The agro- industrial giant, PAMOL Plantations PLC, recently rallied the population of Ndian Division to march on the streets of Lobe and EkondoTiti to and denounce the activities of the evil Islamic sect, Boko Haram.
Coming at a time when the Government of Cameroon is concerting with neighbouring countries to wipe out the group and restore life to normalcy in the Far North Region of the country, PAMOL’s Interim General Manager, IGM, Chief Charles Mekanya Okon, told the population that the move was equally geared at boosting the morale of Cameroon’s Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, President Paul Biya and the defence forces as they battle to protect and preserve the sovereignty of the nation.
The IGM, who was the at the centre of the public march, told reporters that the people of Ndian Division and PAMOL in particular cannot be indifferent to the dangers posed by Boko Haram in Cameroon.
Chief Mekanya said it was in the spirit of supporting the President that PAMOL and the population of Ndian Division came out to manifest their support and extend a hand of fellowship to their fellow Cameroonians in the Far North Region, who are suffering from the activities of the sect.
Mekanya recalled that, in the days of the Bakassi crisis, it was the same spirit of unity and support that the population of Ndian enjoyed from the President of the Republic and other Cameroonians that saw the people through such hard times.
The IGM assured President Biya that the staff of PAMOL and the population of Ndian shall remain loyal to his prescriptions and actions in combating the terrorists.
The march against the religious extremist group brought together administrative and legislative authorities of the Division.
According to Honourables Peter Njume Ambang and Mary Iyali Meboka of Ndian II and I constituencies, the bold step taken by PAMOL under the leadership of Chief Charles Mekanya was timely.
The lawmakers congratulated the IGM for rallying the population of Ndian at a time when every Cameroonian is not supposed to be indifferent to the threats posed by Boko Haram on the peace Cameroon enjoyed under President Biya.
According to the Senior Divisional Officer, SDO, for Ndian, Chamberlain Ntou’ou Ndong, PAMOL’s interim General Manager has done well by rallying Ndian people to support the Head of State at such a critical period.
IGM Assures Gov’t Of Proper Management
Another occasion that trailed the Boko Haram march on the streets of Ndian was the sending off and the decoration of some 14 PAMOL staff who were due retirement.
The IGM of PAMOL assured Government that he was bent on ensuring proper management and transparency in the giant agro-industrial outfit.
Mekanya said since taking over, the work force of PAMOL has reduced from 4000 to 2000, while productivity is on the increase.
He remarked that, there is room for all in PAMOL, but for people who come into the plantation with fake certificates, discrimination and gossip. This category of persons, the IGM maintained, would not be tolerated.
The 14 staff, according to the Human Resource Manager of PAMOL, Priestly Enow, and Finance Manager, Albert Kemandjie, were going on a deserved retirement with all of their benefits made available. The retirees were equally rewarded for serving the nation at the level of PAMOL Plantations PLC.