Emmanuel Ledoux Engama, new Senior Divisional Officer, SDO, for Fako Division in the South West region, has been challenged to work in close collaboration with the forces of law and order so as to ensure peace, security and serenity not only in the his Division but the Region as a whole and to ensure the effective resumption of schools come September 4, 2017.
The call was made at the Mange Williams Avenue in Limbe by South West Governor, Bernard Okalia Bilai as he commissioned the new civil administrator in to his function. Governor Bernard Okalia Bilai called on the new prefect to fight the illegal importation of fuel in Wovia, combat against criminality, banditry and to also settle chieftaincy and land disputes.
“We are facing provocation and sabotage from some persons who are seeking to disturb the back to school campaign,” he told him. He thus urged him to organize himself very well so as to make sure that all activities go on in a peaceful atmosphere particularly the problems of land among families and chiefs.
To the Government Delegate to the Limbe City council, Andrew Motanga Monjimba, the new SDO has all the support from the population of Fako to help him in the discharge of his duties. He called on him to behave maturely in executing his duty and to avoid manipulation and ensure the Limbe deep-sea port and cement factory see the light of day during his stay in Fako.
Born in 1966 in Yaoundé, Centre Region, the new SDO is of the 1990-92 batch of graduates from National Advanced School of Administration and Magistracy, ENAM. Before his appointment as SDO for Fako, Engamba Emmanuel Ledoux was the SDO for Mayp Kani Division in the Far North Region.
He replaces Georges Zang III often referred to as the “Paul Biya of Fako” who has gone on retirement.
According to The Voice newpaper, Zang III was known for his dictatorial administration that made the people of Fako to fear him. He is alleged to have amassed countless pieces of land which intimidated chiefs in return for favour from his masters at quartier generale.
In January 2014, he made a law enforcement officer sit on the tar with his uniform at the Mile 17 Motor Park, after haven made him kneel in front of taxi men, urban transporters and passers-by.
He until his retirement, threatened to dethrone the chief of Idenau. Fako chiefs are said to be in jubilant mode, raising wine glasses, toasting and cheering high in the air for fresh air that will at least blow on their land.
Zang III ruled Fako for close to five years with an iron fist since his appointment in 2012.