Thursday, December 9, 2010

Cameroon: Military Golden Jubilee Gives Birth to State University in Bamenda

By Christopher Ambe Shu
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 

By announcing the creation of a state-owned university in Bamenda,President Biya  has, at last,listened to  one of the loudest  cries of the population of the Northwest region.

 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
President Biya was accompanied to Bamenda for the two-day visit by First Lady Chantal BIYA,who has realised several projects in the region including a school recently built in Bmaenda,christened “Les Champions de Chantal BIYA”
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.


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gregroire said...

Excellent mark for the organization of the golden jubilee of the armed forces. This popular feast led to powerful and rich presidential acts, which will last in the memories of the people of this region. A bundle of strong emotions: from the creation of the university through the facilitation of rank change in for officers of the armed forces not forgetting the gift from the first lady who built the school of champions in the region, the list is long. The region thanks the presidential couple.