The village of Mundame in kumba III Sub division, Meme division, South West region has a new traditional ruler.
42-year-old Esapa Richard Ngoh was presented to the administration by kingmakers of Mundame August 27. His presentation was during a consultative meeting that held at the Sub divisional office of Kumba III Sub division in Mambanda.
His Royal Highness, Chief Esapa Richard Ngoh was presented to the Divisional Officer, D O, Alfred Ngale Meende, by the Head of the Mundame village Traditional Council, Ewane William.
Ewane used the occasion to enumerate some difficulties the village is facing notably bad state of roads; absence of electricity supply and lack of a medical facility.
The village traditional council chairman noted that, the Cameroon Development Corporation, CDC health unit formerly served the community but since the outbreak of the socio-political crisis in the North West and South West regions the facility has remained shut.
the Corporation closed its doors. He added that, the village has not benefitted from parcels of land surrendered by the CDC.
D O Ngale promised to channel the worries to the appropriate quarters. He congratulated the Traditional Council of Mundame village in the smooth selection of their new traditional ruler.
The D O challenged the new chief to be law abiding; have good listening ears; ensure good leadership with the fear of the Lord; deliver justice and above all, cause the resettlement of the villagers.
The administrator reminded the new Chief to present necessary documents required for his official installation as recommended by decree no. 77/249 of 14th July, 1977, bearing on the Organization of Traditional Rulers’ Chiefdoms as amended and supplemented by decree no. 82/ 24 of July, 1982.
On behalf of the Paramount ruler of the Balong tribe, Chief Mukwelle Paul Ngama, traditional ruler of Bai Mukamafend decorated the new Chief of Mundame. Chief Mukwelle handed over to Chief Ngoh a traditional cap and a broom. He said the cap is a symbol of power while the broom is for peace.
Chief Esapa Richard Ngoh replaces his late uncle, Chief Mukete Paul Ewane, who died four years ago.
The new traditional ruler of Mundame village is a holder of a degree in law and political science from the University of Dschang. He is married and a father of three.
The event was attended by traditional rulers; the Bafaw traditional council, Legal Minds, friends and the population.
Mundame is a village of the Balong tribe. Balong is one of the four tribes that make up Meme division of the South West region. The other tribes are: Bafa, Barombi and Bakundu.
However, the uniqueness of the Balong tribe is that, it spans to other divisions like in kupe-Muanenguba (Upper Balong) and Moungo in the Littoral region, with a common dialect.