CAMASEJ, Local Youth Corner signs Win-Win Partnership

After signing of strategic partnership. Achaleke Christian (L), Jude Viban (R)

The National Office of the Cameroon Association of English-speaking Journalists in Cameroon(CAMASEJ) has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with Local Youth Corner(LOYOC) intended to foster sustainable development in the country.

The MoU signed today January 29th in the nation's capital Yaounde, will last for four years with a possibility of a renewal.

The Memorandum of Understanding requires both parties to work tirelessly in achieving peace and prosperity in Cameroon via staff exchanges, project design and implementation.

Speaking at the signing, CAMASEJ national president Jude Viban described the partnership as "Momentous".

"This is Momentous, and we think this is the way to go. It is important to build bridges with partners who share our vision and who can help us attain our main objectives - improve the professionalism of our members" he said

Achaleke Christian Leke, director of LOYOC at the signing express believe that the signing will go a long way to drive growth for both organisations.

" The media community remains a critical partner in sustaining peace. We feel this MoU is a huge step for the peace-building community in Cameroon".

He described the organisation's working together with CAMASEJ as "Historic", one that will serve as a platform to amplify peace ans sustainable development in cameroon. My team and I will spare no effort to make this transformative" he added

While both parties are expected to generate no income from the MoU, it is important to indicate that this marks another mile stone in the life of CAMASEJ, whose president executives bagged home another mandate, with promises to use the structure in advocating for peace and development.

Local Youth Corner Cameroon is a youth-led non profit and non governmental organization created in 2002 to respond to the increase in the socio-political and economic challenges facing young people amongst which include; unemployment, bad governance, gender based violence to name but these.

The Cameroon Association of English-speaking Journalists (CAMASEJ), on the other hand almost needs no introduction.

Created in 1992, it has maintained a culture of bringing together  journalists practicing in Cameroon, essentially in english.

It aims at building a strong network that can help journalists improve on their trade, and protect them whenever and wherever need be.

The association develops and implement projects to better the well-being and productivity ofuts members and journalists across Cameroon. 

The project like every other CAMASEJ projects will be run by independent experts who are recruited with competence in project and financial management, monitoring and evaluation as well as operations. 

Culled from MNEWS 237

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