President Paul Biya on Wednesday 8 December 2010 used the start of the two-day celebrations of the 50th Anniversary of Cameroon's Armed Forces in Bamenda to announce the creation of a state-owned University in Bamenda.
|Biya addressing public in Bamenda|
The president ,who stressed in his speech that in his development plan no region would be left,also announced the imminent construction of a referral hospital in Bamenda and several other facilities for the North West Region such as the completion of the Ring Road, the installation of a thermal electric plant to guanrantee constant electric power.
President Biya while hailing the military for their loyalty and defence of the fatherland, promised to improve their working conditions,so to ensure greater efficiency in service delivery. He promised the harmonization of retirement age in the armed forces,increase in basic allowances and the shortening of the time required
for promotion from one grade to the another..
|President Biya & First lady ,Chantal|
Earlier ,the Government Delegate to the Bamenda City Council, Vincent NJI NDUMU ,while welcoming the head of state, in a speech ,lauded him for efforts so far put to modernize the city of Bamenda,which is the seat of Cameroon's leading opposition party,the SDF.
In Bamenda,the presidential couple was presented with various gifts- from Northwest Traditional rulers(fons),the ruling CPDM,Women groups and some elite.
The celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Armed Forces continued today with military
displays at the Bafut Airport ,chaired by Paul Biya who as Head of State is also Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces.