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Rose Ngassa Re-elected Tombel Mayor 

By Maxcel Fokwen

CameroonPostline.com — Incumbent Mayor of Tombel Council, Kupe Muanenguba Division, Rose Ngassa Menone, has been re-elected for another five-year mandate. Rose Ngassa was elected Thursday, October 17, during a council session at the Tombel Council chambers.

Her re-election has been interpreted by political observers as a defeat to some Bakossi elite and populace who were engaged in a political battle to weed the business woman out of the council. Twenty-five councillors voted for Ngassa, while 10 headed by Peter Ngube walked out of the hall. Chief Bernard Sale of Tombel got the position of First Deputy Mayor.

Ngassa comes back to office as Mayor amidst criticisms and allegations of arrogance, non-respect of the Bakossis and illegal award of contracts hanging on her shoulders. Meanwhile, Barrister George Mosima Lobe has been elected Mayor of the Konye Municipal Council. Mosima defeated Alice Balimba by 28 votes to 13. His First Deputy is Linus Mokube.
The elections took place Thursday, October 17, at the Konye Council chambers under the supervision of Meme SDO, David Koubout Aman.

Mosima’s election comes after he has served as councillor for over 15 years in the same council. Many are those who believe that he was long overdue for the position. His major challenge is the deplorable road network that has made movement of goods and persons to Konye near impossible. Travelling from Kumba to Konye now takes over five hours in a 4-wheel vehicle.

First published in the Post print edition no 01472

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