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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Leaders Summit on Refugees: This Is What President Paul Biya Told the World

 Statement by H.E. Paul Biya at the Leaders Summit on Refugees, held on September 20, 2016 under the initiative of President Barack Obama on the sidelines of the 71st Session of the UN General Assembly.

The President of the United States of America,
Distinguished Heads of State and Government,
The Secretary-General of the United Nations,
Ladies and Gentlemen,
Permit me, first and foremost, to add my voice to those of previous speakers to thank President Barack Obama and Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, for their welcome initiative to convene this summit.
The refugee issue, as we all know, is one of the major challenges of our century. I will spare you the statistics which have already been mentioned here, and which show that the problem is serious. Given the magnitude of this human tragedy which pricks our collective conscience, we have a historic responsibility, namely to take action. My   country will not shirk that responsibility.
Ladies and Gentlemen,
True to its tradition of hospitality and solidarity, and by virtue of its stability, Cameroon is a haven for people seeking peace and safe refuge.
To date, my country hosts more than 350 000 refugees of different nationalities. To cope with this influx, my Government has taken measures to provide decent living conditions for them. In recent years, refugee camps have been set up in collaboration with the UNHCR to settle Nigerian refugees fleeing the atrocities of the Boko Haram sect, and those from the Central African Republic faced with political instability. Minawao Camp alone, for instance, hosts over 80 000 Nigerian refugees.
At these reception sites, the refugees enjoy basic social services provided by the Cameroon Government, friendly countries, the UNHCR and humanitarian organizations. Facilities are offered, particularly in education, at all levels.
Healthwise, the Cameroon Government recently signed a framework agreement with the UNHCR to jointly provide care to refugees in our local hospitals.
Regarding protection, measures have been taken to issue secured identity cards to persons eligible for refugee status.
Despite the huge financial impact of implementing these measures, we will continue with and increase our assistance to refugees and hundreds of thousands of displaced persons in Cameroon’s Far-North Region, who are also fleeing the atrocities of the Boko Haram terrorist organization. 
At this juncture, I would like to appeal for increased international community support to countries, which like Cameroon, are hosting hundreds of thousands of refugees on their territories.
Also, let me draw the attention of the distinguished personalities here present to the situation of some areas of my country which are ravaged by terrorism, and where reconstruction will require substantial resources. Such is the price to pay for the resettlement of the affected people.
I would like to conclude with acknowledgements.
My very sincere thanks go to all friendly countries for their constant support to our fight against terrorism.
We thank them as well as International organizations and civil society. We particularly appreciate their support for our determination to provide to persons in distress, dignified reception and living conditions, and to their children, access to education.  
Thank you.








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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Looking Glass: Dr. Nick Ngwanyam Advocates for a “Born Again" CPDM in North West (A-Must Read)



Born Again" CPDM; HOW TO GROW THE NEW CPDM
HOW TO GROW THE NEW CPDM ; 3rd September 2016

Speech delivered by Dr. Nick Ngwanyam on the occasion of the Joint Grand Section Conference Mezam 1B.

Theme: Renewed Political Vitality towards a Ground Breaking Trust of the CPDM in Meza 1B.

