Kumbo MP, Hon. Dr. Joseph Banadzem Lukong, who also doubles as SDF Parliamentary Group leader, has opined positive indicators are now available for the Cameroon government to implement the Law on Decentralisation.
While taking part in the Kumbo Council 2008 Administrative, Management and Stores Account session last April 15, and basing his judgment on the maturity of deliberations during council sessions and other visible indicators, Hon. Banadzem expressed the need for the government to step up efforts to implement the Law on Decentralisation in Cameroon.
The MP also hailed municipal authorities for diligently executing their duties, reaffirming that they are examples for others in the country to emulate. Attending any Kumbo Council session, he pointed out, is always a pleasure, as it marks a sharp contrast to what obtains elsewhere where mayors and councillors are always at daggers drawn. The Kumbo Council, he said, is admired at home and abroad. Hon. Banadzem said in this regard Kumbo will be a better place if decentralisation is implemented.
Corroborating the MP's views, Bui SDO, Daniel Panjouno, reassured municipal authorities that decentralization will soon become reality. The process, he explained, is moving on slowly but surely. Mr. Panjouno also hailed the continuous efforts made to ensure hygiene and sanitation within the municipality and called on Kumbo inhabitants to collaborate with the forces of Law and Order to ensure peace and tranquillity in Kumbo.
Speaking earlier, Kumbo Mayor, Donatus Fonyuy Njong, talked of a dream of an economic explosion in Kumbo; a dream, which many say, will only be attained if they brave the present global financial crunch. Despite the up hill task involved in eradicating extreme poverty and improving the livelihood of Kumbo inhabitants, the mayor acknowledged that his municipality is working to realise this dream.
With regards to road construction, Mayor Njong revealed that rehabilitation work has already started in earnest along main streets and will soon proceed to farm-to-market and new roads.
The Kumbo Council Administrative Account for the 2008 Financial Year stood at FCFA 374.311.015 up from FCFA 247.969.144 in 2007. This increase, Mayor Njong explained, was due to an increase in tax collection, collaboration with Bui Taxation Department and the commendable efforts of the municipal treasurer, Mathias Ngum Jumbam.
Two important motions were also adopted during the session. The first is the need to construct away from major roads and the second to allocate annual allowances to the mayor and his deputies.