Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Dibombari Council,Elite Organize Christmas Party For 1000 Children

 By Christopher Ambe in Dibombari
Over 1000 children including kids and pupils belonging to and or resident in the Dibombari Municipality on December 20 got a foretaste of the happiness, pomp and pageantry that go with the celebration of Christmas-the day Christian believe Jesus Christ, and our Savior was born. The day proper is celebrated world-wide on December 25.

 The children –all neatly dressed and excited, were invitees at a Christmas Tree Party, organized for them by the dynamic Mayor of Dibombari, Chief Federic Nguime Ekollo, municipal councilors, elites of the locality and other well-wishers.

 The ceremony, which took place at the Dibombari Council premises, was presided at by the Divisional Officer (DO) for Dibombari, Mr Boniface Tene, who described the idea of such a unifying come together as wonderful and worth-emulating.

 The ceremony was characterized by activities such as musical concerts, dancing competition, rhyme recitation.tug of war, creative art displays, and above all the distribution of varied gifts to all children. Colour was added to the ceremony when professional musician such as Ekambi Brilliant, always sang and danced.

  The Dibombari Council, according to its mayor, had budgeted over four million Francs for the purchase of gifts, but much more realized in terms of cash and kind from Dibombari elite and other people of good will.

This year’s Christmas tree party was the second organized in recent memory by the Dibombari Council.

 Some 800 children had participated and received gifts at same ceremony last year, 2011

Mayor, Chief Nguime Ekollo said the party was intended to make children feel that they are part of their council; that it was to prove that adults care about the happiness and welfare of children. “Without these children there will be no future; so we have to prepare and encourage them in every positive way for the future,” the mayor quipped.

 The Mayor thanked all those who contributed in one way or the other in ensuring the grandiosity and success of the event.

 It emerged that Mrs.Nguime Susan, wife of the Mayor, was very instrumental in the smooth organization of the merry-making event. Given an opportunity to speak at the ceremony, Mrs. Nguime Ekollo, advised the children to always take their studies serious and to be obedient to their parents.

  Addressing the large audience, the DO, Mr. Tene particularly lauded Mayor Nguime Ekollo for the initiative, noting that it showed that children of Dibombari are not orphans. "They all have parents",he noted. The DO then challenged the elite to continue supporting the development and unity of the Dibombari.

 So happy were the children that when the MC mentioned the name of the Mayor, they all responded “Correct man” in appreciation of the love their Mayor has shown them .They were even happier to receive parceled gifts from a beautifully dressed Father Christmas.
Dibombari has a population of over 17000 inhabitants and is found in Mungo Division,Littoral Region,
First published in The Recorder Newspaper,Cameroon,of December 24,2012

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