Dr. Nick Ngwanyam
Every living thing or system is characterized by growth. When this is absent, death sets in. If we keep on doing the same thing every day and keep on hoping for a good out-come, we will get challenging surprises. 
To grow, we must come up with new ideas, new approaches and new strategies or we will eventually be stagnant. Things that worked yesterday with the cultural, economic and social climate of yesterday would not work today as we are in the android season and our youths have no skills and no jobs with a weak industrial fabric.
We are in the internet season, the computer age and the youths who are in the majority have different problems, different dreams, aspirations and passions and they expect different outcomes for now and their tomorrow. They need to earn a living, they need security and they need to feel safe. They want to marry and raise families. We must be sensitive to their concerns.
Those of us who are here, militants at the base and the top bracket, men and women have our private agendas and expectations from the CPDM and the nation at large. We want money in our pockets, we want to sing a new song, we want our circumstances to change for the better. However, we fail to realize that we are the architects of our own outcomes, what we sow is what we reap.
The economics, the development trajectory for communities and persons, the social climate, the job orientations, the agriculture, industrial fabric and entertainment must change. Since we are what we think, our thinking patterns must change for the better.
It is imperative for our great party to follow this trend here in Bamenda, this Region and the whole nation. This is what the new CPDM is all about; doing things differently with a different mindset so that we can get different results. It is about supporting everyone in the party to grow so that collectively we can grow, help the nation and also help our President H.E. Paul Biya.
We have brought our beloved country Cameroon this far; let us now all change for the better and do things with a spirit of excellence in the interest of common good and the ‘Fear of God’.
Are you a farmer? Have you been putting manure and fertilizers to your crops? The Fear of God is the fertilizer of our lives and all of the human endeavors. No God, No growth. Did I hear you say that there is no God in Politics?
Why do we pray when we start our meetings? Are we not supposed to be good Christians and Muslims? Are there areas of our lives from which God is excluded? Is that why we tell so many lies and blackmail each other for positions and wealth? Is that why contractors and some people put in authority of the common good are so crafty and fail to deliver?
Greed and selfishness is what is killing all of us. We need a new mind set to be able to grow as a new party after the reorganization. We cannot reorganize and function with the old ways. You cannot put new wine in old wine skins.
In 1985, the CPDM was born in Bamenda. Today the 3rd of September, Bamenda and the North West still leads the nation in this new rebirth of the CPPDM which I have called the ‘Born Again’ CPDM. This so because of the new mind set of doing business which we shall sell to all the CPDM in the nation, our government and other parties who care to know what makes us grow.
We understand that the real support to H.E. President Paul Biya is not only the motion of support we shall send. Ask the President himself and he will tell you that he needs more than words and feelings from us. He wants our doing in excellence. This honors him, his vision and his name and grows the country and the party.
 A couple of months ago, he got four volumes of motions of support and he will continue to get more. Yet the President is looking for something that we are not giving him. He is looking for something more precious from all of us that goes beyond lip service.
The people, the ministers and directors locked up in Kondengui are there because they deceived the President with motions of support. While he thought they were friends and that they were genuine, they were running down the nation and sowing seeds of social strife, poverty and depleting the state coffers.
 They failed to do the jobs put at their disposal with the means available for the sake of or youths and the nation. They thought more of themselves than of common good. They lacked the spirit of excellence and love for mankind in their hearts. That is their crime.
When we fail to do the work that the President has given us, we are tarnishing him slowly. We are putting in place road blocks for the youth and the nation. We are killing the economy and everything else that depends on it. The money meant for the Metta Quarters road has not been used effectively to repair the road. The execution by our reckoning is poor.  The 8 billion frs for the New Road from Amour Mezam to Army Camp Station was spent and a very bad road put in place.
There is some tar that is put in town now and it gives way in two weeks. That is how we collectively destroy the President and the nation and we blindfold him with party uniforms, a support march and a motion of support.
If we want to support the nation, the CPDM and President Paul Biya we must do the following things:
We must like work, like work that is well done in the spirit of excellence. We must be honest and exercise self-discipline. We must be on our knees in prayer of thanks giving to God as we seek His protection and guidance and we must respect mother earth (the environment). H.E. President Paul Biya of our great party showed this to us when he knelt down at the Cathedral in Yaounde in 2011 to thank God for our excellent victory in the presidential elections.
Do we know whom we worship and which spirit we pray to? How can we truly grow or make it in life if we do not respect the gift of life? How do we grow if we do not love others and our God unconditionally? We must be true to ourselves and to others. When we write petitions to Yaounde and backstab others for no good cause that hurts the party and the nation.
The spirit of truth and the practice of truth will free us for we are spirit and God, being spirit, we must relate with Him in Spirit and in Truth. We must watch our souls. We must tap into the infinite intelligence of God in our desire to gain understanding and guidance in our labors. Above all, God is principle and we must thus try to be principled in our lives, in the CPDM and in Cameroon. Putting God first would make the difference we are looking for.
Seeking to progress without this understanding, will bring us to our dooms day sooner than later. If we understand this and follow it, the CPDM will grow, will be stronger and would be in power for the next 400 years. God must be part of politics and every other thing we do whether we like it or not if we desire happiness and prosperity.
In the light of our new dispensation and understanding, we thus say no to blackmail, cheating, self-deceit and the stabbing of our brothers. Greed is the killer disease and love is the medicine.
Therefore, today, we have laid the ground work and a foundation for a new start, we have to set ourselves some goals.
We must improve on our agriculture and animal production. This will increase our economic power. Without economic growth, the party shall not grow as expected. We notice that chickens, eggs, plantains, watermelons still come to us from Bafoussam. This is an indication that our agriculture has failed. We need to grow rice and wheat, corn, beans and more.
We need to go into business. Putting money piled in the credit unions is not it. Please, come together put money and skills together and make meaningful investments that yield dividends. Come together and start businesses and cottage industries. Working together inn love and trust is the secret. Sharing talents and being open and truthful in our endeavors will tilt the balance in our favor. Send your children to professional schools to help you and create jobs. We must correct the economics and output by improving on our production capacities and earning powers.

