Buea(National Times)-Traditional rulers from Cameroon’s restive South West Region most of whom can barely set foot on their chiefdoms for fear of the unknown have unveiled a new leader to head the ‘South West Chiefs’ Conference (SWECC).
Chief Martins Mafany Njie was unveiled following a low keyed meeting staged on the premises of a popular hotel in the Regional Capital of Buea on Friday March 15th.His vice is Reverend Dr. Ekoka Andrew Molindo.
Chief Njie, a third class traditional ruler from Liongo Village in Buea Sub Division takes over from Senator Nfon V.E Mukete whose mandate was prolonged following infighting among Fakom Chiefs dating back to 2016.
The National Times gleaned that, the choice of Chief Njie was worked out in the political capital of Yaounde. Chief Njie was only presented to the general assembly for approval as the choice of Fako Chiefs.
Ebune Confiance, Director of Cabinet at the Prime Minister’s office was the high profile dignitary at the event. Ebune is the one who ushered the new team to get down to business. We are trailing details of the entire executive and will bring it to our readers as soon as possible.
The current armed conflict in the two English speaking Regions has dealt a severe blow to the rule of law, social peace and cohesion in most chiefdoms. Targeted attacks and outright killing of traditional rulers has forced many to abandon their ancestral homes. It is unlikely that the new executive will achieve anything given the current challenges.