MIDENO Landmark Achievements in 2022

Management staff of MIDENO

The North West Development Authority, MIDENO has reached an agreement with the World Bank to combat the impact of food crisis in the North West Region.

This was revealed to journalists during a press conference organised by the General Manager of MIDENO at the Epic Event Centre on Friday 23rd December 2022.

The project will greatly add to the enormous work MIDENO has done in 2022 to fight against food shortage in the North West at a time when food prices are surging.

In 2022, the authority distributed 20.45 tons of Maize seeds to be cultivated on a total land surface of 1,025 hectares and if properly harnessed, the resultant effect was to harvest 2562.5 tons of Maize in the region in the course of the year.

The authority also distributed improved potatoes seedlings and cassava cuttings.

Cross section of Journalists 

MIDENO, according to its Director General, Cletus Anye Matoyah will continue its sensitisation and encouragement of farmers so the region doesn't suffer any food crisis in future.

The region plagued by insecurity has seen part of MIDENO's scope reduced in some parts of the region that has witnessed a massive outflow of the youth that constitutes the workforce. This has limited the working space though the authority is increasing its presence in safer zones.

The Director of Technical services, Ndeh Emmanuel notes that MIDENO did incredibly well in the area of road infrastructure. 

The road leading to the Gas plant at Bangshe in Bamendakwe was opened covering a distance of 3.5KM. Also, in partnership with the Ministry of Public Works, MIDENO is currently opening the Galim, Bamemyam, Awing, Bamenda road covering a total of 41.6KM. 

The project with a budget of 1.1 billion will see MIDENO provide equipment and personnel to the tune of 550 million francs while the public works ministry will cover the rest.

Ndula Lawrence, staff representative 

While appreciating the efforts of the Management of the Authority, the staff representative, Ndula Lawrence called on Management to affix the 27 labour medals approved by the Minister of Labour and social security on them.

A request Cletus Anye Matoyah says will be done in 2023. He notes that "it is not just a matter of receiving medals they should be a corresponding increase on their salaries. That will be done in 2023." The GM told the press.

Family allowances are being paid to the staff while those on retirement receive their dues on a regular basis.

MIDENO has seen a successful 2022 but not without hitches. Hitches which the Director of Administration and Finance, Bawe Ndi Ernest says comes mostly from the late disbursement of subvention. Subvention which are also insufficient to a carryon the mission of the authority.

The North West Development Authority was created in 1981 to drive the development of the North West in agriculture and livestock.

For the last four years, Cletus Anye Matoyah has been the pilot of the authority, ensuring that more and more farmers and more communities continue to benefit.


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