Wednesday, July 16, 2014

100s Gather to Grab at Tubah Council Hall: World Echoes “2014 Prosperity Icons Award”

It was all an atmosphere of jubilation, self fulfillment and enthusiasm that ushered thousands of laureates, family members and friends into the ceremonial hall of the Tubah Council where they were to be recognized for the great works they did in the course of the year 2013.This was during the dual ceremony of the World Echoes Newspaper 6th Anniversary and the Awards of honours to 2013 prosperity Icon laureates as selected by the Newspaper’s Award Management committe. In his introductory remarks, the publisher/editor of World Echoes Newspaper, Tamukong Roland Angong pointed out that after six years, and through a sample collective survey, some Cameroonians had been selected by the community as outstanding individuals who have contributed to the prosperity of society as well as their own individual fulfillment .He pointed out that after a rigorous exercise they were gathered to grab the awards that crowned their efforts. To underscore the critical importance of the ceremony, a high mass to call on God to cover the laureates was said early that Saturday morning during which the men of God called on the Almighty Father to protect the Laureates. The Award certificates which also had the inscription of covering all the winners with the blood of Jesus drew thunderous applause when it was first presented to the mammoth crowd that jammed the Tubah Council Hall to overflow capacity. For the first time , winners travelled all the way from neighbouring Nigeria to grab an award in Cameroon. This was the presence of the Director of Research and Development of the Institute of Loan and Risk Management of Lagos Nigeria , with a very powerful delegation. Inspired by the World Echoes Awards, Innocent Ozumba said beyond creating a centre in Cameroon and already in discussions with the Minister of Employment and Vocational Training ,his institute will go the extra mile ,thanks to World Echoes Newspaper to chat the possibility of starting up degree programmes in Risk and Loan Management, beginning with the University of Bamenda. Prior to his intervention ,it is a thunderous and ambiance packed atmosphere that ushered in the 2013 World Echoes Prosperity Icon Man of the Year in the person of Professor Peter Abety .An elated and highly spirited Peter Abety said ever since grabbing an award as the best Cameroonian Poet and Writer in 1991,he could not hide his joy being honoured by World Echoes .He further stated that the award was a clear indication that life has become better .Being a die hard militant of the CPDM, Abety explained that in the not too distant past, the north west was at war with itself, traditional rulers fighting each other, inter tribal wars land conflicts just to name a few. But today ,he said thanks to collective effort peaceful co-existence ,especially in politics has come to stay .It is for working towards these ideals that Abety said he had been honoured. He added that though he served as a government minister for eight years travelling with the head of state to all parts of the world, he has been particularly humbled and challenged by the prosperity Icon Award. For this reason, he pledged to get back to work and do his best for people to live better. The enigmatic mayor of Tubah Tanjong Martin who hosted the event and doubled as a laureate for his part welcomed the guests to his council premises promising them all the hospitality that a home can provide to anybody. Tanjong who grabbed the award as the Prosperity Icon in democracy and transparency said it was more challenging for him because in less than two months he has been honoured thrice. He however went further to say that receiving an award from his own municipality and his own council chambers was even more demanding because it is a call to duty .He said his biggest wish is the fact that if he is to get another award next year ,it should be for the development that he has carried out .It is for this reason that he said whatever development means ,he would do all it takes to deliver it to the Tubah people. The mayor of Bamenda II council, Balick Awah Fidelis who was Best Mayor of the Year, said he remains indebted to World Echoes Newspaper for making him know that his efforts have not gone unnoticed .He said for 24 years, his party has been working to make democracy a reality in Cameroon and that they would stop at nothing to make it a reality. It is at this point in time that Balick received acclamation for the beautiful town hall that he constructed .This achievement even made the minister of Territorial Administration and Decentralization ,Rene Emmanuel Sadi to travel all the way from Yaounde to inaugurate the structure. During that inauguration event the minister lauded Balick for using more money than he received to construct the council chambers. Mayor Balick later told pressmen that the World Echoes Award was the best organized in the history of awards in the region. He said he would live up to the expectations of the newspaper. Pastor Wara Solomon who prayed for the start of the ceremony was also one of the laureates who grabbed the Award as Best Pastor of the Year and his RAMAH Christian center was recognized