Let us think, work and strategize differently and the future of the CPDM shall be bright. Our individual outcomes shall be better and Cameroon shall grow in leaps and bounds because we are thinking differently and working positively in the light of Kingdom Principles.
Thanks for listening. God bless all of us.

Dr. Nick Ngwanyam, MD
National President CAPBIYA (Friends of President Paul Biya)
Tel 677764674;

CC
· H.E. President Paul Biya
·The President of Senate
·The Speaker National Assembly
·H.E. Prime Minister
·SG Central Committee CPDM
·The Political Bureau Members NW Region
·All Divisional Coordinators CPDM North West Region
·All Section Presidents NW Region.
Published:
Internet, Guardian Post News Paper, Action News Paper.






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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

St. Louis University Institute of Health and Biomedical Sciences (Ndu Campus) Begins Admission of Students Nationwide

Previously reserved only for candidates from Donga Mantung Division, St. Louis University Institute of Health and Biomedical Sciences (Ndu Campus) has expanded it admission programme to candidates from over the Republic.

This year admission is opened to the entire Republic and the number of departments have been increase to seven (Nursing, Physiotherapy, Dentistry, Radiology, Midwifery, Pharmacy and Medical Laloratory Techniques).  What is however so interesting is that all students at Ndu Campus are on some percentage of financial assistance (scholarship).  It should be recalled that St. Louis offers a number of scholarships. Some of these scholarships include:
·         Donga Matuntung Students’ Scholarship of 50%
·         The Bishop Cornelius Esua Scholarship of 100%
·         The Akwi Memorial Foundation Scholarship of 50%
·         The North West Professional Scholarship Scheme/CNYC Sourced Scholarships for the Mbororo Communities in Cameroon of 50%
·         Special fees consideration for students with 12 points from Furu Awa, Akwaya and Donga Mantung.
Ahead of next month school reopening, work at the construction site to host the permanent Campus has been accelerated. To the Director of St. Louis, Dr. Nick Ngwanyam, Director “at St. Louis, we give you a new vision, a new lease on life and a future of dreams turned to reality”.  As Dr. Nick puts it, the health sector in Cameroon (private and public) needs a lot of filling in and upgrades in many services.


Admission has started and forms can be downloaded at www.saintlouisuniversitybamenda.com or St. Louis facebook page .. https://www.facebook.com/STLOUISUNIVERSITYINSTITUTEBAMENDA/




