By Christopher Ambe
|Paddy Tanyi: Adieu !|
The remains of educationist/journalist Bissong Paddy Tanyi, 55, who died recently and suddenly in Buea, were buried on Saturday, June 29 in his village, Akiriba in Upper Bayang, Tinto subdivision of Manyu Division, according to his family.
After the corpse removal from the Buea Regional Hospital Mortuary on Thursday June 27,followed by a well-attended requiem mass at PCC Likoko Membea and the laying in state at the deceased’s Clerks Quarter residence in Buea, for a night virgil,the remains were transported Akiriba on Friday June 28 in the afternoon ..
And on Saturday June 29, the remains of Paddy Tanyi lowered into his final resting place at 11 am, after another funeral service in the village,
Mr. Bissong Tanyi, before his death was serving at the Southwest Delegation of Basic Education, Buea.
It would be recalled that in 2004, he was struck by a stroke, following the shocking death of his beloved daughter but Mr.Bissong Tanyi later recovered- even if his health never again returned to its best form
Mr. Bissong Tanyi was trained at Government Teachers’ Training College (GTTC) Kumba, graduating as a Grade 1 teacher, before joining the Ministry of National Education, Southwest Provincial Delegation-Buea where he was in charge of its communication unit.
For several years, he served as Bursar of GBHS MUYUKA.
Mr. Bissong Tanyi was pioneer principal of Inter Comprehensive College Buea and later as principal of Unity Institute, Buea Town.
As an Educationist cum Journalist, Mr. Bissong Tanyi was the producer of famous CRTV Buea radio programs such as ‘Cameroon Education Today’, ‘Anything Goes, and ‘Culture and Development’
He obtained his GCE Ordinary level Certificate while a student of Grammar School Mamfe and later obtained his Advanced Level Certificate in CCAS kumba, before enrolling as a student at GTTC kumba.
Mr.Bissong Tanyi was the Pioneer South West President of Jeunesse Active pour Madam Chantal Biya (JACHABI) and died still occupying that prestigious office.
Mr. Bissong Tanyi has left behind his wife, children, relatives, friends, colleagues and well-wishers to mourn him.
(First published in The Recorder Newspaper,Cameroon,of July 1,2013)