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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:
Town Renovations

Road Infrastructure: This was the principal plight of the people.  Because the council coffers were red, the council adopted a participatory approach to solve this problem. The administration, traditional authorities, the churches, and the entire population put hands together. There was

general sensitization on financial, material, and manual labour contributions towards the rehabilitation of the roads.  Both the internal and external elites were contacted for support. Amity Bank pre-financed the project and by 30th April, 1996, the road campaign program was already accomplished. Since 1996, the Kumbo roads are being rehabilitated two times a year: from May - June and from October - November.

Nevertheless, a permanent solution is urgently needed to solve the problem of roads in Kumbo. Since 1996, roads in the Kumbo Urban Municipality have been maintained at least two times a year. To ensure that this is effectively done, laterite has been piled in 6 places in the municipality, namely, Kingomen, Mbuluf, Marem, Romajai, Ntseni and Njavnyuy. This equally eases collection for the rehabilitation of roads.

Bridges and Culverts: In 2000, the Kumbo Council constructed a bridge at Nkuv costing 1,416,000 FCFA. This has gone a long way to ease the transportation of farm products from that area to various markets. Besides the culverts constructed during the Councillor-Micro Project, culverts have been constructed in almost all the council areas in the municipality, as the need for it arose, such as in Tonee, Veekakui, Taabah, Hausa Quarters Mbveh, Njavnyuy, Mbah road, Mbiame Quarter Mbve, Nkuv, Faah, Jem, Bamnzeng.

Recently, the Kumbo Council in partnership with HELVETAS-Cameroon constructed three drainage structures at the Takum neighbourhood in Kimbo-Squares, at the entrance to the Tobin New Market and at the entrance to the New Butchery, costing 2,3400,565 FCFA, with the Kumbo Council contributing, 5,400,565 cash/kind and HELVETAS, 18,000,000 FCFA.

The construction of the bridge at Takum will ease the movement of the inhabitants around that area, especially school children, who have to cross the river to attend school at the other end.

The bridge at the entrance to the Tobin new market will facilitate the movement of vehicles in and out of Kumbo, as the park for vehicles going to Bamenda and beyond is situated there.

The bridge at the entrance to the New Butchery is specific for cattle that will be brought in ready for slaughter. This will also go a long way to prevent the commotion that might have ensued in the market if these cattle had to pass through the market to be slaughtered.

The Face-lift of Kimbo - Squares: The Kimbo - Squares was a shantytown with kiosks along the main streets giving the impression of an abandoned town. During a series of sensitizations, meetings, kiosks owners, and users agreed on a day when all the kiosks were demolished.  On April 30, 1999 all, the kiosks were demolished and the debris carried away by owners and users.

There was equally a municipal decision, prohibiting the parking, loading and offloading of all vehicles at unauthorized parks, especially at the Kimbo-squares.  This was seriously implemented by the forces of law and other; coupled with the demolition of kiosks, Kimbo-squares was given a face-lift.

Garbage Management: Garbage is collected on a daily basis.  Over 50 Cans and 30 other ones were produced by the council and 50 more were donated by PMUC to the municipality.  These were placed at strategic spots all over the town for refuse collection. In 2006, 10 large cans were again fabricated, costing 2,300, 000 FCFA. The council van goes out daily to empty these cans. This has greatly reduced the amount of garbage found in town by 75%, thereby ensuring a general cleanliness in Kumbo town. Last year there was a competition about the cleanest town in Cameroon organized by CRTV Morning Safari where Kumbo came as the 3rd cleanest town.

Public Toilets: The water system toilet at the Mbveh market was renovated and water connected.  To reduce congestion on these toilets, a modern Kenyan type ventilated pit toilet has been constructed to the north-western end of Mbveh toilet.

In 2006, the Kumbo Council made a giant stride by destroying the already old and dilapidated toilet at the Mbveh market and replacing it with a very modern toilet. In 2003 and 2004, two new toilets were constructed at the Tobin New Market and the Bamkika-ai market respectively.

A New Layout for Tobin: The Tobin eucalyptus forest was a highbinder for thieves, marijuana addicts, and a nightmare for women and their female children, for it was a safe ground for rapists.  The trees have been felled and the area plotted into layout with a well design plan.  People have begun to acquire plots for building and more are still available.

Beautification of Town with Ornamental Trees & Flowers: The Council premises, the Tobin Round About, the Post Office environment, and the Kumbo Library premises have been beautified with various flowers and ornamental trees.  In the same vein, the Kumbo Council has implanted a huge watchdog at the entrance to the Council. This serves as a source of entertainment to many people who come to the Kumbo council.

 

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