Hon. Lifaka Sponsors 300 Girls, Fortifies CPDM Fief

Five stops-over took the Vice Speaker round her Fako West Constituency last week. Ending her “thank you” tour of the Fako West constituency last week, the Vice Speaker of the National Assembly, Hon. Emilia Monjowa Lifaka, paid memorable home-comings to Idenau, Maumu, Bonjongo, Lysoka, and Bonavada in the South West Regional capital, Buea. At each stop-over, she addressed huge crowds, dished out money and gifts, and received ovations from the people. Particularly at the Bonjongo Court Area, Lifaka’s home-village, she was acknowledged with enormous joy for the multitude of community…

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’14,000 Cameroonians Suffer From Cancer’ [interview]

Professor Doh Anderson, Executive Secretary General, National Cancer Control Committee, talks on the danger and prevalence of cancer in Cameroon. How serious is the cancer threat in Cameroon? Cancer is a major health problem all over the world. We have urged the population and authorities to look at the disease and help in its control. I am pleased because top personalities like the Director General of World Health Organisation, the Secretary General of the United Nations are all talking about the ravages caused by cancer. Cancer is causing the death…

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66 UB Medical Doctors to Graduate in July

The candidates who constitute the second batch of medical students from the University of Buea successfully defended their thesis recently. The University of Buea will soon graduate its second batch of medicine students. To this effect, some 66 would-be doctors have concluded their defense of thesis exercise at the Bomaka campus B site of the Faculty of Health Sciences. The students who have spent seven years in training were supervised by renowned Medicine Professors from other sister universities across the country, amongst them former Cameroon’s Minister of Public Health, Prof.…

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Yaounde Hosts African Epidemiologists Next Week

Organisers of the third conference of the African Epidemiological Association held a press conference on May 28, 2014, in Yaounde. Against a backdrop of the resurgence of poliomyelitis and cholera as well as the persistence of seasonal malaria and maternal mortality, amongst others, over 300 experts and participants will meet in Yaounde from 4 to 6 June 2014 for the Third Conference of the African Epidemiological Association, under the patronage of Cameroon’s Ministry of Public Health. The conference will hold on the theme, “Practice of Epidemiology in Africa: Stakes, Challenges…

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Assamela Viable Database Now Available

The National Technical Committee of the National Observatory met on May 28, 2014. Members of the National Technical Committee for the putting in place of a national observatory to keep track of the exploitation, processing and export of endangered wood specie, assamela, have rounded off their work and forwarded the final report to the Ministry of Forestry and Wildlife for action. Going by the report presented by the project’s assistant coordinator, Mbarga Narcisse Lambert, Cameroon now has a database on the production and processing of assamela wood as well as…

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PAMOL Donates Motorbikes to Fight Insecurity

PAMOL has donated four motorbikes to help the Ndian authorities contain the disturbing phenomenon of insecurity in the division. While handing over the motorbikes to the Senior Divisional Officer of Ndian, Babila Akaou, recently, the PAMOL Interim General Manager, Mekanya Charles, stressed that the bikes are to ease the fight against criminality in the Division. He said the PAMOL administration has a lot of concern for the population reason why the company deemed it necessary to donate the four bikes so as to ease circulation in the area. The beneficiaries…

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Building More Mini-Dairy Processing Plants Ordered [press release]

“The Prime Minister, Head of Government, Mr. Philemon YANG, on Wednesday, 28 May 2014 as from 10:00 a.m. in the main building of his Office, chaired an important Cabinet Meeting. In attendance were the Vice-Prime Minister, Ministers of State, Ministers, Ministers-Delegate and Secretaries of State. Two statements featured on the agenda, namely: 1. A statement by the Minister for Water Resources and Energy on: “Assessment of the implementation of the Lom Pangar Hydro Development Project 2. A statement by the Minister for Livestock, Fisheries and Animal Industries on: “The implementation…

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PM Instructs Speed Up of Road Projects [press release]

Below is the press release following the 16th session of the National Road Board of May 27, 2014. The Prime Minister, Head of Government, Mr YANG Philemon, Chairman of the National Road Board (CONAROUTE), today Tuesday, 27 May 2014 as from 11:00 a.m., chaired the 16th session of the Board in the main building of his Office. In attendance, apart from his close aides, were the statutory members of the Board as well as specially invited personalities including the Government Delegates to the Bamenda and Ebolowa City Councils. The session…

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