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Hon. Malomba Esembe Knighted In Cameroon’s Order Of Valour

by Atlantic Chronicles

Governor Okalia knights Hon. Malomba on 20th May in Buea

Malomba Esembe, Member of Parliament for Buea Urban Constituency on 20th May, 2022 received the Knight of the Order of Valour, KOV medal in Buea. The investiture of Hon. Malomba was done at the Buea Independence Square by Southwest Governor, Okalia Bilai who also bestowed other medals to a few select personalities.

The investiture of Hon. Malomba was done at a time Cameroon is celebrating its Golden Jubilee marking its reunification that happened way back in 1972.

Malomba Esembe, now a Knight of the Cameroon Order of Valour is a Magistrate on secondment to the National Assembly where he is serving as the MP for Buea Urban Constituency since March 2020.

The past 20 years of Hon. Malomba’s life, have been dedicated to public service. The 36 year-old MP has dedicated most years of his working life to public service. After volunteering from 2002-2003, he passed the entrance into Cycle B of ENAM (Court Registry Section) in 2003. He completed studies in 2005 and was posted to the High Court in Kribi as a Court Registrar. In 2006, he was among the first set of civil servants appointed to the Ministry of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises, which had just been created. He rose from a Chief of Bureau rank (2006) in the Department of General Administration to Chief of Service rank (2008) in the Legal Affairs Unit of the Ministry. 

In 2008 he passed the entrance into the Magistracy Section, Cycle A of ENAM. Upon graduation in 2010 he was drafted into the Magistracy corps and posted to the Office of the Attorney General of the Southwest Region, Buea, as a Prosecuting Magistrate in 2011. Motivated by President Paul Biya’s exhortation to young Cameroonians to be daring, he decided in 2019, in the higher interest of service to his community and the nation to run for the then vacant seat of MP for Buea Urban. On November 19, 2019, he was nominated by the CPDM party for the election which he contested on February 9, 2020 and won.

Strikingly, his professional trajectory has crisscrossed the three arms of government, namely: the judiciary (as Court Registrar and later Magistrate), the executive (as staffer in the Ministry of SMEs) and now the legislative (as MP).

Hon. Malomba being knighted by Governor Okalia

In the National Assembly he is the Vice chairman of the Committee on Constitutional Laws, and Executive President of the Network of Cameroonian Legislators for Road Safety. He is also the Chair of the Southwest Regional Committee in charge of Monitoring the Execution of the Public Investment Budget. In addition, he is a certified Elections Observer (KAIPTC, Ghana) and served on the Commonwealth Observer Mission to the Zambia General Elections in August 2021. He is an Elder of the Presbyterian Church Bokwaongo and a member of the Synod (highest organ of the Presbyterian Church in Cameroon). He holds a postgraduate degree in Law and has attended trainings and conferences in Cameroon, Ghana, UK, USA. He is married and father of three kids.

Two years after his appointment as Knight of the Order of Merit (May 2020), the Fount of Honour (fons honorum) in Cameroon President Paul Biya has found Malomba’s services to the nation deserving of the superior accolade of Knight of the Order of Valour.

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