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Buea Awaits Burial Date of Late CPDM MP 

Walter Wilson Nana — Residents of Buea, especially militants of the ruling CPDM party, are still anxiously awaiting the date for the burial of Buea Urban MP, Hon. Adolph Ngale Namme, more than two weeks after his death.

Hon. Adolph Ngale Namme died on Monday, February 13 2012 in a hospital in Stuttgart, Germany after battling with poor health. Known to have been a very friendly politician, colleagues and militants are impatiently looking for the opportunity to pay him their last respects, but will have to wait until Yaounde and the family agree an appropriate date for burial.

The remains of the sitting MP were flown into Cameroon via the Nsimalen International airport in Yaounde, Friday, February 24 and were received by government officials, some MPs and family members. While a detailed funeral and burial programmes are yet to be made public by the deceased family and authorities of the National Assembly, the corpse of the late MP is at the morgue of the Yaounde General Hospital in the Ngousso neighbourhood.

With an ordinary session of the National Assembly due to open on Tuesday, March 6 2012, there are indications that late Ngale’s peers will take the opportunity to pay their last honours to him at the Glass House before conveying his remains to his final resting place, Buea.

Hon. Ngale, being an Alternate MP for Buea-Urban from 2002 to 2005, completed Hon. Paul Njie Meoto’s mandate (2005 to July 2007) when the latter was appointed Director of Cabinet at the Prime Minister’s office during the tenure of Prime Minister/Chief Ephraim Inoni. In July 2007, Hon. Ngale won his own five-year-mandate as MP for Buea-Urban until death came visiting on February 13. This five-year-term was due to end in July 2012.

Hon. Ngale was also the Chair of the Participatory Southwest Regional Follow-up Committee on Public Investment Budget. Son of Fritz Nguve Ngale, a onetime MP of the West Cameroon House of Assembly and Matilda Lonja Ngale, Adolph Ngale Namme was born on June 15 1961 in Small Soppo, Buea, Fako Division.

He did his primary education at Government School, Likomba, Tiko, where he obtained his First School Leaving Certificate in 1973. His next stop will be Cameroon Baptist Academy in Muyuka, where he spent five years and obtained the GCE Ordinary Level with six subjects in 1978. Ngale will move on to Cameroon College of Arts & Sciences, CCAS, Kumba for high school. There, he got the GCE Advanced Level with two subjects in June 1980.

Interested in teaching, Ngale got admitted into the National Teacher Training College, ENS in Yaoundé in 1988, where he subsequently graduated as a teacher with an interest in Geography. Upon graduation in ENS Yaoundé, he was recruited into the Ministry of Secondary Education. This set the pace for his professional career, which began in 1995 as Head of the Geography Department of Government High School, GHS, Muyuka until 1998. While in GHS Muyuka, he was a member of the Management Board.

2002, he will be appointed Principal of Government Secondary School, GSS, Buea Rural – Bokova, where he served up to 2005.

In the sidelines of his educational career, Ngale was politically active. From 1996 to 2001, he was the CPDM Fako II Section Secretary in Muyuka. On May 17 1997, he was appointed CPDM Chargé de mission for the 1997 Parliamentary Election in Muyula Subdivision. From 2002 to 2005, he was Alternate Member of Parliament for Buea-Urban, cumulatively Councillor for Buea Council from 2002 to 2007.

In 2005 he became MP, taking over the rest of the mandate of Hon. Meoto to July 2007. Done with Meoto’s tenure, he won the next five-year term (2007-2012) under the CPDM banner for Buea-Urban, which is expected to officially close in July 2012.

Married to Dorik Monde Mokosso Ngale with children, the deceased was friendly and had a deep sense of camaraderie. At press time, it was gathered from family sources that the remains of late Hon. Ngale will leave Yaoundé for Buea on March 9 2012.

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