Mothers of Douala II Subdivision have been given enough reasons to keep their surroundings clean. Beside the usual verbal sensitisation and the scanty Community Day for Cleanliness held weekly, the Douala II Council has for the fifth consecutive year held a cleanliness competition. Winners of the 2015 edition received cash prizes during an award ceremony that culminated in the commemoration of Mothers’ Day on May 31.
City Council Government Delegate, Fritz Ntone Ntone, chaired the award ceremony in the presence of the Divisional Officer of Douala II and quarter heads. The first prize went to “Association des Femmes Bon Voisinage,” which took FCFA 250,000 and an additional FCFA 100,000 from Hysacam. Speaking at the Youth Multipurpose and Promotion Centre in New Bell, Mayor Denise Fampou drew special attention to the outstanding efforts by women of the “Association des Femmes Bon Voisinage” in constructing a small bridge over a drain, besides emptying gutters at New Town Aeacuteroport III.
The other four out of the “Top 5” association were “Femmes Haut-Nkam,” who received FCFA 200,000, “Solidariteacute des Filles de Babylone,” FCFA 150,000, “Cercle des Femmes Actuelles Musulmanes,” FCFA 100,000 and Nkololoun-Nkolmetag Sub-section, FCFA 75,000. Besides the cash prizes, the winners received dustbins, chloride solutions and cartons of soap, as well as special Mothers’ Day fabric.
Some 43 women’s associations were also offered wheelbarrows, spades, rakes, chloride solutions, cartons of soap and envelopes with undisclosed sums of money for their participation. In a vote of special thanks to the mothers for taking up brooms, shovels and machetes to clean up their environment, Dr. Fritz Ntone Ntone listed projects earmarked by the City Council to further give the municipality a befitting facelift. They include the on-going rehabilitation of “Rue Roi Njoya”.
Source : Cameroon Tribune