Converging under the theme: Economic Empowerment for sustainable rural development, Bafaw, a leading tribe in Meme Division, South West Region of Cameroon, met in a 2 day cultural reunion – The Mbum m’ Bafaw – in its 2ndgrand edition.
Holding in Kombone-Bafaw, one of the tribes 10 villages, the momentous event, a rare occasion, presented a unique opportunity for the Bafaw people to take stock of concerns of the tribe: from the level of implementation of projects earmarked during the 2010 reunion in Yaoundé; like the construction of a Bafaw heritage Museum in Kumba, through issues on leadership and succession, marriages and land consolidation, to economic empowerment schemes.
Speaking during the grand cultural festival, the minister of culture, her Excellency, Madam Amma Tutu Muna, started by lauding efforts made by the Bafaw to keeping their culture alive…….Listen to the Minister
Talking on economic empowerment and sustainable rural development, the people were encouraged to hold fast on what made them successful in the first place. According to excepts from the Dunders report, done by British colonial administrators on Southern Cameroons, the ‘Bafaw are a people of enterprise and economic prioress.’ The report entreated all to take on the Abel Mukete’s of old who are credited with massive Cocoa production…’ for if Bafaw must forge ahead, if it must rebuild broken cisterns, then it needs the old time religion – Give me that old time religion – as the song goes – it is good enough for me…
This stands which collaborating, the honorary Turkish Ambassador to Cameroon, and Chairperson of UBA bank,Prince Ebako Mukete, ‘putting things in context’ says besides the much needed infrastructure for rural development, God comes first…listen to Prince Ebako
Dancing in one style, singing in one voice, the colourful event that brought together Cameroonians in high standing, Bafaw and non-Bafaw, led by his Lordship, Bishop Dibo Elango – Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Cameroon; surrendered their all, their obedience and wait, even their sustainable rural development to Jesus
Listen to the Bafaw Anteme
First aired on Lake Site Radio Kumba. 21/01/2013