Movement of vehicles between Bamenda, the regional capital and Wum in Menchum Division has been halted following the collapse of the strategic bridge. Heavy and continues rains is said to have provoked the breakdown of the bridge linking Wum to Bamenda.
The famous Mile 36 Bridge found on the outskirts of Bafut Subdivision, 36miles from Bamenda collapsed on Sunday, the 9th of October 2016.North West Regional Governor, Adolphe Lele Lafrique on an evaluation visit of the damaged bridge has instructed public works officials to take measures to ensure circulation flows in the fastest time possible. Passengers to and from Wum have to cross the river on foot to get a vehicle on the other side and continue the journey. A slope has been created on the banks of the river to pull vehicles that take the risks to cross.
Menchum division is a victim of the CPDM politics of deception, empty promises, gossip, hatred, backstabbing, enmity and bitterness. For more than 3 decades, the only outstanding balance sheet of the ruling CPDM party in this old division Menchum has been false hope based on pathological lying. This has come at the expense of socio-economic development and the promise of hope expected of every responsible government.
The division is home to one of the disgraced and shameless supporters of the Biya regime. During the 2007 twin elections Menchum, the CPDM lost woefully in Menchum division but the CPDM scandalously through sheer fraud, rigged itself to victory, claiming victory of all Councils and parliamentary seats. This massive fraud was perpetrated against the electoral preferences of the long suffering people of Menchum through the wicked machinations of the Menchum CPDM power elite and CPDM administrative lackeys.
The perpetrators of this fraud hoped to gain from their criminal conspiracy. Unfortunately, the five year mandate of the parliamentary and municipal council beneficiaries of the fraud ended without them, the CPDM or its national president Paul Biya realizing a single development project in Menchum or the division gaining in any manner whatsoever from the stolen mandates.
Despite sustained efforts to replicate the 2007 election fraud the CPDM in the 2013 elections prolonged twin elections suffered a major setback with one of the key CPDM key parliamentary candidates Hon Fidelis Muh Ziah losing to an opposition SDF candidate in the Menchum North constituency. Through some kind of hard work, the CPDM managed to maintain its stranglehold on one parliamentary seat in the Menchum South constituency and two council areas.
Every election circle over these 30 fruitless years, the Menchum CPDM power elite has always speculated that one of them would be appointed a minister. This election is no different. The Menchum CPDM militants are once more speculating that an indigene Mr Akwa PATRICK Kumbong who ever since 2004 occupied the position of Secretary General at the Ministry of Environment, Nature Protection and Sustainable Development,will be appointed a minister and if appointed he will bring enormous benefits to the division. The CPDM is once more calling on the population to vote for the party even though rigging and fraud have always been the hallmarks of their supposed electoral victory in this CPDM most abused, used and disgraced division.
It is alleged within Menchum CPDM circles, justifying the non-appointment of one of them as a Minister, that when hints of a potential ministerial appointment from the division mistakenly filters out, some CPDM elites who are specialized in killing the dreams of the division would do all within their utmost best to suppress the Head of State’s appointment of his intended CPDM Menchum appointee Minister.
Among the CPDM catalogue of lies peddled to the gullible population of Menchum is the promise to construct all season roads. Rather than fulfill this long standing promise, the road from Bamenda to Wum has been neglected making transportation on the road a nightmare for commuters. The Biya´s regime of deception, for more than 34 years has not helped Menchum out in any meaningful way. Rather it liquidated the Wum Area Development Authority, WADA, which was a great employer and a source of life sustenance for many.
Suffering under the bondage of CPDM lies and hopelessness has become a way of life for the people of Menchum division. With so many unanswered questions lingering the minds of the indigenous Menchum people, they can only turn to God to find answers to their fate. What have the Menchum people done so wrong to the Biya´s regime to have been subjected to this suffering under the weight of his many lies and manipulation? What sin have they committed to be subjected to this neglect and punishment?
Although Paul Biya is primarily to blame for the lying and neglect of Menchum division, the elites of Menchum division must also bear the blame for being complicit in the destruction of the development prospects of the division through the clamor for illusive selfish political positions. Through this evil hide and seek game using blackmail and other unorthodox means to downgrade the others, the diabolic regime of Biya benefits through relying on divide tactics and lies to exploit and humiliate the Menchum People.
Everything about Menchum, from roads, hospitals, schools, offices, is either achievable or comatose. The population of Menchum is in a state of great anxiety waiting to explode in anger which when it comes will be uncontrolled. The uprising young politicians like Hon Wallang Richard, Akwa Patrick, and Mayor Deghambong Anthony among others are hated by those who see them as favoured by the divide and rule unpredictable chameleon kingpin Biya Regime. The time to remind Mr Dictator Paul Biya and his regime, that what Menchum needs is development that benefits a majority of its illustrious population and not his peddlers of lies and stooges whose sole interest is to exploit their own people for illusory positions or personal gain.
A Cameroon Intelligence Production