BY IKOME CHRISTIE-NOELLA EPOSI
Tanyi Tiku EnohAchuo Bayee has been installed as NASLA (National School of Local Administration)’s Director General, alongside his assistant – Lidwine Ongolo Nyanguinda and the Board Chair – Mouhtar Ousman Mey, with a call for the trio to make the institution a great and reputable one.
The call was made by the Minister of Decentralisation and Local Development MINDDEVEL, Georges Elanga Obam, September 18, 2020 as he commissioned the new NASLA officials into office in Buea.
Welcoming the august guest, the Mayor of the Buea Municipality, David Mafani Namange, said the success of NASLA in training local council administrators remains a good testimony. “In order for us to succeed in our decentralisation process, we need competent staff”, the Mayor pointed out. He congratulated the pioneer members of NASLA for having merited the confidence of the head of state and assured them of the full support of the Buea population as well as his office, in assisting them to succeed in their mission of training local administrators.
While congratulating the newly installed, Minister Georges Elanga Obam, reminded them of the task that lies ahead which is to define and direct management policies. He counted on them for the missions to be carried out successfully. “You are called upon to build NASLA from scratch. I enjoin you to be fully versed with the text that governs the institution”.
“The success of your mission will depend extensively on the conducive working conditions you will be able to create with your collaborators of all ranks”, Minister Elanga Obam observed.
Talking to the Press, the MINDDEVEL Minister said the institution needs to be functional, delivering results and training people who can serve as local authorities. “They have to commence work immediately because we expect that as the school year resumes in October, there should be already trained persons. It is no longer time for talks but time for action”.
The board members of NASLA include the Representatives of the President of the Republic, Prime Minister’s Office, Ministries of Finance, Territorial Administration, Public Service and Administrative reforms, Higher Education, Decentralisation and Local Development, and representatives from FEICOM, as well as Regional and Local Authorities.
NASLA is a public establishment and professional training institution which offers three cycles of the diploma training; Cycle A, for senior executives of local administration, Cycle B, for mid-level staff of local administration, and Cycle C, for specialised workers of local administration. NASLA also offers in-service in accordance with terms and conditions laid down by the Directorate General.
The institution was created by a March 2, 2020 Presidential decree while its officials were appointed by decree No. 2020/141 of March 25, 2020 and decree No 2020/449 of August 11 2020. They have been installed to pilot the activities of the institution for a period of three years renewable once.
According to Hon. Ngala Gerard Ndombang, CPDM Section President for Nkambe, NASLA is an institution created by the head of state to accompany the decentralisation process in Cameroon. “The decentralisation process in Cameroon is what is going to complete the democratisation process, so the ceremony was very vital. I am very happy that the President of the republic has bestowed confidence on someone I can call a youth. Coupled with his rich profile, I trust he will deliver just excellent”, he opined, in a press chat at the Buea event.
H.E. Ibrahim Mohammed Bashir, Nigeria Consul General to Cameroon’s North West and South West regions, reacted that: “I am glad that NASLA is located here in Buea. It will attract all students in all the 10 regions of the country. It is a welcomed development and we are looking forward to seeing wonderful outcomes especially from the young and vibrant leaders. I wish them all the best and this is a right step in the right direction.”