The First Lady Mrs Chantal Biya received new year wishes from the diplomatic core, and national dignitaries on 10th January 2019. Close to 1500 women grouped into 28 delegations attended the ceremony.
Among the attendants were women who took part in the traditional new year wishes ceremony for the first time.
Mme Grace Dion Ngute, had a first outing as the wife of the Prime Minister and Head of government , Chief Dr. Joseph Dion Ngute.
A good number of wives of some recently appointed ministers expressed warm memories of a first -time experience.
” I am happy to be here.We have celebrated the new year with Mme Chantal Biya . She has shown us much love, and we wish her a happy new year with love”.
Veronique Elanga Obam, wife of the Minister of Decentralization and Local Development
” It’s my pleasure to be here.” I am very happy.I count myself lucky among women to have met Mme Biya personally. I pray that God continues to support her and her husband, president Biya”.
Mme Cecelia Momo Jean de Dieu , wife of the Minister Delegate at the Ministry of Justice and Keeper of the Seals
” This ceremony is a very good initiative. It permits us to extend our wishes to Mme Biya and receive her wishes as well. We also get to meet the spouses of other members of government. The event also enhances conviality , reduces isolation and promotes fruitful exchanges”.
Mme Wakata , wife of the Minister Delegate at the Presidency of the Republic in charge of Relations with Parliament
” We have been properly received . Mme Biya was not in a haste. We had time to take snapshots.There was also much to eat and there was well animated”.
Mme Adoum Gargoum, wife of the Minister Delegate to the Ministry of External Relations in charge of Relations with the Islamic World
Kathy Neba Sina