By Hope Nda The Rural Women Development Centre, RUWDEC, Friday, 19 February 2020, trained over 20 girls…
In the video filmed by the officers, Tata is being tortured into a coma, by the officers who demand that he tells them where in the bush his brother, a supposed separatist fighter, is hiding. Tata was beaten on the soles of his feet, his buttocks, his back, and even his belly, with a machete. He was also kicked severally on the head. The officers poured water on him while torturing.
Call him Cemark Bemsimbom, but the young upcoming actor in the Cameroon Film Industry is popularly known as Cemark Contripikin.
Many may not know Cermark, but his role in movies he has featured in tells a story of a young man who wants to make a mark in the Cameroon movie industry.
Kom is renowned as a very jealous preserver of its cultural values. It predominantly practices the matrilineal system of succession, and harbours the Afo-A- Kom statue, the statue which first gave fame to Cameroonian culture in 1963.
Foyn Ndzi II, via his envoy, Prince Ngam Nsom, was celebrating a grand Prince of the Kom Kingdom; a man who stands tall in the values of truth, justice, development, peace and unity. To Pa Tom Yong, these would not be simply words, but values upheld in practice, and transferred down to his Bobong community, Kom and the entire society, yet beginning with his 17 children, 49 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. In his usual humility, Tom Yong would cook for his guests and place the pot before them; and you better have the good sense of reserving some for the next unknown guest.
The Author of the book, Prof Ndefru, who said he needed to write the book, decried that the public administration in Cameroon and Africa “is a Lacuna”.
He questioned why public administrators behave the way they do, why a file will take five years from Buea to Yaounde, why people join a service and work for years without salaries.