Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Cameroon:First Female Regional Delegate for Communication Appointed

By Christopher Ambe
Muma Achu Rosette Bih
Muma Achu Rosette Bih, who was serving as interim Southwest Regional Delegate for Communication was, on September 8, confirmed as the regional communication boss by the Minister of Communication, Issa Tchiroma Bakari.
    Muma Achu’s confirmation as regional delegate was among other appointments made by the minister in the Ministry of Communication.
    Muma Achu, aged about 40, is now on record as the first ever female to occupy the post of regional communication delegate in the country.
“To the best of my knowledge I am the first female to be appointed as regional delegate of communication in the Southwest Region since independence. The appointment came as a pleasant surprise to me. I am thankful to the Minister for the confidence he has in me,” she told The Recorder, shortly after her appointment. “Before being confirmed as the regional communication boss, I served here as Interim Delegate for a little over one year”
    Muma Achu, who is a career journalist with about fourteen years of journalistic practice, told The Recorder that she would do her best to bring sanity into the journalism practice in the Southwest.
“Many journalists practicing in the southwest are not trained and as such don’t understand the media law and Government’s communication Policy”
    Muma Achu had before held other duty posts in the same Ministry of Communication such as Divisional Delegate of Communication for Manyu and Fako Divisions .She had also headed the Communication Unit of the Southwest Provincial Technical Group for the Fight against HIV/AIDS.
Muma Achu  holds a First Degree in English from the University of Yaoundé 1 and is a graduate of the Advanced School of Mass Communication (ASMAC) Yaoundé.
(First Published in The RECORDER Newspaper,Cameroon,of September 15,2014)

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