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Bobong Elite To Build Farmers House 

By Francis Tim Mbom

Members of Bobong Development Association, BODA, will build a Farmers House in Bobong, Njinikom Sub-division, Boyo Division in the Northwest Region. The project is valued at some FCFA 15 million. This was the major outcome of a one-day meeting of BODA elements that took place in Limbe recently.

The President General of BODA, George Ncham, explained that the Farmers House will serve as a cooperative, intended to help farmers buy farm inputs like fertilizers, pesticides, high quality seeds, while the cooperative would in turn buy the farmers’ produce. Ncham said the project also aims at boosting agriculture in the village and in Kom as a whole. The Limbe meeting raised FCFA 600,000 which the President said would be used to finance projects they have initiated.

Elated by the example of BODA, Charly Ndi Chia, a Kom elite, came in from Buea to support his kinsmen with FCFA 50,000. Ndi Chia thanked BODA members for their efforts and initiatives aimed at developing the village. Meantime, the BODA Limbe Branch President, Joseph Nyongho, who hosted the event, expressed thanks to those who had come to support them in their endeavours.

But the BODA elements were disappointed with villagers who are uncommitted to the payment of FCFA 2,000 annual water subscription to their homes. Thus, they resolved to disconnect water to the homes of these villagers. The BODA President used the occasion to pay tribute to those he described as the pillars of BODA Limbe in the persons of late Jerome Fultang Gwellem and Hyacinth Fungwi. He said they had laid a solid foundation for the Limbe branch.

BODA was formed over a decade ago to rally sons and daughters of Bobong to foster the development of the village by constructing roads and providing basic amenities such as water, and ensuring the education of their people. So far, a hall has been built, potable water provided to a larger part of the village and many children assisted financially through a scholarship scheme.

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