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Increasing smuggling activities, land-grabbing mafia await new Idenau DO

Fako SDO, Zang III, has outlined a plethora of problems awaiting the new DO of Idenau.

According to him, the work load that awaits Ngong Stephen Ngai will not give him time to rest.

“You will find a lot of grievances on your table concerning land surrendered by the Cameroon Development Corporation, CDC,” the SDO said.

Zang was speaking in Limbe, while commissioning Ngong Stephen Ngai into his function.

The SDO said the new DO will have to devise new strategy to resolve the boundary dispute between the villagers of Bomana, Enyenge and Sanje.

Zang also told the new DO that Idenau is plagued by chieftaincy crisis. “You will have to wrack your brain, as you take over command. But don’t be misled by some locals, who have proclaimed themselves as original kingmakers in a bid to instil confusion and end up benefitting from it.”

DO Ngai was further informed that Idenau was a border town to neighbouring Nigeria.

“By this fact, there is a lot of illicit importation of fuel from Nigeria called “Zua Zua” and some other business persons use the numerous creeks along the Idenau coastline to smuggle in goods from Nigeria.

You will have to fight against contraband goods and smuggling by those who want to evade custom duties through the creeks,” he further averred.

On his part, the Mayor of Idenau, Gabriel Lifange Tonde, thanked the outgoing DO for what he said was a job well done during his time at Idenau.

To the incoming DO, Mayor Tonde said; “We are happy to receive you with two hands. We are convinced you are a square peg in a square hole.”

The Mayor of Fundong, Denis Awoh Dang, who had come to witness the installation, urged the new DO to endeavour to work with the people and be humble.

Before his appointment as DO, Ngai was serving as the First Assistant SDO of Diamare Division in the Far North Region.

He took over from Basile Ekomba, who as from Tuesday, June 13, went on retirement.

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