North-West Region News
Civil-military action : A christmas gift from the National Gendarmerie
The Legion Commander of the National Gendarmerie for the North-West Region, Colonel NKOA MALA Valere has handed over a rehabilitated block of two Classrooms with benches at the Government Primary school Upstation Bamenda.
In a colourful event on Wednesday December 18, 2019 on the campus of Government Primary School Upstation Bamenda, while welcoming the guests to the school, the Head teacher Madam FORSUH Rose expressed her gratitude towards the National Gendarmerie and the Head of State, Commander in Chief of Arm Forces for such a timely gesture of rehabilitating a block of two Classrooms, the school toilet and the Construction of a water point that will serve both the school and the inhabitants living around the school. She equally appreciated the donation of trash cans and some teaching materials that will go a long way to keep the school clean and facilitate the teaching process respectively. The head teacher further exclaimed that the action from the National Gendarmerie came at a time when the school felt abandoned by the Government. At the end of her address, the head teacher promised that they will jealously make use of the new facilities handed over to them.
On his part the Legion Commander of the National Gendarmerie for the North-West Region, Colonel NKOA MALA Valere who presided over the Ceremony, said that the gesture from the National Gendarmerie is in line with the Civil-Military actions, which aims at Promoting the image of the Republican Gendarmerie at the service of the population and to strengthen the bond between the Army, therefore guaranteeing the security of Cameroonians. He added that such actions are to bridge the gap between the military and civilians, so as to kill the myth of always seeing as an oppressor.
Colonel NKOA MALA Valere ended his speech with the following words "In putting this building into service, I have a fair thought for each of us, teachers, pupils,and parents; my wish, my conviction is that this school, this Classrooms precisely will produce Colonels, Regional Delegates, Ministers just to name but these"
Presiding over alongside the Legion Commander was the Regional Delegate of Basic Education for the North-West Region, Mr. WAMBEN NDONG Wilfred, who appreciated the National Gendarmerie for the rehabilitations and donations towards the school. Given that the school still have some old and outdated buildings, he used the opportunity to challenge other stakeholders and elites of the Region to follow the example of the National Gendarmerie.