A pro Yaoundé Southern Cameroons politician has died en route to hospital in Buea after she became unwell. She has been named as Hon. Emilia Monjowa Lifaka, a member of President Biya’s ruling CPDM party.
Emilia Lifaka was reportedly with some family members when she suddenly fell ill on Tuesday evening. It is understood she suffered a possible “cardiac incident”. But Cameroon Concord News sources hinted that she contracted Covid-19 after celebrating her birthday recently.
Hon. Emilia Monjowa Lifaka entered Parliament in 2002. She has enjoyed the confidence of her electorates three times in very highly contested elections in the Fako constituency and in 2007 she was designated Deputy Majority Group Leader by the CPDM where she also moonlights as a Substantive Member of the Central Committee.
She was later elected Deputy Speaker of the house in 2009 and has served the Francophone dominated National Assembly in different sub Committees such as; Committee of Finance and the Budget, Constitutional Laws Committee, Member of the Executive Committee of Good Governance of the National Assembly and also a Member of the National Commission of Human Rights and Freedom. She represented the National Assembly in the National Decentralization Council from 2007-2014.
Hon. Emilia Monjowa Lifaka is a single mother with two adult boys. She holds a Diploma in Secretarial and Business Studies from Crown Secretarial.
She is also a holder of three National distinctions:
- Knight of the Cameroon National Order of Merit
- Officer of the Cameroon National Order of Merit
- Knight of the National Order of Valor
By Soter Tarh Agbaw-Ebai with files