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Eseka requests construction of train victims’ memorial monument

The people of the Nyong and Kelle Division in the Centre Region has urged the government to set up a…

The people of the Nyong and Kelle Division in the Centre Region has urged the government to set up a befitting structure, monument in memory of victims of the Eseka train disaster. The calls were made during the installation of the new Senior Divisional Officer for that Division, Peter Tieh Nde by the Governor of the Centre region, Naseri Paul Bea at the Eskeka municipal grandstand.

Commissioning the top civil administrator into functions, the Governor urged to closely work with the people if he intends to succeed in his duties. Going by Yaounde-based weekly tabloid, The Voice, Governor Naseri told him to oversee the construction of a monument as a remembrance of the over 75 souls that perished in the train derailment.

Given his background and experience, the Governor was confident, the new Prefect has all its takes to combat trans-border threats like terrorism, banditry, drug trafficking and contraband in a large border administrative unit like Nyong and Kelle with 10 Sub Divisions especially as Peter Tieh Nde was equally coming from another vast Division – Manyu. 55 year-old Peter Tieh Nde replaces Aboubakar Lyawa transferred to the Kadey Division in the East Region in the same capacity.

Administrative career

Profiling Peter Tieh Nde, Naseri Paul Bea described the new Senior Divisional Officer as a level headed administrator who has all the qualities of a good manager and all the experiences needed to pilot the affairs of the Nyong and Kelle Division. Presenting a rich academic profile of the newly installed Prefect, the Governor recounted his different post of responsibilities starting with his career as Supreme State Control support staff transferred to the Ministry of Public Service and Administrative Reforms from 1989-1993.

From 1993 to 1996, he served as Chief of Administrative Division at the North West Governor’s Office in Bamenda. From 1996-2003, he was first Assistant SDO for Nkambe in Donga Mantung Division in the North West region; Mundemba in Ndian Division in the South West Region before being transferred to Bankim Sub Division, headquarters of Mayo-Banyo Division  in the Adamawa region in same capacity. From 2003 to 2010, Peter Tieh Nde was Secretary General at North West Governor’s Office until his appointment in 2010 as SDO for Ndian and later Manyu from 2012 to 2017.

To note that during his send-off as SDO for Manyu, Peter Tieh Nde was decorated with a medal of National Order of Valour by South West Governor, Bernard Okalia Bilai for his efforts in fighting gainst illegal immigration, efforts to supervise the completion of the Mamfe-Ekok, Mamfe-Kumba road, fighting against insecurity, complete achievement of PIB with Manyu winning a prize of the best Division to execute 100% projects and promotion of peace in the Division among others.

Welcoming their new prefect, the mayor of Eseka, Liboglim Bayiha Reni urged him to facilitate decentralization in the biggest administrative unit in the Centre region. He equally called upon to ensure proper execution of public investment projects and cultivate harmony and peace among the populace. The mayor called on the population to give their total support to the new territorial boss.

He used the installation ceremony to advise the people to register their names in the biometric system ahead of the 2018 election year. Mayor Liboglim Bayiha Reni urged the new SDO to prepare the population for election in 2018 and encourage ELECAM to register more voters, work together with the councils for a good financial management and to sanction all invisible civil servants in the Division.

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