At celebration of 41st anniversary in power: Okie Johnson rallies CPDM Kupe-Muanenguba II Section behind Biya.
They made the declaration Monday November 6, as they came out massively to celebrate President Biya’s 41st anniversary at the helm of the State.
The celebration was under the theme: “Let's strengthen vigilance and rekindle the flame of our militancy behind our National President, His Excellency Paul Biya”.
The crowd-pulling ceremony was in the presence of the Divisional Officer, DO, of Nguti Subdivision, Etengeneng Kelvin Oben; the Member of Parliament for Nguti Hon Fonge Julius; the Section President of CPDM Kupe-Muanenguba II section, Ajang Evaristus.
Celebrations kicked off with an ecumenical service at the grave of late the Hon Etame George Ngock, pioneer Section President and architect of the Kupe- Muanenguba II Section.
The CPDM supporters then marched across the town, chanting patriotic songs in support of President Biya, right to the ceremonial ground.
New Deal gov’t’s achievements recounted
In his address during the celebration, the Section President, Ajang Evaristus Etetuoh, recounted the numerous achievements of the New Deal government, describing it as win-win partnership.
"Decentralisation is evident through the creation of regional structures and a better organisation of councils. The Kupe-Muanenguba II Section is well represented, with Chief Dr Atem Ebako, pioneer President of the South West House of Chiefs, Akime George Elaw and Etame Rosemary Etoh, as regional councillors," the Section President said.
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On economic and infrastructure development, Ajang cited significant achievements like the road network, which has been greatly improved with Nguti and other roadside villages enjoying tarred roads.
He noted that in the hinterlands, most roads have been opened with villages accessible either by motorbikes or Four -wheel Drive pickups.
“…this new found freedom has enabled the youth to travel to different parts of the country to acquire resources and invest back home,” he said.
In socio-cultural development, he named the steady decline of illiteracy in the Subdivision, with Nursery, Primary and Secondary Schools found in almost every village and every Region having a State University.
He noted that dreaded diseases like leprosy and tuberculosis, which were endemic in the community, are fast disappearing and the proliferation of health centres has greatly reduced infant mortality and death rates.