as the best Religious institutition. During his spiritual intervention, the man of God called on the Almighty father to let his grace be felt by laureates. He said if God be for the laureates, no one can be against them, calling on them to stand by what had made them to win the awards. One of the high points of the event was that for the first time ,two catholic friars who won the awards personally turned up at the ceremony to collect them Rev Fr Roberto Pirovano and Rev.Fr Joachim of the Capuchin Friary Bambui. Other laureates who were also very prominent at the event include the management of Moghamo Travel Agency ,the Divisional officer of Tubah,Alim Garga who personally answered present, the Divisional delegate of economy, planning and regional development for Ngoketunjia,Mr Tamfu Denis, Dr Chenui Peter, the DO of Ndop, the director of the women empowerment centre Ndop, Nee Cecilia Ndi, amongst a host of other laureates. The ceremony was also accompanied by Popping of wine, wining and dining. Winners *Man of the Year -Prof Peter Abety *Highly Honoured Cameroonian of the Year -Rt Hon.Senator Achidi Achu *Male Politician of the Year -Tah Nformi Ngalla Gerald *Female Politician of the Year -Senator Mundi Regina *Best Director General of the Year -Libum Nikeng (Director General of Customs Cameroon) *Ngoketunjia’s Politician of the Year -Nkwenui Joseph (Pa Dollar) *Symbol of Peace & Emblem of Hope -Ntumfor Barrister Nico Halle 7)*Best Lawyer of the Year -Barrister Suh Fuh Ben (Amity Chamber) *Best Technician of the Year -Azumbom Funiba Ignatius *Special Prize of Recognition for Immense Generosity to UBa -To all the four Fons of Tubah *Best Mayor of the Year -Balick Awa Fidelis *Most Prominent & Dynamic Mayor of the Year -Mbombo Abel Chenyi *Senior Divisional Officers of the Year -SDO Ngoketunjia Division *Best Sub-Divisional Officers of the Year N.W -Itoe Peter Mbongo DO Bamenda II -HRH Poss Francis Alex DO Ndop Centre * Most Transparent & Honest DO of the Year -DO Alim Garga of Tubah *Best Divisional Delegate of the Year -Tamfu Denis MINEPAT *Model Women of the Year -Chengwe Nee Yah Cecilia Ndi (MINPROF) & No.1 Female Right advocate -Malionpe Magdalen (4th Deputy Mayor Ndop Council) -Ngwe Eunice (3rd Deputy Mayor Tubah) -Musi Evelyne (Councilor Balikumbat) *Legendary Icons of the Year -Samuel Asobo Mbuyah (TAMAC Consultant) -Peter Nsanda Eba Registrar St. Louis University *2014 Transparent Social Democrats -Mayor Tanjong Martin -Wechui Barnabas -Chikilem Boniface -Ngwe Eunice -Tumchia Vincent *Best Rector of the Year -Prof Anaclet Fomethe (Dschang University) *Most Popular Vice-Chancellor of the Year -Prof Tafah Edokat *Best Director -Ndi Jonathan Nchotu (Director Technical School of Agriculture Bambili) *Most Dynamic Principals of the Year -Bumuh Martin Viyu Principal CCAST Bambili *Best Female Contractor of the Year -Mme Ruth Bujung *Best Micro Finance -Bambili Cooperative Credit Union *Best Credit Union President -Shey Nfor Musa BAPCUL *Best Credit Union General Manager -GM Bayelle Credit Union *Best Rev Friar of the Year -Rev Father Roberto Pirovano (Fr Magic Friar Superior of St Francis Capuchin) *Best Pastors of the Year -Rev Wara Solomon Che *Best Religious Institution -RAMAH Christian center *Best Evangelism & Humanitarian NGO -LISAC-Cameroon *Best Organization for the Elderly -RECEWAPEC *Best Medical Institution -Shishong Cardiac Center Kumbo *Best Private Clinic -Foundation Clinic *Best Health Driven Program in N.W -CBC HIV free South West & North West Project (ANC) *Best Research Clinic, Foundation Researcher -Raynbow Clinic & Foundation, Dr Abiodun AKA Flusher *King of Traditional Doctors & Master of Natural Mystic -Dr Abeweh Jerome Zeshi *Best Bakery -Mr Baker -Top Star Bakery *Best Hotel of the Year -Moitsa Hotel Young Proficient & Dynamic Councilor of the year -Maitre Mbuyongha Eventius *Best N.W best Entrepreneur Proprietor Moitsa Hotel & Whole sale Depot *Best Community Driven Project -BAWA (Bambui Water Authority) *Best & Most Listened Community Radio -NDEFCAM Radio Bamenda *Best Contractor of the Year -Andangfung Eric *Most Industrious & illustrious Son of Tubah -Mbie John *NW CPDM most devoted Militant of the Year -Prince Mbonifor Kennedy *Best Décor Enterprise - Mubah Louis Decor *Best Travel Agency -Moghamo Express -Mondial Express *Best Security Unit in the North West -BIR under the Leadership of Col. Ayuke *Best ICT Expert of the Year -Dr Chenwi Peter *Best ICT Training Center -Gates Inc Institute *Most Promising Business Man & Establishment - Lah International Ltd *Best Female Regional Delegate - Abong Judy Ngwe MINPROF *Best Design & Fashion Shopping centre -Ngwa Fashion Shopping centre & Merchandise *Youngest Councilor in the Republic -Mundi Valery Tafah *Most Devoted CPDM Youth Section President -Tibatim Cyprain *Best Petrol Station -BOCOM Petrol Station *Most Acclaimed Director of the Year -Dr Lukong Kenneth ENSET Kumba *Best Hotel Management Director -Doume Zacharie Director Ayaba Hotel *Best Head Teacher -Kubri Linus Ngwa *Best Gov’t Poverty Alleviation Program -PIAASI\ISPISA *Best Environmentalist -Paradise on Earth -Mendel Foundation *Most Exemplary Franciscan Friar of the Year - Rev Father Joachim *Best Senator of the Year -Senator Chamua Wanlo John * Best Prison Administrator of the Year -Gen. Tiwa Jonas * Best Parliamentarian of the Year -Ndong Larry Hills of Menchum * Best Ardo of the Year -Hamidou Adamou *Young Enterprising Manager of the Year -Tafili Magnus *Best Female Credit Union President -Ikome Emerencia Tangang *Best Business Contractor of the Year -Fopa Elvis *No.1 Agrarian of the Year -Wirsiy Fabian * Best Business College -Optimistic Business School *Best Professional Institution -Certified institute of Loan & Risk Management * Female legal right advocate of the year - Tamukong Elvis A Welcome Address Presented by Tamukong Roland Executive Director of World Echoes Newspaper Group on the Occasion of her Sixth Anniversary Celebration cum 2014 Prestigious Global Press Award of Excellence to Meritorious Cameroonians. *His Royal Highnesses & Majesties, *Our Excellencies here present *The SDO & DOs *Delegates *Fellow Laureates -Ladies & Gentlemen You are all welcome to this our Prestigious Icons Award ceremony of Excellence in Jesus Mighty Name. Permit me on behalf of World Echoes Newspaper group, officials and partners at home and abroad (most especially those at Ghent Belgium, Notre Dame University Australia and of South Asia Journalism Association) to graciously recognize your honoured presence to our invitation and immense sacrifice. We are abundantly grateful to know you are having us at heart, patronizing every works of ours. God will surely on our behalf reward you plentifully as we remain indebted to your kind unreserved favor. With fresh memories from the special Mass we offered today at the St Peter’s Catholic Church here in Bambui for God’s Guidance and protection through out 2014, permit us table this humble submission before your honoured presence for the smooth function and the social welfare of Journalism in Cameroon. As victim of the countless and unavoidable bad circumstances surrounding the profession we are inviting you to pray against the wanton arrest of Journalist, pray for less court cases, unfair trials and actions against Journalists. In your varied prayer requests and intensions, ask Christ to soften the hearts of Journalists to report for Nation building, for humanity, the underprivileged, the voiceless at the same time crusading for Christ through evangelism. To my fellow colleagues of the Press I also exhort you to add Divinity in all that we think, write or say to reconcile with the realities of changing times which requires God in all that we do to promise. Emerging circumstances need emergency strategies which can only come from the Press mirror of the society which should build and not destroy, restore hope and not ignite chaos or war. Talking about the Newspaper and the Publisher, duly registered and legalized in 2008, the Publisher with a vast standard stock of experience in the field of journalism from almost all the Mediums under Mass Media and a solid academic background, from inception, was subjected to singing the Cameroon National news as censored, she graduated later into plain and blunt reporting, jumping into the dare daring sector which almost took his Head (I am talking about me) for exposing most unscrupulous acts some men in cassock commit hiding under the cover of the church. We were not and have never been judges in our practice but were always arrested, impeached and were always subjected to daily threats. Recent times and the demanding request of Humanitarian reports to rescue the world in the hands of unpredictable circumstances and innovative reporting gradually tilted our attention to economic issues and advocacy while talking about politics, sports, Evangelism and human interest stories. Ladies and Gentlemen, fellow laureates of our Prestigious Icons Award, End time is around, so we should all help society collectively to come out of her clouded darkness by reshaping moral actions and ethics to promote social justice, equity and peace. You have all contributed enormously in your respective area of work reasons why the mandated National Press Award committee had to select you amongst the list of nominated figures for this Prestigious Award of Excellence which you are soon to receive. Be a Model for Jesus as we pray for God’s Guidance. You are all prosperous Cameroonian from the designated honour here today and shall all be abundantly covered with the blood of Jesus. You are the selected gentiles amongst the Jews in Cameroon so let thy light shine and no weapon fashion against you shall prosper. To day, remains memorable and shall ever last in your minds so we the Journalists shall go tell up the mountain in all the sweetest possible ways. Ladies and Gentlemen You are all highly favored and honoured to this our Christened assembly of Award Fellowship seeking new dimension to justify and recognize the omnipresent power of the Lord and his presences in our respective lives. So I pray you to take and promote the gospel we are trumpeting here for development and nothing but development to others. You are examples worth emulating and model God bless Cameroon through you in your endless and tireless sacrifice to the Nation. Long Live World Echoes Newspaper Long live our dedicated Laureates Long live the Republic of Cameroon

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