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SDF Scribe, Others Receive Traditional Titles 

By Lydie Yuri

SDF Scribe, Dr. Mrs. Elizabeth Tamanjong and others, were June 27, in Bamendankwe Northwest Region, decorated with traditional titles. Dr. Tamanjong was crowned with the traditional title "Nguh" (female notable).

Speaking during the occasion, Dr. Tamanjong, who is the National Vice President of "Ngwarre" (light) and President for Centre Region branch, said her decoration came as a result of hard work geared towards development.Her decoration, she said, came after consultations with Bamendankwe the Traditional Council and Secret Society.

Dr. Tamanjong hails from Santa and his married to a Mendankwe. Apart from Tamanjong’s decoration, the Bamendankwe women came out in their numbers to inaugurate the Bamendankwe women’s fabric, called "Mengie – Bamendankwe." In her welcome note, the National President of "Ngwarre" Mrs. Martina Adamu, said she was grateful to Fon Forsuh Nforngwa II, for having the development of the Bamendankwe woman at heart. 

She said the Fon did not only pour libation to appease the gods  of the land and enlist their support, but he equally donated to Ngwarre a portion of  land for the construction  of the Bamendankwe Women’s Empowerment Centre to cater for the training of the women and the girl-child. 

Mrs. Adamu also called on stakeholders to facilitate the process of acquiring a land certificate to better secure the land. She said "Ngwarre" has transformed the Mendankwe woman to embrace development, solidarity and progress. According to her, "Ngwarre" has caused the Bamendankwe woman to shun prostitution and fight against HIV/AIDS.

According to the founder of Ngwarre, Mrs. Rose Mafor Abongwa, the objectives of the group is to promote and ameliorate the living standards of the Bamendankwe woman.
She said the group has assisted in the domain of health, education, social and economic activities in Bamendankwe.

In an interview with The Post, some elite and kingmakers of Bamendankwe said the women folk have opened the eyes of the people and also encouraged men to work hard towards developmental projects. They, however, lamented the fact that the people of Bamendankwe still suffer from lack of electricity and roads, amongst other problems.

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