... They postponed the cultural week to rally funds. how many meetings have they held? How much have they raised? How many times have they talked about villageMessage 1 of 3 , Jun 19, 2012View Source
--- I am happy Eddy put this on the net. I and those who see issues with me are neither trouble makers or radiicals. Our problem is the development of the village under a dynamic leadership. If Maitre can provide this leadership now, we are ready to rally behind him till the cultural week. So we wait to hear from him.
They postponed the cultural week to rally funds. how many meetings have they held? How much have they raised? How many times have they talked about village issues?
It cost nothing to wait and see. We are waiting to be led.
please let us all look on to Maitre till the cultura week as the peace broker has requested.
ThanksOn Tue, 6/19/12, Akanga Fidelis <akangaf@...> wrote:
From: Akanga Fidelis <akangaf@...>
Subject: [bechatipeople] Bechati Issues
To: "Bechati People" <email@example.com>
Date: Tuesday, June 19, 2012, 7:10 AMDear Brothers and Sisters,I hope this mail reaches you all in good health. I am back from Cameroon and Bechati and would love to give you some updates concerning some burning issues concerning our dear village. I am glad to inform you that while in Cameroon, I spent some four days in the village and during which time, I had the opportunity to hold discussions in the village with the Fon of Bechati, Principals of CETIC and GSS Bechati, the PTA Chairpersons of CETIC and GSS Bechati, the Headmasters of GS Malengha and GS Banti, some teachers of these schools, and a cross section of the Youths. The discussions were very fruitful, so to speak. I know many may ask why the Headmaster of GS Banti involved in the discussion. The Headmaster of GS Banti happens to be one of our brothers, Mr. Menkem Sylvester. Unfortunately, the only person who was not in the meeting was the headmaster of GS Bechati, because he was out of town. This meeting took place at the Water Side Bar, Bechati. Water Side Bar is owned by Pa Day Dawn. At the same time, I had the opportunity to hold private talks with Maitre Forchu, the President of BECUDA and the other worrying factions (Yaounde Branch). At the same time, I visited both CETIC and GSS Bechati where I had the opportunity to talk with the students and give them words of encouragements and advise on how they are lucky to have the school right at their noses, especially as during our days, we had to walk to either Fontem, Bamenda and other neighbouring towns to attend school.GSS Bechati, to inform you guys has two new teachers, one for French and one for Biology. But unfortunately, the Biology teacher is a francophone who does not know a single word in English, but hopefully, we should hope that he will hopefully learn English so as to teach the children. From every indication, we should have more teachers for the school when schools start in September. At the same time, I wish to inform you that the road from Four Corners Lewoh has been dug to Bechati Market and all bridges and culverts are almost complete except of the Nkong, Abasap and Amboh bridges and work is currently taking place.My brothers and sisters, it is often said that when two elephants fight, it is the grass that suffers. I must admit that it is a disgrace for us all from Bechati, given the name our dear village has in Lebialem, Cameroon, and the world at large that we are unable to properly construct any classes for GSS Bechati. The case of GSS Bechati is very peculiar. From every projection, Form one come next year should have A and B given the number of pupils knocking at the doors of the school. The school is going to Form three and they need structures. The villagers hired a caterpillar and the foundation for would be Form three had been levelled. There is zinc to roof the class, at the same time, when I was leaving the village, timber was being sawn for roofing of Form three. But what about Form one for next year?After my discussions with Maitre Forchu and Akanga Ernest, Maitre Forchu should in the days ahead be calling on a general meeting, place, date and time will be communicated by him so that we put hands together and see what we can do with our development. To be honest with everyone, I sincerely told Ernest and Maitre that the dead lock we have had is leading us to no where and for the sake of our development, it is time we all bury our differences and work under the same umbrella organisation headed by Maitre Forchu until the next Cultural Week anticipated to take place next year, 2013. I am therefore using this opportunity to call on all sons and daughters of Bechati to understand that we have much at stake and we are loosing much given this deadlock. Therefore, it is time that we all bury our differences and work for the development of our village. At the same time, I am calling on Maitre Forchu following our discussions to act as a matter of urgency to convene all Bechati Sons and daughters and communicate this date as soon as possible. At the same time, every son and daughter of Bechati, be they in the diaspora or out of the village to be ready to show how much you can do for Bechati and not what Bechati can do for you.God Bless us all.
Akanga Fidelis K.
PhD Fellow in Accounting,
University of Essex
Web Page: http://www.essex.ac.uk/ebs/staff/profile.aspx?ID=2556
Iam indeed happy for the effort Eddy has made to talk to Ernest and maitre and to access developmental issues in the village. I am also glad with Ernest sMessage 1 of 3 , Jun 22, 2012View SourceI am indeed happy for the effort Eddy has made to talk to Ernest and maitre and to access developmental issues in the village. I am also glad with Ernest's response. I hope Maitre has read this mail. I equally plead that he act fast as school is fast approaching.We are getting to the end of June meaning that we have barely two months act.I cry out for all sons and daughters of Bechati to dip their hands in their pockets no matter how small it may be so that our objectives be met. Remember that tinny drops of water makes a mighty ocean. I must comment that Bechati has had a big name in the light of Wabane in particular and Lebialem a large not leaving Cameroon.And so we should not relegate our selves to the inferior position for that will be a disgrace to our face.While for the meeting date to be convene, i wish you all prosperity and good health. God bless you as you reflect on the development of our beloved Bechati.