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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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Project Achievements of the KUMBO COUNCIL:
Council Facilities

Renovation of Offices: There was need to renovate and refurnish the Council offices.  The abandoned alkali court building has been transformed to offices for the Deputy Mayors. The residence for the Municipal Treasurer was also renovated. The Kumbo Council building and premises have been

renovated and given a new look, with beautiful flowers planted to beautify the premises. The offices have also been refurbished and the Mayor’s Office has been given an executive look.  In 2006, a satellite dish connected to the Council Office with two television screens. One is placed at the Mayor’s Office and the other placed at the general office. This is aimed at providing entertainment for those who come to the council for one reason or the other.

Construction of the Kumbo Council Complex: During the 1990 uprising in Cameroon the former Kumbo Council structure comprising of offices and hall was set ablaze by the angry mob. After this incident, the structure was rehabilitated and used from 2005 to 2008. With increasing activities within the Council area as well as within the Council as an institution, there was an urgent need for a more modern Council structure to reflect the image of the young emerging institution.

Kumbo Council then applied to FEICOM for assistance to construct a Town Hall. In 2008 - 2009 the sums of 187,375,000 FCFA and 58,215,027 FCFA was acquired from FEICOM for the construction of the Council Administrative structure and the Council Conference Hall respectively.

Acquisition of Office Equipment: Two electronic typing machines, twelve desk-top computers, a printer, a duplicating machine, a scanner, a multifunctional fax, a photocopier, and two hundred potable chairs for use in the council. Ten desktop computers will be channeled to the various council departments and the Information Centre.  It is intended that all council services will be computerized.

Thanks to assistance from HELVETAS, the Kumbo Council has been connected to the internet. This will go a long way to ease foreign correspondence and follow-up of some prestigious projects linked partnerships such as twinning. The internet will also serve as a big forum for funding opportunities to the Kumbo Council which shall be browsed online.

Purchase of Vehicles: The old Mercedes Tipper, which was found in parts and ready for auction has been repaired and is now very strong and functional. In a bid to improve on the revenue situation, of the council, and the state of the council roads, two decent Mercedes 1617CK Benz tipper have been obtained through a loan from FEICOM.

A back executive Toyota runner car has also been obtained for the administrative function of the mayor. This has increased the fleet of council vehicles to five. In 2006, the Kumbo Council acquired a fairly used Toyota Hilux, thanks to FEICOM funds. The car costs 13.8 million including taxes and other documents that must accompany a vehicle. With the municipality’s rough and muddy terrain, it was but necessary that the Council obtains a vehicle of this magnitude to guarantee accessibility into inaccessible areas.

Vehicles: The existing Hilux, which because of its old and dilapidated state was now called the ‘old lakyana’, as it was fast becoming a liability rather than an asset.  Therefore, in the 2004 Council Budgetary Session, it was deliberated upon that it be replaced. The New Toyota Hilux symbolizes the enthusiasm of the Council authorities to reach out to the heart of the municipality, in a bid to have a feel of the needs of the population.

Acquisition of a Band: The Kumbo Council has recently acquired a band worth two million eight hundred and fifty thousand. According to Mayor Njong Fonyuy Donatus, the band will be used for public occasions such as the National Day, Youth Day, Labour Day, and International Women’s Day etc. This will equally serve as entertainment and animation for events such as weddings, death celebrations, etc.

The band is also a source of employment for some citizens in the Kumbo Municipality. The band contains musical instruments such as drums of various categories, tambourine, cymbals, triangle, saxophones, 1st B flat clarinet, piccolo, flute, pianos, and wireless microphone; etc.

Capacity Building - Training of Staff of the Kumbo Council: To improve on the quality the quality of personnel in the council, four young university graduates were recruited and sent to the local Government Training Centre- CEFAM Buea.  Two studied council administration and the others read council treasury and accounts.  They have been working in the council since 2001. The council has also sponsored GCE A level holders in the Advanced School of Public Works, annex Buea, in the Civil Engineering and the Town Planning and Survey Sections respectively.

In addition, the council staff have undergone a series of capacity building trainings.  Two council staff were recently trained in Bot-Makak as resource persons. A project on Computing and Bilingual Literacy has also been elaborated for Council Executive and Staff.

Training of Councilors of the Municipality: Since 1996, the councilors of the Kumbo Council have undergone a series of trainings. Immediately after elections, councilors are trained on their role as development agents in the community. Later, they were schooled on participatory management and project management. This was intended to help them better plan and manage projects at their various council areas in a participatory manner.

The Council's Magazine, Website and Brochure: In recent years, there has been an aggressive marketing campaign for the municipality. This has been done by the designing and hosting of the council web site, the publishing of Council's handbook and the Council Magazine - "FOCUS ON KUMBO", that carries information on the Council’s Vision, its Projects, and the Potentials of the municipality. This also helps the population have a vivid picture of the Council's Activities carried out so far.

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