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TUBAH

 

 

Mayor: TANJONG MESHONGONG Martin (N)
Number of municipal councilors: 35
Surface Area: 450 km2
Density: 145 persons/km2
Date of creation: 1992
Number of inhabitants: 65,250


Social infrastructures:
•    A handful of primary and secondary schools (private, government and mission owned)
•    Health centers
•    4 main markets
•    Micro finance buildings.
•    Gendarmerie Brigade

Municipal assets:
•    4 main markets
•    Communal forests
•    Community halls
•    Touristic sites like the cave in Finge and the Keboh hill.

Opportunities:
•    Soils: Volcanic soils available which contain black quarries and laterite pits used for construction.
•    Vegetation: Forest, woodland and regrowth savannah. Eucalyptus tree available which is used for construction, electricity poles and as local fuel.
•    Mineral resources: Availability of water bodies like streams which have stony and sandy soil. Quarries for black stones and sand used for construction.


Obstacles:
•    Public works: poor roads leading to some palaces in the council area, due to absence of bridges and culverts.
•    Environment and nature protection: degradation in soil due to poor cultivation techniques and ignorance.
•    Health: deplorable health situation due to insufficient funds and insufficient number of staff.
•    Water and Energy: limited access to portable water and frequent low voltage and blackout due to far distance of stand taps (for water) and limited energy sources and finances (for energy).
•    Women empowerment and family: Low education of the girl child and low financial situation of women due to unfavorable cultural practices (suppressive), lack of women empowerment centers and lack of finance.
•    Education: poor performances, due to insufficient number of teachers and infrastructure/equipment.
Number of villages: 4 villages namely: Kedjom Keku, Kedjom Ketinguh, Bambui (includes Finge and Baforkum), and Bambili. 


Economic activities:
•    Agriculture: (tea,  oil  palm,  coffee,  maize,  beans,  Irish  potato,  yam,  plantain,  banana, vegetables (huckleberry), cocoyam, cassava (converted into garri which is supplied widely) Arabica coffee, garden  crops  and  a  variety  of  fruits).
•    Livestock: (cattle, goats, and fowls).
•    Commerce: sales of food stuff and petty trading.
•    Others include: small medium size enterprises, services from organizations, and craftsmanship.

Bio-physical environment:
•    Climate: cold tropical climate, with a dry and rainy season, favorable for cultivation.
•    Relief: topography is undulating with some steep slopes which serves as main touristic sites in the council area.
•    Hydrology: available water bodies like streams, and waterfall which serves as a source of water for domestic use and touristic sites.

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