Mbengwi Council Records 80 Percent Project Realisation
By Tasi Peter
Councillors of the Mbengwi Council, Momo division, North west region have rated the realisation of projects within the council for 2020 at 80 percent.
The assessment is the outcome of a recent council session to adopt the council’s 2021 budget.
Councillors observed that ten of seventeen projects earmarked for 2020 representing an 80% budget execution rate have been realised.
The Mayor Ndanga Kennedy Akam-led team said it is committed to achieving more in 2021.
As the Council continues with other projects within the outgoing year, the work so far executed by the council includes the electrification of three villages, rehabilitation of the Mbengwi Stadium, reaforestration of Bessie Forest, Supply of equipment to GS Kobenyang, Support to three common initiative groups, support to vulnerable persons at social centers and supply of equipment to Government School Wumsom among other projects.
“It has not been some magic that has come from heaven. It is just the way we laced with our population. We tried by all means to involve people who matter and the people who matter are the Population who are the primary beneficiaries of the projects and that is why we were able to execute our budget for up to 80%,” Mayor Akam noted.
He stated that: “There’s one thing that people fail to understand when we talk of Security, people only look at the military but security is not military but security should come from within. You secure me and I secure you. That is the concept I used in my municipality before I could so far realize the 80% execution of the budget”.
With the 80% execution rate, Mayor Akam pointed out that the council faces a lot of challenges emanating from the Anglophone crisis which is posing security challenges with council workers sometimes being attacked coupled with the slow take off of economic activities in the Subdivision.
Councillors voted a budget over 780 million FCFA 2021.
Amongst the projects earmarked to be executed for the coming year are the construction of stalls, rehabilitation of the Mbengwi Council Building, training of cattle rearers for improved yield, revamping of the Mbengwi Mortuary and planting of environmentally friendly trees.
With all these, the Council will be relying on both local economic activities and funding of national and international partners.
The budgetary session was moderated by the Secretary General of the Mbengwi Council Ndokonyi Musa while present at the session was the Senior Divisional Officer, SDO for Momo, Fouda Etabe Benoir Nicaise, the Divisional Officer , D O for Mbengwi Central Essapa Javis, the First Deputy Mayor Dorine Fonjong Anwi Else Angwe and the Second Deputy Mayor Kadiri Oumarou.