The Regional Delegate of Basic Education for the North West, Wilfred Wambeng Ndong has intimated that priority projects for the delegation for the year 2022 will be reconstruction of schools destroyed during the socio-political crisis within North West region.
He made the revelation at the Bamenda MINEPAT Conference Hall on March 16, 2022 during the MINEDUB North West budget launch for the year 2022.
The MINEDUB boss regretted the fact that some persons have decided to turn schools which used to be a citadel of learning for our children into separatist camps. "Some schools have been turned to secessionist camps”, he lamented.
While launching the budget, the Governor’s Representative, Viang Mekala who doubles as the Secretary General at North West Governor’s office urged the various stakeholders to ensure that they evaluate the previous year’s budget execution so as to know where to ameliorate in implementing the 2022 budget.
The budget launch ended with a seminar. On his part, Mbohou Thamas, the MINEDUB team leader from Yaounde underscored that the training workshop was aimed at presenting innovations for the 2022 State budget as well as laying down the implementation modalities for government nursery, primary and practicing schools. He furthered that it was to optimize the execution of the public investment budget and get the various stakeholders acquainted with the new nomenclature of the state budget. The Yaounde team leader noted that many innovations are in the offing regarding the execution of the 2022 budget.
"We have many innovations especially the new nomenclature of the budget. We are now trying to give more responsibilities to various heads of structures to manage the means of the State. We want to avoid a loss of those means. That implies everybody at their own level will be responsible in the management of the means of the state", Mbohou stated.
The over 40 participants at the workshop were schooled on: innovations and orientations of the State budget for the 2022 financial year, optimization of feedback in the execution of public investment budget, management of the budget of kindergarden, primary and practicing schools etc.
The budget for the Ministry of Basic Education for the 2022 financial year stands at FCFA 244 billion while that of the North West Regional Delegation of Basic Education stands at 260million FCFA.
By Sandrine Moma