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Monday, September 19, 2016

What You Need To Know about Tamfu Simon


Tamfu Simon
Indian philosopher, PR Sarkar, developed a new science of society that was neither solely past-oriented nor present oriented. Sarkar’s goal was to embark on a balanced institutional art whereby silenced voices are given room to be heard and out of sight structures given the opening to be known. That theory brought to limelight those who have been doing great things silently. The unsung heroes and or silence achievers are people who think and act for the betterment of society. They are the good grains of the future on which society can rely on in order to face the numerous emerging challenges. History, they say is sprinkled with the legacies of the few unique and courageous individuals. In the Cameroon and precisely in the North West Region, one of such personalities who has distinguished himself as a silent achiever is Tamfu Simon.Tamfu Simon works at Société Nationale des Hydrocarbures (SNH), a national oil and gas company. He is the Director of Exploration and hails from Taku in Donga Mantung Division of the North West Region. Tamfu Simon is one of the few Cameroonians who had a jump-start in life because he believes that what is worth doing should be done correctly or not done at all. Tamfu Simon is actually going into history books as a role model.Aristotle, the greatest philosopher who introduced the concept of role models in society once argued that human race without exceptional characters is like a ship without a captain. There is no doubt that Aristotle was talking of people with exceptional characters like Tamfu Simon. From public administration to politics and development ventures to humanitarian gestures, Tamfu Simon is an extraordinary character, embodied with an unalloyed humility, vitality and energetic passion to achieve and produce results.
 The Unsung Development Luminary 
Maternity Block of Ndu District Hospital
When it comes to lobbying and mobilizing resources towards achieving projects, Tamfu Simon is the best. He exists in an exceptional class of his own. A good example of his exceptional skills is the construction of the Maternity Block at the Ndu District Hospital. Project which was funded by DANA Petroleum Co LTD and contract executed by Harmony Ventures. Prospects are high that Ndu District Hospital will soon have a mortuary thanks to Tamfu Simon. This attitude is no doubt welcome at a time when many believe squabbling and rancor are the best ways to build communities. Rather, nothing is more interesting that providing the population with the basic needs. Truth that must be spoken, is Tamfu Simon has gone far beyond his public duty as Director of Exploration at SNH to bring joy the mothers, babies and even the would be mothers and their unborn children. Many in and around Ndu Sub Division will never forget him. Some people think that development is just by calling it by name but Tamfu Simon talks little. To him, action is primordial. Such is the frankness that makes him different from others.
Think of a man who is competent at work, and you get to Tamfu Simon. This luminous example of success is a lesson to many Mbum elite(s) who in high positions hardly think of doing the best they can for the benefit of the communities. Development experts often say that if different personalities are given equal opportunities and resource endowments, the most result-oriented and innovative persons are likely to generate a higher level of output in their communities that will stimulate the growth of social scruples. If you are in exploration of someone who is wealthy in expedients, and modest in community orientations, Tamfu Simon is that correct person. Before he could get to where he is today, he toiled arduously to convert his dream into physical realism pulling down all synthetic barriers. That is why today his overwhelming success story is told by everyone. Tamfu Simon is a crystal clear person, one that likes good work and who hates corrupt practices. If his name has become a relic it is because he is doing extraordinary things and he is entering history books in great names. Meet him for a discussion then you will discover you have met a very straightforward intellectual. Take his overconfidence for arrogance, then you are wrong because the audacity and the frankness he expresses tell you that he was naturally born a workaholic. It is this frankness, hard work and determination that have made him the most admired man of all men in action in the North West Region.
