Meme SDO bags first traditional title
By Doh Bertrand Nua in Kumba
|Chamberlin Ntou'ou Ndong, Meme SDO|
The Senior Divisional Officer of Meme Division, SDO, Ntou'ou Ndong Chamberlin has been added another feather to his administrative cap of chief executive in the Division.
Appointed on March 13th and installed on 23rd of same month, 40 years old Ntou'ou Ndong Chamberlin has spent 110 days as SDO in the Division and has been conferred the title of "Tata Na Gia Wa Meme" translated to mean "The Lion of Meme" Division at the Konye community grand stand on the occasion of his meet the people tour that took him to Konye Sub Division on June 22, 2017.
The traditional title of Tata Na Gia Wa Meme which equates the Senior Civil State Administrator to the rank of a sub chief in Konye was conferred on him by traditional rulers of Konye Sub Division.
Addressing the population after decorating their newly admitted sub chief, the President of the Konye chief's Conference, Chief John Mediko revealed that the people of Konye have decided to empower the SDO against anything that will want to derail him in his constant fight to bring development in Konye and the Division at large.
John Mediko as well indicated that the title given to the SDO is a testimony of the fact that the people of Konye have decided to offer their total collaboration with the State representative in his duties in the division.
Quizzed few days after event if the title has nothing to do with witchcraft practice, Chief Muango Andreas of Ndoi Bakundu said itwas just a form of recognition to add some powers to the elbows of the SDO in the exercise of his duties.
Meme SDO Accepts Title of “Lion” After Castigating Witchcraft Practice
Immediately after the SDO was presented to the population with his new title of Tata Na Gia Wa Meme (Lion of Meme) many tongues started wagging as to why an administrator who in his castigated, lambasted and condemned witchcraft practice will readily accept to be transformed into a Lion by traditional rulers.
The SDO who had in strong terms condemned witchcraft practice emerged from the inner chambers of the palace of the chief of Konye in full traditional regalia and in a very jovial mood which all confirmed his love of the title.
Mixed Feelings From Chiefs
Ntou'ou Ndong Chamberlin who had made strong comments in his speech on the occasion regarding chieftaincy issues made some of his colleagues in his title as sub chief to have mixed feelings while he was been crowned. Some of the chiefs were visibly sweating and frowning while others found it difficult to give the administrator traditional greetings with their broom of authority and power in their hand.