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Dibombari Mayor Communes With Kith & Kin 

By Walter Wilson Nana

CameroonPostline.com — More than a thousand children, men, women, traditional, religious and administrative authorities came out recently to feast with the Mayor of Dibombari, Chief Frédéric Nguime Ekollo.
 

Besides the plethora of gifts offered to the children, they also danced to their traditional rhythms, engaged in a tug-of-war and other creative exercises. An elite of Dibombari, Salomon Njoh, wished the children a splendid Christmas 2012 and a successful new year 2013. Njoh entreated the Mayor to forge ahead with his development-oriented initiatives.
 

The DO of Dibombari, Boniface Tene, thanked the people, the Council authorities, the elites and the Mayor for making the Dibombari Christmas Party 2012 a success, and bringing joy to the homes of the children and inhabitants of Dibombari. “There is no other intention to this gesture. The Mayor is investing in the future of our children and bringing happiness to their door steps,” Tene said.
 

He prayed for the development of Dibombari, while wishing for unity and hard work for all.
“I have information that during the colonial days and just after the independence of French-speaking Cameroon in 1960, Dibombari was amongst the top eight towns of Cameroon. Why are we regressing today? We have to regain the glory of the past via concerted efforts,” the DO pleaded.
 

Chief Nguime Ekollo said his administration is not only interested in the physical and infrastructural development of the municipality, but giving a place to the younger generation. “We’ve to put the children on our agenda and project them in the national scene.

They are part and parcel of the Council, especially at this time that we commemorate the nativity of Jesus Christ,” he added. The Mayor said the Council budgeted FCFA 4 million for the exercise, but he expressed gratitude for the enormous support received from his elite and friends, noting that it will only be better in subsequent years.
 

The colourful ceremony was spiced with lots of music. Amongst the artists invited were the Cameroonian music icon, Ekambi Brillant and Dina Micou, former winner of the National Song Competition.The Dibombari municipality has a population of more than 17,000 inhabitants. It is one of the sub-divisions in Moungo Division, Littoral Region.
 

First published in The Post print edition no 01404

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