Monday, 10 July 2017

Appointment as AU Commissioner:

Manyu indigenes exalt Prof. Anyang Agbor, thank President Biya
By Ojong Steven Ayukogem in Yaounde
Prof. Anyang Susan Agbor expressing her gratitude to God and President Biya for affording
 her this period of wonderful exaltation
Indigenes and sympathizers of Manyu Division in the Southwest region have expressed their hearty congratulations and thanks to the head of state, President Paul Biya, for the diplomatic victory he has scored for the people of Cameroon, following the brilliant election/appointment of their illustrious daughter, Prof. Agbor nee Sarah Mbi Enow Anyang, 48, to the coveted position of Commissioner for Human Resources, Science and Technology of the African Union, AU. This was during a special welcome ceremony they organized on Saturday 8 July 2017, for the new AU Commissioner, who was arriving from Addis Abeba, Ethiopia, following her brilliant election on 30 June 2017, and her onward appointment afterwards by the heads of state of the AU, during their 29th Ordinary Summit.
                Responding promptly and positively to a call by their patron and political leader, Minister of Special Duties at the Presidency, Mengot Victor Arrey Nkongho, Manyu elements drawn from all over Cameroon and beyond, converged on the Yaounde Nsimalen Airport and gave a hilarious and heroic welcome to the “jewel from Manyu”, Prof Anyang Sarah Agbor, upon her arrival at the Airport
                The joy of Manyu elements was all the more because it was the first time an indigene of Manyu is occupying such a coveted position at the African Union, apart from the fact that Cameroon had not been represented in the AU Commission for six years running.
                “To us it is a lot of pride that Cameroon is coming back to the African Union after six years of absence. We tried on several occasions without success. But this time we succeeded in placing not only a woman but a young woman,” said Minister Mengot, as he welcomed Prof. Anyang Agbor at the airport.
                The ambiance that greeted the Commissioner’s arrival at the Nsimalen Airport, and the fanfare that continued later at her residence situated at Damas, Yaounde, did not only betray the uncontrollable joy in the hearts of the Manyu people, it also revealed in no small way the acknowledgement by the Manyu people of President Biya’s unparalleled wisdom and high sense of judgment in his choice of Prof. Anyang for the AU job..
                And the Manyu political torch-bearer and drum-major, Minister Mengot Victor Arrey Nkongho, did not fail to point this out when he took the floor to give his remarks before the huge crowd of Manyu elements that had converged on Prof. Agbor Anyang’s residence.

                “This befitting welcome we are giving our sister and daughter, Prof. Agbor Sarah Anyang exemplifies the joy of the Manyu people, who cannot but be thankful and proud of President Biya for this other act of magnanimity which only goes a long way to further strengthen the special pact that the president has with Manyu Division,” Minister Mengot said, noting that Prof. Anyang Agbor was not only President Biya’s specially chosen candidate for the coveted AU job, but her file was also meticulously built-up and followed up in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia by experts specially assigned by the President.
                “Who can stand on your path to victory in an election when you have President Biya as your sponsor and campaign manager?” wondered Minister Mengot Victor, who recalled that Prof. Anyang Agbor emerged victorious despite competing with “some of the most qualified persons on the continent”.
                But Victor Mengot at once also noted that President Biya’s choice of Prof. Agbor Anyang did not come by chance, rather, it was a choice earned out of Prof’s sterling qualities namely: her dynamism, dexterity at work, humility, abnegation and of course her committed and dedicated activism and sacrifices for the CPDM cause.
                Speaking on the occasion, Prof. Anyang first thanked the Almighty God for blessing her before she went on to thank President Biya for choosing her for the appointment. She also thanked the PM, Philemon Yang, the government ministers and all other persons who contributed in her brilliant success.
                With this election/appointment, Prof. Anyang now becomes the boss of the Pan-African University that has its seat in Yaounde, apart from her other functions and attributes.
                “As AU Commissioner for Human Resources, Science and Technology, I am suppose to harness different issues which have to do with development of schools, integration of science and technology, and the empowerment of women and youths for sustainable development through social inclusion,” Prof. Anyang elucidated
It should be mentioned that as commissioner of the AU, Prof. Agbor Anyang has the rank and privileges of a minister. And she will hold the office for four years (renewable once, depending on her performance). Until her appointment at the AU, she was Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the Bamenda University and former inspector of academic affairs at the Cameroon ministry of higher education.
                Among the dignitaries present at the occasion were Senator Tabetando Gearge Ndiep-Nso (the CPDM Group leader at the senate), Hons. Susan Ebah  Nsosie Okpu, Hon. Chief Igeli Mathias, Prof. George Etchu, Chief Tabetah, General Manager Enoh Ngachu, Directors, Chiefs, and an impressive crowd of Manyu sons and daughters.
                Prof. Anyang is happily married to Prof. Gabriel Agbor Agbor with whom she has been blessed with several children. 

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