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Posted by neighboursgroup on August 25, 2013 at 1:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Following the recent ministerial decree upgrading Government Secondary School Bafaka Balue to a High School, the Ministry of Secondary Education has assigned a principal to run the institution. This is a move which comes to clear the lingering doubts whether or not the institution was to run this coming academic year to positive.

Meanwhile, the urgent need for atleast four high school teachers to boost the standing staff remains a major priority to the Bafaka population. Teachers are needed in the following departments; Literature, Geography, History, Economics and Mathematics. An estimated sum of 2.000.000 francs CFA would be needed to cater for the sallaries of these four teachers where each teacher is offered the sum of 50.000francs CFA per month for one academic year.

Worthy of note is the fact that just recently a sweeping storm made away with the roof over the principals office, which, given the urgency at hand with the resumption of schools by the start of next month will be needing attention. It has been estimated that close to 1.500.000 francs CFA would be needed to mend the damaged roof.

Generally, therefore, teachers, repaires and invaluable didactic materials for the grand project stand the people at estimated budget of close to 4.000.000francs CFA. The sons and daughters of Bafaka Balue at home and especially in the diaspora have therefore been urged to conduct themselves into freewill donation excercises to help realise these projects.

Blessed E.Wa Ngoe


Posted by neighboursgroup on March 20, 2013 at 4:30 AM Comments comments (0)

The people of Bafaka Balue  have resolved to meet the demands of development through community commitment to social responsibility. This was during the annual sitting of the Bafaka Balue Development Association (BAF.D.A), which held at Club 75, Kumba, on Saturday the 16th of March 2013.

The meeting which held under the chairmanship of Mr. Nico Nambo, former president of BAF.D. and the guidance of HRH Dr. Mokube John, Chief of Bafaka Balue, was to discuss major development stakes affecting the people and community as well as strengthen the weakening muscles of BAF.D.A through election of a new executive body.

Chief among the deliberations was the age-old road plight which has kept the Bafaka community in the despair for years. As per the presentation of Mme. Evelyn Namasso, Women Representative of BAF.D.A, it was resolved that maintenance of the Bekora-Bafaka stretch of road would be the responsibility of the female elite. Government and other organizations would however be consulted to solicit for support in the venture.

On education, it was decided that the time is now for the Bafaka people to take the bull of eradicating illiteracy in the community by the horns. The Government Secondary School which began operating in 2005 was seen as ripe to move up to a high school. Meanwhile maintenance of existing infrastructure in the nursery, primary and secondary schools as well as canvassing for teachers was also tabled. General opinion held that to meet up with these projects, it would require the sum of over one million francs CFA. Hence, the sum of four hundred and eighty-three thousand francs CFA was raised through freewill donations from attendants. The money was later apportioned to delegates charged with the follow-up on the high school, teachers and infrastructure projects.

A move towards acute development was the election of a new executive body to run the affairs of BAF.D.A. It should be noted that this was BAF.D.A's first meeting since 2009. Reports from various branches proved the need for a well coordinated and vibrant body to pilot development in Bafaka Balue. Hence, Dr. Nefenda Emmanuel Lenya was elected President with Mr. David Ngomoh as Vice. Mr. John E. Messembe was elected Secretary General for a mandate of three years.

In his speech, Dr. Nefenda promised to hold BAF.D.A in the hand to her expected heights, while leaning on the positive support of all Bafaka people. He pledged that he and his executive would do their best for Bafaka given that all are committed to the same dream of development.

The meeting ended with feasting and cultural fanfare.

Blessed Efilo Wa Ngoe


BAF.D.A sits Sunday March 16

Posted by neighboursgroup on March 5, 2013 at 10:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Delegates all over the national territory will be converging in Kumba for the Bafaka Development Association sitting, billed for Sunday March 16, 2013.

The meeting will be holding to discuss issues affecting the development process in Bafaka Balue as well as to address the immediate administrative stakes of the association.

The meeting which will be presided over by Mr. Nicko Nambo, the National President of BAF.D.A would be the first of its kind this year 2013. It is expected to be attended by over 200 Bafaka Balue citizens. According to Delegate William Itoe, the meeting will decide not only the fate of the Bafaka Balue community but also the internal reorganization of the association.

It should be noted that BAF.D. A has been existing for over two decades and has been active in the development process of not only Bafaka Balue but that of other communities like Bekatako Balue.

While it is true that BAF.D.A has been almost entirely concerned with the development of Bafaka Balue, many still feel that more could be done to regularize the rugged regions in the fight for development. Chief among such concerns are the issues of education especially of the girl child;d which has been faced with a serious challenge from inception, personal and moral responsibility to the community on the part of individuals and above all, the elevation of Bafaka Balue to greater administrative standings.

"It is for this reason therefore that sons and daughters of Bafaka Balue will be meeting in kumba to device practical measures by which the development of Bafaka could be achieved within the short run." Says Mr. Bertin Sakwe, worker at the Secretariat of the Dean of the Faculty of Education, University of Buea.

It has been said that this sitting will witness among other things, the presentation of Bafaka Balue in cuisine, fanfare and communication.