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CMF NEC, NATCOM Meetings Hold August 25 & 26 

By Joe Dinga Pefok

The annual meeting of the National Executive Committee, NEC, of the Christian Men Fellowship, CMF, of the Presbyterian Church as well as that of the National Committee, NATCOM, will hold at the Presbyterian Church Centre in Bamenda on August 25 and 26 respectively. Both meetings will be chaired by the National President of the CMF, Ntumfor Barrister Nico Halle.

This will be the first time the NEC and NATCOM meetings will be holding under the chairmanship of Ntumfor Halle, whose executive was elected into office in August 2009.
Besides the Exco members, some key participants at the NEC meeting will include the Secretary Committee of the Ministry, Rev Prof Emmanuel Anya Anyambod, and the National Secretary for Men`s Work, Rev Joseph Aji-Mvo.

As for the NATCOM meeting, participants will include members of NEC, Secretary Committee of the Ministry, National Secretary of Men`s Work (CMF), National Secretary of Women`s Work (Christian Women Fellowship, CWF), and the Youth Secretary (Christian Youth Fellowship, CMF).

Need For New Rules And Regulations

The Post learnt highlights of the meetings will include keynote addresses by the National President of the CMF, Barrister Nico Halle, presentation of the reports of Presbytery Presidents and Secretaries, special inputs from personalities like Rev Prof Anyambod, general evaluation of the activities of CMF, as well as charting the way forward for CMF.

Furthermore, the NATCOM meeting will plan the formal commissioning and outreach of the Ntumfor Halle-led executive, which has been scheduled to hold at the Presbyterian Church Bonaberi. NATCOM will decide whether to adopt the tentative date of September 19, 2010 for the ceremony, or whether to fix a different date. The Moderator of the PCC, Rt Rev Dr Festus Asana, will preside at the ceremony.

Contacted by The Post in Douala on August 21, the National President of the CMF, Ntumfor Barrister Nico Halle, reiterated that since when he was CMF President of the East Mungo South Presbytery, he has been advocating that the rules and regulations of the CMF have outlived their usefulness, and need complete cleansing. Nico Halle disclosed that the new Exco intends to table a proposal to NATCOM on the amendment and revision of the rules and regulations of the movement.

Accountability In CMF

Ntumfor Halle, who is a well known crusader for transparency and accountability in management, said he was quite impressed that the Moderator of the PCC, Rt Rev Dr Festus Asana, cherishes these values. He noted that following his election as Moderator in November 2009, Rev Dr Asana has been laying emphasis on transparency, accountability, integrity, dignity, cooperation and honour of the Church. According to Nico Halle, the CMF must also follow suit.  

Ntumfor Halle noted that there appears to have been a lack of transparency and accountability in the management of the resources of CMF in the past. "The accounts were not properly managed. There was no accountability to the different structures". The CMF President insisted that all structures in the movement, beginning from the zonal level up to NATCOM, must strive to exhibit proper management.

"As I said when I was elected the National President of the CMF, time has come when the movement must partner with pastors. The PCC today has 1400 congregations with barely 400 pastors. It, therefore, also means that the laity is a force to reckon with in the Church," Ntumfor Halle declared.
 

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