At Mother's Funeral, Paul Atanga Nji urges Christians to bury hatchet, follow peace




Paul Atanga Nji at mother's funeral 

Cameroon's Minister of Territorial Administration has urge Christians and mourners to follow the pathway to peace and bury their problems in sleep.

Paul Atanga Nji was speaking at the Metropolitan Cathedral Big Mankon as hundreds of mourners gathered to bid farewell to his mother, Mami Marceline Neza Ndifor who departed on the 24th July 2022.

Talking on the Life of his mother, Minister Atanga said; "My father lived above a 100 years, my mother died almost at a hundred because they did not sleep with problems. Learn to free your minds and ensure that you do not wake up on Tuesday with the problems of Monday." Atanga Nji told the mourners.

The mortal remains of late Mama Marceline Atanga 

In his homily, the Bishop of the Diocese of Buea, His Lordship Michael Bibi reminded the mourners of the simple lifestyle of Mami Atanga and called on them to emulate the lifestyle of the dedicate Christian who did not relent to feed the masses, donated severally to orphanages as well fed mad people in the streets of Bamenda.

The peaceful Mami Atanga as has been described by her children was an epitome of beauty, winning several pageants in the 1950s. A feat Paul Atanga Nji reminded young Christians to emulate responsible dressing habits and stop emulating from the social media.

Archbishop Nkea with a college of Bishops 

In his farewell message to the family, Archbishop Andrew Nkea called on the children to remain united and forge together as a unit even in the midst of disagreements. He also called on them to continue implementing the works left behind by their parents in fostering the growth of the Catholic church.

The Archbishop further requested that the Minister be clad with the regalia of the Catholic Mens Association. This as Paul Atanga Nji graduated decades back as a mass boy.


Mami Marceline Neza Ndifor Epse Atanga was born in 1926 in Akum. At 96, she is survived by 7 children, 16 grand children and 7 great grand children.

In her 70 years in marriage, she and Pa Atanga build the famous Highland Hotel in Bamenda as well as several bell towers that extended to the Dioceses of Garoua.

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