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Kumbo Council Staff/EXCO Drilled on Child Protection Issues

Kumbo Council Staff/EXCO Drilled on Child Protection Issues

Holding against the backdrop of Kumbo Council’s partnership with the Cameroon Baptist Convention Health Services (CBCHS) the main objective of this workshop was for participants to gain knowledge on the various dispositions available and also to take concrete actions to protect children. In attendance were eighty (80) staff members of...
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Kumbo Council strengthens Cooperation ties with Lacrosse-Wisconsin

Kumbo Council strengthens Cooperation ties with Lacrosse-Wisconsin

A delegation of seven made up of the following persons:1) Sara Sullivan - Former City of La Crosse Council Member and Official Representative of La Crosse Mayor Tim Kabat2) Nickijo Hager- Vice President of Mission and Organizational Learning, Mayo Clinic - Franciscan3) Sister Helen Elsbernd - Vice President, Franciscan Sisters...
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Kumbo Council KOICA Partnership

Kumbo Council KOICA Partnership

Within the framework of the partnership between Kumbo Council and the Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), a workshop on Rural Development was organized to sensitize participants on the training opportunities available in Korea and to design and provide comprehensive training programs which take cognizance of local realities for the next...
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Kumbo Council Seeks ways to curb mental illnesses

In collaboration with the Family Care Center of the Banso Baptist Hospital that treats people with mental, neurological and substance use disorders, Kumbo Council held a workshop titled ‘’No Health Without Mental Health’’. The objective of this workshop was to develop the capacity of community members to ensure sustainable mental...
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CBM's Working Visit to Kumbo Council

This visit was in line the memorandum of understanding the Kumbo Council signed with the Cameroon Baptist Convention Health Services in 2015. The MOU has as main objective to promote inclusive development, making sure that persons with disability involved in all project stages. The CBM team therefore came to evaluate...
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Mayor's Cup, a pathway to peace and unity

The 11th edition of the Kumbo Council Mayor’s Cup Competition final was played 18th December 2016. This is an annual sports event organized by the Kumbo Council since 2006 to encourage youths and to expose their sporting talents in games such football, handball and basketball.The Football Final was played between...
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12th Edition of Mayor’s Day

As tradition demands, Kumbo Council commemorated the 12th edition of Mayor’s Day on 20th and 21st April 2017. Unlike previous edition, it was a two day event beginning on day one with a visit at the Kumbo Principal Prison where the over 129 inmates received basic needs and a grinding...
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Plans for 2017 x-rayed  during Budget Session

Plans for 2017 x-rayed during Budget Session

Kumbo Council on Thursday, December 1, 2016, voted a budget balanced in income and expenditure at the sum of FCFA 896,295,752, in an ordinary Council session. In comparison to last year’s budget, there is an increase of 11.3% worth FCFA 91.467.150 in absolute terms. This projected increase is because rigorous revenue...
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Kumbo Council Wins FEICOM Award Again

Kumbo Council Wins FEICOM Award Again

Kumbo Council again emerged victorious at the Special Council Support Fund for Mutual Assistance, FEICOM, and National Award for Councils’ Local Development Best Practices. She won the second edition for the Regional Prize for Northwest Region launched in partnership with the United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-HABITAT, worth FCFA 2...
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Kumbo Council's Excellence Awards

Kumbo Council's Excellence Awards

Forty (40) public and lay private schools in Kumbo each received a prize of excellence from the Kumbo Council for their performances during the end of course examinations in the 2015/2016 academic year. This initiative came into being some five years ago to encourage schools that perform extremely well by...
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Kids Corner of Kumbo Public Library

Kids Corner of Kumbo Public Library

The Kumbo Council Bernard Fonlon Information Centre; the Kumbo Public Library. Nowadays, many people think that libraries are a thing of the past due to the digital revolution and the rise of a gadget captivated society, thus the role of libraries is being undervalued especially by youths. That...
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Kumbo Water Authority:

KWA is the community water management organization which provides safe drinking water in Kumbo. KumboWaterAuthority.org

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The Economy of Kumbo:

Agriculture is still the main economic activity of the people of Kumbo. The agricultural crops fetching the Kumbo population money are arabica coffee, beans and Irish potatoes. Self-employment is highly practiced in Kumbo through trading. To fight youth unemployment, the Kumbo Council in partnership with GTZ trained some young people with entrepreneurial skills and trained in their respective lines of business. Every long vacation, the Kumbo Council organizes holiday jobs for students and pupils. This helps them to buy some of their school needs when schools resume.

 

Several trucks load potatoes, beans, maize, and even kolanuts almost on a daily basis to the economic capital of Douala.  Some of these products are exported to other countries like Gabon, Central African Republic and Equatorial Guinea. There are also numerous NGOs that provide economic and humanitarian services. The explosion in trade has greatly enhanced development in Kumbo, bringing prosperity to its people. The Kumbo Council under the able leadership of Mayor Njong through its numerous projects is aiming at realizing an economic explosion in the municipality. Glimpses of this economic explosion are already being seen with the decentralization of parks, construction of new markets. This has brought a rise to liquidity flow as many more people are now engaged in business.

Kumbo's Economy, as seen by Ghislain:

Ghislain in his study first identified those strengths that may foster economic development in Kumbo, which include the fact that Kumbo is typical agro- rural community, commercial crossroads, human resources, climate, tourism potentials, hospitality among others. Weaknesses being poor road network, inadequate financial possibilities, topography (difficult landscape), poverty, lack of processing industries etc.

In order to improve the socio- economic environment, Ghislain points out that street lights be extended a few more hours in order to prolong business activities. Still, he acknowledges the fact that the council has been instrumental in setting up a Business Association of Kumbo and in relation to this he proposes that the council should also help to create an association of economic operators, by so doing, the council would really be moving towards the economic explosion envisaged.

According to Mr. Girard, existing enterprises need to be developed, which in his own view is more important than searching for new enterprises. In the development of entrepreneurship the report states, local entrepreneurs are the best and fastest source of the job creation, for "it is a young population and probably more prone to risk-taking and handwork". The report further says that it is therefore important to identify potential entrepreneurs, organize training sessions, and offer support services.

 

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