At Bafut Cultural Festival in Yaounde, Elite raise funds to speed Development

 





The Bafut community in Yaounde have organized the Bafut Manjong to showcase the culture of the Bafut people and also raise funds to carryout some development projects and ensure that schools are effective, provide pipe borne water, electricity and the maintenance of farm to market roads among other projects.

The festival was authorised to take place in Yaounde by the Paramount Fon of Bafut, His Majesty Fon Aboumbi II. The first to be held since 2016.

Speaking at the event, the Mayor of Bafut, Ngwakongoh Lawrence saluted all who were present and noted that the development of Bafut is a collective responsibility. While launching the fundraising with the sum of 300,000 Frs, Mayor Ngwakongoh saluted the efforts of all those who had answered present at the event. 

Conspicuous amongst them was the Honourable Agho Oliver, Member of Parliament for Bafut/Tubah constituency. 

While supporting the development projects, Agho Oliver donated the sum of one million Francs. He was supported by Ministers Paul Atanga Nji of Territorial Administration who handed an envelope of 300,000 Frs, Paul Ghogomu of Special Duties at the Presidency with 300,000 Frs and Felix Mbayu of the Commonwealth with 100,000 Frs.




According to the Member of parliament, a people without a culture are no people at all. "Development is our thing. We cannot allow others to come from elsewhere and support development in this constituency more than us"

One of the indigenes of Bafut appreciated the MP. In his words he notes that the MP has been at the forefront of development like the support to PSS Bafut, support to patients and supporting the poor and underprivileged.

Others supported the initiative like the former MP for Bafut/Tubah, Fusi Naamukong Wilfred who handed an envelope of 100,000 francs while the SDF National  chair, Nji John Fru Ndi gave the sum 150,000 francs.

Dr Ajambang Walter

Dr Ajambang Walter, Chief of centre for IRAD Bambui and leading political figure in Bafut duffed 250,000 francs.

They was total jubilation as most of the earmarked projects will be executed in 2023.

The organisation of the event was led by Madam Megan Jacqueline, Inspector General of Services at the Ministry of the Public Service and Administrative Reforms.

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Ndi Tsembom Elvis

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