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An Eventful month in Kumbo and The Nso Palace

Kumbo is indeed a Blessed Town:

April remains a memorable month for the Folks of Kumbo-Nso Bui Division. It takes only Divine Providence to witness what a town Referred to as Baghdad in the early 90s during the ghost town otherwise remains the “Holy Land” because of its attachment and involvement is Religious activities and a references to Cultural and Traditional heritage.

After the Fon’s return from Babunga where he was saluted by the Muslim community there, came the Easter week that was celebrated in high gear amongst all the Christian Churches in Kumbo and its environs.

Few days later precisely on the 9th of April, Kumbo Cathedral witnessed the Ordination of 4 priests, 2 for the diocese of Kumbo, 2 candidates of the OFM capuchins. The ordinations took place in St Theresa cathedral Kumbo officiated by the Rt Rev George Nkuo.

The Ordination paved the way for the Mayor’s day on  Monday the 13th of April 2015 marking the 10th Edition.
The Mayor of Kumbo Council Mr Njong Donatus Fonyuy reached out and communed with the less privileged of the Municipality by providing them with some basic needs such as soap, food stuff, clothing, health care, school fees, office equipment, etc. 

A Day later, which is the 14th of April, some of the Newly Ordained priests were in St Aloysius Minor Seminary, Kitiwum – Kumbo as ex-students  in an act of thanksgiving to God and to the institution. They were Frs Leo Ndanjong, Parfait Cheo and Lesley Fonye of the Archdiocese of Bamenda, Frs Paul Yong, Emile Bunila of the Diocese of Kumbo.

Kumbo Priests

Rev Fr Emile Bunila with roots from the Royal Family on the 15th of April Celebrated his First Mass at the Fon’s Palace with “Father”, HRM the Fon of Nso playing not only an important and participatory role but also grasped the opportunity to receive God’s Blessing’s through the hands of the Newly Ordained. A First mass that did not only witness a huge congregation but a flock of priests who stormed the Palace Hall to pray with their brother and colleague Rev Emile.

Last week, the Fon was busy communing with the Christians of Presbyterian Faith, when more than fifteen chiefs from Monatele in the south region stormed the palace.

According to Bulami Edward who is also accredited for some of the images, “They came to pay a visit to the senior divisional officer for Bui NZEKI Theophile, who had served in their place for five years.” The SDO Then took them to receive traditional Blessings from the King and they were granted a VIP Reception, reserved only for the Royals.
The Month has not ended yet, Rev Fr Cornelius Safe A Kumbo Diocesan Priest on further studies in the UK and Rev Fr Dufe Joseph (Wo Milan) A Teacher at the St Thomas Aquinas Major Seminary (STAMS) and Parish Priest of Sop Parish of the Capuchin order shall be celebrating their 15th Anniversaries as priests respectively ordained on the 28th of April 2000 by the then Bishop Cornelius Fontem Esua.

Apart from the above Blessed kumbo News gathered, The Grasslander Newspaper enumerated on other happens in the Kumbo municipality as you can see from the Cover Page of the Newspaper where the highlighted the following activities that took and still taking place in Kumbo.



“Ok Clean Water and Caritas to ensure community water schemes are properly managed, the Support of Buifoot to School Games, Renewed Dream for Kumbo Strikers with coach Festus Koaban, plus the Dethronment of a Compound Head by the Fon of Nso. SHUMAS Cameroon continues to touch the lives of many through the handing of Roh Kimbo Bridge and Support to Dom Health Centre in Noni. Last but not the least, they highlighted the development side of CPDM 30th Anniversary celebrations in Bui with PM urging Oku to Protect Forest, Dr Yaa Lydia Fondufe Distributing Maize Seeds to Farmers and FCFA 2.5M raised by BUI I-A CPDM to support government’s fight against Boko Haram”. 

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The NSODA Enlarged National Executive Meeting held in NKONGSAMBA  Saturday the 11th day of April 2015


After fruitful discussions that lasted close to four hours and bringing together over 80 participants from 20 branches of NSODA, resolved as follows:

  1. The NSODA Emblems: To really feel belonging, all branches and members and individual members should acquire copies of NSODA emblems such as; membership cards, constitutions, magazine, etc. The new membership cards are valid for five years.
  2. Nso Cultural Identity: To promote and market our cultural identity, Lamnso should be the working language at all Nso cultural meetings; similarly, the wearing of cultural and befitting attire at meetings was highly recommended.
  3. The running of NSODA secretariat: To support the national executive bureau to meet up with their numerous expenses, the following amounts were finally agreed on; all home branches to pay annual levies of CFA 20.000 francs, sub-divisional branches at least CFA 30.000francs, divisional branches – at least CFA 50.000 francs, Regional branches – at least CFA 100.000 francs, and the Diaspora – at least CFA 200.000 francs.
  4. Media coverage: The enlarged exco congratulated the NSODA executive bureau following its efforts to bring the well listened CRTV program – Morning Safari to Nso to talk about Nso and exhorted them to bring more of such programs and also to invite other news media to further widen the audience.
  5. Projects Committee: Proposed list of members for the various projects committees and their terms of reference were read out and some amendments were made on them. Six of such committees were identified for the six on-going projects. Each committee could co-opt more members to join.
  6. General Assembly Meeting: The next NSODA General Assembly Meeting was moved from the month of July to October 2015 for fear of rains and to allow branches time to meet up with financial obligations. This assembly shall amongst other things draw up an annual budget for the next financial year.
  7. Management of NSODA funds: The national executive bureau was congratulated for taking practical steps to ensure transparent management of NSODA resources and budgetary allocations, and at the same time calling on them to continue in this same light.
  8. Council of Elders: The role of the council of elders was outlined as a consultative organ of NSODA and a proposed list of members of this council was read out. More members should be co-opted into the list.
  9. NSODA and branch meetings: All NSODA branches were exhorted to always include NSODA matters into the agenda of their meetings to better sensitize members and keep them current about our projects.
  10. Vacant and dormant positions in the national exco: Branches were requested to propose more members to fill vacant and dormant positions in the NSODA national executive bureau since the Bamenda exco meeting; some of whom are still inactive. The exco was then called upon to propose and replace all the inactive national executive members and report in the next general assembly meeting for confirmation.
  11. Football competitions: Branches were encouraged to organize football competitions at branch level so that only the winners will compete at annual end-of-year festivals in December, and this to improve on the quality of the competition.
  12. Detractors: That all detractors, who in one way or the other are tarnishing the good image of NSODA in the various branches, be identified and called to order. In future, they shall be identified and denounced publicly.
  13. Next meeting: That the next enlarged exco meeting shall take place in Ndop on the 25th of July 2015.


The King of Nso Honored with a Medal

Sehm Mbinglo I, Knight of Cameroon Order of Valour by His excellency the president of the republic…

By Shey Tatah Sevidzem (Wo Scandy)


The Fon Honored

The Fon Honored

“Sehm Mbinglo I Knight of Cameroon Order of Valour. He was honoured today at the esplanade of the Nso Fon’s palace under the patronage of the SDO for Bui. Mifi SDO, who is son of the soil was also present alongside all DOs and some mayors of Bui. The fons of Bafut and Nkwen and some fons under the paramount ruler answered present. And fon in his message urged all to uphold the peace in Cameroon and help fight Boko Haram…also asked for school of art and design-part of Bamenda state university”. Emma Verdze


Bafut & Nkwen Fons

Bafut & Nkwen Fons

According to Ben Fai from the UK, The honor was long overdue based on the successes of the Paramount King of Bui and his policy of peaceful co-existence.

“Our RH Shem Mbinglo I has succeeded in ruling Nso for more than 20 yrs and he merits an honorary degree (PHd) for his achievements so far. for example keeping Nso in unity, and showing good qualities of a good leadership. I also think we should take time and make a documentary on his daily activities, the tasks he handles, to also let people know how hard he works behind the scenes. He knows no boundaries to humanity, respects and receives all citizens wishing to see and chat with him. HRH Shem mbinglo I sees everyone as equals, be you young, old, rich or poor he will always make time to dash out from the fai in ntoh Nso to see who ever requested his presence. Go near him and you will see a very simple person standing in front of you. Long live our Royal Majesty Shem Mbinglo I of Nso. Wir dze wir bi wir”

The event which took place in June 2014 was also crowned by the presence of the Nsoda head and exco, Elites from all over the globe. An event that left a landmark in the Nso history can only be expressed in images than words and this gives a more concise and precise document of the event.

To watch the Video, click here:


You may always want to watch pictures of the event:

The world of Creativity

The idea of launching a website is amazing. Imagine having your own page and images for your own project. This site aims at sharing and receiving feed back on how to make the world a better place to live through comments. stories ,articles, movies, photos, business ideas, networking, Partnership, Jokes, Research, education, creativity, motivations, inspiration and u can name the rest.

Cameroon beauty

Cameroon beauty


just for fun

this page can serve as a way to use some categories and tags for the exercise. The idea of launching a website is amazing. Imagigine having your own page and images for ur own project. I shall use this to talk about Nso. kumbo. Bamenda, Yaounde, douala, Buea, friends, Cake jokes, comments. stories , motivations, inspiration and u can name the rest.

Cameroon beauty

Cameroon beauty


just for fun