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Idenau DO Replaced After 97 Days 

By Francis Tim Mbom

William Mogambo Ekema, installed Divisional Officer, DO, of Idenau last February 8, saw his tenure come to an abrupt end barely 97 days after. He was replaced on Monday, May 17.
This is the second time Ekema is being moved from Idenau after a brief stay as an administrator.

In 2005, Ekema served as Acting District Head for Idenau for about five months and was transferred. Last January 18, he was again appointed to Idenau, as DO. During his installation, Fako Senior Divisional Officer, SDO, Francois Bona Ebengue, enjoined him to, this time around, strive to make a positive difference.

But Ekema had hardly settled down to work when, on April 25, another Presidential Decree transferred him to Bayangam, in the West Region, in the same capacity. He was replaced by 51-year-old Basile Ekomba who was serving as Second Assistant SDO of Yokaduma in the East Region. The Decree gave no reason for the abrupt transfer.

Fako SDO, during the installation of Ekomba, said appointments of administrators remain the prerogative of the Head of State. He, nevertheless, cautioned those who write petitions in order to influence the choice of administrators.  

While installing the new DO, Ebengue urged him to ensure full collaboration with the local administrative forces in order to succeed. He reminded him that Idenau is an agrarian area, a border town with a lot of immigrant populations and open to pirates

The Mayor of Idenau, James Esange Elonge, re-echoed their age-old demand for a CRTV antenna to be installed in the West Coast which has not been receiving TV signals for years.
The Mayor also talked of the need of a tarred road to Sanje and rehabilitation of the Idenau wharf.

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