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On Wednesday 29 June 2016, Solemnity of Ss Peter and Paul, 17 young men from different dioceses and the Capuchin Friary were ordained deacons in the Bamenda metropolitan cathedral during a Pontifical Holy Mass which began at 9am. Those ordained were: Archdiocese of Bamenda: 6 ( Rev. Kilian Ndonui Nshamihara; Rev. Mbuh Marcellus Mbunda, Rev. Kizito Gopte, Rev.Harris Wadinga, Rev. Richard Suh and Rev. Marius Momukweh Kunjefueh); Diocese of  Kumbo 2 ( Rev. Jude Thaddeus Sango; and Rev. Elias Ngeh); Diocese of Mamfe:2 ( Rev.Sebastian Sinju and Rev. Henry  Mbanwi Akoum);  Diocese of Kumba: 1 (Rev. Jude Kukuru); Diocese of Buea 1(Rev. Christian Eloumbat); Diocese of Bafoussam 1 (Rev. Edmund Pascal Tasi). There are 4 for the Capuchin Friary (Br Mathieu Christian Yamade; Br Neville Nyama Nzume, Br Theophile Seka Njolah and Br Noel Nji).


The day was Thursday 23 June 2016, the venue- the St Joseph's Metropolitan Cathedral Mankon and the turn out was impressive, a huge crowd singing and dancing to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of Priesthood of Christian Cardinal Tumi and His Lordship, Francis Teke Lysinge. His Eminence Christian Cardinal Tumi was the main celebrant. Archbishop Cornelius Fontem Esua welcomed all to the occasion. The homily was given by the Rev. Mgr Ignatius Salah Waindim, Rector of the STAMS Bambui. Over 50 priests a good number ex-students of both Cardinal Tumi and His Lordship Francis Teke Lysinge, answered present  as well as many religious men and women. Also present was the personal representative of the Governor, Mr Ivo Makogge, Inspector General of the Region; and the ASDO of Mezam, Mr Daniel Mutia. At the end of Mass, there three short speeches, first from the Laity Council of the Archdiocese of Bamenda given by its chair Mr Patrick Visas. Cardinal Tumi spoke on behalf of both jubilarians and finally the Archbishop of Bamenda, His Grace Cornelius Fontem Esua who has been very close to both prelates and has learned from Cardinal Tumi rigour and moralisation and from bishop Lysinge, mercy and peace. The Golden jubilee ended with feasting, dancing and merry making.

Interim V.C.   Fr Joseph Awoh;
Sr Euphrasia Yuh Deputy Chancellor for Academics
Fr Yilaka Anthony -Director of Examinations
Fr Peter Takov  Director of Teaching
Fr Eugene Nkardzedzee Deputy Registrar for Infrastructure, Plan and Dev't
Mrs Elgard Achiah Song Deputy Registrar for Students' Affairs
Mr Promise Aseh Director of Cooperation
Fr Peter Foleng Laison Officer- Vice Chancellor's Office
Dr Godfrey Chimezele Akalegbere - Dean of Business and Management Sciences
Prof. Francis Fai Mbuntum - Dean Faculty of Sciences
Fr Siani Edward - Chaplain;
Dr Dominic Njualem
- Provost School of Tropical Agriculture
Fr Cornelius Jingwa - School Officer -School of Tropical Agriculture, Mamfe


The Bull of Pope Paul VI, Tametsi Christianarum of 13 August 1970  erected the Diocese of Bamenda with teritory detached from the then Diocese of Buea which covered what is today the Bamenda Ecclesiastical Province. Fr Paul Verdzekov, was appointed as its pioneer bishop. On the 18 March 1982 Pope John Paul II created the Bamenda Ecclesiatical Province by the Bull Eo Magis Ecclesia Catholica, making Bamenda the Metropolitan See and Bishop Paul Verdzekov, Archbishop.  By the same Bull, the Pope erected the Diocese of Kumbo with territory detached from the Archdiocese of Bamenda and Fr Cornelius Fontem Esua, from Mbetta,  as pioneer bishop. Kumbo, and Buea, became Suffragrans of the Metropolitan See of Bamenda. On 9 February 1999, Pope John Paul II erected the Diocese of Mamfe, with territory detached from the Diocese of Buea and Fr. Francis Teke Lysinge,  from the Bakweri tribe, as pioneer bishop. Mamfe was also  assigned as suffragran of Bamenda. On 31 May 2011, Fr Agapitus Nfon, priest of Kumbo, was ordained Auxiliary Bishop of Bamenda. The Archdiocese of Bamenda lies between the 5th and 7th latitudes North, and between the 9th and 11th degrees East longitude. It covers an area of 10.000 square kilometres and Bamenda is the  Seat of the Archdiocese is in the city of Bamenda, the  Civil Administrative Headquarters of the N.W. Region of Cameroon.
The archdiocese comprises of the  Civil Administrative Divisions of Mezam (inhabited mostly by Bali-Chamba, the Bafut and Ngemba); Momo (peopled by the Widikum,Moghamo,Menemo, Ngie, Ngwo and Menka); Menchum ( inhabited by the Aghem, Mmen, Fungom,Esu, Esimbi and Beba-Befang people); Boyo (peopled by the  Kom and Bum ); and Ngoketunjia (inhabited by a number of chiefdoms -Bamunka, Babungo, Bangolan, Baba, Babessi, Bafanji, Nsei, Balikumbat and Bambalang).   The overwhelming majority of these people are self-employed peasant farmers. Industrial activity is virtually nonexistent but the population is very dynamic and a lot of commerce goes on especially in the major towns. This area has some of the best educational institutions in the Republic of Cameroon at all levels; but it is also the political hot pot of Cameroon opposition. Today the Archdiocese has a population of 1.457.053 of the 2.023.695 inhabitants of the North West Region. 22% of the population are Christians of varied denominations, 13% adherents of Islam; 7% adherents of African Traditional Religion and the rest pockets of different Western and Eastern religions about 3%. The Archdiocese of Bamenda is divided into 31 Parishes and 9 Quasi Parishes grouped into 7 deaneries for easy pastoral administration - NJINIKOM, MANKON, WIDIKUM, BAMBUI, NDOP, BAMBUI & BAFUT each named after the oldest Parish of the Deanery.



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