbulent waters brought about by the anglophone crisis and the COVID-19 pandemic.

His Grace Andrew Nkea noted that the word 40 is mentioned 146 times in the Bible and symbolises test, faithfulness and maturity. While saluting Bishop Nkuo who was described at his ordination at Small Soppo in Buea as a Man of unshakeable and steady faith by Bishop Pius Suh Awa, the pastor of the day called on him to remain steady, trusting in God as his pastoral Ministry has just begun. 

NW Administration and a college of Bishops 

George Nkuo was ordained priest on the 26th April 1981 and is the second batch of priests trained at the present day St Thomas Aquinas Major seminary in Bambui. 

Born on the 28th January 1953 in Njinikom, Bishop George Nkuo served in the Diocese of Buea for 25 years. In 2006 he was appointed second residential Bishop of Kumbo. 

Arcbishop Andrew Nkea, Minister of the day

In his 15 year stay, he has seen an increase in the number of priests from 66 to 108, creation of many parishes and deaneries. 

The jubilee celebrations were not void of interruptions from separatist fighters. Gunshots erupted in Kumbo sending Christians to the floor at the St Augustine College in Nso. 

The exchange between the military and separatist fighters lasted throughout the event. 

Christians went to the floor as the gunshots erupted 

Mgr George Nkuo called on the warring parties to reconcile with each other

"We must be able to face the truth as it is, look at each other and say this is my brother and this my sister. We must be ready to say I'm sorry and reconcile."

Governor Lele LAfrique 

The representative of the Head of state, NW Governor Adolphe Lele LAfrique was not indifferent to the gunshots that erupted in Kumbo and says the Government is determined to bring peace

"The Government is determined to bring long-lasting peace to this Division and the region. No stone will be left unturned to bring peace here in Kumbo. The pacification of the administration that started a long time ago will be increased to arrest the situation"

Bishop Gorge Nkuo celebrated his 40th Anniversary alongside his classmate, Father Isidore Lafong in the presence of Father Michael Kitang, another mate. 


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