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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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KC acquires Heavy Construction Equipment:

Kumbo Council is made up of 42 villages and has a population of about 127,919 inhabitants. The heavy road equipment project for infrastructural development run by the council has as target to improve on the socio-economic development and well-being of the inhabitants of Kumbo municipality through road maintenance and rehabilitation for increase mobility of goods and services by 2015.

Due to the limited finances of the state, all the needs of its Council areas cannot be simultaneously satisfied. Therefore, complete reliance on state assistance for all development interventions mean postponing advancement in the Kumbo municipality. In an effort to reach the above mentioned target, Kumbo municipality in 2008 purchased and put into use the following heavy road equipments for road network development in the municipality; a grader, front-end-loader, compactor, water tanker and two 20 tippers. A team of 11 young people are employed to operate these machineries assisted by five other temporary persons whose duty is to lend a hand to the team when ever need arises.

Since then some unpaved roads within the Kumbo urban space have been maintained/rehabilitated. New roads have also been created within the municipality. This equipment is hired out to generate income for the council. A total number of 106.3 kilometres of roads within Kumbo have been maintained and rehabilitated. Given that a kilometer of earth road maintained in Cameroon costs 8,000,000 FCFA, Kumbo council has maintained its roads, valued at 850,400,000FCFA. This is far above the Kumbo Council 2011 budget of 500 million FCFA.

Funds to purchase this equipment were obtained from council savings of 50,000,000 FCFA and also through a loan of 80.000.000 FCFA from the Kimbo Police Cooperative Credit union. Given the fact that the equipment was imported, the Mayor requested tax exoneration from the Minister of Finance, and 50% exoneration was granted. Kumbo Council obtained a loan of 25.000.000FCFA from FEICOM for the clearance of the equipment from the Douala seaport. In February 2011 another loan of 80,000,000 was obtained from the Kimbo Police Cooperative Credit Union to purchase two 20 ton tippers for laterite, in a bid to render road works more efficient.

This equipment has been hired out for road maintenance and rehabilitation works in various areas of the Northwest Region and income brought in has been used for the payment of the loan and the operators, also for carrying out machinery repairs, and fuel and lubricants for works within the municipality.

 

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