Self-respect and intelligence does not consist in possessing honours but in deserving them. This is to say that if you are by any stroke of historical accident, bestowed with honours that are unjustifiable; it makes no sense; for it is equivalent to putting a golden ring on the nose of a pig. But if your works stand fall like those of Tamfu Simon, yours is earth and everything in it.
 The Sparkling Politician
Tamfu simon flanked by Shey Jones, Mejamah and Adamu Musa
Politics is a way of life yet it is reminiscent of a theater where everyone comes up, plays his/her role with a lot of pullbacks. The most impressive characters as John Quincy Adams rightly puts are those whose: actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more conscious in society. Rudyard Kipling, one of the finest English writers once said that “if you can keep your head when all around you are losing theirs and if you can meet with triumph and disaster and treat the two the same, yours is earth and everything that is in it”. This is a straightforward reality that Rudyard Kipling had this inspiration from the obstacles and barriers we often crush to get to prominence. In our contemporary society this statement could only be referred to one person, Tamfu Simon. In life they say a right person is he/she who makes things to happen. Tamfu Simon is one of those who make things happen reasons why he has been described by many as one of those high-quality grains of the future on which society can rely on in order to emerge. As one of the resource persons and CPDM Central Committee delegates to Donga Mantung, he has always be there to give his party a push. Not long ago, he was assigned the duty to reorganize the CPDM in Nwa.
History, they say is sprinkled with the legacies of the few unique and courageous individuals who believe in collective efforts and not personal aggrandizement. The first thing that appear about this dynamic politician is that his positive actions are many reoccurring characteristics such as courage, farsighted, creative, passion for work. The tact in which he successfully managed the process in Nwa confirmed that each village, town and region can give and assert its own evolution. If we go by Plato’s definition, no one individual has demonstrated such an awe-inspiring ability to face human limitation, to cater for all what is robbed of the common man and then march beyond it into a life that knows no restriction like Tamfu Simon. Besides, he is a member of the Donga Mantung CPDM coordination headed by Shey Jones Yembe.
As a supporter of President Biya’s political ideologies, he does not only preach but make sure he puts them into practice. That said, he stands tall from the madding crowd in his ability to make politics and development bedmates. To him, politics means development and any reasonable individual should take developmental issues as the base to practice politics. He believes as a politician, his duty is to serve and not to be served. Unlike other politicians who always like to be on top to pass orders, Tamfu Simon is very different. This is so because he contends himself even if he is a floor member in any political gathering. “Good” is not the adjective that springs to mind when most people think about politicians given that our political landscape grows ever more polarized—and everyone feel increasingly alienated from the political process—the conventional wisdom seems to be that when it comes to honest men and women are hard to find. We got few in Donga Mantung Division and Tamfu Simon is one of them.
 



