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Former MECA USA President Dies 

By Walter Wilson Nana 

Maurice Sessekou Ako Enoh, immediate past President of Manyu Elements and Cultural Association, MECA, USA branch, is no more. Enoh died on 8 January 8 at the Methodist Hospital in Dallas, Texas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Late Maurice Sessekou Enoh

According to family sources the deceased battled with cancer of the brain without success. Fondly referred to as the Iroko Tree, Enoh was born on 16 March 1968 in Kepelle Village, Upper Banyang Subdivision, Manyu Division in the Southwest Region. He was the son of Late Mathias Sessekou Enoh-Akpo.

He inherited the title of Sessekou or Nfor Ngbe from his father and was officially crowned as Sessekou on 23 May 2009. After his primary education, Enoh proceeded to Government Secondary Sschool Nyassosso from 1981- 1986, where he passed the GCE Ordinary Level Certificate and did high school at Cameroon College of Arts & Sciences Kumba (1986- 1987), where he obtained his GCE Advanced Level Certificate.

In quest of the Golden Fleece, Enoh moved to the Nigerian University of Calabar, Unical, from 1988-1990, where he studied for his first degree. In1990, he jetted to Perugia, Italy and obtained a Diploma in Italian Language.

From Italy, the USA was his next stop, where he engaged in a progressive study of Nursing, graduating from an LPN to BS in Nursing. Enoh was pursuing a Masters Degree in Nurse Practitionership at the University of Texas, Arlington, while serving as the Director of Nursing at a Nursing Home in Mansfield, Texas, when death came visiting.

He was married and a father of two. He arrived in the U.S. in 1993, and lived in Alexandria, Virginia and subsequently moved to Mansfield, Texas in 2007, where he lived with his family until his death.

Enoh encouraged all Manyu sons and daughters to get involved in community activities while promoting and enjoying the Manyu culture. He was an active member of MECA-DC. He participated in over a dozen national conventions, and presided over two of them.

Over the years, he held several positions of responsibility, including the Chief Whip of Upper Banyang Sub-divisional Group in the Washington DC Metropolitan Area, Secretary General of MECA Dallas /Fort Worth Chapter, and from 2009 to 2011, he was National President of MECA-USA. He handed over the Presidency to Sessekou Phillip Tabi in July 2011.

According to a programme from MECA USA, there will be a tarry night on 20 and 21 January 2012 in Dallas, Texas. On 27 and 28 January, it will be the turn of Maryland. Thereafter, the remains will then be flown to Kepelle Village in Cameroon for burial.

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