Members of the North regional Commission for the selection of young Cameroonians to be trained by the National Civic Service Agency for Participation in Development have been installed by the commission’s President, Governor Otto Joseph Wilson. Shortly after the installation, the commission’s members immediately set to work as Doris Bate Tataw Ekwe reports from Garoua.
The Regional commission for the selection of young volunteers into the National Civic Service for Participation in Development has already begun work in their first session held today in Garoua.
Four hundred (400) youths of the 4 Divisions of the North Region will be selected, mobilised, sensitised and trained in fields like livestock breeding, fishing and agriculture which will facilitate their insertion into the socio-economic development of the country.
According to the President of the Regional Commission, Governor Otto Joseph Wilson, those selected or called will begin training by next month as soon as modalities are taken to effectively launch the agency’s activities in the North.
During a press conference which is part of the ceremony journalists expressed worries over the lifespan of the agency which they fear may die naturally just as other similar structures for youths have hardly survived few years after creation.
The North Chief Executive reassured pressmen and women that the National Civic Service Agency for Participation in Development will stand the test of time and implement its goals to the letter, goals which consist in inculcating civic responsibility in young people, promoting sentiments of nationalism, discipline, tolerance, general interest and the culture of peace while ensuring their self esteem for a more conscious and effective participation in the country’s socio-economic and political development.