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What You Need To Know about Tamfu Simon



Tamfu Simon

Indian philosopher, PR Sarkar, developed a new science of society that was neither solely past-oriented nor present oriented. Sarkar’s goal was to embark on a balanced institutional art whereby silenced voices are given room to be heard and out of sight structures given the opening to be known. That theory brought to limelight those who have been doing great things silently. The unsung heroes and or silence achievers are people who think and act for the betterment of society. They are the good grains of the future on which society can rely on in order to face the numerous emerging challenges. History, they say is sprinkled with the legacies of the few unique and courageous individuals. In the Cameroon and precisely in the North West Region, one of such personalities who has distinguished himself as a silent achiever is Tamfu Simon.
Tamfu Simon works at Société Nationale des Hydrocarbures (SNH), a national oil and gas company. He is the Director of Exploration and hails from Taku in Donga Mantung Division of the North West Region. Tamfu Simon is one of the few Cameroonians who had a jump-start in life because he believes that what is worth doing should be done correctly or not done at all. Tamfu Simon is actually going into history books as a role model.
Aristotle, the greatest philosopher who introduced the concept of role models in society once argued that human race without exceptional characters is like a ship without a captain. There is no doubt that Aristotle was talking of people with exceptional characters like Tamfu Simon. From public administration to politics and development ventures to humanitarian gestures, Tamfu Simon is an extraordinary character, embodied with an unalloyed humility, vitality and energetic passion to achieve and produce results. 
 The Unsung Development Luminary 
Maternity Block of Ndu District Hospital (Harmony Ventures did the job)
When it comes to lobbying and mobilizing resources towards achieving projects, Tamfu Simon is the best. He exists in an exceptional class of his own. A good example of his exceptional skills is the construction of the Maternity Block at the Ndu District Hospital. Project which he lobbied and obtained funding from DANA Petroleum Co LTD. Prospects are high that Ndu District Hospital will soon have a mortuary thanks to Tamfu Simon. This attitude is no doubt welcome at a time when many believe squabbling and rancor are the best ways to build communities. Rather, nothing is more interesting that providing the population with the basic needs. Truth that must be spoken, is Tamfu Simon has gone far beyond his public duty as Director of Exploration at SNH to bring joy the mothers, babies and even the would be mothers and their unborn children. Many in and around Ndu Sub Division will never forget him. Some people think that development is just by calling it by name but Tamfu Simon talks little. To him, action is primordial. Such is the frankness that makes him different from others.
Think of a man who is competent at work, and you get to Tamfu Simon. This luminous example of success is a lesson to many Mbum elite(s) who in high positions hardly think of doing the best they can for the benefit of the communities. Development experts often say that if different personalities are given equal opportunities and resource endowments, the most result-oriented and innovative persons are likely to generate a higher level of output in their communities that will stimulate the growth of social scruples. If you are in exploration of someone who is wealthy in expedients, and modest in community orientations, Tamfu Simon is that correct person. Before he could get to where he is today, he toiled arduously to convert his dream into physical realism pulling down all synthetic barriers. That is why today his overwhelming success story is told by everyone. Tamfu Simon is a crystal clear person, one that likes good work and who hates corrupt practices.  If his name has become a relic it is because he is doing extraordinary things and he is entering history books in great names. Meet him for a discussion then you will discover you have met a very straightforward intellectual. Take his overconfidence for arrogance, then you are wrong because the audacity and the frankness he expresses tell you that he was naturally born a workaholic. It is this frankness, hard work and determination that have made him the most admired man of all men in action in the North West Region.
Self-respect and intelligence does not consist in possessing honours but in deserving them. This is to say that if you are by any stroke of historical accident, bestowed with honours that are unjustifiable; it makes no sense; for it is equivalent to putting a golden ring on the nose of a pig. But if your works stand fall like those of Tamfu Simon, yours is earth and everything in it.
 The Sparkling Politician
Flanked by Shey Jones, Mejamah & Adamu Musa
Politics is a way of life yet it is reminiscent of a theater where everyone comes up, plays his/her role with a lot of pullbacks. The most impressive characters as John Quincy Adams rightly puts  are those whose: actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more conscious in society. Rudyard Kipling, one of the finest English writers once said that “if you can keep your head when all around you are losing theirs and if you can meet with triumph and disaster and treat the two the same, yours is earth and everything that is in it”. This is a straightforward reality that Rudyard Kipling had this inspiration from the obstacles and barriers we often crush to get to prominence. In our contemporary society this statement could only be referred to one person, Tamfu Simon. In life they say a right person is he/she who makes things to happen. Tamfu Simon is one of those who make things happen reasons why he has been described by many as one of those high-quality grains of the future on which society can rely on in order to emerge. As one of the resource persons and CPDM Central Committee delegates to Donga Mantung, he has always be there to give his party a push. Not long ago, he was assigned the duty to reorganize the CPDM in Nwa.
History, they say is sprinkled with the legacies of the few unique and courageous individuals who believe in collective efforts and not personal aggrandizement. The first thing that appear about this dynamic politician is that his positive actions are many reoccurring characteristics such as courage, farsighted, creative, passion for work. The tact in which he successfully managed the process in Nwa confirmed that each village, town and region can give and assert its own evolution. If we go by Plato’s definition, no one individual has demonstrated such an awe-inspiring ability to face human limitation, to cater for all what is robbed of the common man and then march beyond it into a life that knows no restriction like Tamfu Simon. Besides, he is a member of the Donga Mantung CPDM coordination headed by Shey Jones Yembe.
As a supporter of President Biya’s political ideologies, he does not only preach but make sure he puts them into practice. That said, he stands tall from the madding crowd in his ability to make politics and development bedmates. To him, politics means development and any reasonable individual should take developmental issues as the base to practice politics. He believes as a politician, his duty is to serve and not to be served. Unlike other politicians who always like to be on top to pass orders, Tamfu Simon is very different. This is so because he contends himself even if he is a floor member in any political gathering. “Good” is not the adjective that springs to mind when most people think about politicians given that our political landscape grows ever more polarized—and everyone feel increasingly alienated from the political process—the conventional wisdom seems to be that when it comes to honest men and women are hard to find. We got few in Donga Mantung Division and Tamfu Simon is one of them.
 




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