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NKUM

 

 

Mayor: KHAN PAYNE Elroy Moses (N)
Phone number:  +237-70-70-10-78
Number of municipal councilors: 39
Date of creation: 1968
Surface Area: 533 km2
Density: 137.72 persons/km2
Number of inhabitants: 73,406


Social infrastructures:
•    49 nursery and primary, a number of secondary schools (private, government and mission owned) and 1 higher institute (the Community Development Specialisation School).
•    1 District Area, 9 Health Areas and 18 Health units
•    Markets
•    Micro finance buildings.
•    Meteo Radio station
•    Gendarmerie Brigade
•    Hotels (Champ Elysée, Inner Circles, Awing Guest, Path Finder, and ASU Temel Lodge)

Municipal assets:
•    Main markets
•    A communal forest
•    Touristic sites like the Lake Awing

Opportunities:
•    Soils: penevoluted ferralitic and Aliatic soils. The ferralitic soils are used for the making of sun-dried bricks. The combination of this rich soils help in the cultivation of crops.
•    Flora and Vegetation: (forests, savannas, medicinal plants, etc.) Fulani’s occupy the grassland areas of the mountain slopes for grazing.
•    Fauna: cane-rats (grass cutters), rabbits, gorillas, rat moles and some few monkeys.
•    Mineral resources: sand, stones and laterite quarries, used for house and road constructions.

Obstacles:
•    Health: poor health delivery services, due to inadequate infrastructure and equipment and shortage of quality drugs.
•    Environment and nature protection: degradation in soil due to poor framing practices.
•    Women empowerment and family: no good knowledge on opportunities and women’s rights due to no centers for information.  
•    Water: inadequate supply of water due to low quantity and poor quality supply.  
•    Energy: Inadequate supply of energy due to non – extension of electricity into many villages. .
•    Education: poor quality education, lack of higher institutions, due to lack of funds and staff.
•    Public works: poorly constructed bridges, culverts and road, due to limited financial sources and no maintenance of the roads.

Location:
•    East: Balikumbat and Galim tribes
•    South West: Batibo and Wabane Sub Divisions
•    West: Bali
•    North: Bamenda I
•    North West: Bamenda II
•    South: Babadjou and Mbouda tribes.  


Number of villages: 10 villages which are; Akum, Alatening, Awing, Baba II, Baligham, Mbei, Mbu, Njong, Pinyin and Santa.


Ethnic groups: 3 namely; Ngembas, Bamilekes, Moghamos, Mbororos and Chambas.


Economic activities:
•    Agriculture: (tubers and cereals, cabbage, carrot, maize, Beans, Cassava (mostly transformed into garri), Irish potatoes, green beans, Solanum , sweet potatoes, aroids, yams and a host of other garden crops).
•    Livestock: (cattle, horses, goats, Sheep and fowls.).
•    Commerce: sales of food stuff and petty trading.
•    Others include: small medium size enterprises, services from organizations, hunting and craftsmanship.

Bio-physical environment:
•    Climate: The climate is marked by two distinct seasons; the dry and rainy seasons. The rainfall ranges between 2000 to 3000mm per annum.
•    Relief: Mt.  Lefo  (2300m)  in  Awing  is  Second  highest  mountain  in  the  region  after  Mt  Oku. Characteristic features include many hills with gentle to steep slopes.
•    Hydrology: Rivers (streams and springs characterize the area, they include; Mifi, Matazen,  Mbunfon,  Saptsi,  Melung,  Custom,  Makemtikong,  Achailam,  Nephew,  Milieus, Njom, Mewungne). Waterfalls: (beautiful waterfalls are found on some of the mountain slopes especially during rainy season). Lake: (A major crater lake, Lake Awing is one of the beautiful attractions of this area).

Communal Development Plan: avialable at the UCCC’s Resource Center, with the address : http//www.cdr-cvuc.cm/index.php/fr/